By Larry Lark, contributor
It’s all the time 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 brief mattress was no exception. It was put to make use of choosing up and delivering bikes to Christmas Home, a charity that gives toys to low-income youngsters 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, offers probably the most most towing, payload, torque and horsepower of any full-size light-duty pickup, with ingenious options that make prospects much more productive with new, state-of-the-art expertise.
“Since 1948, our hardworking F-Collection prospects have trusted Ford to assist them get the job executed,” stated Jim Farley, Ford’s chief working officer. “F-150 is our flagship, it’s 100 p.c assembled in America, and we maintain ourselves to the best normal to ensure our prospects can get the job executed 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’s 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 spread slightly below 500 miles.
The fully-lined pickup mattress is accessed by way of a drop-down ladder. It contains loads of tie-down hooks and cleats together with 4 cargo bed-mounted 120-volt 20-amp shops, with a 240-volt 30-amp outlet on the 7.2-kilowatt model. The system even offers energy on the transfer to cost device batteries in between jobs.
There are 11 grille choices out there throughout the collection lineup, all differentiated of their design and all unmistakably F-150, plus new tailgate appliqués. Useful upgrades all through embody out there LED headlamps and taillamps, and out there full-length prolonged energy working boards with kick swap that present higher truck-side cargo field accessibility.
The inside is totally redesigned to raise truck house owners’ expertise with fashion, consolation, utility and expertise. That includes enhanced supplies, new colour selections and extra storage, it’s constructed across the purposeful wants of truck prospects. Each floor has been thoughtfully designed, corresponding to extra soil-resistant two-tone seats for XL or the brand new normal 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 gives the most recent driver-assist options as a part of Ford Co-Pilot360 2.0. Extra options at the moment are normal 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 gives complimentary expertise together with 911 Help that mechanically alerts emergency responders within the occasion of an accident, and FordPass, a cellular system app that permits Ford drivers to begin or unlock their automobile from a distance, in addition to management new truck-focused options like Zone Lighting, Trailer Theft Alert, Trailer Gentle Verify and Professional Energy Onboard. Each F-150 is proudly assembled at Ford’s truck vegetation in Dearborn, Michigan, and Kansas Metropolis, Missouri.
Base Worth: $59,110
Worth As Pushed: $59,110
Base worth contains vacation spot cost. Automobiles are offered by the producer. Record worth could differ at native dealerships.
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