All come matched to a new six-speed automatic to optimize performance and fuel mileage. The full-size truck market is very competitive, and rivals such as the , and are certainly capable. I expect to keep this truck another 10 years. 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. Our two favorites are the integral tailgate step that makes clambering into the box easy and the spring-out box side steps that make reaching into the vehicle's deep cargo box much more convenient. But don't think they skimped on creature comforts, as the 2011 Ford F-150 offers increasing levels of luxury from among its 35 variants. Ever increasing competition, however, has forced Ford to step up its game, especially in the one area the F-150 has shown vulnerability in the past: Power.
As an interesting point, when you are rolling along at low speed and put the pedal to the metal, the turbos spool quickly and send all that torque to the wheels — enough to bark the tires at a roll. It is a great road car except for the mileage! Very glad I purchased the base V6 engine from what I have read on other reviews. The added muscle and fuel economy for 2011 is a nice complement to an already impressive truck. A turbocharger is also included as an economical means of increasing performance. At the end of my time with the EcoBoost powered F150 it left me with no questions as to why this engine has become the dominant force in the F150 lineup with over 40% of the trucks sold last month coming with this great new engine. And that was with the six-speed automatic. 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.
A look at the Fair Purchase Price on kbb. The tires on the vehicle appear to have been recently replaced. Yet, despite what seems initially like shortcomings, has made this engine its franchise player, declaring a V-6 the top-of-the-line engine. Every customer get's the same price! Its rear-hinged clamshell doors are also less useful than the traditional front-hinged doors of the Tundra and Ram. The mission of Torque News is funded by advertising, hosted on the website. 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. Next up is a 5.
Not too shabby for a 4×4 Supercrew. Even after five years of ownership, I think I am still learning. A twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 is offered, a first for this segment and an engine that promises both strong performance and good fuel economy. I will say though, that it is definitely better than the 5. Roomy SuperCrew Cab The cab in the 2011 SuperCrew is so roomy it out-measures some full-size sedans. In fact, the rear-seat legroom is absolutely limousine-like, and the mechanically articulated second-row seat flips up and out of the way, delivering an ample 57. 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.
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. But the Ford also offers a number of unique and useful perks, among these a flat rear floor, generous passenger room in crew cabs, a deployable step that eases access to the bed and Ford's Sync multimedia voice command system. Folks I have talked to and things I have read seem to indicate that 7,000 mile break in is the magic number where things get a lot better. The EcoBoost very easily pulled the 5,000lb trailer from 30mph up to 65mph with no hesitation, allowing me to settle safely into traffic. Well, the 2011 Ford F-150 suffers no such weakness. Cargo-carrying capacity in the SuperCrew's cab is also excellent. Std Std Axle Ratio, 3.
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. Packed with features and truly a pleasure to drive! Interstate highway testing temperatures were in the low-eighties. My only complaint is that this early version of Sync is horrible. When Ford introduced the 2011 F150 with the EcoBoost engine, they did something that no other automaker had ever done — offering a twin turbocharged V6 engine in a pickup with the claims that it would beat V8 competitors and other engines in the F150 lineup. Odometer is 35455 miles below market average! I pulled this trailer around the area for about an hour on a 95 degree day, including both highway and city driving on paved and unpaved roads. In what Ford bills as the most extensive powertrain overhaul in the 62-year history of the F-Series pickup, a total of four all-new engines and a new six-speed automatic transmission move the F-150 to the top of the horsepower and fuel economy charts. 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.
I also happened to find out that the EcoBoost F150 will very easily handle a Nissan Titan in a short sprint…just in case you are looking to buy your next truck to do some drag racing. 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. But cool tech like cooling jets should keep anyone with towing in mind relaxed. Very glad I purchased the base V6 engine from what I have read on other reviews. The potent new powertrains more than silence complaints we've had in the past about Ford's performance deficit. Vehicle Details The 2011 Ford F-150's interior is both attractive and functional.
Perhaps the only shortfall with the 2011 F-150 is the lack of a diesel option, but the four new gasoline engines available — two V6s and two V8s — offer reasonable fuel economy, aided significantly by the addition of a six-speed automatic transmission. If you can make the case for a diesel, go for it. Pickup-truck buyers, after all, notoriously favor the tried-and-true. For that money, you only add five horsepower which peaks at a lower rpm. We have over 1800 cars available to us, to help you find your exact match. After 7,000 miles it seems to be getting better and better and better.
Obviously, Ford has been doing a lot of things right with this truck, including giving it solid towing and hauling capabilities, respectable reliability, plenty of customization possibility and, with more recent generations, an easy-to-drive demeanor. A look at the Fair Purchase Price on kbb. Fords next option should be an F-100 with a smaller ecoboost and 17-24 4×4 mpg with a sticker of 30k Leave a Comment Name Mail Website. My test F150 was a 4x4, which is said to yield 15mpg around town, 21 on the open road and a combined average of 17mpg. Vehicle Details The 2011 Ford F-150's interior is both attractive and functional.