Of special note is the instrument panel on upper trims with easy-to-follow analog gauges and a very informative 4. It can tame some of the toughest terrain around, but it's also a bit trickier to drive around town due to its wide body and higher ride height. The Raptor accelerates to 60 mph in 7. The navigation system includes an 8-inch screen, also with impressive clarity. The SuperCrew can have either the 6. The tough truck theme continues on the inside of the F-150 with a no-nonsense look to the dashboard. The ride is great though.
A diverse engine lineup introduced last year exemplifies Ford's multifaceted approach to meeting customer needs. Most of the functional features found on the upper trim levels can be added to the lower trims as options. Other Raptor features include an electronically locking rear differential, sport seats and exclusive exterior and interior styling. It can be equipped to perform a variety of work- and recreation-related chores, and little details like tailgate steps, trailer sway control, box side steps and the Work Solutions options make life easier for its owner. The centre console between the front seats is the typical massive storage bin found on all trucks in this market.
Introduction The Ford F-Series pickup has been the best-selling vehicle in the U. Do you think with this now it would be safer to venture out without worrying about the gas and hills. When it works, it's great! This went on until we were well south of Detroit and as we neared the Ohio Turnpike, our fuel economy figures were hovering around a disappointing 16 miles per gallon but I am admit that my frustration with the stupid traffic caused me to drive in a manner that was less than idea for achieving great fuel economy. An available electronic locking rear axle replaces most of the limited-slip offerings on the 3. Some old school truck buyer might question the ability of the EcoBoost V6 to conduct itself like an American V8 but with fuel economy figures topping the 20mpg range on the highway in real world testing, the Ford F150 EcoBoost 4x4 makes good on all of the promises made by Ford Motor Company. It offers superb backseat comfort thanks to abundant legroom, a flat floor and a seatback angle that's pleasantly reclined. The speed limit fluctuated between 55 and 65 miles per hour but the hills decreased the fuel economy into the range of 17-18 miles per gallon.
Next up is a 5. Brake pressure is held in the braking system, and the truck remains stationary on the slope for up to two seconds after the driver releases the brake pedal. While cruising on the highway, the EcoBoost V6 has absolutely no audible drone in the cabin and even when you thrust the EcoBoost into passing gear, the truck is still surprisingly quiet. A 36-gallon fuel tank is standard on all four-wheel-drive F-150s with the turbocharged V6 engine. 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. Very dangerous for anyone put in that situation by a piece of crap pump system!! Cost me my truck and a lot of money!! Very smooth at all speeds. Even the base V6 produces strong acceleration, while the turbocharged V6 offers a compelling combination of power, capability and efficiency.
By the end of my 370 mile drive, my actual fuel economy figure for the drive was 17. Most are available in the base and midlevel trims, while the versatile and spacious SuperCrew dominates the luxury trims and special editions. Its rear-hinged clamshell doors are also less useful than the traditional front-hinged doors of the competitive Tundra Double Cab and Ram Quad Cab. Traditional V8 enthusiasts can get a 360-hp 5. Radio spikes in volume and not able to daignose it because its intermittant. All F-150s feature simple controls and good-quality materials by full-size truck standards. The addition of neutral tow capability allows owners to flat-tow their F-150, making the truck even more usable.
During this drive, I made regular gas stops along the way to test the actual fuel economy figures based on gallons of gas used and miles driven. What's New for 2012 The Ford F-150 gets a few minor changes for 2012. Ford has played up the big, boxy look of the F-150 in recent years and it is much better looking in my opinion than the soft-edged, melting-in-the-sun rounded look of the previous generation. A new feature, Hill Start Assist, helps keep the truck from rolling backward at a stop, making it easier to pull away when on a slope or hill, especially when towing. Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options The 2012 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck is available in three body styles: regular cab, extended cab SuperCab and crew cab SuperCrew. A 36-gallon fuel tank is standard on all four-wheel-drive F-150s with the turbocharged V6 engine. Not only is it quite quick, but it returns 18 mpg combined, hauls more than 3,000 pounds and tows up to 11,300 pounds.
This presented what were essentially the worst aspects of city driving as we moved in bursts of about a quarter mile at a time, reaching speeds only in the mid 30s before being forced to lurch back to a stop. Unlike other full-size trucks, it's hard to go wrong when selecting an engine. I should point out that while cruising on the highway, when the speeds climbed up into the 75-80mph range, fuel economy figures dropped into the range of 18-19mpg so those with a lead foot in an area with a higher speed limit may have a more difficult time hitting those 21mpg figures. Electrical invertor died no 12v power to back seat. The Raptor is available in either SuperCab or SuperCrew cabs with 5. With the use of small turbos, there is no noticeable lag in power because they spool up to speed very easily.
During the early stages of my trip, the 2012 Ford F150 4x4 with the EcoBoost V6 was averaging less than 14 miles per gallon when dealing with the frustrating stop and go traffic on I94 and I75 around the Detroit area. Other drivetrain upgrades include a new two-speed automatic transfer case for upper trim levels and an electronic locking rear axle that replaces the limited-slip option on many models. The King Ranch, Platinum, Harley-Davidson and Lariat Limited are all similar to the Lariat but feature wheels, exterior trim, and interior materials and badging that are unique to a particular theme or interest. I have always been a Chevy owner till I show and drove this truck. In government crash tests, the 2012 Ford F-150 SuperCrew received an overall rating of four stars out of a possible five, with three stars for overall frontal impact protection and five stars for overall side-impact protection. Design: The F-150 follows the pick-up truck design doctrine; boxy front end, big square cab, followed by a rectangular cargo box. Opting for four-wheel drive lowers all such estimates by about 2 mpg.