Before you go out towing and off-roading, you're going to want a truck that's built with heavy-duty work in mind. For Alexandria, Rapides, and Castor Plunge drivers, that truck is the Ford F-150. This vehicle has been built from the ground up to be the durable vehicle you need for some of your most adventurous trips and challenging jobs.

Want to find out more about what this truck can do for you? Our team at Hixson Ford Alexandria is here to give you a full look at the features of this vehicle. Whatever you want out of your truck, Hixson has it: has a new culture, a new attitude, and an easier way.

Ford F-150 Review: Performance


One of the most exciting things about the Ford F-150 is that it gives drivers numerous engines to choose from. All you need to do is look at the powertrains that are available and decide which model gives you the power that you need. Just take a look at some of the engines this truck can be equipped with:


3.3L V6

2.7L EcoBoost® V6

5.0L V8

3.5L EcoBoost® V6

3.0L Power Stroke® V6

H.O. 3.5L EcoBoost® V6

Engine Power

290 Horsepower

325 Horsepower

395 Horsepower

375 Horsepower

250 Horsepower

450 Horsepower


265 lb-ft

400 lb-ft

400 lb-ft

470 lb-ft

440 lb-ft

510 lb-ft

Towing Power

7,700 pounds

8,500 pounds

11,300 pounds

13,200 pounds

11,500 pounds

11,100 pounds

In addition, you can enhance your performance with an available 10-Speed Transmission. This system gives you plenty of gears to work with so you can keep your RPM low at higher speeds. This transmission also gives you drive modes that will enhance your handling on different surfaces, such as:

  • Normal
  • Tow/Haul
  • Snow/Wet
  • EcoSelect
  • Sport

Ford F-150 Review: Towing

Hauling with the Ford F-150 is easy thanks to the various features that this vehicle has to offer. One helpful tech feature includes:

  • Trailer Sway Control, which helps prevent your truck from losing control while hauling a trailer on the highway.

Another feature that really sets this truck apart from the rest is its available Pro Trailer Backup Assist.

This technology will automatically guide your truck to make it easy for you to back up a trailer. Just turn the built in Pro Trailer Backup Assist knob left or right to tell your truck where you want your trailer to go.

Ford F-150 Review: Safety

The Ford F-150 takes safety seriously with several features designed to react to traffic dynamically to help you avoid collisions. One of the most exciting features offered by this truck is the

  • BLIS® Blind Spot Information System.

Using this, your truck will warn you of other cars in your blind spot to keep you out of collisions. Another helpful feature is the

  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking.

This system will automatically bring your truck to a stop if it detects you're coming up too fast on another vehicle. This is a key feature if you often drive in stop and go traffic.

Try the Ford F-150 for Yourself

While the Ford F-150 is a vehicle that people have been counting on for hauls for years, it's a vehicle that really needs to be seen to be believed. To take this truck for a ride around the Alexandria, Rapides, and Castor Plunge areas, just schedule a test drive with us at Hixson Ford Alexandria today!

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Hixson Ford of Alexandria

2506 MacArthur Dr
Directions Alexandria, LA 71301

  • Sales: 866-521-3850
  • Service: 855-520-0953
  • Parts: 855-520-0952


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