Ford F-150 Review

What is the best pickup truck? It depends on what you are looking for. The Ford F-150 won the Motor Trend 2009 Truck of the Year. The F-150 was tested against the Suzuki Equator, Hummer H3T, and Dodge Ram. This choice was based on the F-150’s all new exterior, interior and tough new frame. Another key factor is price. The F-150 has a wide range of models from budget priced to luxury models.

However, in the Edmonds.com test of full size trucks, the F-150 came in fourth to the Dodge Ram, Toyota Tundra, and Chevrolet Silverado. This was primarily due to lack of engine power in the towing tests. Read on to learn more about the Ford F-150. Even more important, watch the following videos for detailed feature and performance reviews.

Ford F-150 Models

The Ford F-150 comes in 9 models for 2010. These range from entry level to luxury models including the: XL, STX, XLT, Lariat, SX4, SVT Raptor, King Ranch, Platinum, and Harley-Davidson models.

Models are available in 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive configurations. Depending on the model, you can get a 5-1/2 ft, 6-1/2 ft, or 8 ft box. Different interior sizes are also available including the Regular Cab, SuperCab, and SuperCrew. Engines range from 4.6L V8 to 6.2L V8. Not all features are available on all models, so you will need to pick and choose what is important to you.

For more model details, see the Ford F-150 web site: Ford F-150 Models.

Key Features and Specifications

Standard equipment includes a wide variety of mechnical, safety, interior, and exterior features. Mechanical features include the Tire Pressure Monitoring System, while safety features include: AdvanceTrac® with RSC® (Roll Stability ControlTM); Personal Safety SystemTM ; Safety Canopy® System; SOS Post- Crash Alert SystemTM ; Trailer Sway Control. Interior includes features such as air conditioning and AM/FM stereo with clock, while exterior features include front and rear step bumpers.

Depending on the model, many optional features are available such as: premium seats; cruise control; power windows, door locks, and mirrors; and, premium stereo system including MP3 capability.

Additional specification details can be found at Ford F-150 Specifications.

Performance

Ford’s moto is built Ford-Tough, and the F-150 lives up to that moto. This has made it one of the top selling vehicles for many years. In terms of quality and durability, the F-150 ranks among the top. If you drive a lot of rough terrain, watch the F-150 competition video to see stability and control advantages. The one area where the Ford F-150 falls behind competition in some of the tests is engine performance and pulling power.

What do you want in a truck?

Is the F-150 the best truck for you? It all depends on what you want in a truck. If you are looking for a great all round truck with tough exterior, quality interior, and a comfortable ride, the F-150 may be just for you. If you want extreme pulling power, you may want to also explore some of the other models reviewed in these videos.

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