What’s the most popular vehicle in Minnesota and why?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford F-150, Just for Fun on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at 2:17 pm
An outline of Minnesota, a red heart, three different vehicle silhouettes, and a thinking humanoid in front of a giant teal question mark stand side-by-side.

The Ford F-150 has captured our hearts

Just like in the United States overall, the most popular vehicle in Minnesota is the Ford F-150. CNN calls it, “the most important vehicle in Ford’s 115-year history – right behind the model T.” It’s the vehicle that helped launch the trend of Americans buying trucks instead of cars, and here in Minnesota we just can’t get enough.

Luckily, we’ve got an ample supply of new Ford F-150 pick-ups here at Kimber Creek Ford.

Red 2019 Ford F-150 drives down a road through the woods.Why is the Ford F-150 so popular?

The popularity of the Ford F-150 is well-deserved. It simply does everything that a pick-up should, and does it well. And it brings a dose of good ol’ American patriotism along with it.

Aside from being able to haul and tow, the Ford F-150 comes in such a variety of trims and configurations that every buyer can find their own personal perfect set-up. If you want to prioritize performance, multiple bed and engine options allow you to do so. If you want to prioritize comfort or transport capability, the cabin can be customized to a level rivaling luxury vehicles, with leather seats and ultra-modern technology.

With each model year, Ford keeps the F-150 on the cutting-edge with new innovations. The aluminum-body construction of the latest models significantly reduces curb weight and improves fuel-economy while maintaining the strength and reliability that a good pick-up needs. According to Ford, there are more F-Series trucks on the road with 250,000+ miles on them than any other brand.

The Ford F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in America for more than 30 years. That’s saying something. As Forbes puts it: “Can 32 million Americans be wrong?”

Ford’s History in Minnesota

There could also be a local connection to explain the special fondness us residents of the Gopher State have for this classic manufacturer from Detroit. Minnesota has a long history with Ford, going back to when ol’ Henry himself made a deal to sell his “Fordmobiles” at Stephen Tenvoorde’s bicycle shop in St. Cloud back in 1903 (and the Tenvoorde family still sells Fords there right up to the present day; we’re not so sure about bicycles).

The Ford Motor Company opened a production plant in Minneapolis by 1912, and then a larger facility in St. Paul by 1925. Located in the Highland Park neighborhood, it didn’t close until 2011. Ford chose the location because it was located above a massive amount of a mineral called silica, which is used to make glass. They mined the material directly underneath the plant and brought it up to the floor above to be baked into glass on the spot.

But perhaps the most exciting development for Ford in Minnesota came when Kimber Creek Ford dealership opened its doors to the Brainard area from their base in Pine River. Now citizens of the state could get their hands on Ford vehicles at great prices through an excellent, personalized customer service experience.

Why do you think Minnesotans love the F-150? Let us know in the comments!

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