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The Ford F-150 Was Practically Born To Tow: Ad Break

The current, thirteenth-generation Ford F-150 full-size pickup has more towing-friendly features and capability than any Ford F-150 before it.

Ford is out to prove just that with this latest advertisement, published to YouTube earlier today. In it, we get demonstrations of the latest Ford F-150’s arsenal of advanced towing features, including Dynamic Hitch Assist and Pro Trailer-Backup Assist. The former uses the truck’s rearview camera feed and graphical overlays to help the driver position his or her trailer hitch while backing up to a trailer. This means that the driver can effectively, reliably hitch a trailer to the Ford F-150 even without guidance from a buddy, or an annoyed and possibly malevolent offspring.

Pro Trailer-Backup Assist, winner of a 2016 “Best of Innovation Award” from the Consumer Technology Association, allows a driver to singlehandedly place a trailer in reverse by using a twistable knob to shift the trajectory left or right. The Ford F-150, being the smart bit of machinery that it is, automatically manipulates the steering wheel to get you there without jackknifing.

What do (assumed) real-life drivers think of the 2016 Ford F-150’s stellar towing amenities? Watch the ad to find out.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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