America’s best-selling truck drops heavy steel sheet metal for lighter aluminum, and adds a fuel-efficient V6.
- MSRP: $37,005
- Tested Price: $43,085 (MSRP minus $1,500 in manufacturer discounts, plus $1,195 destination fee and a $6,385 power plant, trim and option list)
- 2.7-liter direct injected V6 EcoBoost® engine mated to a 6-speed automatic (tested)
- 325 horsepower and 375 lb-ft. of torque
- 18 mpg in the city
- 23 mpg on the highway
- 20 mpg combined
- Towing/Payload Capacity: 7,600 lbs./1,740 lbs.
Our tester came with Equipment Group 301A ($2,150), which included XLT Series standard features, in addition to rear a window defroster, satellite radio and a rear view camera. It also came equipped with the 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost® engine ($795), XLT Chrome Appearance Package ($1,695), remote start ($195), LED side mirror spotlights ($175), tailgate step ($375), integrated trailer brake controller ($275), LED box lighting ($125), center console ($125), and spray-in bed liner ($475).
- Towing capacity is best-in-class among other V6-powered trucks
- Stop/start technology with EcoBoost® engine helps save gas
- Key fob remote tailgate lock/unlock feature means no fumbling with keys
- Large, deep storage in center console for tools, gear, etc.
- LED spotlights on side mirrors outwardly illuminate very well
- Smart towing module keeps driver informed (i.e. notification if a taillight is burned out)
- Cup holders in tailgate are a nice touch
- Steering feels loose at highway speeds
- Option prices can add up quickly, turning this truck into quite the pricey hauler
- Cloth seats feel somewhat down-market and raise questions of long-term durability
In regards to value retention, Ford F-150 sits in third place (out of seven) within the three-year-old half-ton pickup segment by holding 61.3% of its value in 2015. Ford’s truck outperforms the segment value retention score average of 60.1% for 2015.
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