The two big stories surrounding the 2015 Ford F-150 is the extensive use of aluminum, saving 700 pounds of weight over the previous truck, and the introduction of the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine. Both of these changes should affect F-150 buyers at the pump, and now we know by how much. Today, Ford announced the EPA fuel economy ratings on the 2015 Ford F-150. For those buying a 4×2 … [Read more…]

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There is a great deal of excitement around the mostly-aluminum 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck. Since the announcement back in January, Ford claims demand for the new truck is at a record high. It’s a big deal for Ford. They sell a new F-150 truck every 42 seconds, on average, so dramatically changing the truck is a big deal. Another big deal is converting the production … [Read more…]

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A couple of weeks back, I was able to be one of the first people to drive the aluminum body 2015 Ford F-150 in San Antonio, and it is a considerable upgrade from the previous truck. The 2015, aside from the aluminum, has options that have never before been seen on a pickup truck from any manufacturer. Active lane keep assistance, radar cruise control, a 360 degree camera … [Read more…]

Recently, I had the opportunity to be one of the first non-Ford people in the world to drive the 2015 Ford F-150 at the global media launch in San Antonio, and I must say I’m pleased with the new truck. By utilizing aluminum instead of steel for most of the body, Ford managed to shave 700 or so pounds out of their new truck. A lighter truck should improve handling and … [Read more…]

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Last week, we were in San Antonio, Texas for the Texas Auto Writers Association 2014 Texas Truck Rodeo. During our time at Knibbe Ranch, we had an opportunity to drive nearly 75 vehicles to determine the 2014 Truck of Texas. The Truck of Texas title is one of the biggest awards in the truck industry, and provides the winning manufacturer the ability to spend millions … [Read more…]

The Ford F-150 is the nation’s best-selling truck. A new F-150 is sold every 42 seconds, which also happens to be the answer to everything, but we digress. This incredible feat of sales must mean that Ford is producing a great truck, so we took the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the 2014 F-150 XLT for an extended test to find out. While not being perfect, we found the … [Read more…]

Ford’s Special Vehicle Team (SVT) is responsible for quite a few special vehicles. The F-150 Lightning, the SVT Focus and the Shelby GT500 are just a few of their popular items. In 2010 the SVT produced the Raptor. The Raptor is designed to be a truck that is more capable off-road than on. It is a truck that can run the Baja 1000 straight off the assembly line. For 2013 Ford … [Read more…]

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