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There Are Currently 16.1 Million Ford F-Series Pickups On U.S. Roads

When it comes to Ford F-Series pickups -both the Ford F-150 and Ford Super Duty – the numbers are never anything less than astounding. Ford sells hundreds of thousands of these trucks every year, and when we factor in the number of vehicles that are already on the road, that number multiplies several times over. In fact, according to SEMA’s most recent Vehicle Landscape Report, there are currently 16.1 million Ford F-Series pickups on the road in the United States alone.

That’s a truly astounding number that’s difficult to wrap one’s head around for certain. But at the same time, it’s also not terribly surprising. Even in 2020, a rather challenging year, Ford sold 787,422 units of its best-selling pickups, which was down 12.2 percent from 2019, when it moved 896,526 trucks.

But that isn’t the only interesting statistic that stems from this report. SEMA points out that a whopping 30 percent of Ford F-Series owners customize their truck in some way, shape, or form. Full-size trucks have quickly become the most popular vehicle to customize in the entire industry, and they’re also the most common vehicle on the road today in general.

That doesn’t figure to change, as SEMA predicts that Ford will move another 6.7 million F-Series pickups between 2021-2028, which presents a huge opportunity for the automotive aftermarket. This is also a big part of why Ford has been expanding its parts & accessories catalog in recent months, particularly for the Ford Bronco, Ford Explorer, and Ford Bronco Sport.

The all-new 2021 Ford F-150 promises to be a boon for the industry as well, and many aftermarket outfits have already developed parts for the pickup, including exhaust systems and lift kits. For those companies and owners of these trucks that want to differentiate themselves from the millions of other trucks on the road, this is obviously great news.

We’ll have more on the F-Series soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series news, Ford Super Duty news, Ford F-150 news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Dennis Needleman

    I too have added a number of Ford trucks to the statistics. Dealers ask if I want to test drive each new Ford truck, no is my answer, not necessary it’s a Ford truck. Its already destined to be great.

  2. Tommy Smith

    I bought a $47k 2019 F150 lariat and the check engine light has come on 6 times before 36k miles. It shudders and stalls at stops all the time and ford will not fix the problem!!! One of the rear tires has busted radial ford will not fix it. I will never buy a POS ford ever again. Had toyota tundra with 250k miles on it never had any problems, check engine light never came on. Ford v8 engines suck they know about the stalling problem on trucks and mustangs and refuse to fix problem. DON’T EVER BUY FORD!!

    1. Martin Scott

      You think maybe not everyone may have had the problems in the manner in which you did? You think maybe of the 1 million a year sold if everyone had your problem their would be a mass exodus of the brand and the following year sales would be half? You’re on a Ford forum , I doubt you’ll find sympathy here.
      Why didn’t you go across the street a buy one of the other American brands?

  3. Per Leines Lausund

    My first was a ’67 Cortina, my last is a ’16 F-150. Still happy!

    1. Bryan

      I would never buy anything but a Ford truck. I have owned 3 as daily drivers in my life and they are the most reliable and dependable vehicles I have ever owned. Those included a 91 Ranger, 97 F150 and 2012 F350 Dually. The Ranger had just shy of 200K when an idiot t-boned me and totaled it. The 97 had 300K on it when I traded it in on another vehicle. It ran great. My 2012 diesel is at 200K and going strong. Oh, and I have a 1923 TT one ton that starts right up after a few cranks of the handle.

  4. James P White

    Theres always a tundra guy saying dont buy a ford considering over half a million people in the us buy 1 every year toyota sells maybe 200000 so regardless of your criticism ford is doing something right and of course selling that many vehicles your gonna have a few bad eggs. Keep em rolling FORD !!!!!!

  5. Mr. GARY

    Well I’m 69 years old been driving ford pickups coming up on 45 years and never had a bad one. Put high mileage on everyone. Had a few problems now and then but NEVER lot an engine transmission or rear end. But if you don’t want to buy one that’s fine but we don’t want to hear your whinning.😆

  6. Andre Bequillard

    Well, I’m on my 8th Ford truck. A 76 F250 Trailer special, a 94 Ranger, a 93 F150 short bed, a 89 F150 XLT Lariat, that one my youngest son has..220.000 miles. An 08 Super Duty F250 diesel. A 89 F250 XLT Lariat with a 7.5 5 spd. A 97 F350 with the powerstroke 7.3 & 5 spd. And hopefully my final and favorite ride a one owner F250 XTL lariat with a 5 spd. And only 150.000 on the odometer and my favorite engine the 7.3 idi diesel.


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