2011 Ford F150 Truck
Benefits of Driving a 2011 Ford F150 Truck
Ford claims class-leading fuel economy, as well as best-in-class towing and horsepower for both its base V6 engine as well as both of the available V8s. Ford also says that it's the only automaker to offer a 6-speed automatic transmission across its entire model lineup. The F-150 is also the only full-size pickup so far to offer electric power steering, which saves fuel and gives an improved steering feel.
What's new for 2011?
The Ford F-150 has an all-new roster of engines for 2011, including Ford's first-ever turbocharged. The entire engine lineup is now mated to 6-speed automatic transmissions. The EcoBoost V6 is also one for the history books--a turbocharged V6 that claims to provide V8 power and torque with V6 fuel economy, while still maintaining truck-duty standards of durability. The already extensive lineup of F-150 models has also been expanded to include Lariat Limited and XLT Custom models. Newly available on some F-150 trims is a message center that includes a 4.2-inch display screen that shows trip computer functions, towing performance and off-roading information. The system also includes a higher-resolution rearview camera display.
- Smooth, strong new powertrain lineup
- fuel efficiency
- class-leading towing and payload capacities
- wide range of models for all budgets, tastes, and needs
- available luxury features
There are now four different engines offered on the F-150: a 302-hp, 3.7L V6; a 360-hp, 5.0L; a 411-hp, 6.2L V8; and a 365-hp, 3.5L turbocharged V6. All four come hooked only to a 6-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul mode and they can be had with either rear- or 4-wheel drive. There are also several cab lengths, and Regular, SuperCab and SuperCrew cab styles.