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…
While the Hummer carries most of the historical weight of the blowhard puffed chest Bush Years, it’s the Pre-Recession Ford F-150 that most encapsulates the bland bigness of the era, as Regular Car Reviews explains.
When people buy a truck, it’s typically based on all sorts of capability-based specifications (or longstanding familial preference). How much load can it carry? How much can it tow? Can it take a .50 caliber bullet to the nose and keep trucking? What about an anti-tank shell?
A report out of Dearborn, Michigan says an aluminum Ford F-150 has been spotted running around with manufacturer camouflage and a diesel engine that sources say is the same 3.0 turbodiesel powering the new Range Rover.
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?
The Ford F-150 is the quintessential American truck. What do you need to know before you buy a Ford F-150? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in the Ultimate Buyer’s Guide.
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.
This weekend, we took the off-road version of the new Ford F-150 pickup through the highest elevation trail in California. It’d be a test for its new turbocharged engine and its ability on dirt, rocks and sand. Could America’s best selling vehicle hack it?
A Ford F-150 weighs about 4800 lbs. Sure, if you run out of gas and need to push it off the road, you could put it in neutral and inch it forward.
Just now, I got in my press-fleet F150 2.7L EcoBoost to go pick up my kid from preschool, and this is what greets me. The bird, flipped right at me. The F150 telling me — in clear, confident pixels — that I should sit, and then, perhaps, spin. Well fuck you too, F150.
Here's a great example of trucks helping trucks, and an even better opportunity for Ford fanboys to fap themselves silly. The snowdump might be finished, but the streets of Chicago look pretty hopeless in the aftermath and this F-150 pulls off a righteous recovery effort.