Easily one of the best-selling pickup trucks in American for over a decade, the Ford F-150 seldom disappoints if at all. Coming in with one of the top towing ratings, highly fuel efficient powertrains, and intriguing tech features the 2014 F150 has seriously meet expectations. There is a choice of body styles and for 2014 the F150 Tremor has been added. The other changes for 2014 are slight and include a new HID headlamps, new grille, and new trailer-tow mirrors. Here is a review of the 2014 Ford F150.
2014 Ford F150 Power and Handling
Each engine comes fitted with a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard across the board is rear-wheel drive, with the option being four-wheel drive, save on the Raptor, which only has four-wheel-drive.
The base 2014 F150 come fitted with a 302 horsepower 3.7 liter V6 FFV with some 278 pound-feet of torque. It took the F150 with this engine 8.2 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph. Fuel economy with rear wheel drive has been EPA estimated at 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway. These estimates fall to 16 mpg city/21 mpg highway for the four-wheel drive.
A twin-turbocharged 365 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 with 420 lb-ft of torque is also available. With rear-drive it took 6.5 seconds to go from 0 to 60 mph. fuel economy is estimated at 16 mpg city/22 mpg highway. The four wheel drive has fuel economy of 15 mpg city/20 mpg highway.
The 5.0-liter or the 6.2 liter V8 engine pushes horsepower to 360 and 411 respectively with some 380 and 434 lb-ft.
Design of the 2014 Ford F150
The 2014 full-size Ford F150 pickup truck can be had in crew cab, extended cab and regular cab body styles. The cargo bed for the regular and superCabs are 6.5-foot or 8-foot, whereas supercrews had beds of 6.5- or 5.5-foot. The bed for the Raptor model is 5.5-foot.
There are ten trim levels within these body styles: Limited, Platinum, Raptor, King Ranch, FX4, FX2, Lariat, XLT, STX, and the base XL. Depending on the trim key features include power front windows, overhead console, power side mirrors, remote keyless entry, AM/FM radio, vinyl/cloth upholstery, air-conditioning, 17/18/20-inch steel/alloy wheels, auxiliary audio jack, CD player, cruise control, rear power windows, a trip computer, household power outlet, power-adjustable driver seat, front bucket seats, auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth, Sync voice-activation system, airbags, trailer sway control, stability control, antilock disc brakes, and foglights.
There is an array powertrains and trims available with the 2014 F150 to facilitate all possible likes and towing scenarios. It does a great job off road and also hauling. This is all facilitated by the engine lineup that is compelling. The weak areas such as the frustrating electronic interfaces and the clamshell rear doors are inconvenient. In spite of this the F150 is still a great line of vehicles.
Source: Deery Ford of IA, your Iowa City area source for all things Ford