Meet the all-new 2015 Ford F-150. Now, before you fret that someone messed with what has made the pickup a best-seller for more than 30 years, know that “all-new” in this case simply meant building upon what has worked for decade after decade. It meant building a tougher, smarter and more capable F-150.
The new F-150 features four available engines, including a new, compact 2.7-liter EcoBoost® with standard Auto Start-Stop, which helps save fuel because the engine shuts off when the vehicle is stopped, except when towing or in four-wheel drive. It joins a 3.5-liter V6 as well as the 3.5-liter EcoBoost and 5.0-liter V8. EcoBoost engines feature standard Active Grille Shutters, which stay open for additional engine cooling, such as during low-speed stop-and-go driving.
Another key change has to do with an all-new, fully boxed ladder frame with more high-strength steel to make it stronger yet lighter. In fact, For the first time, high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys are used throughout the F-150 body.
Features such as an available 360-degree rear camera, integrated loading ramps, BoxLink™ for securing accessories in the cargo box, remote tailgate to allow the tailgate to be locked, unlocked or released with the key fob, LED head- and taillamps, dynamic trailer hitch assist, an integrated tailgate step and a host of driver-assist technologies, such as Adaptive Cruise Control and Curve Control, which offers more aggressive braking if the truck goes into a corner too fast, are among the technologies and innovations. Tons of storage and utility/comfort features are also onboard.
And even the badging got a freshening; 23 designs were eyeballed, but the one selected offers a larger “F” to accent the F-Series name, and the font is Ford-designed and called “Bold Leadership.”
Five primary trims will be available: XL, XLT, Lariat, Platinum and King Ranch. Chrome appearance packages will be available with XL, XLT, Lariat and King Ranch. Monochromatic sport appearance packages are available with XL, XLT and Lariat. The FX4 off-road package can be added to most four-wheel-drive models.
To learn more about the new truck, visit ford.com/trucks/f150/2015.
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