2016 Ford F-150 First Drive

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The F-150 is the star of Ford’s F-Series lineup – a range that began in 1948 and has been in production ever since. Currently in its thirteenth generation, the F-150 has earned its title - America’s Best-Selling Truck – after having found over 33 million homes worldwide since its inception. Fighting it out in the lifestyle pick-up segment, the F-150 finds itself going head-to-head against fellow American rivals, the Chevrolet Silverado and Dodge Ram.

Exterior

The F-150 made headlines when it previewed its newest form in 2013 at the Detroit Auto Show. The concept of an aluminum body on a work truck bewildered motoring journos and public the world over. Contrary to popular belief, however, the thirteenth generation model turned out to be the strongest and the most durable F-150 to date – something its muscular bodywork connotes very well.

2017 Ford F-150 front - 2

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Interior

The cabin of the 2016 Ford F-150 emanates Ford’s Built Tough image with large, chunky controls and undeniably favors substance over style. Following the Living Life King Sized mantra to a T, the F-150 is home to oversized door handles, an oversized center arm rest and oversized seats, but manages to blend into the expansive interior wonderfully.

2017 Ford F-150 Interior

Drive

Ford’s EcoBoost engines have been heralded as engineering marvels and that’s no surprise, as they truly are magnificent. With three engine choices on offer, the F-150 is available with a naturally aspirated 3.5 liter V6 that pushes out 292 horsepower, a naturally aspirated V8 that pushes out 385 horsepower, and a EcoBoost 3.5 liter V6 that matches 385 horsepower perfectly.

2017 Ford F-150 Side

With the aluminum-alloy body shaving 700 pounds off, the F-150 feels nimble, agile, and ready to take on everything in its way. Combined with 420Nm of torque, the EcoBoost also happens to be the torquiest engine in the line-up. Add to that the FX4 off-road package with an electronically locking rear axle, skid plates and off-road tuned shocks, and it’s no surprise why the F-150 is an absolute brute off the beaten path.

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Verdict

The F-150 took the courage and veered away from the tried and tested route by experimenting with turbocharged engines and an aluminum-alloy body in a segment that isn’t particularly innovative. While the news may have initially left millions flabbergasted, the truth is that the F-150 is writing its name in the history books for several decades to come. So while we celebrate the thirteenth generation model today, here’s to another thirteen, Ford!

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2016 Ford F-150 First Drive
2016 Ford F-150 First Drive
2016 Ford F-150 First Drive
2016 Ford F-150 First Drive
2016 Ford F-150 First Drive
2016 Ford F-150 First Drive
2016 Ford F-150 First Drive

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2016 | Ford | Ford F-150 | Pick-up

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