Contractors and personal-use buyers may have different needs and wants in their F-150, but they all use the truck as a tool — to get the job done, to get their gear to the recreation area or to get to work between weekends. At higher engine speeds, they do not affect the intake charge at all. A rack-and-pinion steering system that is the largest and strongest ever used on a Ford vehicle was engineered to provide improved steering response for the new F-150. The dominant force in pickups has just upped the ante. With a driving feel that is designed to be plush yet connected to the road, F-150 has a front suspension system that readily absorbs bumps but stands strong against steering forces.
Lariat owners use their trucks for a multitude of purposes from everyday driving and road trips, to towing boats or travel trailers. In combination with precise control of spark timing, fuel injection and use of electrically controlled Charge Motion Control Valves in the intake runners, this technology produces improved power and torque, particularly at the lower engine speeds that are so important to applications such as towing and heavy hauling. Each series provides new attributes and comfort and convenience features — many of which are firsts in the full-size segment. While the most dramatic improvement in the F-150 driving experience comes on-road, Ford has steadily improved off-pavement performance. New double door seals contribute to the quiet ride. The frame is approximately nine times stiffer in torsion and approximately 50-percent stiffer in bending as the already robust backbone of the current truck.
The three-valve head is dimensionally smaller than the two-valve design for the 5. Bold vertical bands gave the design team tremendous flexibility to adopt different colors, textures and materials to customize the look of the instrument panel. In addition, the F-150 SuperCab 5 ½- foot box is a new offering and a full-size pickup truck exclusive. Four axle ratios — from 3. This causes the fuel to mix more thoroughly, and to burn quickly and efficiently, with reduced emissions, particularly at idle. Ninety percent of this torque is available at 2,000 rpm for strong towing performance and solid acceleration while hauling heavy loads. An available Beige lower two-tone paint treatment, chrome bumpers and a unique grille, along with 18-inch bright aluminum wheels accentuate the exterior.
The suspension reduces unsprung weight to help provide better ride and stability on choppy, broken surfaces. It is more robust than the recirculating-ball system used on the current F-150 and has less operating friction. The vented front discs have twin-piston calipers and are 330 millimeters 13 inches in diameter, an increase of 22 millimeters 0. Small children should always be seated in proper supplemental safety seats in the rear seats whenever possible, even with this system. Designers created three different instrument cluster designs, which combine with other elements to give each series a distinctive look.
Additionally, all cab configurations now feature four doors for ease of access. The new body structure is improved by more than 75 percent and works with the stiffer frame to ward off squeaks and rattles. Other special Lariat features include an in-dash message center, electronic automatic temperature control and power-adjustable memory seats and pedals. This contributes to confident, stress-free trailering, aided by powerful new braking capability. It combines off-road capability with a bold and distinctive individual statement. As a result of their efforts, the F-150 cabin has highway cruise noise levels that are 2 sones quieter than the previous segment leader.
Depending on engine size, the maximum trailer weight ranges between 6,300 and 9,500 lbs. The new engine delivers 300 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 365 foot-pounds of torque at 3,750 rpm. The vented rear discs, with single-piston calipers, have a diameter of 348 millimeters 13. Both measures contribute to the precise steering response that makes the new F-150 driving experience spirited and confidence-inspiring. . The instrument panel and center console contain finely crafted stitched surfaces in Medium Pebble or Ebony, augmented by woodgrain touches on the doors and instrument panel center stack.
It is a direct descendant of technology first used in fighter aircraft. This information can be found on the Safety Compliance Certification Label, attached to the door frame or edge on the driver's side. These configurations gave F-Series customers true personal-use versatility — without compromising tough truck capability. The result is increased stiffness and stronger attachment points for the brackets that attach the body and suspension to the frame — and minimal shake and shudder on rough roads. For hauling cargo, or towing a trailer, a Ford F-150 pickup is the preferred choice for many motorists. Many depend on their trucks for towing but want comfort and refinement. The new F-150 has been designed to achieve exceptional handling, ride and quietness due in part to a solid and stable fully boxed frame with hydroformed front rails.
The new F-150 marks the debut of another industry-first — a modular overhead rail system that allows owners to customize interior storage options to suit their individual needs. The front shock absorbers are mounted inside the springs, allowing four-wheel-drive models to use coil springs instead of the traditional torsion bars, permitting more precise suspension tuning and commonality across the lineup. The new F-150 offers two engine choices — a 5. The doors adopt the Ford signature stepped-down beltline — a feature that aids outward visibility while providing an athletic rake that dynamically links the front and rear of the truck. In an impact, these areas of the frame are designed to collapse in an accordion fashion, dissipating energy before it reaches the passenger compartment. Depending on engine displacement, the maximum trailer weight ranges between 2,400 and 8,400 lbs.