Ford F-150 Super Crew is a Great Daily Driver. Should It Be?
Truck hater learns to love the F-150 after a few days behind the wheel.
The video above comes to us from the Throttle House YouTube channel. It begins with host Thomas Holland explaining that he doesn’t like trucks as daily vehicles — and he says it while driving a 2018 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew 4×4. In most cases, a video review that begins with the host stating that he doesn’t like an entire segment will lead to a predictable outcome of an unpleasant review, but this video is different.
As it turns out, Holland quickly learns to love the F-150 after a few days behind the wheel, but he still insists that only people who “need a truck” should buy a half-ton Ford for their daily driver.
After the rather unsavory introduction where Holland explains that he doesn’t like trucks, the vast majority of the video consists of him talking about how much he likes the 2018 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew 4×4 with the FX4 package. This particular truck is equipped with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine, making the truck quick, capable and efficient with the 10-speed automatic transmission – all of which are points that leads him to enjoy the driving the truck.
The next point that Holland goes on and on about is the volume of passenger space, leaving plenty of room for rear riders to “lounge” while the front seats are adjusted to comfortably accommodate the driver and passenger. He also likes the SYNC3 infotainment system and he has nothing but great things to say about the driving dynamics of the F-150.
In fact, Holland goes so far as to say that it only took him a few minutes of driving this Ford F-150 to realize why so many people buy them for daily drivers. They are roomy, capable, efficient, comfortable and easy to drive.
While Holland mostly praises the 2018 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew 4×4, there are some aspects that he doesn’t like. He doesn’t like that the driver information screen in the gauge cluster has so much information that he has to flip from page to page to find things. He also doesn’t like that there is so much hard plastic being used, even though the F-150 uses the same basic materials as every other vehicle sold in North America.
Even though he understands why people buy vehicles like the F-150 for a daily driver, he still insists that people who aren’t regularly towing or hauling should buy smaller vehicles – an opinion which every truck owner in America is likely to dispute.
While Holland likes almost everything about this F-150 and he understands why people use them for daily drivers, his anti-truck views seem to hold strong. Fortunately for Ford, the hundreds of thousands of people each year who buy new Ford F-Series trucks don’t care what a YouTuber thinks of their choice.