2014 Ford F-Series SD Wins AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Award
The 2014 Ford F-Series Super Duty is the highest scoring Heavy-Duty Pickup in AutoPacific’s 2014 Ideal Vehicle Award research. Ford’s Super Duty product development team demonstrates again that they really know what heavy duty pickup drivers want. The Super Duty beat out a very competitive group of heavy-duty pickups such as the GMC Sierra HD, Chevrolet Silverado HD and the Ram HD. The Ford Super Duty has won AutoPacific’s Ideal Vehicle Award for its class in three of the last five years. It also has won AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Award in three of the last five years. George Peterson, President of AutoPacific, says, “I just drove the 2015 model year of the Ford Super Duty and it is an impressive piece. This does not take away from the win of the 2014 Ford F-Series Super Duty in AutoPacific’s research. Super Duty owners rated it most Ideal Heavy Duty Pickup. But the 2015 model is even better with a substantially upgraded Power Stroke Diesel powertrain.”
Of the fifteen categories in the Ideal Vehicle question battery, the 2014 Ford F-Series SD led or tied in nine categories and was within three percentage points of another two.
The top five highest ratings by Super Duty owners are: same exterior size, same cargo space, same exterior styling, same visibility, and the same seat fit as now.
No vehicle is perfect. Super Duty owners are split on the information and entertainment system, fourteen percent wanting more advanced and 19 percent wanting simpler technology. SD owners also would like more power and acceleration, more interior storage, and more distinctive wheels than now.
For 2015, the Super Duty gets a stronger diesel engine with more power and torque. This will probably satisfy those who want more power and acceleration. An empty F-250 with this new engine feels like a very, very large sports car.