The navigation system includes an 8-inch screen with impressive clarity. Seems like you are questioning why Ford is telling you to tow safely. Some reviewers say the Ram offers a more compliant ride, though most agree that the F-150 is comfortable. The F-150 has not been rated using the government's new, more strenuous 2011 crash testing procedures. In addition to its leading payload weight of 3,300 pounds, the V8 can tow a not-insignificant 11,500 pounds. Even on severe downgrades like the long descent from the Rodeo Grounds on Highway 9 to the town limits of Drumheller, the F150 held the load in complete control even past the runaway ramps so often found in the mountain roads.
The full-size truck market is very competitive, and rivals such as the , and are certainly capable. My only complaint is that this early version of Sync is horrible. We're still quite happy with this vehicle. Provided the engine power remains constant which it largely has , less weight built into the truck means more weight that it can bring around with it. The added muscle and fuel economy for 2011 is a nice complement to an already impressive truck. Buyers have a choice between two- and four-wheel drive on all versions of the F-150 except the Raptor, which has four-wheel drive as standard equipment. Towing on a rigid hitch is a rare and relatively safe method of towing.
And yes, 2,001lbs Click to expand. Reviewers are generally pleased with the 2011 Ford F-150's performance. Next up is a 5. During our road tests we had the opportunity to drive several Ford models: The F-150 EcoBoost 3. It is a great road car except for the mileage! Losing pounds can help boost braking and handling, and cut fuel consumption. Towing is prohibited: — the steering does not work, — the braking system does not work — on a flexible hitch in the ice. Other option highlights include a sunroof, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, a cargo management system, a stowable bed extender, a trailer brake controller, premium Sony audio system, a hard-drive-based navigation system with Sirius Travel Link and a rear-seat entertainment system.
Its exterior design has body-colour front and rear bumpers, front bumper valance, sideview mirror caps, wheel-lip molding, upper fascia and grille surround and is available in three colours— Ruby Red Metallic, Tinted Clearcoat, Tuxedo Black Metallic and White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat. More and more customers today have high expectations of luxury and convenience, yet their needs call for a truly capable truck. Thanks to the more powerful engines, the F-150's tow ratings have gone up and range from 6,100 pounds with the 3. And then there's the biggest dog, the 6. Uneven loads or poorly distributed loads are often to blame. Our only main complaint last year was a lack of power compared to its burlier rivals.
Powertrains and Performance This year brings an all-new engine lineup. Ah, they deep mysteries of life. Tow ratings have been increased this year, even though the truck is still the same mechanically as 2012. This year there's a completely new and robust engine lineup for America's favorite pickup. . With the 5L V-8 that gives a towing capacity of 11,000 pounds.
What's New for 2011 For 2011 the Ford F-150 gets an all-new, all-powerful engine lineup, effectively addressing the one main weakness in this best-selling pickup. Backseat comfort is superb thanks to abundant legroom, a flat floor and a seatback angle that's pleasantly reclined. Consumers looking for some added oomph can move up to the optional 5. I think it is a cover your butt type thing. The fuel economy improvements are accomplished with the use of twin independent variable camshaft timing. PowerFold side mirrors keep warm and dry in inclement weather and help ensure driver visibility with heated glass, memory position functionality, puddle lamps, turn signals and self-dimming actuation.
It is not lacking for power after 60,000 miles on the engine. With 302-horsepower even the base 3. Its rear-hinged clamshell doors are also less useful than the traditional front-hinged doors of the Tundra and Ram. If there is an opportunity to repair your equipment without resorting to towing, then it is better to do so. Towing on a flexible coupler is the most complex and dangerous, but the acceptable way of towing. Obviously, Ford has been doing a lot of things right with this truck, including giving it solid towing and hauling capabilities, respectable reliability, plenty of customization possibility and, with more recent generations, an easy-to-drive demeanor.
The head restraints are four-wayadjustable and the seats offer cooling and heating with memory functionality to remember seating preferences for two different drivers. When towing, pay attention to the following: — use reliable mechanisms for towing, — observe the speed limit, — observe the rules of the road, — follow the towing instructions. Losing weight, on a vehicle, is very rarely a bad thing. Some reviewers complain about the new electric steering in F-150 models that are not equipped with the 6. Brakes have good pedal modulation. Plenty of power and reliability. There's also a new Lariat Limited trim level, revised feature availability and the adoption of electric-assist power steering.