By Larry Lark, contributor
It’s at all times a name to motion when a Ford F-150 gentle obligation pickup truck lands in my driveway.
The most recent iteration, the 2021 4×Four SuperCrew quick mattress was no exception. It was put to make use of selecting up and delivering bikes to Christmas Home, a charity that gives toys to low-income kids all through Snohomish County.
Ford’s F-150 is available in XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Raptor, Platinum and Restricted trim ranges.
America’s truck of alternative for work and recreation, supplies essentially the most most towing, payload, torque and horsepower of any full-size light-duty pickup, with ingenious options that make clients much more productive with new, state-of-the-art expertise.
“Since 1948, our hardworking F-Sequence clients have trusted Ford to assist them get the job achieved,” stated Jim Farley, Ford’s chief working officer. “F-150 is our flagship, it’s 100 % assembled in America, and we maintain ourselves to the best commonplace to verify our clients can get the job achieved and proceed to make a distinction of their communities.”
My tester was powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine mated to a 10-speed computerized transmission. There may be loads of room for 5 adults, with second-row heated seats and a panoramic moonroof brightening the cabin for all. I averaged within the low to mid 20’s miles per gallon, with a variety just below 500 miles.
The fully-lined pickup mattress is accessed by way of a drop-down ladder. It consists of loads of tie-down hooks and cleats together with 4 cargo bed-mounted 120-volt 20-amp retailers, with a 240-volt 30-amp outlet on the 7.2-kilowatt model. The system even supplies energy on the transfer to cost instrument batteries in between jobs.
There are 11 grille choices accessible throughout the collection lineup, all differentiated of their design and all unmistakably F-150, plus new tailgate appliqués. Purposeful upgrades all through embody accessible LED headlamps and taillamps, and accessible full-length prolonged energy operating boards with kick change that present higher truck-side cargo field accessibility.
The inside is totally redesigned to raise truck homeowners’ expertise with fashion, consolation, utility and expertise. That includes enhanced supplies, new shade decisions and extra storage, it’s constructed across the purposeful wants of truck clients. Each floor has been thoughtfully designed, akin to extra soil-resistant two-tone seats for XL or the brand new commonplace twin glovebox.
Creature comforts are offered as if the F-150 was a luxurious sedan. Highlights embody adaptive cruise management, heated and ventilated entrance seats, 18-speaker Bang and Olufson Unleashed audio system with audio system within the headliner and entrance headrests, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi hotspot, wi-fi charging, Apple CarPlay, ambient lighting, and extra.
The all-new F-150 presents the newest driver-assist options as a part of Ford Co-Pilot360 2.0. Extra options at the moment are commonplace on XL, together with Pre-Collision Help with Automated Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Detection to assist keep away from a potential collision with one other automobile or a pedestrian, rearview digicam with dynamic hitch help, auto high-beam headlamps and auto on/off headlamps.
Ford presents complimentary expertise together with 911 Help that mechanically alerts emergency responders within the occasion of an accident, and FordPass, a cell machine app that permits Ford drivers to start out or unlock their automobile from a distance, in addition to management new truck-focused options like Zone Lighting, Trailer Theft Alert, Trailer Gentle Test and Professional Energy Onboard. Each F-150 is proudly assembled at Ford’s truck vegetation in Dearborn, Michigan, and Kansas Metropolis, Missouri.
Base Value: $59,110
Value As Pushed: $59,110
Base worth consists of vacation spot cost. Autos are offered by the producer. Checklist worth could differ at native dealerships.
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