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2021 Ford F-150 Among CR’s Most Popular Used Cars

Given the fact that the Ford F-150 – along with its Ford F-Series counterpart, the Ford Super Duty – have combined to outsell every other pickup and vehicle, period, in the U.S. for more than four decades now, it should come as no surprise that this popularity has long carried over to the used vehicle market as well. There, the Ford F-150 remains one of the most sought-after models, and in fact, it was the most popular used vehicle in America in 2021, 2022, and 2023. The Ford F-150 has also long been one of the most-searched used vehicles among Consumer Reports visitors, and this year, it retained that distinction yet again.

To come up with this latest top 10 list, Consumer Reports simply looked at which used model pages on its own site drive the most traffic, meaning that they’re the most searched-for used vehicles overall. Most of them have already received CR’s recommended status, meaning that they’ve performed well in road testing, are reliable, have superior crash ratings, and come equipped with a bevy of standard safety tech.

As is always the case with this particular list, CR limited its top 10 selections to vehicles that are three years old, mainly because that’s when most leased vehicles tend to be turned in, and those types of models are attractive for having lower mileage, as well as the fact that they’re typically well-maintained. In that case, the 2021 Ford F-150 ranked fourth on this particular list – up from ninth last time around – landing behind only the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, and Subaru Forester.

Consumer Reports praised the 2021 Ford F-150 – which ushered in a redesign for the popular pickup – for its improvements in ride quality and handling, copious amounts of power, solid fuel economy ratings, and SYNC 4 software, though it wasn’t a huge fan of the pickup’s rough downshifts from its 10-speed automatic transmission.

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