Just Like Apple Pie: 2016 Ford F-150 Lariat Supercrew 4×4
The concept of pickup trucks as well as big burly V-8’s are about as American as warm apple pie as well as vanilla ice cream. You just can’t have one without the additional. So when Ford introduced the F-150 with two twin-turbocharged V-6’s that will were just as powerful as well as just as capable as a gas-guzzling V-8, the idea left some of the hardcore truck buyers scratching their heads as well as rethinking the possibilities. Yet, Ford still decided to bring back a V-8 for those junkies that will still aren’t convinced.
While the thought behind a large 5.0-liter V-8 has one thinking the idea’s more geared for hauling, think again. The smaller 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 provides 420lb-f torque, 10,600lbs of towing capacity – that will’s 1600 more than the V-8 as well as cost about $400 more than the $800 tacked onto our 8-cylinder here. Which makes us think, has the V-8 engine gone soft? Being the same motor used from the Mustang, the idea certainly has no problem scooting along taking just over 6-seconds to 60 mph producing 385-horsepower as well as 387lb-ft of torque. the idea can lay down some impressive linear power through the smooth shifting six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode. While the completely new 10-speed is actually hitting the EcoBoost Engine’s – that will six speed here allocates the gears fairly promptly when called upon. Of Course the EcoBoost as well as all those 10-forward gears is actually aimed towards fuel economy, however that will Great ole fashion V-8 comes in roughly the same EPA eating up as much fuel as pavement averaging 16 mpg combined on regular octane gas. However having the $395 36-gallon fuel range extender meant fewer stops at the pump, just more money became available of our pockets in one giant lump.
There is actually something oh so right about having a V-8 in a full-size pick-up. Its smooth operation send tingles through our bodies as the idea smoothly accelerates. The lightweight aluminum Centeng makes the F-150 nimble as well as somewhat agile. as well as because its light-weight, the idea’s easy to maneuver around through the lightly weighted steering wheel which also makes the idea a breeze to park. Ride quality is actually supple through the 18-inch wheels like a premium sedan absorbing most of the day to day rough stuff – almost smooth enough to drink your venti soy no foam latte with an extra shot of expresso while on the go.
Our samplers hefty 58-thousand dollar cost tag was sure to shock the public’s ear when called open the infamous, “how much” question. as well as while that will is actually the mid-level Lariat trim, just think there are three more trim levels above that will: King Ranch, Platinum as well as Limited, that will can all push way beyond that will $65k range. the idea is actually to say however, our Lariat was a $6995 trim upgrade that will included a series of tech like blind spot, remote start, LED-Side Mirror Spot Lights, Navigation as well as a few additional trinkets.
that will F-150 wasn’t without its comfort features of generous leather, 10-way power seats, a power adjustable steering wheel as well as pedals with memory, heated/ventilated front seats as well as heated outboard rear seats. Cabin space is actually loaded with soft touch materials as well as faux wood trim to simulate the finer side of luxury – if you go lower than the Lariat, you won’t find such elegance. as well as for those that will still don’t quite understand how to reverse which has a trailer, the Trailer assists as is actually as easy to use as… well pushing the button as well as twisting the knob I suppose – after going through a rigorous detailed catalog through the digital information cluster.
Apple pie without ice cream is actually just apple pie – the idea’ nothing too exciting as well as a bit dry. A truck without a V-8 is actually, well, is actually the idea definitely a truck. Ford has proven that will theory wrong with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6. although if you need a city going pick-up that will can tow your household trailer to discharge some lawn clippings at the local dump or some water recreations to the lake, than the 5.0-liter V-8 might just be all you’ll need – plus who can deny that will sound of a Great ole V-8.
|2016 Ford F-150 4X4 Supercrew Base cost:||$45,440|
|As Tested (including Options & Destination):||$57,455|
|5.0-liter V-8 – 385-Horsepower/387lb-ft torque, 6-Speed Automatic – 0-60MPH: ±6.5 seconds|
|EPA MPG: 15/21/17 (city/highway/combined) – SSB Average: 16 MPG’s – Fuel Range: 665 Miles (with 36-Gallon Fuel Range Extender ($395 Option)|