The Picture Ford F150 TruckThe Ford F-150 is allotment of the F-Series, a descriptor acclimated to awning the absolute assumption of Ford pickups that accept been in assembly for 60 years. Back that genesis, millions of Ford trucks accept been sold. In fact, the F-Series has been the best accepted agent awash in the United States for about every year of the accomplished three decades.
Originally conceived as a rugged, basal workhorse, the Ford F-150 has back morphed into a adequate ride. Versatility is the goal: This auto barter can handle the needs of baby businesses with the aforementioned aggressiveness it brings to a night on the town. And it isn't aloof ranchers and contractors who admire it: Anyone who needs to tow a boat, booty being or carriage recreational burden can booty the F-150 to heart.
There's a lot of antagonism in the full-size auto barter bazaar articulation these days. To accumulate its barter fresh, Ford has aloof alien a absolutely redesigned F-150, which boasts added ability and new features. Acclimated F-150s are additionally a abundant choice, as the truck's avant-garde arrangement of configurations and numbers awash agency you're about affirmed of award the appropriate truck.
Current Ford F-150
The Ford F-150 was redesigned for the 2009 archetypal year. The abject 4.2-liter V6 from the antecedent bearing has been replaced with a 248-horsepower 4.6-liter V8. The two added accessible V8 engines are a high-output 4.6-liter (292 hp) and a 5.4-liter (310 hp). The abject 4.6 is commutual to a four-speed automated transmission, while the high-output 4.6 and 5.4 are akin to six-speed automatics.
The F-150's configurations assume to be bound alone by the acuteness of the buyer. There are seven trim levels: XL, STX, XLT, FX4, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum. There are additionally two driveline configurations, three cab sizes and three bed lengths. Towing capacity, at added than 11,000 pounds back appropriately equipped, is impressive.
The architecture of the Ford F-150 says "truck" in a advantageous voice. The alpine avant-garde end and slab abandon of the anatomy accord the agent a massive, common look. Still, this auto barter is added active than the antecedent generation. The interior, depending on trim level, is a far cry from the basal cowboy conveyance of yore. And in the flush Platinum trim, you could calmly feel as if you're sitting in a costly Lincoln. Modern gadgetry is additionally present. Sync, Ford's accepted communications and ball system, is available, as are aeronautics and a back camera. Stability ascendancy and a abounding accompaniment of airbags are accepted equipment.
In reviews, we begin the F-150's ride and administration to be superb and its autogenous to be adequate and quiet. The abject V8, which alone comes with the four-speed auto, is a bit outmatched by the truck's heft. Either of the added able V8s will be bigger choices for best buyers. And admitting the Ford has a ability arrears on cardboard back compared to aggressive trucks, we've begin it isn't about as cogent in real-world use.
Used Ford-150 Models
The previous-generation Ford F-150 was alien for the 2004 archetypal year, and Ford's ambition was to accomplish it the best avant-garde F-Series auto ever. It was accessible in a array of trim levels and anatomy styles.
The XL was the basal barter and the STX offered a few added features, but the volume-selling XLT provided the best blast for the buck. You'll additionally appointment the off-road-oriented FX4 trim level, the adventurous FX2 (in 2007), the comfortable Lariat, the alike plusher Lariat Bound (for 2008) and the contemporary King Ranch and Harley-Davidson editions. During this truck's run, accessible engines included a 202-hp 4.2-liter V6, a 231-hp 4.6-liter V8 and a 300-hp 5.4-liter V8. In 2007, the 4.6-liter V8 got a ability advancement to 248 hp. Harley-Davidson models had a supercharged V8 that cranked out 450 hp.
Almost all variants had a four-speed automated chiral from 2004-'08, but the V6 came accepted with a five-speed manual. All F-150 trim levels and anatomy styles could be configured as either rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive, although the FX4 trim came accepted with four-wheel drive.
In reviews, we begin this bearing Ford F-150 to be the best in the continued history of the pickup. Ride and administration were excellent, and the interiors were adorable and functional. Acceleration and braking, however, were lackluster, and we generally begin the F-150, alike with beyond engines, to be underpowered about to the competition. The truck's backpack and old-school four-speed transmissions didn't help.
The 1997-2003 F-150 archetypal wasn't as aesthetic as the 2004-'08 model, but it was a able truck. Back it debuted, its bland exoteric administration was a affecting abandonment from the angular antecedent F-150s. Cab styles, trim levels and powertrains were an advance over the pre-1997 models. Engines included a 4.2-liter V6, a 4.6-liter V8 and a 5.4-liter V8. In 2000, the aboriginal Harley-Davidson copy was released. The King Ranch trim and the aggregation cab anatomy appearance were alien in 1998. In 1999, the high-performance Lightning version, which had been added in 1993 but discontinued in 1997, reappeared.
Prior to 1997, F-150 models placed account aboriginal and affluence second. These trucks were accessible in two anatomy styles and a few trim levels. The XLT Lariat was about the top trim until the Eddie Bauer trim debuted in 1995. Main engines choices were a 4.9-liter inline-6, a 5.0-liter V8 and a 5.8-liter V8.