By contrast, the EcoBoost was quiet and relaxed, rarely going over 2,500 rpm. I would probably buy there again, if they had the car I was looking for. We've been impressed with the EcoBoost V6's performance in two previous test vehicles —the and. The center console is both long and wide enough so it can easily accommodate two or more laptops, and it even has ridges so it can accept file folders. Perhaps most impressive was the towing demonstration in which we hauled 20-foot trailers with absolutely zero drama, thanks in large part to the pickup's trailer sway control, rearview camera and integrated trailer brake controller.
The twin-turbo V6 is quicker than the V8; that added performance aids merging into traffic, reducing the white-knuckle factor. Also earning high marks are the stowable bed extender and beefy cargo management system. He thought I had just seen it and walked in. The 2011 Ford F-150 comes in flavors ranging from plain vanilla all the way to banana split with whipped cream, nuts and sprinkles, but one thing all levels share is a robust, hydro-formed, boxed-section chassis that offers superior torsional rigidity while actually being lighter than the old-fashioned ladder frames of the past. We recently completed our full testing of two versions of the updated F-150, to see how the V6 fares in a V8 world. In a second word, towing. This high-tech engine marks a radical departure in a traditionally V8-driven market segment.
Perhaps the only shortfall with the 2011 F-150 is the lack of a diesel option, but the four new gasoline engines available — two V6s and two V8s — offer reasonable fuel economy, aided significantly by the addition of a six-speed automatic transmission. But Ford has not forgot the core purpose of its fabled truck, and knows that the bulk of its sales will come from buyers who genuinely need the unique aspects full-size pickups offer — big payload and towing capacities among them — instead of those who simply want to be seen in a pickup. So does the EcoBoost improve fuel economy? A look at the Fair Purchase Price on kbb. One drawback are the box's tall sides that make reaching into the center of the bed a difficult chore for all but the tallest among us; an available extendable side step somewhat alleviates this problem and is an option worth considering. The biggest news from Ford's freshening of the is the addition of the 3. Vehicle Details The 2011 Ford F-150's interior is both attractive and functional. It deploys easily and even offers a safety hand-hold.
But Ford is putting its marketing muscle behind the turbo engine's promise of power and fuel economy, while asserting its durability through extreme testing. But Ford has not forgot the core purpose of its fabled truck, and knows that the bulk of its sales will come from buyers who genuinely need the unique aspects full-size pickups offer — big payload and towing capacities among them — instead of those who simply want to be seen in a pickup. Ford also paid special attention to the seats, which are some of the most comfortable in our experience. In fact, the rear-seat legroom is absolutely limousine-like, and the mechanically articulated second-row seat flips up and out of the way, delivering an ample 57. Tailgate Step Designed to deal with the awkward and potentially dangerous chore of getting into the pickup truck's bed, the integrated tailgate step scored big.
But don't think they skimped on creature comforts, as the 2011 Ford F-150 offers increasing levels of luxury from among its 35 variants. The F-150 is expected to retain a better-than-average residual value, with the SuperCrew models at the top of the chart, followed by the Regular Cab and then the Super Cab. Ever increasing competition, however, has forced Ford to step up its game, especially in the one area the F-150 has shown vulnerability in the past: Power. That the F-150 is the best selling truck in America for 33-years running tells you Ford must be doing something right when it comes to their full-size pickup line. Race red paint, chrome wheels, and step bars are very bright and appealing. Our two favorites are the integral tailgate step that makes clambering into the box easy and the spring-out box side steps that make reaching into the vehicle's deep cargo box much more convenient.
Then they had to run it up the street to get fuel. The man helping me was polite and answered all of my questions. Do you want a gasoline engine or a gasoline engine? Contrary to what you might think, you don't need to flog the smaller engine to get to that maximum torque: max EcoBoost torque is at 2500 rpm compared to 4250 rpm for the 5. There is a slight advantage in 45-65 mph passing times but other acceleration measurements are nearly identical. Towing performance actually rivals that of some turbodiesel heavy-duty ¾-ton trucks. With this in mind, Ford engineers have built in class-leading capabilities in both these areas while, at the same time, boosting fuel economy across the board. With this in mind, Ford engineers have built in class-leading capabilities in both these areas while, at the same time, boosting fuel economy across the board.
The F-150 is expected to retain a better-than-average residual value, with the SuperCrew models at the top of the chart, followed by the Regular Cab and then the Super Cab. All kinds of woarning lites. Roomy SuperCrew Cab The cab in the 2011 SuperCrew is so roomy it out-measures some full-size sedans. For those who really use their pickup trucks as trucks, the F-150 offers some exclusive options that are right on the money. Like that truck, there were hefty incentives and plenty of bargaining room. You do notice the unique diesel-like direct-injection clatter on start-up and can hear some turbo whirl under load, but otherwise it's very quiet. In the two generations since, Ford has made the F-150 much huskier, with an imposing front end, strong shoulders and a deep, deep pickup box.
Also earning high marks are the stowable bed extender and beefy cargo management system. When we took the car for a ride the dashboard lit up like a Christmas tree. Two generations ago Ford designers penned a swoopy, almost Ferrari-like F-150 that bowled over critics but didn't play as well with truck buyers. To see how the EcoBoost works in the hot-selling truck, we just bought one for our test fleet. But our F-150 tests show that its performance scales up to the heavier pickup and heavier trailers. Two generations ago Ford designers penned a swoopy, almost Ferrari-like F-150 that bowled over critics but didn't play as well with truck buyers. We then clocked 0-60 mph acceleration and 45-65 mph passing times at our track.