The Ford F-150 pickup truck comes in several different classes, each with different upgrades and options. The XL is the most basic model. The XLT and STX are mid-range options, and the FX4 has the highest cost of the classes.Know More
The XL model typically has the lowest sticker price, and the STX and XLT models are slightly higher in cost. The FX4 is the most expensive of these Ford options, starting at $40,570 in 2014.
With all four options, buyers can choose from a Regular, Super or SuperCrew cab. In addition, the trucks come with either a 5.5- or 6.5-foot bed. An 8-foot bed is available with the XL and XLT. For customers who need to haul a trailer, the trailer-tow package is standard with the FX4; although, it is an available option with the other three models.
Each model has several engine options. Buyers of the XL, STX and XLT can choose between a 3.7-liter, V6 FFV engine or a 5.0-liter, V8 FFV engine. The 3.5-liter, V6 EcoBoost engine is a third option for the XL and XLT. A 6.2-liter, V8 engine is available for the XLT and FX4 models. Other options for the FX4 include the 3.5-liter, V6 EcoBoost engine or the 5.0-liter, V8 FFV engine.Learn more about Car Makes & Models
The 2014 Ford F-150 had recalls involving improper airbag suppression, brake light failure and loss of steering control. The 2012 model had recalls regarding the occupant classification system and illumination and backup lamp activation.Full Answer >
Ford F-150 trucks have an aluminum body wrapped around a steel frame for strength and durability, as of 2015. Ford claims that the use of aluminum in the truck's body and bed reduces the vehicle's weight by 700 pounds.Full Answer >
The towing capacity of the Ford F-150 pickup truck varies with engine size, wheelbase, drivetrain and model year; Ford F-150s with a V8 engine can tow up to 9,500 lbs. while newer and lighter models, like the 2015 Ford F-150, have smaller and lighter frames, and can tow approximately 8,500 lbs. The class of Ford F-150 trucks, like many pickups, comes in several options, which include base models and luxury editions. Some also come with extra features to enhance towing capacity, such as payload packages and additional hitches.Full Answer >
For new Ford F-150 trucks, try the "Find a Dealer" tool at Ford.com or online car-buying services like TrueCar and CarsDirect. Online classifieds located at Autotrader and Craigslist, as well as auction sites including eBay Motors, can be good sources for used F-150 models.Full Answer >