The humble Blue Oval makes some pricey cars, but they still represent great bang for your buck.
It all began in 1903; Ford Motor Company introduced its first car to the world, the Model A. The car was a success, and Ford had turned a $37,000 profit within three months. This was the beginning of the success story behind the Blue Oval and Henry Ford.
Fast forward over 100 years, and Ford is still as iconic as the day it was first introduced. We've seen the automaker battle it out with Ferrari in the big leagues, tackle NASCAR successfully, send trucks flying through the rugged Baja terrains, and, most importantly, make some pretty incredible cars for commuters to enjoy on public roads.
Although not considered up there with the premium automakers from Germany, Ford has made some wildly expensive and sought-after models over the years. Today, Ford still offers the muscle cars that formed a significant part of the manufacturer's history, as well as high-performance trucks, exclusive EVs, and even a supercar. Here are the most expensive Ford vehicles on sale today*.
*Prices are accurate at the time of publishing and are based on MSRP.
There's no doubt you're familiar with the Ford Explorer, a vehicle often painted in black and looming in your rearview mirror. Yes, this is the police SUV of choice. But for the regular buyer, the Explorer delivers three rows of seating and, in the King Ranch trim, 400 horsepower on tap, and, in this form, it's not exactly one of the more affordable American cars on the road.
The King Ranch is Ford's attempt at making the Explorer more luxurious, thanks to features such as Del Rio leather seats and Norais wood trimmings. Not only will you enjoy the plush, luxurious materials used around the cabin, but this explorer also spoils its pilot with a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, a twin-panel Moonroof, and a banging B&O sound system. It's fast, roomy, and luxurious; no wonder it holds a position on the list of the most expensive Ford cars.
Possibly the most controversial car within Ford's fleet, and for good reason, the Mustang Mach-E is not only an SUV but an electric car, so how can it possibly be a Mustang? That's a debate for another day, but the Mach-E is still a potent performer, a great car, and qualifies for this list with its most expensive and most performance-oriented trim, the Mach-E GT.
The all-electric Mustang Mach-E GT offers a modest range of 270 miles but reaches 60 mph from a standstill in a blistering 3.8 seconds while still having the space for five occupants. The name might be a little off-putting, but all publicity is ultimately good publicity.
The 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 sneaks onto this list by a technicality. Not only was the GT500 canned at the end of the 2022 model year, but even the S550 generation has now been done away with. Still, you may find repurchased GT500s sitting on dealer lots, so we included it here, as the most extreme Mustang on sale deserves a spot with a nearly $80,000 price tag.
With a top speed of 186 mph, thanks to 760 supercharged horsepower being sent to the rear wheels, and a rapid-fire dual-clutch transmission, the GT500 is a weapon on the track and on the street. It's a model the late Carroll Shelby would be proud of, and thanks to a fat 5.2-liter V8 with a supercharger strapped on top, we're not surprised that this GT500 is one of the most expensive Ford sports cars ever to be sold from the showroom floor.
In 1966, Ford Motor Company graced the automotive industry with a rather stylish yet functional off-road machine. The Bronco was a hit, and today Ford celebrates the success of the old SUV with a reimagined version of the Bronco, boasting modern technology and a nod to the original styling.
The normal Bronco is already trail-ready, but the Raptor takes this to a whole 'nother level. Any car to wear the Raptor emblem is bound to be one of the most expensive Ford cars, but that's to be expected with 37-inch tires, GOAT (Goes Over Any type of Terrain) mode, heavy-duty off-road protection and a performance-oriented 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 producing 418 hp. It's bigger, it's wider and it's louder; what better way to express the Raptor nameplate than the ultimate off-road SUV?
The Ford Expedition Max is the largest SUV in Ford's catalog and is one of Ford's most luxurious cars on sale today, especially in its Platinum guise. Being the ultimate daily driver and family car to wear the Blue Oval, it's to no surprise that it's hugely feature-packed; we're talking about a 22-speaker B&O sound system, hands-free highway driving technology, massaging front seats, and a screen that should be considered a TV at 15.5 inches.
The Expedition may not be as striking or fun as a Mach-E, but it creates a visage of class and exclusivity. It may not be a performance car, but with its 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, you'll have no trouble getting to that important business meeting in time. Paired with adaptive dampers and a silky-smooth 10-speed gearbox, it's comfortable, too, and the Max version has an abundance of legroom across all three rows.
Ford's F-Series is the best-selling vehicle in the whole of the United States. Americans love the idea of a large pick-up truck and have come to trust the trucks that Ford sells. Usually, these trucks use more conventional internal combustion engines, but with times changing, Ford became an early adopter in electrifying the F-150. Just like the Mach-E, the Lightning has endured a ton of criticism, but it's quickly converting doubters, so long as they don't need to tow.
Fast & Furious fans will be quite familiar with the original Ford SVT Lightning as Paul Walker drove one in the first movie. That Lightning had a V8 producing 360 hp, but the new Lightning uses electrons to produce 580 hp and 775 lb-ft, making it one of the quickest pickup trucks in the world.
This is the ultimate truck offered by Ford, powered by a 6.7-liter Turbo Diesel V8 engine and producing enough torque to tow a building (probably) at 1,200 lb-ft. This behemoth of a diesel motor is good for 500 hp, cementing its position as the most powerful Super Duty ever to see the American tarmac.
The Ford F-450 is designed to be a workhorse, which is why it has a dual rear axle and standard 4WD, but thankfully, it still has all the essential comforts necessary to make it an attractive daily driver. It offers two-tone leather seats, power-adjustable pedals, a 12-inch infotainment display, a wireless charging pad, a B&O sound system, and much more. The F-450 is the ultimate in luxury ultra-heavy-duty trucks and lives in a class of its own.
Quite possibly the definition of "Built Ford Tough," the Ford F-150 Raptor R takes everything we loved about the F-150 Raptor and turns it up to 11. In 2017, Ford Replaced the previous-generation SVT Raptor's V8 with a twin-turbo V6. Although more capable, the motoring world tends to despise engine downsizing, and to some, a performance truck not producing that V8 rumble isn't a performance truck at all.
While Ford had no qualms about using a V6, when Ram dropped the TRX on us, Ford had to respond, doing so in fine fashion. Although primarily similar to the standard Raptor, the R boasts a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 from the Shelby GT500 tuned for 700 hp, making it the sand-slinging, Baja-conquering truck that used to only appear in the dreams of pickup lovers. But it also has a six-figure price that's tough to swallow, supercharger or not.
What is Ford's most expensive car? The most expensive Ford to ever leave the new car lot is the Ford GT, and no, you can't have one. Only 1,350 examples were ever produced, and Ford would have to approve the ownership of one, regardless of income. There were also clauses to stop owners from flipping their cars, including a famous lawsuit involving John Cena. It's understandable why, as when GTs have been sold, they fetch big money. The most expensive Ford GT was a Carbon Series that went under the hammer at a Barrett-Jackson auction for $1,540,000.
The GT is Ford's halo car, a threat to supercar manufacturers, and a showcase of what Ford is capable of. Although road legal, the GT is predominantly a track car, developed in tandem with the car that would beat Ferrari at Le Mans, again. It even has a built-in FIA-approved roll cage integrated into the chassis, making it a worthy successor to the iconic GT40 piloted by Ken Miles in the 60s.
Nowadays, the GT produces up to 660 hp after a 2020 update and laps the Nurburgring. This is the most incredible car ever to leave the production line wearing the infamous Blue Oval and is the most expensive Ford on sale today.
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