The biggest reason for the popularity of ford-150 trucks is simple. It’s is a great full-size pickup truck that money can buy. The refined, sophisticated way it does its varied jobs is the reason it features in top 10 best trucks and SUV is most online and offline truck sales magazines.
Over decades, it has successfully evolved over bare bones workhorse to the refined and highly capable computer. With an exclusive aluminum body and bed, more appearance options, and advanced powertrain availability, the F-150 is a complete package available in most truck sales.
What’s new for 2017?
The F-150 features an all new 10 speed transmission available with its 365 HP twin turbo v-6 engine. This powertrain is matched by both the rear all wheel drive models. It comes with the 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity and exterior paint colors include Avalanche, Lighting Blue, and white gold.
Standard Feature Highlights
. Cargo box lights
. First-row impact airbags
. Roll and electronic stability control
Trims and Options We’d Choose
If you want to benefit from its 10-speed automatic transmission, you will need twin turbo 3.5 liter v-6 configured with 6.5- foot box and crew cab it offers real world hauling capacity and people moving practicality.
Other standard features on the Lariat include:
. Leather-trimmed front seats
. 10 way heated, power adjustable, and cooled front passengers and driver seats
. Power adjustable pedals with memory
. 8.0 inch touchscreen with Apple carPlay, sync 3 infotainment and wi-fi support
Engine and Transmission
The F-150’s powerful turbocharged 3.5-liter engine makes impressive power and delivers you sparkling acceleration. It delivers above highway fuel economy that small turbocharged engines promises.
You have four engine choices. The base 3.5 liter v-6 generates 282 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque; and the 5.0 liter out 383 horsepower and 388 pound-feet of torque all of these pair with a six-speed automatic; the twin turbo 2.6 liter v-6 makes 324 horsepower and 378 pound-feet of torque. At the top of the range, a twin turbo 3.4 liter v-6 rated at 370 horsepower and 460 power feet of torque. You can configure powertrains with rear or all wheel drive, but this is not available with every cab and bed setup.
The maximum towing capacity of F-150 is 12300 pounds, so if you want the absolute most might go for it truck sales. For those who don’t want to pull more than a speed boat, the F-150 without max trailer Tow package can easily tug to 7200 pounds with either 3.5 liter or the v-8.
The F-150 offers you a pair of twin turbo v-6 engines in quest of v-8 power with much better than v-8 fuel, economy. The EPA numbers indicate they readily driver, but highway fuel economy tests says otherwise.
Performance and Driving Impressions
F-150 posts one of the best acceleration, braking and road holding results in its class. But what is really impressive is that it balances all of that with good agility, pleasant ride, responsive power and a decent engine note a combination that is competitors cannot match.
Keeping its humongous size in mind, the F-150 is definitely surprisingly easy to navigate in your city limits as well as on congested interstates. Its feel controlled and comfortable at high speeds, and on winding sections of road, making most of the seamless transition from commuter to work mode.
The v-8-F-150 reaches 50-70 mph in nearly 6.1 seconds. Some of this responsiveness is probably due to its 10 speed transmission, which always seems to have the trucks in appropriate gear for that ultimate.
Ride, Handling and Steering
The F-150’s suspension performs, much better than its competitors. Its ride is composed of smoother surfaces but not only over harsh bumps, while you may feel some jittering in the rear. It also stays perfectly flat during cornering, and there is minimal extraneous body’s motion despite its high center of gravity. It’s electrically assisted steering feels reassuring.
There is definitely no better alternative to the F-150 when it comes to braking. It has a responsive, firm brake pedal and the twin turbo 3.4 liter v-6 equipped with all wheel drive performed much better in testing than competition.
The F-150 ranks midpack when it comes to interior space. However, it has little front legroom, but gains back in the rear, offering you stretch out space in its crew cab class. Rear headroom is quite close one between all the competitors, but keep in mind: most of these haulers are spacious enough for families of basker ballers.
Once is dressiest for, the F-150 fells as an all inclusive resort on wheels. Its front seats have a message feature, so you can receive that spa treatment. They can also be cooled, heated and come wrapped in leather. Leather trim often extends to its rear seats and steering wheel in higher spec SuperCrew models, and steering and rear wheel can also be heated.
The F-150’s have been laid out attractively and effectively. All controls are within easy reach and are quite simple to operate. However, models with central console suffer from a large shifter that may take up valuable storage space.
Seeing out of F-150 is easy as you would expect from any large vehicle available in truck sales. Its upright crab and elevated body make the experience, unlike anything that drivers of cars or some crossover are accustomed to.
The F-150’s infotainment system is snap to learn and is packed with useful features. However, it has lazy reaction to commands. Its sync 3 infotainment system comes with options 8.0-inch touchscreen, has the ability to be manipulated through voice commands, knobs, buttons, and touchscreen ensures quick learning curve for the user. Syncing to Bluetooth devices works seamlessly and offers quality audio through phone calls, although incoming calls may reduce the fan speed and may continue to play va speakers even when vehicle is shut off.
Cargo space and storage
There is sufficient storage space in F-150. It’s, after all, a pickup, so you can easily carry a ham sandwich as easily as any couch. However, cubby storage and cargo space are so close among all full-size pickups available in truck sales that they all rate essentially the same.
Safety and Driver Assistance
Ford’s pickup offers you almost all advanced safety system available on passenger cars, plus a sophisticated driver and that makes the confusing work of backing up any trailer as easy as twisting a simple knob. The insurance institute of Highway safety has highly rated it one if the safest and the most advanced pickups on the market.
New twin turbo v-6 is as good as old twin turbo v-6. It doesn’t suffer from any shit it is.
The 10-speed automatic comes with only 3.5 liter EcoBoost for now
The F-150 comes with a 36000 mile or three years limited warranty and 60000 mile or five-year powertrain warranty. You also get 60000 miles or five years or roadside warranty. All, in all F-150 appears to be the best deal in most truck sales!