There's also a new Lariat Limited trim level, revised feature availability and the adoption of electric-assist power steering. 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. The Lariat offers upscale interior trim, leather upholstery, heated eight-way power driver and passenger seats with power-adjustable lumbar, power-adjustable pedals, a power-sliding rear window and dual-zone automatic climate control. The navigation system includes an 8-inch screen with impressive clarity. The SuperCrew can have either the 5. Later in the model year, a twin-turbo 3.
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. It is not lacking for power after 60,000 miles on the engine. Cargo box size choices vary as well: Regular cabs come with a 6. Shop the extensive inventory of including! I expect to keep this truck another 10 years. 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.
The King Ranch, Platinum, Harley-Davidson and Lariat Limited are all similar to the Lariat but feature their own specialized wheels and exterior and interior trim. Probably we could have gotten away with the stock axle and gained some fuel economy even though we sometimes tow two big horses. All the sizes are available in leather or cloth. Safety Antilock disc brakes, stability control, trailer sway control and a full complement of airbags including front seat side and full-length side curtain are standard across the board. With the 5L V-8 that gives a towing capacity of 11,000 pounds. Our only main complaint last year was a lack of power compared to its burlier rivals.
We're still quite happy with this vehicle. The full-size truck market is very competitive, and rivals such as the , and are certainly capable. Powertrains and Performance This year brings an all-new engine lineup. What's New for 2011 For 2011 the Ford F-150 gets an all-new, all-powerful engine lineup, effectively addressing the one main weakness in this best-selling pickup. I change the oil every 10k miles whether it needs it or not. Plenty of power and reliability. Well, the 2011 Ford F-150 suffers no such weakness.
All engines are matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. It adds luxury features like 10-way power driver and passenger seats, heated front and rear seats, and interior wood accents. The SuperCab is still fairly roomy, but legroom is noticeably less generous. Interior Design and Special Features In SuperCrew form, the 2011 Ford F-150 can comfortably seat four people, and you can squeeze in up to six in a pinch. 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.
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. From here, there are three upgrades to replace last year's 320-hp 5. Reliable, comfortable capable truck by Bob E. Next up is a 5. This year there's a completely new and robust engine lineup for America's favorite pickup.
Cargo-carrying capacity in the SuperCrew's cab is also excellent. The base engine is now a 3. Its rear-hinged clamshell doors are also less useful than the traditional front-hinged doors of the Tundra and Ram. Its 2010 ratings which aren't comparable to the new ones were exemplary, as the F-150 earned a perfect five stars in the government's front- and side-impact tests. The potent new powertrains more than silence complaints we've had in the past about Ford's performance deficit. 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.
Even after five years of ownership, I think I am still learning. All F-150s feature simple controls and good-quality materials by full-size truck standards. And then there's the biggest dog, the 6. Very glad I purchased the base V6 engine from what I have read on other reviews. 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.
The Limited Ford F-150 wheels are normally optional 18 inches, but 22-inch wheels are optional. . The F-150 has not been rated using the government's new, more strenuous 2011 crash testing procedures. The Limited has a regular cab, a super cab, or a crew cab. Reverse-opening rear doors are standard on regular and SuperCabs for easier cab access, while SuperCrews have four full-size doors. The Ford F-150 Limited pickup truck, also called the Lariat Limited, delivers style, comfort, performance, ride, and hauling ability. A local police chief drove it when new and said he was going to six cylinder Ecoboost in his patrol cars! 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.
The added muscle and fuel economy for 2011 is a nice complement to an already impressive truck. All come matched to a new six-speed automatic to optimize performance and fuel mileage. 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. The Ford F-150 Limited comes with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive and a V6 or a V8 engine. Backseat comfort is superb thanks to abundant legroom, a flat floor and a seatback angle that's pleasantly reclined.