I also appreciated that it is less complicated than a turbo and, perhaps, less likely to require maintenance down the road. The power is incredible, the room in the back makes it so I can have the drivers seat all the way back and everybody has plenty of leg room! I loved that one and decided I will always have the 150's as long as they don't change too much. The 6-speed 6R80 transmission SelectShift Automatic progressive range select and manual electric shift mode is a great combination especially for mountain or hill driving when you need to remain in the same gear on windy roads or downgrades. I expect to keep this truck another 10 years. Interior Design and Special Features In SuperCrew form, the 2011 Ford F-150 can comfortably seat four people, and you can squeeze in up to six in a pinch. Introduction For the better part of three decades, the Ford F-Series has been the best-selling vehicle in the United States, with the F-150 being the most popular model within the line. The navigation system includes an 8-inch screen with impressive clarity.
The transmission is a bit sensitive to slower parking lot speeds, tending to shift into 2nd gear, as it senses a 'lift-throttle event' as the time to up-shift. We're still quite happy with this vehicle. Even though that big 6. If you want even more power, then a is the best way to go from there. All come matched to a new six-speed automatic to optimize performance and fuel mileage.
With the 5L V-8 that gives a towing capacity of 11,000 pounds. The it tows really well too. 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. Safety Antilock disc brakes, stability control, trailer sway control and a full complement of airbags including front seat side and full-length side curtain are standard across the board. Sync makes listening to iTunes music a breeze so you don't have to get tired of talkative djs. It is a great road car except for the mileage! The EcoBoost, of course, can also tow more than the V8, able to haul 11,300 lbs. Really fun to drive, really easy to drive.
While we wish a diesel engine in the F-150 were on the option table — or an EcoBoost V8 — the EcoBoost V6 will make buyers happy. Its rear-hinged clamshell doors are also less useful than the traditional front-hinged doors of the Tundra and Ram. Only replaced climate control solenoid, everything else is good. Obviously, Ford has been doing a lot of things right with this truck, including giving it solid towing and hauling capabilities, respectable reliability, plenty of customization possibility and, with more recent generations, an easy-to-drive demeanor. It is not lacking for power after 60,000 miles on the engine. These kits are either complete coilover assemblies with adjustable ride height or lifted struts that give your truck some extra ride height while improving suspension performance both on and off the road. Driving Impressions The 2011 Ford F-150 delivers solid ride and handling dynamics for a full-size truck, and it's remarkably quiet at speed, a trademark of recent F-150s.
The most basic kind of leveling kits are , which basically consist of two pucks that install on top of your truck's front strut mounts and add ride height without overly effecting your truck's ride. Most of all it very comfortable and has height-adjustable brake and gas peddles to further accommodate the driving position. Perhaps the factory wheels could be a more standard size as the 17 inch wheel limits the tire choices, although the Dunlops are a great addition for replacement 2. Looks great and handles well. Is it harmful to the drive-train? Thanks to the more powerful engines, the F-150's tow ratings have gone up and range from 6,100 pounds with the 3.
The design and look of the dash and gauges is set up for good ergonomic interaction. Is there glare-absorbing chrome out there? A local police chief drove it when new and said he was going to six cylinder Ecoboost in his patrol cars! The six-speed automatic also felt occasionally abrupt as it kicked down when full throttle was applied, something not noticeable in the turbo V6. Very glad I purchased the base V6 engine from what I have read on other reviews. While spacers add ride height, if you want improved suspension performance, you'll need one of our. Each side got stuck once- driver's first which I got repaired, Passengers side next, which made my mind up to trade a vehicle I otherwise loved having and driving. There's also a new Lariat Limited trim level, revised feature availability and the adoption of electric-assist power steering.
. The SuperCab is still fairly roomy, but legroom is noticeably less generous. Now, getting some powerful bolt-on performance parts is all well and good, and getting the custom tuning to go along with them is even better, but what's best is getting both the parts you want and the tuning you need all in one place at a lower price than purchasing them all separately. Cargo box size choices vary as well: Regular cabs come with a 6. Starting things off is a new 302-horsepower 3. The cab is comfortable and well appointed. Having now driven both the EcoBoost and the 5.
Our drops the Solo Exhaust for a Stainless Works Cat-Back that's then paired with Stainless Works Long Tube Headers and catted mid-pipe for extremely impressive power gains. This is the only complaint I have about the mechanics of the vehicle. Primary Use: Utility towing boats, transporting cargo, etc. Yet the F-150 is a perennial best-seller because Ford listens to suggestions and criticisms from consumers and critics alike, and the 2011 Ford F-150 epitomizes this philosophy. The King Ranch, Platinum, Harley-Davidson and Lariat Limited are all similar to the Lariat but feature their own specialized wheels and exterior and interior trim.