Review: 2016 Ford F-150

2016 F150 front quarter

The Specs:

Engine 3.5L V6
282hp @ 6250rpm

Fuel Economy 18/24MPG
City/Highway

Tourque 253FT-LBS
@ 4250rpm

Transmission 6Speed
Shiftable Automatic

Performance

Of course, a good pickup must be a true performer. Ford offers four engines with best-in-class capabilities. A standard V-6 and a twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 offers best-in-class highway fuel economy yet it still generates 325 horsepower and can pull 8,500lbs. Finally, the hard-working V8 has a top towing capacity of 12,200lbs.

2016 f150 hauling boat out of water

Interior

For the basics, the Ford Tradesmen is the go-to truck. The trim ladder adds more and more good stuff. The larger cabnins offer bigger rear seats and if you are hauling cargo instead of people the seats collapse into the floor for maximum cargo space.

2016 f150 interior seating
2016 f150 interior dashboard

The latest technologies such as dual-climate thermostats and remote start are a must. As the trims go up you start looking at ventilated front seats and heated seats in both rows along with advanced dash tech and amenities.

Features

In this vehicle, you will find a first-in-class Pro Trailer Backup Assistâ„¢ that works well with the available Dynamic Hitch Assist. Both systems turn any driver from a towing novice to a seasoned pro with just an easy turn of a knob. Direct your hitch ball to the trailer receiver with the assistance of a guideline with the available Dynamic Hitch Assist while the available 360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display uses four cameras to help you see all sides of the truck and patches the images together, projecting them on a center stack screen. Six standard airbags help protect all passengers and reduces the risk of injury during a collision. The fully inflated rear safety belts distribute crash energy across the occupant's body - five times more than a non-inflatable safety belt. The F-150 is also equipped with the New Sync3, bluetooth-capable, sound system and dash system that adds a backup camera among other features.

Saftey

National Highway Traffic Saftey Administration

After extensive testing by the National Highway Traffic Saftey Administration, the 2016 Ford F-150 earned all five stars. By comparison, some rivals have not been able to achieve this milestone. Ford's SOS post-post crash system can summon emergency response, just one feature among others that many other manufacturers do not offer. Blind-spot monitors and and cross-traffic alerts are avaliable along with a lane-keeping system. Adaptive cruise control adds a collision warning with automatic break support.