The Ford F150 now has improved all facets of previous years and with the latest models improving what the market is calling for.
Ford F150 Economy
Economy…The Ford F150 now boasts more power and more economy.
Ford F150 Engines
Engines….Ford F-150 has 4 to choose from , petrol 3.7l V6 , 5.0 & 6.2 V8 and Twin turbo 3.5 Eco Boost Fuel efficiencies up 20% on previous model Transmissions in all trucks in the range have the 6 speed automatic transmission. The Ford F150 are available in XL, STX, XLT, FX2/FX4 and Lariat.The XLT range offers custom packages in the 3.7 V6 models Special edition models include Platinum, SVT Raptor and Harley Davidson, FX2 and FX4. Features used include 18 & 20”’ aluminium wheels, Chrome billet inserts, Off road packages are available in the luxury Lariat and XLT including the electronic locking rear diff, skid plates and a specially tuned off road suspension
Lariat Limited returns
Returning to the F-150 line-up for 2011 is the popular Lariat Limited, which debuted in 2008. This premium offering, limited to 3,500 units in the U.S., is powered by the 6.2-liter V8 rated at 411 horsepower.
Available in White Platinum tri-coat only, the Lariat Limited features chrome details and finish, including chrome surround in the unique grille, chrome-trimmed power-deployable running boards, chrome tie-down hooks and chrome “Limited” box-side lettering. Other exterior highlights include blacked-out headlamps and tail lamps, body-color grille billets and unique lower fascia.
The 22-inch polished forged aluminium wheels with body-color accents are complemented by a specially tuned suspension for more precise handling.
Premium two-tone leather seat inserts highlight the interior, which includes leather-wrapped steering wheel with painted switch bezels, ambient lighting, brushed-metal “Limited” scuff plates and a wrapped center console lid with accent stitching, chrome ornament and engraved serialization plate with the vehicle identification number.
Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
Type: Five-passenger performance pickup truck with serious off-road abilities.
Engine: 6.2-liter V-8
Power: 400 horsepower,
Transmission: Six-speed automatic transmission with tow haul mode
EPA gas mileage: 14 mpg city / 18 mpg highway
Exterior: Excellent. Bold and in your face. The Raptor will make an impression.
Interior: Excellent. Comfortable with lots of features. The color scheme inside is original and unforgettable.
Performance: Excellent. This truck was made to go fast and just about everywhere you wouldn’t think possible.
Pros: Powerful and fun, the ideal pickup for someone who craves off-road performance.
Cons: People who want to blend into the crowd shouldn’t even park next to the Raptor.
With Kind thanks the Detroit News
Ford F150 Raptor SVT,
Good in the Mud