2014 FORD F-150
I bought a Ford F150 Supercrew cab because of the fuel efficiency ratings for the 3.7L engine, the driver comfort and the roominess of the back seat. It's too soon to know how good the fuel economy will be but the comfort and performance has been all I had hoped for. I wish the front end crash test ratings had been a little better.
by MIKE COTTINGHAM
2014 Ford F-150 Description
The Ford F-150 is a full-size pickup truck sold in regular, SuperCab and SuperCrew body styles. It is available in short, standard and long bed layouts and in rear- and four-wheel drive configurations. The 2014 Ford F-150 is available in XL, STX, XLT, FX2, Lariat, FX4, King Ranch, SVT Raptor, Platinum and Limited editions.
The 2014 Ford F-150 offers four engine choices. A 3.7-liter, V6 engine is standard and generates 302 horsepower. A turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 is available and produces 365 horsepower. A 5.0-liter V8 engine makes 360 horsepower and a 6.2-liter V8 engine produces 411 horsepower. All four engines come paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Models equipped with the 3.7-liter V6 engine are rated as high as 17/23 mpg city/highway. The turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 is rated up to 16/22 mpg city/highway. The 5.0-liter V8 engine is rated as high as 15/21 mpg city/highway. Trucks equipped with the 6.2-liter V8 engine are rated up to 13/18 mpg city/highway. Towing capacity ranges from 5,500 to 11,300 pounds.
The 2014 Ford F-150 seats three with the regular cab and as many as six with the SuperCab and SuperCrew editions. A 6.5-foot bed is standard; an 8.0-foot bed is available. SVT Raptor models and the SuperCrew body style are outfitted with a 5.5-foot bed. The Ford F-150 comes with halogen headlamps, power side mirrors, a step bar, a removable tail gate with key lock, and four cargo box tie-down hooks. This truck also has power windows and door locks, cruise control, a tilt adjustable steering wheel, 12-volt outlets and an AM/FM stereo system.
Upgrades to the Ford F-150 are many and may include heated side mirrors, LED lights, alloy wheels, chrome trim and a cargo area light. Also available are a power driver's seat, heated seats, leather seats, front bucket seats, a rear view camera, Ford's voice-controlled Sync system, navigation, upgraded audio systems, and a USB connection.