Summary, Prices, Specs

By March 10, 2012

Summary

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
Model lineup: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)
Engines:302-hp 3.7-liter dohc 24-valve V6; 360-hp 5.0-liter dohc 32-valve V8; 411-hp 6.2-liter sohc 16-valve V8; 365-hp 3.5-liter dohc 24-valve turbocharged V6
Transmissions:6-speed automatic
Safety equipment (standard):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
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Kansas City, Missouri; Dearborn, Michigan
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):Ford F-150 SuperCrew Lariat 4x4 short bed ($40,765)
Standard equipment: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 (MSPR):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)
Destination charge:$995
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$47750
Layout:four-wheel drive
Engine:3.5-liter dohc 24-valve turbocharged V6
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):365 @ 5000
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):420 @ 2500
Transmission:6-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:N/A
Wheelbase:144.5 in.
Length/width/height:231.9/79.2/75.9 in.
Track, f/r:67.0/67.0 in.
Turning circle:47.0 ft.
Seating Capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:41.0/60.5/41.4 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:40.3/64.6/43.5 in.
Cargo volume:N/A
Payload:1520 Lbs.
Towing capacity:9600 Lbs.
Suspension, f:independent, coil springs, anti-roll bar
Suspension, r:live axle, leaf springs
Ground clearance:N/A
Curb weigth:5625 lbs.
Tires:P265/60R18
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/vented disc with ABS
Fuel capacity:36.0 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of March 10, 2012.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-392-FORD - www.ford.com