It is not lacking for power after 60,000 miles on the engine. Acceleration from a stop is seemingly instant. Even after five years of ownership, I think I am still learning. There are concerns with the EcoBoost. It has 302 horsepower and 278 pound-feet of torque in the F-150, which is better than the outgoing two-valve 4. But it can take some throttle-mashing to get the 3.
A local police chief drove it when new and said he was going to six cylinder Ecoboost in his patrol cars! From here, there are three upgrades to replace last year's 320-hp 5. We're still quite happy with this vehicle. Late 2010 2011 Ford F-150 3. Late 2010 2011 Ford F-150 5. So it may seem surprising that just two model years later, the lineup has undergone a significant update, with several key improvements to an already stout truck. Other than the Raptor's off-roading bits, most of the features found on the upper trim levels can be added to the lower trims as options.
The engines were fine, but not spectacular. Starting things off is a new 302-horsepower 3. There's no noticeable turbo lag and power is just as generous throughout the rpm range. I change the oil every 10k miles whether it needs it or not. New technology like this often doesn't come cheap. Introduction For the better part of three decades, the Ford F-Series has been the best-selling vehicle in the United States, with the F-150 being the most popular model within the line. In addition, the updated electric steering setup makes it easier to maneuver at low speeds, say, through a parking lot, and it's quick to respond on the highway without feeling twitchy.
The real king here, at least as Ford sees it, is the F-150's EcoBoost engine, a version of Ford's twin-turbocharged 3. Reverse-opening rear doors are standard on regular and SuperCabs for easier cab access, while SuperCrews have four full-size doors. My only complaint is that this early version of Sync is horrible. It is a great road car except for the mileage! All F-150s feature simple controls and good-quality materials by full-size truck standards. Buyers have a choice between two- and four-wheel drive on all versions of the F-150 except the Raptor, which has four-wheel drive as standard equipment.
We used the productivity screen, a feature inherited from the Super Duty, to gauge mpg on a stretch of the drive. Whether you're looking for a basic work truck, a plush family hauler, a rig you could run the Baja 1000 with or something with four wheels that proudly announces your allegiance to Harley-Davidson, there's bound to be an F-150 with your name on it. Prospective F-150 buyers will have the choice of four new engines, and for the first time since 2008, there are V-6 engines available, and two at that. Driving Impressions The 2011 Ford F-150 delivers solid ride and handling dynamics for a full-size truck, and it's remarkably quiet at speed, a trademark of recent F-150s. Reliable, comfortable capable truck by Bob E.
Ford anticipates a 20 percent improvement in fuel economy overall. There are even more trim levels in the F-150 range than when it won Truck of the Year. Throttle response feels much quicker than the outgoing V-8s, and while not quite as fast as the EcoBoost or the 6. Backseat comfort is superb thanks to abundant legroom, a flat floor and a seatback angle that's pleasantly reclined. For EcoBoost skeptics, Ford's all-aluminum 5. All come matched to a new six-speed automatic to optimize performance and fuel mileage. The added muscle and fuel economy for 2011 is a nice complement to an already impressive truck.
Other option highlights include a sunroof, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, a cargo management system, a stowable bed extender, a trailer brake controller, premium Sony audio system, a hard-drive-based navigation system with Sirius Travel Link and a rear-seat entertainment system. Late 2010 2011 Ford F-150 3. But as of the 2011 model year, those who loved the 4. Each side got stuck once- driver's first which I got repaired, Passengers side next, which made my mind up to trade a vehicle I otherwise loved having and driving. The SuperCrew can have either the 5. When driving around town and cruising on the highway, it has the fuel economy of a V-6.
But for the EcoBoost to be a success, two things have to happen: first, truck guys have to become convinced that these V-6s have the capability and the durability to be a better option than the V-8s they replace, and the price has to be right. There's also a new Lariat Limited trim level, revised feature availability and the adoption of electric-assist power steering. Some may be resolved by the time the engine becomes available in the first quarter of 2011, and some may be resolved over time. It wasn't all that long ago that the all-new took our Motor Trend Truck of the Year honors. Probably we could have gotten away with the stock axle and gained some fuel economy even though we sometimes tow two big horses. Its rear-hinged clamshell doors are also less useful than the traditional front-hinged doors of the Tundra and Ram.
The next concern is pricing. Yet the F-150 is a perennial best-seller because Ford listens to suggestions and criticisms from consumers and critics alike, and the 2011 Ford F-150 epitomizes this philosophy. Oh, and it runs on regular unleaded. Even with all of that, it's going to take time before truck buyers can accept a V-6 as being as capable or reliable as a V-8 doing the same amount of work, and we're not sure the engine will be received with open arms by hard-core truck people. There were grades and stops, and some traffic, but the EcoBoost we tested got 22. Aimed at those who work out of their trucks, Ford's Work Solutions options include an in-dash computer with Internet access, a Midbox storage system a lockable compartment located between the cab and bed and Tool Link a system that keeps tabs on tools stored in the truck's box via radio-frequency tracking. Ford hasn't yet released a specific breakdown of how much the EcoBoost option will boost the price.