There is a Ford F-150 for everyone within the incredibly diverse lineup! Certain F-150 models boast the biggest payload, highest tow rating and the best gasoline fuel economy in the half-ton segment! Ford also made the switch to the revolutionary all-aluminum body! If you are thinking about purchasing a used F-150, read our review below!
What are some the features available for the models of a used F-150?
The Ford F-150 is part of the full-size pickup truck and comes in three cab styles; the regular, the extended (Supercab) and the crew cab (Supercrew). There are also three-bed lengths; the 5.5, 6.5 or 8-foot bed. And then there are six tier levels, the XL, the XLT, the Lariat, the King Ranch, the Platinum and the top of the line Limited. The XL model comes with tons of great standard features like automatic headlights, 17-inch steel wheels, trailer connections that are pre-wired and trailer sway control on the exterior! The interior features include a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a cloth-upholstered front bench with 40/20/40 split, a 2.3-inch driver information screen, crank windows, air conditioning, a central 4.2-inch display screen, a radio with four speaker and an auxiliary audio input, plus Bluetooth! The Supercab and Supercrew models get an additional rear seat 60/40 split as well as two additional speakers! The XL can add the optional 101A package which adds convenience features like power windows locks and even a power tailgate, a cargo management system, cruise control, remote keyless entry, SYNC voice control, a 4.2-inch driver info screen and smartphone-app integration! The King Ranch model adds a great western theme to the exterior and interior of the F-150 and is offered only in the Supercrew cab style. The Platinum model gets more luxury and contemporary design with additional features like running boards that are power-deployable, aluminum interior trim, and 20-inch wheels. Lastly, the top of the line Limited trim which builds upon all the other trims standard features with unique styling details and 22-inch wheels!
What kind of engine options does a used Ford F-150 offer?
The base engine for the Ford F-150 is a 3.5-liter V6 that generates 282 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque. The fuel economy of this engine was estimated at 25 mpg on the highway by the EPA with rear drive (four-wheel drive is estimated at 23 mpg on the highway). The first engine option is a 2.7-liter V6 that produces 325 horsepower and 375 lb-ft of torque. The EPA estimated this engine with a fuel efficiency of 26 mpg on the highway with rear-wheel drive (the four-wheel drive system gets 23 mpg on the highway). The next engine option is a 5.0-liter V8 that creates 385 horsepower, and 387 lb-ft of torque is great for towing! This engine gets 22 mpg on the highway with rear-wheel drive and 21 mpg with four-wheel drive. The last engine is the top of the line 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 that produces 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. With the two-wheel drive system this engine reaches 24 mpg on the highway, and with four-wheel drive, it gets up to 23 mpg. A six-speed automatic transmission is matched with all the engine options. The towing of this incredible truck ranges from 7,600 pounds to 12,200 pounds perfect for all jobs and weekend projects!
What kind safety features are include with a used F-150?
A used F-150 comes with loads of standard features like stability and traction control, antilock brakes, full-length side curtain airbags, trailer sway control and even automatic crash notification via paired cell phones. A safety feature standard on the XLT trims and above is Ford’s MyKey which can monitor the truck and allow parents to set things like speed and volume limits for teen drivers! Available safety features for all trims include a rearview camera, surround-view camera, rear parking sensors, forward collision warning system (that can even pre-charges the brakes for maximum response), a blind spot monitor, lane-departure prevention, rear cross traffic alert and even inflatable rear seatbelts!
If you are thinking about purchasing a used truck we think that a Ford F-150 is a perfect choice! There are so many variations we know that there is a perfect truck on our lot for you! Come into Sunset Trucks today to try out some of the features and take an F-150 for a test drive!