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Will the 2016 Ford F-150 leave the competition behind?

It’s well known the F-150 is the best-selling pickup truck in the country and with the changes that were made last year the F-150 continues to be on the leading edge of technology and advancements as well.  With the aluminum body and turbocharged engines this truck is quickly leaving others in the dust where they have to play catch up in order to think they will come anywhere near the F-150.  As one of the most affordable and versatile trucks on the market the F-150 has been an amazing truck for many years and appears to be ready to continue its dominance over others when it comes to sales.

Whether you have to shop at the base price of $27,510 for the regular cab 2WD XL model which you can upgrade the engine for only $795 for the 2.7-liter engine or $1,595 for the 5.0-liter V8 or you can afford the XLT Super Crew Cab that starts around $38,000 there is going to be an F-150 for you to enjoy.  Of course if you want to shop a bit higher you can reach up to the Platinum trim level and spend nearly $65,000 for your F-150 with every available option on it.

Speaking of equipment, the F-150 offers you an ultra-strong hydroformed, fully boxed frame which is much stronger than steel.  Because of this feature and stronger material the F-150s are now much lighter than before to make better use of the horsepower under the hood.  All F-150s come with hill start assist, trailer sway control, a fail-safe cooling system, Curve control and much more.  These features ensure you can have a great truck that is ready to do the job you call on it to do.  Knowing all these trucks offer these features ensures you can feel confident your truck will get the job done no matter which trim level you chose.

For some of the great optional features you can see trucks that will be perfect for you to drive and add some comfort for you.  These features include deployable running boards, heated and cooled seats for both the front and back seats, inflatable rear seatbelts, blind spot information, a voice activated navigation system, text messages that are read to you and much more.  If you choose the Platinum or King Ranch models you will enjoy some top of the line equipment and be greeted to a nearly luxurious feeling as you drive.

The exterior of the F-150 looks, well, like a truck.  What that means is it appears to be ready to do business and take on any challenge you have to offer.  With the beautiful chrome grill and bumpers you can see the amazing look this truck has to offer.  The rugged appearance is certainly accentuated by the LED headlights and taillights that use less energy than typical lights.  The wheels are massive, giving you the right look to go with the rugged attractive style that is the overall great appearance of this awesome beast of burden.

When you step inside the F-150 you will see a truck that is equipped with the Wi-Fi connectivity that you want to offer your passengers along with two three-prong outlets to power up devices.  These features make this a place that can easily become  a rolling office space.  You will notice the control center is a great place to ride from allowing you to know everything that is happening with the truck.  The middle seat will fold flat to give you a place for more storage inside the cabin when you have the Crew Cab model to drive.

One of the most important aspects to most truck buyers is what is actually under the hood.  For the F-150 there are four engine offerings to choose from all of which make use of the six-speed automatic transmission.  The base engine is the 3.5-liter V6 which puts out a respectable 283 horsepower and 255 lb.-ft. of torque.  This engine will give you good fuel mileage at 18 city/25 hwy mpg for the 2WD and 17 city/23 hwy mpg for the 4WD making this a great place to begin the power discussion that is part of owning a full size truck.

The next engine for the F-150 is the 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that comes in with 325 horsepower and 375 lb.-ft. of torque  This beauty gives you more power and a slightly better fuel mileage at 19 city/26 hwy mpg for the 2WD and 18 city/23 hwy mpg for the 4WD.  The third engine you have is the 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that gives you 365 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque while bringing in fuel numbers of 17 city/24 hwy mpg for the 2WD and 17 city/23 hwy in the 4WD.  At the top of the engine range for the F-150 is the 5.0-liter V8 which offers up 385 horsepower and 387 lb.-ft. of torque.  While this one is the only V8, the lighter weight makes it a powerful beast and gives you fuel numbers of 15 city/22 hwy for the 2WD and 15 city/21 hwy mpg for the 4WD to make this one of the best trucks on the market.

One of the most impressive benefits of this F-150 is the ability to tow such a great payload with a V6 engine.  The towing for the 2.7-liter engine tops out at 12,000 pounds, which is where the 3.5-liter EcoBoost takes over.  Not only is this a powerful truck, but you can configure it in just about any way you need in order to have the right truck for you that has now added the Sync 3 infotainment system and 20-inch wheels along with a new Special Edition Appearance package for the XLT model.

Not only do the three V6 engines help you save fuel, but you have a wonderful driving feeling from these engines.  The F-150 gives you a quiet ride that is easy to control and lets you enjoy the road or the trails you choose.  No matter what your truck needs are, the F-150 can handle them and give you more for your money than just about every other truck.  Visit your local Ford dealership and see what they have for you to choose from.


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