With 2018, comes yet another, meaner, and leaner version of the Ford F-150 pickup. But what makes this new Ford F-150 pickup better than the others? Read on to know more.
Pickup trucks’ sales have skyrocketed in the past few years, with more and more luxury brands creating enviable models of the humble pickup truck. The Ford F-150 is among the popular and the biggest selling vehicles in the country. Ford, starting all the way from the 2001 Ford F-150, has consistently strived to improve the pickup trucks they offer so as to meet the demands of their customers. The 2011 F-150 came equipped with a 260 HP engine and a towing capacity of around 8,000 lbs; the 2001 crew cab model took Americans by surprise. It also had a larger passenger-sitting area, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, and power-adjusted pedals.
The Ford F-150: V6 or V8
If you’re considering purchasing the new Ford F-150, then you’ll eventually find yourself at the crossroads of the engine dilemma. Should you for the classic 5.0-litre V8 or the Turbo Ecoboost V6? Of course, the latter will cost you about $1500 extra and has a capacity of 3.5 liters.
Of course, the former is as good a choice as any, since the V8 requires little maintenance on the road and is a lot simpler to use and handle. Both engines also offer you fuel economy like no other in pickup trucks. Ford also guarantees you around 9.7L/100 on the highway; so you’re sure to reach many 1000 km marks with a full tank on the 136-liter tank capacity.
The V8 engine easily hits the 96 km mark in less than 8 seconds. The towing ability of the F-150 is around 10,000 lbs., which is also a decent place to start for a novice buyer. So, this engine is a great choice.
However, if you trust what Ford has to offer, then the V6 would be a better option. This is because the 365 horsepower engined coupled with the 96 km mark in under 7 seconds, makes your entire driving experience surreal. You get a towing power of around 11,300 lbs and Ford also guarantees that you save more with its better fuel economy.
Ford F-150 pricing
The MSRP on Ford changes, depending upon your location of purchase and the model you are looking for. The MSRP of the 2016 Ford F-150 is most commonly seen in dealerships; so if you’re buying a resale car, then you may not stand to benefit much.
If you do your research well, you will be sure to find the model you prefer the most, with the engine strength of your choice and a favorable pricing.