2007 Ford F-150 Lariat 4dr SuperCrew Styleside 5.5 ft. SB (5.4L 8cyl 4A)
This truck is far and away the best overall value when it comes to full size pickup trucks. You get more towing capacity and interior volume than any other truck out there when comparing total statistics and capability vs. the price paid. Toyota and Nissan also build great trucks, but option them so heavily that it's impossible to get the same level of value. The only close comparison to this truck is the Chevrolet/GMC twin, and it lacks a bit in the towing and interior space department, as well as falling behind in the incentives category. Ford's F150 is reliable, handles well, gets decent mileage and is very comfortable. You cannot go wrong with this vehicle!
Towing/hauling ability, interior capacity, comfort, looks, price and incentives, and overall drivability.
This truck needs a 5 speed automatic, if not a 6 speed automatic. You could easily squeeze another 2-3 MPG out of this vehicle on the highway (and maybe even in town). The power is slightly lacking (compared to Dodge, Toyota, and Nissan), but this isn't exactly a sporting vehicle either.