The Tesla Cybertruck has created a buzz like no other. But the truck has also stunned the traditional pickup truck community. The unorthodox design of the Cybertruck is something that the automotive world hasn’t seen outside of a concept car. Because of the one of a kind design, the truck is going to have stiff competition from the traditional contenders.
The F-150 has been the king of the pickup truck market for decades now. In terms of being a sales leader and a class-leading truck. The F-150 was also the very first aluminum truck to hit the market. With all of these accolades, it is easy to get wrapped up in the fight between the Cybertruck and the F-150.
The Cybertruck is meant to be a disruption to the traditional truck market. Tesla has already changed the automotive industry in a big way. The Model S has been the most successful electric car on the road. With the Cybertruck, the brand will continue to define how we look at automobiles.
Plus, who can say anything negative about that unique design? The Cybertruck has a definitive design that looks different than anything on the market. In-fact the Cybertruck has one of the most daring designs to come out of any automaker. With this much of a revolution, the Cybertruck is sure to stir things up. But there are still traditional buyers who are going to pick the F-150 over the Cybertruck and we are going to list the reasons why. Read on below.
15. Heavy-Duty Option
First and foremost the Cybertruck is not going to be suitable for the hardcore F-Series buyer. These are the cattle ranchers and commercial customers who need a big diesel-powered truck to tow a trailer. The heavy-duty option is not likely to come on the Cybertruck for a few years and thus, if you need a commercial vehicle, the F-Series is the only way to go.
14. The Raptor
Look, the Cybertruck is cool. But the Raptor is a Ford and the only way to get a Raptor is to get an F-150. The Raptor is one of the best off-road capable trucks on the road and Ford is going to be adding to the trim line this year so there are a few surprises in store. The Raptor is also one of the most iconic trucks to come out of Detroit.
13. Longevity of the Ford F-150 Brand
Drive around anywhere in rural America and you are sure to find an F-150. These trucks are everywhere and they are one of the most coveted trucks on the road. They are reliable and the brand is well known. Not to mention the fact that replacement parts for the F-150 are very affordable so you can afford to fix the thing. The Cybertruck is going to be very expensive to fix.
12. Single Cab Option
The F-150 comes in many different variations. The single cab is going to be the most popular option for a lot of consumers and the Cybertruck is not going to have a single cab option. This is why the F-150 is still going to capture a majority of the market share. No matter how hard the Cybertruck tries the F-150 is still going to be the go-to truck for a good portion of the consumers on the market.
11. Optional Diesel Engine
As we’ve previously stated, commercial customers are still going to need a diesel application for most jobs. The Cybertruck is not going to offer the same type of torque and power that a diesel option will. Granted, the time might come when the Cybertruck will, but for right now serious customers are still going to need a serious truck.
10. Lightweight Aluminum Design
The Cybertruck is big and heavy. For being an electric vehicle the thing is a giant slab of the steer. It takes three engines just to power the big top-end model. Thus, the F-150 has a distinct advantage being a lightweight aluminum truck. And the F-150 still offers the benefits of having a good amount of torque for towing.
9. Reliability of the F-150
The F-150 is reliable. It’s been on the market for decades and you see these trucks just about everywhere. There is nothing that the F-150 hasn’t done and the owners of these trucks appreciate this. The Cybertruck is still an unknown entity and thus the reliability is also not known yet.
8. Off-road capability with the FX4
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The F-150 is still one of the most capable off-road performers on the market. You can get the FX-4 or the Raptor. Both of which are serious off-road contenders. The Cybertruck, on the other hand, is a more simplistic vehicle that hasn’t been proven yet. For serious off-road enthusiasts, the F-150 is still going to be the way to go.
7. Classic Best Selling Design
Let us face facts. The Cybertruck is a rather extreme design. I mean an extreme design that stands out from the crowd. The F-150 has a proven design that you’ll be able to look at for years to come. The F-150 has been around for a while and the exterior styling has proven itself with customers who come back year after year.
6. Roush Performance Model
The F-150 is the only brand where you’ll get to experience a Roush racing truck. The unique styling of the Roush is stand out. The truck is very expensive and very fast. The Tesla is never going to offer the same satisfying sound of a V8 truck. Thus the Roush is the only way to go if you want a true performance truck that can tear up the track.
5. Harley Davidson Model
The Cybertruck is never going to have a Harley Davidson model. This is a package that has been exclusive to the F-150 for two decades now and it is pretty sweet. The Harley Davidson truck features a supercharged V8 and an appearance package that will match your motorcycle. The Cybertruck doesn’t offer this package.
4. Best in class payload
The F-150 still leads the pack in terms of payload and towing. The Cybertruck will have towing capacity but as of right now the F-150 is still going to lead the pack. If you are serious about towing the only way to go is with the F-150. The Cybertruck is still an unknown entity that will need to prove itself.
3. V8 Power and so many engine options
Let's be frank, the F-150 offers a lot of different options. Whether you need a gas efficient V6 or you want a powerful diesel. There is sure to be an F-150 that will fit your needs. The truck is still a popular choice with consumers and the engine choices make us realize why. If you want versatility, the F-150 is one of the only ways to go.
2. Reason We Wouldn’t: No electric version (Yet)
Electric vehicles are still a new technology. The Ford F-150 is a proven truck that you can rely on. It has been around the block for decades and provides reliable transportation. yet if there’s one thing the Cybertruck has on the Ford F-150, is that there’s no electric F-150 – at least not yet.
1. Reason We Wouldn’t: Cost of Ownership
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When comparing the cost of ownership over the years, the Cybertruck may have an upper hand over the Ford F-150. According to Teslarati, when one takes into account maintenance costs, the total cost of ownership for a Ford F-150 in the state of California is about $72,459. On the other hand, a Cybertruck in the same state comes out to an estimated $53,379.