More powerful 360- and 390-cubic-inch V-8s replace the 352. Its 10-speed automatic was slow to react under hard acceleration, but otherwise operated without issue. Rising fuel prices and a move toward smaller vehicles have forced the company to revise its F-150 lineup by offering more features and options with an aggressive new pricing strategy. Rear anti-lock brakes are standard. We prefer the 300-horsepower 5. SuperCabs have a third door for easier access.
If you've driven the older models 2004 or prior , you'll be duly impressed by the dead-on steering feel and straight-line tracking of today's F-150s. The ride is composed on smoother surfaces but not over harsh bumps, where jittering can be felt in the rear. Its 10-speed automatic was slow to react under hard acceleration, but otherwise operated without issue. The dash and interior design on the base models look good enough, but the addition of leather, wood, chrome and center console-mounted shifter found on the high-end models combine to raise the bar on the plush pickup concept. The V-6, while a tick behind the quickest V-8s, is still plenty fast.
Optional power gets a bump, as displacement for the V-8 increases to 272 cubic inches. The Navy Pier interior color scheme changes to Camel Back two-tone. Its premier powertrain is a lively twin-turbo V-6 producing 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. Only the Honda Ridgeline, with a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ rating, beats it. But cargo space and cubby storage are so close among full-size pickups that they all rate essentially the same.
Notable options include a 300-horsepower 5. The new platform is no longer shared with the heavy-duty pickups. The F-150's interior is as close to car-like as you'll find in any pickup. Every engine gets a bump in power. That engine is responsive and quick, and it pumps out 470 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual replaces the four-speed.
A flex-fuel version of the 5. Three trim levels are base, Custom Cab, and Ranger. An airbag is offered for the first time on the F-150, and the Flareside is resurrected. Pickups with four-wheel drive get an independent front suspension with coil springs. It seduces with everything from massaging seats to a panoramic sunroof, plus the roomiest back seat in the class. Ford brings production of 4x4 drivetrains in-house, which were previously outsourced to Marmon-Herrington.
A beefed-up version of the 4R75E automatic transmission has been assigned to handle the engine's added muscle. For heavier jobs, the EcoBoost V-6 provides a stout 420 lb-ft of torque and can tow up to 11,300 pounds. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has rated the F-150 one of the safest pickups on the market with its 2017 Top Safety Pick rating. Wraparound rear glass to match is an option, as are seatbelts. New seat designs and interior trim are added, and four-wheel-drive systems get updates to hubs and transfer cases. Check out our options and find a performance muffler for your vehicle. Looking for something that can tackle more off-road? It seduces with everything from massaging seats to a panoramic sunroof, plus the roomiest back seat in the class.
The Regular Cab features a set of small, rear-hinged doors that allow easy access to the narrow space behind the front seat. A backup camera is available. Its premier powertrain is a lively twin-turbo V-6 producing 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. Gone are the old power steering system and torsion bar front suspension; replacing them are a modern rack-and-pinion steering and front coil-over-shock suspension. The more efficiently the exhaust can be removed from the exhaust pipe, the more power can be created. A look at the Fair Purchase Price shows the typical transaction price being paid for the F-150 in your area, so be sure to give it a look before you set out to buy. Two engine choices are again available: the 223-cubic-inch straight-six and the 272-cubic-inch V-8.
Child safety seat anchors and anti-lock brakes are now standard. The 300-cubic-inch straight-six becomes the base engine, and a new trim called Ranger Lariat tops the lineup. Matching its modern aluminum-body construction is a slew of advanced engines and high-tech driver assists. The handsome hauler can be outfitted for every job and every personality, with three cab and bed styles and numerous appearance packages. Heated seats, a sunroof, and rear entertainment are available for upper trim levels. The F-150 is expected to retain a better-than-average residual value, with the SuperCab models at the top of the chart, followed by the SuperCrew and then the Regular Cab. The F-150 offers numerous trim levels, engine choices and bed and cab lengths.
The recently redesigned shapely Ford body, egg-crate grille and Blue Oval badging remain intact, surrounded by some new chrome trim and a crop of fresh new colors. The 460-cubic-inch V-8 is dropped. Larger than its predecessor and sporting curvier sheetmetal, the F-series is again available with the 215-cubic-inch straight-six or 239-cubic-inch flathead V-8. The F-series sports integrated headlights and a one-piece windshield. Interiors are comfortable, and top-trim versions offer finishes and features suitable to a luxury car. Over a five-year period, the F-150's projected residual value is expected to rate higher than the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic and Dodge Ram, and be on par with the Nissan Titan but below the Toyota Tundra.
Determined to keep the F-150 America's best selling pickup, Ford continues to offer a dizzying array of configurations a total of 60 in all as well as a new 5. The F-150 carries on for 2007 with only minor exterior upgrades. Performance mufflers provide increased airflow to cut down on exhaust back pressure. Equipment changes include front disc brakes, an updated front suspension, and an available 460-cubic-inch V-8 and automatic transmission. Mufflers are located forward of the rear axle and the exhaust tail pipe connects to their outlet.