Your watching a WheelsTV Top200 vehicle test drive on the 2007 Ford F-150 Lariat.
In an automotive marketplace, which continues to ride an economic rollercoaster from quarter to quarter, Ford has been blessed by an ace-in-the-hole that has averaged sales of somewhere near 1 million units a year for the better part of the past decade and beyond. The F-150 pickup.
We tested the 2007 F-150 Lariat 4 wheel drive Super Cab. Lariat models offer a host of appearance and convenience options that give the F-150 a purposeful upscale look, such as interior trim utilizing brushed aluminum and wood, optional leather heated seats, steering wheel mounted controls, white-faced gauges and automatic climate control.
Two-tone paint on the outside is an option as are chrome bumpers and 18-inch wheels.
Under the hood, the F-150 can be powered by a standard 4.2-liter V6, a 4.6-liter V8, or an optional 5.4-liter V8. Power ranges from 202 horsepower in the standard V6 to 248 horsepower in the 4.6 V8, to 300 horsepower in the 5.4-liter V8. Towing capacity maxes out at an impressive 9,500 pounds.
The boxed frame is among the stiffest in the category and the 5.4 V8 powered F-150's are more than capable in the acceleration and cruising departments.
Despite no side airbags or stability control features, the F-150 rated a perfect 5 stars in the NHTSA's frontal impact testing and the highest available rating in offset frontal impact tests, along with a "Best Pick" designation.
The suggested base price of the 2007 Ford F-150 4-wheel drive Super Cab in Lariat trim is $32,765. Check off enough options from the lengthy list of extras and that number could be jacked up to around $40,000.
Ford's industry-leading F-150 pickup is a smooth, stylish, and versatile pickup that shows no signs of relinquishing the high ground in the hotly contested truck segment. It remains one of the biggest selling vehicles in the history of the blue oval and 1 million buyers a year can't be wrong.