Last year, pickup truck sales continued strong throughout the industry, and Ford led with 909,000 units sold. Ford has led the industry for the last 41 years. That a significantly lead over the second place Chevrolet Silverado, at 320,000 units sold.
The Ford F-150 can be ordered with 6 engine choices. The 3.5L EcoBoost V6 in the Limited trim boasts a best-in-class 375 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission with a SelectShift manual mode. Torque is readily available across the speed range for instant acceleration and tremendous performance. Capable of hauling over 2,300 pounds and towing over 10,000 pounds, this truck is especially suited for industrial-strength heavy duty. Fuel economy for this engine in a 4×4 drive configuration is 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway for a combined 19 mpg average.
Power running boards are easy to operate, making it easy to enter the cab regardless of individual height.
Leather-trimmed, heated and ventilated 10-way power-adjustable front bucket seats are complemented by heated leather-wrapped steering wheel and center console. All these features add to an ideal functioning cab.
60/40 flip-up split rear bench seat with dual climate control add to a comfortable environment.
The 8.1-inch center stack touchscreen places communication and entertainment within easy reach. Honestly the screen appeared a little too small for me. I would have preferred a 10-inch screen that is affiliated with an upgraded trim.
Voice-Activated Navigation offers turn-by-turn direction and vivid 3D maps on the SYNC 3 touchscreen, and pinch gesture support allows for a closer look. SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link help you to get around heavy traffic. It also provides fuel prices plus station and restaurant locations. The Limited model is standard-equipped with the Technology Package which includes a 360-degree camera, Active Park Assist, and Lane Keeping System.
Also standard on the Limited trim are B&O Sound System, Ice Blue Ambient Lighting, Intelligent Access with Push Button Start, and power sliding rear window with privacy glass and defroster. Keyless entry system lets you get in the vehicle without fumbling with keys, and perimeter anti-theft alarm keeps your valuable truck safe.
Outside, the chrome grille has the quad beam LED headlamps integrated into its lines. Moving down, in the bumper you will find LED fog lamps. All these handsome Lariat sport appearance package rests on 18-inch six-spoke aluminum wheels.
The 2019 F-150’s NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating is one of the highest in the industry, scoring 5-star for overall, frontal crash, and side crash categories. In the roll-over category it received an impressive 4-star rating.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price is $67,315 for the Limited model. This is the most expensive model in the lineup.
Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking are part of the Technology Package mentioned earlier. Twin Panel Moonroof is also standard on this top-of-line model. On this fully-loaded model you can still add the $995 Trailer Tow Package. As the name would suggest, it adds some hardware for towing.
For 40-years, Ford’s F Series has been America’s best-selling truck! “Built Ford Tough,” has been the battle cry.
This Ford truck isn’t just for work, but for play as well. It is big, comfortable, safe, and loaded with the latest technology. Whether you wear a suit or overalls, Ford allows you to sit tall. Every need for comfort or communication is within reach. Though big and bold Ford trucks handle superbly whether towing a trailer or hauling a payload. Ford is safe, quiet, economical and fun to drive. Yep, that’s a Ford Truck.
3-year/36,000-mile Bumper to Bumper Warranty
5-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Warranty
5-year/unlimited-mile Corrosion Perforation Warranty
5-year/60,000-mile Roadside Assistance
Durhl Caussey writes a car column read around the world. He may be reached at this paper or firstname.lastname@example.org.