F-150 proved to be one of the best selling trucks in USA. 2016 model won’t suffer significant exterior makeover, but a great effort was done in terms of improvement of fuel economy and performance. The towing capacity of new 2016 Ford F 150 goes from 7,600 pounds up to impressive 12,200 pounds. Aluminum body that was built on a steel frame got 500 pounds off of its weight, which improved both on and off road performances of this vehicle.
Exterior and Interior
Exterior design of new 2016 Ford F 150 is mostly based on Ford Atlas concept. Therefore, there won’t be many substantial changes of the exterior look. New F 150 gained 6 inches in length, comparing to previous models. 17 inches wheels are also a step forward in this model. The front grille was redesigned and enlarged. LED headlights will come as standard.
Interior of new Ford F 150 will assure both comfort and safety. High quality materials were used for upholstering. Glass roof will provide a genuine enjoyment while driving through starry night. The cabin is spacious enough for both front seat and back seat passengers. As of high tech gadgets, there will be a 8 inch touch screen display, infotainment system and many advanced safety features.
Major changes in terms of engine type in new 2016 Ford F 150 we can expect in terms of improved fuel efficiency. The base model will come with 3,5 liter Ecoboost V6 engine with capability to develop 283hp. That engine could be paired with 10-speed transmission and a 4-wheel drive. EPA figures claim to be 25 MPG even at a towing maximum of 7,600 pounds. Better agility and improved fuel efficiency might be expected at 2.7-liter turbo V-6. This one can produce 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque and has towing capacity up to 8,500 pounds. Higher trim levels will come with 5.0-liter V-8, capable to produce 385 horsepower, but you might find twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 even more interesting. That one can develop 365 hp and has towing capacity of 12,200 pounds. EPA figures for V8 are 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg in highway. Standard transmission for all engines will be a six-speed automatic. You might choose either 4×4 or 4×2 drive configuration.
2016 Ford F 150 Release date and Price
New Ford F 150 will be presented at the USA showrooms at the end of 2015. Official arrivale date hasn’t been comfirmed zet, bt we assume it will come out on market at the beginning of 2016. The price will start at about $25,000 and it will rise for higher trim levels up to approximately $55,000.