Ford F-150 Review & Ratings
- 23 February 2015
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
Ford Motor Company began in Dearborn, Michigan in 1906 and was established by automobile pioneer Henry Ford. Ford wanted to build reliable cars that were available to everyone and his vision has been realized. Ford Motor Company is one of the most successful automobile companies in the world.
The F-150 is one of a generation of F-series pick-up trucks begun in 1948 and came in eight different weight ratings. The F-150 was first introduced in 1975 as Ford’s answer to new fuel emissions regulations and in 1983 became the lightest pick-up truck available on the market when Ford discontinued the F-100.
In 1997 the F-150 got a complete makeover, sporting a new rounder design to improve aerodynamics and fuel economy, and a better interior. In 1999 the SuperCab included four doors, allowing full access to the truck’s back seat, and in 2001 the SuperCrew crew cab added a larger back seat and a slightly shorter cargo area.
The newest generation of the Ford F-150 has a completely new design, boasting greater fuel economy with the same style and dependability that owners have come to expect from the pick-up. The 2015 F-150 is up to 750 pounds lighter than its predecessor, using aluminum in the body and high-strength steel for the frame.
A 2014 Ford F-150 will run anywhere from $25,000.00 to just over $50,000.00, depending on model and added features. A used late model truck will cost significantly less, depending on model year and mileage.
The 2014 model 3.5 Liter V6 engine replaces the 3.7 Liter V6, but other options available include the 3.5 L EcoBoost V6 and a 5.0 Liter V8 engine. The anticipated 2015 will have a 2.7 L EcoBoost V6, boasting 325 horsepower.
The newer F-150s come with a standard 6-speed automatic transmission, with an optional 6-speed SelectShift Automatic on the XL, STX, and XLT models.
Size and Space Options
The F-150 holds up to three passengers, but the SuperCab and SuperCrew models hold up to six.
Control Panel and Display
The inside control panel boasts an easy-to-read display with a rear-view camera, MyFord Touch SYNC, and Navigation System optional on most models.
The F-150 has a large cab providing enough head room and leg room for even the biggest body.
With a few models to choose from and a wide range in pricing depending on model and added features, Ford F-150 trucks are available everywhere, both new and used.
The F-150 comes with a standard anti-theft car alarm that alerts you if someone has tried to steal or break into the truck. Other systems are available at extra cost.
The F-150 comes built standard with a steel safety cage, front and side airbags, reverse sensing system, and rearview camera.
The interior comes with power-adjustable gas and brake pedals, Navigation System, MyFord Touch Sync, and single zone manual climate control.
The truck, depending on model, offers up to 3,100 pound payload capacity and up to 11,300 pounds of towing capacity—with the proper added equipment. It also comes with high-density discharge headlamps.
Available accessories include an interior light kit, cargo organizer, additional seat covers and floor mats, and cargo bed covers in both hard and soft material.
Ford Motor Company has always been known for its quality automobiles and the F-150 is no exception. It has been America’s best-selling truck for almost forty years.
The F-150 has a reputation as a good-looking and hardworking truck. It is stylish and highly reliable.
Thanks to its reliability, the F-150 is a great value for the price and will last for years with proper maintenance.
Overall, if you’re looking a light to mid-size truck then the F-150 is the one for you. Loaded with features and built for reliability, the F-150 is a great truck for the money.