The three-valve head is dimensionally smaller than the two-valve design for the 5. While the most dramatic improvement in the F-150 driving experience comes on-road, Ford has steadily improved off-pavement performance. The forward end of the rail features a dome light console and a large storage bin module. At higher engine speeds, they do not affect the intake charge at all. The cabin is wider than ever before and its front seat is roomier, yet the door armrests extend far enough for smaller drivers to use comfortably.
Shifter is duct-taped closed after top plastic clip broke and whole assembly unraveled. Each series provides new attributes and comfort and convenience features — many of which are firsts in the full-size segment. To further combat unwanted noise, the new F-150 has inset doors with improved seals, thicker front side windows, a laminated dash panel and noise-blocking air extractor vents at the rear of the cab. It is a direct descendant of technology first used in fighter aircraft. This allows undisturbed maximum flow into the combustion chambers at wide-open throttle. The steering wheel has built-in controls for key audio and climate control functions. The flow-through console available on the f-150 lariat matches a center stack finished in woodgrain and warm steel trim.
The new F-150 offers two engine choices — a 5. For Regular Cab, it means 13 inches of secure storage space behind the seat. For SuperCab models, that extra length means increased rear-seat comfort for three adults in the rear seat. New larger standard wheel and tire combinations reside in straightforward circular wheel arches that visually communicate power. This contributes to confident, stress-free trailering, aided by powerful new braking capability. If the sensor detects no weight on the front passenger seat — or very little weight, such as a newspaper, a half-dozen bagels or work gloves — the passenger-side air bag is automatically turned off.
This produces seamless and consistent engine response, improved fuel economy and enhanced integration of vehicle systems, such as the transmission, variable camshaft timing, vehicle speed control and idle speed control. The entire frame is welded together, built to last. Customers can specify the pickup box according to load length and box style, with more choices than ever before. Plus, a class-exclusive new standard Tailgate Assist feature helps owners of all statures more easily open and close the gate. Not only does it offer capability that other vehicles don't but, unlike the barebones utilitarian trucks of the past, a modern pickup is a nice place to spend long hours. The new engine delivers 300 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 365 foot-pounds of torque at 3,750 rpm.
In addition, the new F-150 has endured the equivalent of more than 5 million cumulative miles of engine testing. The design also moves the shock absorber closer to the wheel for approximately 25-percent greater mechanical advantage, which allows for more precise shock tuning. Combined with exceptionally stiff door sills and door openings, the hydroformed frame is able to help keep the main section of the frame from twisting during an offset crash. This causes the fuel to mix more thoroughly, and to burn quickly and efficiently, with reduced emissions, particularly at idle. In a severe frontal impact, lower suspension control arms are designed to fracture, further absorbing crash energy. Replacing the mechanical throttle linkage is an accelerator position sensor, an electronic control circuit and an actuator at the throttle valve on the engine.
Ford has applied its expertise in driving dynamics to the best-selling vehicle in the world, and the result is a pickup truck that is responsive, confident while towing and robust and capable off-road. The result is increased stiffness and stronger attachment points for the brackets that attach the body and suspension to the frame — and minimal shake and shudder on rough roads. The combination makes for a calm, quiet confidence that all drivers will appreciate. Historically, Ford has led the industry with innovations such as a standard third door on SuperCab and the SuperCrew. The instrument panel and center console contain finely crafted stitched surfaces in Medium Pebble or Ebony, augmented by woodgrain touches on the doors and instrument panel center stack.
Still earns high marks for interior looks and feel, though. From the construction site to the house next door, the full-size pickup has earned its place in the fabric of American life. The F-150 suspension is designed to contribute to braking assurance, resisting body dive and counteracting natural toe-out forces under braking to provide the driver predictable, consistent stopping performance. The vented front discs have twin-piston calipers and are 330 millimeters 13 inches in diameter, an increase of 22 millimeters 0. Grab handles and optional running boards assist during entry and exit, and optional power-adjustable pedals join a standard tilt steering wheel for customizing the driving position.
Lariat owners use their trucks for a multitude of purposes from everyday driving and road trips, to towing boats or travel trailers. The bold front-end design conveys strength and symbolizes the powerful engine range. While final certification is not yet complete, Ford expects the new F-150 will offer competitive fuel economy. In the first moments of a frontal impact, the pretensioners pull the lap and shoulder belts tighter, which helps to reduce slack in the belts. Ninety percent of this torque is available at 2,000 rpm for strong towing performance and solid acceleration while hauling heavy loads.