Ford F150 Review

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How Much Does the Ford F-150 Cost?

”The Ford F-150 has a base price of $27,380, which is lower than most full-size trucks’ starting prices. However, that’s for the base trim, which has few features. If you want the F-150 for something other than a work truck, you’re talking about a starting price of $32,970 for the XLT trim.

There are several higher trims, and there are some big jumps in price. The popular Lariat trim starts at about $40,700, and the high-performance Raptor costs nearly $50,000. For the highest trim in the lineup – the Limited – you’re looking at a starting price north of $60,000. That’s high, but there are other full-size trucks with similarly expensive top trims.”


Which Is Better: Ford F-150 or Ram 1500?

The Ram 1500 has the lowest starting price in the class, and its higher trims cost less than the F-150’s. The Ford is much more capable, with a max towing capacity that’s more than 2,500 pounds higher than the Ram’s. However, the Ram delivers probably the smoothest ride in the class, which definitely counts for something. The Ram also offers a turbodiesel engine that’s more fuel-efficient than any F-150 engine, though Ford will introduce a turbodiesel for the F-150 later this year. The Ram has one of the nicest cabins in the class, featuring high-end materials even in its lower trims. The Ram’s seats are comfortable, and the rear seats have plenty of legroom. Its Uconnect infotainment system is incredibly easy to use as well. These two trucks bring different things to the table. The Ram 1500 has a more comfortable cabin and better ride quality, but the F-150 can tow heavier loads.

The Latest Generation

The latest and 13th generation Ford F-150 was released for the 2015 model year, boasting an all-new aluminum body, new exterior and interior styling, a new host of new safety features, a multi-camera parking aid, integrated loading ramps, a rearview camera with trailer hitch assist, and new engines including a 3.5-liter V-6 and a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6. The 5.0-liter V-8 and 3.5-liter EcoBoost were carried over from the previous model, but Ford continued to see a gradual shift from V-8s to its EcoBoost V-6 options. During 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year testing, we noted that we liked the EcoBoost engine and new technology but did not like its real-world economy, wonky shifter, and jittery ride.  No Lincoln variants exist anymore, as the F-150 lineup offers a couple high-end trims to satisfy luxury-minded truck buyers who might also consider a GMC Sierra Denali truck.