2015 Ford F-150: The Man Step — Popular With Little Girls
by Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor on October 28, 2015
I don't really know what to say about this headline except to tell you that it is true. I know. I have little girls — little girls who can't climb into truck beds without man steps.
Personally, I've found little use for the tailgate step. That's not to denigrate its utility, though. Even as a relatively physically-capable 42-year-old, that handle is pretty inviting when fully deployed. I think the problem is my own: I forget that it's there. After all, it's integrated into the tailgate so elegantly that it's virtually unnoticeable.
But I can tell you for sure that I'll never appreciate it as much as my kids who are now enabled to climb into the bed at will, a novelty among children that I'll never fully understand. Possibly its usefulness is utterly underappreciated. Chevy sure thinks so, or at least it did when the thing was introduced some six years ago.
Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor