For more than two decades, Ford’s F-150 has been the best selling truck in the United States. Tough, reliable, and ready to handle more than its share of whatever you can throw at it, the new F-150 improves upon everything its earlier models got right.
Right from conception, the design of the new F-150 had endurance in mind. The body is made from a dent and rust resistant aluminum alloy (military-grade), which reduces weight but increases overall strength. The frame of the F-150 is made out of high-strength steel, lending it increased durability and rigidity. To match the hardiness of the frame are powerful internal components, the F-150’s gas engines have been updated, with the 3.3 L Twin Independent Variable Camshaft (Ti-VCT) V6 engine (backed by a 6-speed transmission) putting out 282 horsepower (hp) and 253 pound-feet (lb-ft) of torque. The new 2.7 L EcoBoost V6 now comes with a twin injection system and is backed by a 10-speed transmission. The 3.5 L EcoBoost V6, a carryover from the previous year, spits out 375 hp and 4670 lb-ft of torque.
The new F-150 gives you more than enough room to haul both passengers and whatever else you might need for a weekend of work or leisure in Montgomery AL. With the 5.5-inch Styleside Box, you get 52.8 cubic feet of volume. The 6.5-inch Styleside Box has 62.3 cubic feet of volume, and the 8-inch Styleside Box grants you 77.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity. You can do more with your truck bed with the available BoxLink feature (which comes with four locking cleats) as well as the stowable bed extender. If you want to protect your truck bed from rust, scratches, and dents, a spray-in bedliner is also an option.
Towing capability with the F-150 has never been better. Depending on the engine, this truck can tow from between 8500 pounds (lbs) to 12,200 lbs. Two towing packages (Trailer Tow and Maximum Trailer Tow) can make hauling easier, and smart features like the rear view camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist make it easier to align the ball of the hitch with the trailer. The reverse sensing system ensures that you are notified if anything crosses your path while you reverse, and the trailer sway control feature helps with speed and braking to ensure you can keep hauling without incident.
There are additional safety features in the new F-150 that every vehicle should have. The AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control system works by detecting any wheel-slippage and modifying engine torque to fix the problem. AdvanceTrac also comes with Curve Control, which detects when you go into a curve at an unadvisable speed and will adjust it accordingly. The Safety Canopy System, which provides additional side-curtain airbags to the standard front seat and side front seat airbags, also comes with a rollover sensor. If you are not the only person driving your vehicle, you may also be interested in utilizing the MyKey feature, which lets you program different modes to different keys in order to encourage safe driving practices.
Just because the F-150 can be used as a workhorse does not mean it cannot also look good. With up to 14 exterior paint colors (some are model dependent), seven interior colors, and Chrome and Sport packages, you can customize your F-150 however you want. Enhance the interior appearance with top notch technology – standard in the XL 101A and XLT models is a 4.2-inch color LCD screen, and in the Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited, and Raptor models, the color LCD screen is 8-inch. The 8-inch screen also gives you access to the SYNC 3, 911 Assist, and AppLink features.
Anyone in Montgomery looking for a light-duty truck that performs more like a heavy-duty should come to Stivers Ford, where we will introduce them to the Ford F-150. With so much to offer, it is no wonder that it has been a bestseller in America for so long.