How A Ford F-150 Aluminum Repair Cost $17,000 And Took A Month

Ford says their certified repair centers can fix the 2015 Ford F-150 and its all-new aluminum body “no problem.” But this crazy story of a month-long job and an unbelievable service bay bill — $17,000! — proves there are still some serious challenges to getting this truck back on the road after an accident. »7/23/15 3:39pm7/23/15 3:39pm

Report: 2015 F-150 Crew Cabs Get Better Safety Equipment Than 2-Doors

As the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests the 2015 Ford F-150, Automotive News’ Larry Vellequette noticed the crew cabs have extra “protection bars” that two-door trucks don’t get. If you think that sounds shady, IIHS seems to agree and has already started digging deeper. »6/15/15 4:47pm6/15/15 4:47pm

2015 Ford F-150's 'Cloth' Seats Are Actually Made From Recycled Bottles

A company called Unifi crushes, melts, and stretches recycled water bottles into a sewable fabric called "Repreve yarn." Ford's been using it in their vehicles since 2012, and they say they'll divert 9 million plastic bottles from landfills now that Repreve is the 2015 F-150's standard seat material. »3/20/15 4:42pm3/20/15 4:42pm

Here's How Much It Costs To Fix Dents On The Aluminum 2015 Ford F-150

Yesterday gave their pristine 2015 Ford F-150 some enthusiastic thwacks with a sledgehammer, putting two dimples in the quarter panel and cracking the taillight. Today they got the bill, and they're saying it cost four times as much to repair the aluminum bed versus old-school steel. »1/27/15 1:46pm1/27/15 1:46pm

The Ford F-150 Ecoboost Engine Might Kinda Suck, Says Ward's [UPDATE]

Ford's been making a huge deal out of the turbocharged "Ecoboost" engine in its new F-150. And its been making an especially huge deal out of the EPA-verified 26 miles per gallon figure they've been citing. So Ward's Auto went and tested the claim, and found it all kinds of "disappointing." But that might not be the… »1/09/15 10:20am1/09/15 10:20am