Check Out These New Accolades for the Ford F-150!

April 4th, 2022 by

2022 Ford F-150 from Zeck Ford Itasca

Our Itasca Ford Dealership Has New Ford Trucks and Pre-Owned Trucks for Sale

We already know just how popular the Ford F-150 is – but we predict its demand will increase now that it’s earned two best-value awards.

Our Itasca Ford dealership is already busy finding trucks for excited buyers, so if you’re planning to get one for yourself, you have to move fast so you don’t miss the truck named “Best Resale Value” and “Best CPO Value for Light Duty Pickups.”

Talk to one of our personal shoppers today so they can be on the lookout for a new Ford truck or pre-owned trucks for sale to meet your needs as they come to our Itasca dealership.

The Best Pre-Owned Values at a Ford Dealership Near You

The Ford F-150 earned Vincentric’s 2022 Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Value Award in the light-duty pickup segment for the sixth time. Its lowest total ownership costs in its class were 4.7 percent less than anticipated, making it a great value.

By calculating total ownership costs, Vincentric ranks vehicles by value. The ownership costs include:

  • Depreciation
  • Maintenance, both scheduled and unscheduled
  • Repairs
  • Financing fees and charges
  • Taxes
  • State Fees
  • Insurance
  • Opportunity costs

The expected cost of ownership is based on statistical models that consider both the vehicle’s purchase price and the additional costs associated with owning one. Any vehicle that falls below the average value line is a better value than those above it.

More vehicles in the Ford stable also earned a CPO award in their respective segments. Ford Fusion Energi took top honors for the electric vehicle class, while the Ford Flex was the best value in the large SUV segment. The F-250 pickup won in the ¾-ton truck segment.

Why The Award Is Important

In the past year, car shoppers have faced a shortage of options, even for new Ford trucks for sale. Having an understanding of which used vehicles are the best value allows you to make smart purchasing decisions and ultimately pay less out-of-pocket than you would for other vehicles you considered while shopping.

Vincentric Award-Winning Vehicles at Our Itasca Ford Dealership

The Vincentric CPO award only considers value for vehicles designated as Certified Pre-Owned at Ford dealerships near you. However, even trucks without this designation can be just as good of a value.

Any of the new or preowned trucks for sale at Zeck Ford Itasca undergo a rigorous multi-point inspection process, with only those meeting or exceeding our high standards made available for purchase. These standards are just as important as those used to designate a vehicle as a CPO.

The Best Resale Value Goes to the Ford F-150

Each year, Kelley Blue Book (KBB) bestows the Best Resale Value Award on a vehicle, and in 2022, the honor went to the Ford F-series stable of trucks.

Ford trucks are among the top 10 vehicles projected to retain about 56 percent or more of their original manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for five years. The industry average is just 43 percent.

KBB’s Best Resale Value Awards are based on projections from its Residual Value Guide. Data analysts review the statistical models’ output based on millions of vehicle transactions to establish the residual values. Only vehicles that earn the highest five-year residual values, expressed as a percentage of the original MSRP, are selected for the honor.

Why the Award Is Important

The biggest expense a vehicle owner will incur is depreciation – the decline in value over time. Most vehicles instantly depreciate when driven away from the Ford dealership near you. A vehicle that retains a majority of its value can actually save you money, because you’ll get more out of it when it’s time to sell or trade in.

Low depreciation is another great reason to buy a preowned truck for sale, too. When you trade in your used truck, you’re still likely to receive a considerable trade-in value compared to other vehicles with similar odometer mileage.

More Recent Awards for Ford Trucks

The Ford F-150 was ranked third in its segment in J.D. Power’s 2022 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study, and was the fourth-most-leased vehicle at the end of 2021.

In 2021, the Ford F-150 was ranked as the top most-considered pickup in the U.S., meaning customer interest in it was higher than other trucks in its light-duty class. The Super Duty F-series trucks were third-most-considered last year.

Get a Great Deal at Our Itasca Ford Dealership This Summer

Stay up-to-date on what’s in stock at Zeck Ford Itasca by browsing our online inventory. You won’t want to miss out on our large selection of new Ford trucks.

The price you see listed is the price you’ll pay for your Ford F-150, thanks to our transparent pricing and no-haggle guarantee. With fair prices and no-pressure personal shoppers to help you out, Zeck Ford Itasca is set to become your favorite Ford dealership near you.

Take a short drive from Dallas or Fort Worth, and see why people love Zeck!

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