Great overall review… Agree on almost all counts. I remember towing in an older Toyota Tundra that was greatly unsettled by mid corner bumps while braking downhill. In some ways, this adds to a refined experience, but leaves the enthusiast a little wanting. I do not have the back up camera. Aimed at those who work out of their trucks, Ford's Work Solutions options include an in-dash computer with Internet access, a Midbox storage system a lockable compartment located between the cab and bed and Tool Link a system that keeps tabs on tools stored in the truck's box via radio-frequency tracking.
On the way back I get 19. Whether you're looking for a basic work truck, a plush family hauler, a rig you could run the Baja 1000 with or something with four wheels that proudly announces your allegiance to Harley-Davidson, there's bound to be an F-150 with your name on it. I expect to keep this truck another 10 years. Question for you, how is your trailer loaded? And I think its because your always in and out of the turbos, this week I installed 4 inch exhaust, my city milage improved but my highway went back to 22 with a leveling kit and 20 inch rims and tires. Reliable, comfortable capable truck by Bob E.
But the Ford also offers a number of unique and useful perks, among these a flat rear floor, generous passenger room in crew cabs, a deployable step that eases access to the bed and Ford's Sync multimedia voice command system. All F-150s feature simple controls and good-quality materials by full-size truck standards. The third part of this package that was less than ideal was the lack of engine braking and sound from the EcoBoost motor, but more on that later. Our two favorites are the integral tailgate step that makes clambering into the box easy and the spring-out box side steps that make reaching into the vehicle's deep cargo box much more convenient. It took shorter passengers some instruction on how to gracefully enter the truck. Perhaps the only shortfall with the 2011 F-150 is the lack of a diesel option, but the four new gasoline engines available — two V6s and two V8s — offer reasonable fuel economy, aided significantly by the addition of a six-speed automatic transmission. The important part of this number is that it shows that these were very mixed driving conditions, there was a lot of city, and stop and go driving as well as longer highway blasts.
Its rear-hinged clamshell doors are also less useful than the traditional front-hinged doors of the Tundra and Ram. Reverse-opening rear doors are standard on regular and SuperCabs for easier cab access, while SuperCrews have four full-size doors. The added muscle and fuel economy for 2011 is a nice complement to an already impressive truck. It deploys easily and even offers a safety hand-hold. Finally, the interior of the F-150 is greatly improved compared to their previous models and current competitors, but during times of warm weather the contrast in temperature between the hot dashboard and cool air conditioning cause a noticeable squeak in the main panel that covered the gauge pod. Tailgate Step Designed to deal with the awkward and potentially dangerous chore of getting into the pickup truck's bed, the integrated tailgate step scored big.
Braking capability is important in something this big that is as quick as it is. It keeps the engine loaded with out big rpm drops. Managed to find a guy to fix them, and when we looked under the trailer and noticed what was wrong…and it was all back up and going like it should, well now she towed like a dream. See how the long termer you guys picked up goes. So for those whose who need a half ton pickup for work or hobbies, the F-150 EcoBoost is a required test drive. Even with the fog lights lit, I found myself constantly over driving the low beams, to flick on the high beams only to grumble that they provide almost no more illumination.
I have spent some higway time and more towing time. It will be interesting to see what the aftermarket does with this truck. A twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 is offered, a first for this segment and an engine that promises both strong performance and good fuel economy. For those who really use their pickup trucks as trucks, the F-150 offers some exclusive options that are right on the money. From a user interface perspective, nothing works like controls that are universally understood and can be found and operated by touch.
I get an average of 25 mpg Yup! Our updates are available here: and on Twitter autosavantkg Before I get to all of the details, allow me to pull back the curtain a bit and share with you the struggle I had while outlining my thoughts about this truck. Its 2010 ratings which aren't comparable to the new ones were exemplary, as the F-150 earned a perfect five stars in the government's front- and side-impact tests. Cost, excessive but the driving and riding sort of easy the pain. Roomy SuperCrew Cab The cab in the 2011 SuperCrew is so roomy it out-measures some full-size sedans. The center console is both long and wide enough so it can easily accommodate two or more laptops, and it even has ridges so it can accept file folders. From here, there are three upgrades to replace last year's 320-hp 5.
I have a friend that just bought a 5. I took a few two-plus hour trips and never found myself uncomfortable or needing a break for a stretch. But Ford has not forgot the core purpose of its fabled truck, and knows that the bulk of its sales will come from buyers who genuinely need the unique aspects full-size pickups offer — big payload and towing capacities among them — instead of those who simply want to be seen in a pickup. During that time I burned 59. Always getting compliments on it! One drawback are the box's tall sides that make reaching into the center of the bed a difficult chore for all but the tallest among us; an available extendable side step somewhat alleviates this problem and is an option worth considering. Knowing men's hands would most often be using the controls, Ford designers made the knobs, buttons and switches brawny and put them within easy reach of the driver. Second, Ford needs to improve their bed management in their F-150 range.