For about a year now, General Motors has been boasting the advantages of its steel-bodied Chevrolet Silverado over the aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 in TV ads. Now a new set of “aluminum versus steel” ads is here, purporting to show the F-150's bed cracking under pressure. GM swears the ads aren’t an attack on aluminum…
Ford’s ahead of the game with their turbocharged engine offerings and their aluminum bodies. But as we already know, the Blue Oval is putting a cherry on top by adding four more gears to their transmission and they’re increasing their 3.5-liter EcoBoost’s torque output to insane levels. Today we learned a bit more…
What do we have here? You hear that? That sounds like a diesel in a Ford F-150 mule. We’ve heard pretty confident rumors before about Ford’s interest in developing a diesel F-150 model, and this new video seems to feature just that.
We know the 2017 Ford Raptor will have a 3.5 twin turbo V6, ten-speed automatic transmission, and of course the new F-150’s aluminum body. No real claims have been made on the truck’s power or weight, but Forza 6 has numbers. Think they mean anything?
You know how it gets confusing when you’re backing up a trailer, because physics? The 2016 Ford F-150 will have a tiny little steering wheel you’d use in conjunction with the backup camera, which would do the opposite of the real wheel while reversing. See where this is going?
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.
Today the first work-whistle sounded on the redesigned Kansas City Assembly Plant's truck division. 900 new human and 500 new robot employees will be cranking out even more 2015 Ford F-150s, but their priority isn't another super-lux Platinum rig.
Until now, you had two choices for four-wheel-drive systems in trucks.
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…
Here's some data to support the rhetoric we all keep repeating: "Holy crap, pickup trucks are insanely expensive." TrueCar has calculated which were the most popular $50K+ vehicles and versions of the Ford F-Series, Ram, Chevy Silverado, and GMC Sierra are all in the top ten.
It is very impressive that a 2015 Ford F-150 Lariat four-door, one of the model's heavier setups, will only weigh 4,942 pounds. But it's important you know part of that "732 pound weight savings" came from the 2014 having a V8, while the 2015 had Ford's new 2.7 V6.
The 2015 Ford F-150's little 2.7 EcoBoost V6 will be able to tow 8,500 pounds with 325 horsepower and 375 lb-ft of torque. Official curb weight a 2015 F-150 SuperCrew Lariat, one of the larger models, is a slim 4,942 lbs. The current 3.7 base V6 is dropped for a 3.5, but the 3.5 EcoBoost and V8 from 2014 will remain.
With its unprecedented utilization of aluminum, the 2015 Ford F-150 will go through a manufacturing process Ford claims technologically surpasses anything they've ever done. One thing's for sure, those enormous rivet guns are insane.
It's time for a mass extinction. The junkyard you once knew will need to evolve, or die. In the new era, just 20 years from now, nearly 14 billion pounds of aluminum from new 2015 Ford F-150 trucks will flood auto recycling facilities, and if things work out right, aluminum prices will never be the same again.