The Ford F-150 delivers a strong combination of style, interior comfort, performance, ride and hauling ability. The new engine lineup moves Ford from follower to leader in power and alternatives. With multiple choices in trim, drivetrains and body styles, there's an F-150 for every type of pickup owner.
NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent G.R. Whale reported from Dallas, Dearborn and Los Angeles after test-driving many F-150 models.
Model Line Overview
Ford F-150 XL Regular Cab 2WD standard bed ($22,990); STX SuperCab 4WD ($31,615); XLT SuperCab 2WD long bed ($30,580); FX4 SuperCab standard bed ($37,480) Lariat SuperCrew 2WD standard bed ($37,795); SVT Raptor SuperCrew 4WD ($45,470); King Ranch SuperCrew 4WD short bed ($45,790); Platinum SuperCrew 4WD standard bed ($47,900); Harley-Davidson SuperCrew 4WD ($51,995)
front airbags, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, electronic stability control, ABS, SOS post-crash alert
Safety equipment (optional):
reverse sensing system, rearview camera, MyKey
3 years/36,000 miles
Kansas City, Missouri; Dearborn, Michigan
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSRP):
Ford F-150 SuperCrew Lariat 4x4 short bed ($40,765)
leather upholstery, air conditioning, 5.0-liter V8, 6-speed automatic, P265/60R18 tires, power steering, power disc brakes, power windows, power locks, cruise control, AM/FM/CD, remote keyless entry, leather 40/20/40 split bench power front seats w/lumbar
Options as tested (MSRP):
3.5 EcoBoost V6 ($895); 3.55:1 locking rear differential ($470); heated/cooled captain's chairs and console ($975); Sony navigation radio ($2,470); Lariat Plus package ($950); trailer brake controller ($230)
Gas guzzler tax:
Price as tested (MSRP):
3.5-liter dohc 24-valve turbocharged V6
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):
365 @ 5000
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):
420 @ 2500
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:
Head/hip/leg room, f:
Head/hip/leg room, m:
Head/hip/leg room, r:
independent, coil springs, anti-roll bar
live axle, leaf springs
vented disc/vented disc with ABS
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of February 23, 2012.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges.
N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
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