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The 2016 Ford F-150 has received some acclaim for its use of aluminum body panels, but America's top-selling truck has a lot more going for it than just that. Of course, those panels cut down on weight, but let's not forget everything else that makes this truck great. Here are five other reasons why everyone else is trying to keep up with the Ford F-150.

Powerful and Fuel-Efficient Engines

Ford has jumped in all the way on the turbocharging craze, and who can blame them? The F-150 offers a twin-turbo Ecoboost 2.7-liter V6 that delivers a solid 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque or a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 with 365 hp and 420 lb-ft. That's a lot of power, but the best part is its efficiency. The 2.7-liter gets about 26 miles per gallon on the highway, while the 3.5-liter manages 24 mpg. Who needs a V8 with that type of fuel economy?

Incredible Capability

The F-150 is more than ready for any heavy load. Even the base trim level can tow 7,600 pounds, while the 3.5-liter turbo can handle a hefty 12,200 pounds, and the payload rating maxes out at 3,300 pounds -- more than 1.5 tons. The F-150 is actually crawling on the doorstep of its older siblings the F-250 and the F-350.

Light on Its Feet

This truck is now lighter than ever, and we weren't sure if the turbo or aluminum panels get the credit, or both for that matter. The acceleration is responsive, and the steering is light and precise. The whole truck just seems set up to make driving a breeze. Families are sure to make crew-cab trucks their vehicle choice. And why not? The F-150 has a friendly driving character that appeals to all members of the household.

Quality Interior

The F-150 has always prioritized function over form, and the latest version follows this trend. There is certainly more function inside this model year's version than before, but you also get soft-touch materials on the dash, crisp-looking gauges and a stunning 8-inch touchscreen. It isn't just rough and tough; it also has some classy touches.

Big-Rig Styling

For having the label as Ford's entry-level big truck, the F-150 looks like it might belong in the company's Super Duty lineup. It has a bold stance that projects power from every angle, and the front grille is Mack-truck massive. Some trucks are all show and no go, but the F-150 gives it all to you in one solid, good-looking package.

Autotrader Says:

America's favorite truck is appealing in so many ways. Whether it's the aluminum, its bold style or brawny power, one thing is for sure: The 2016 Ford F-150 needs to be at the top of your list.

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