INTRO: Taking on the competition in the full-size pickup market, the 2011 Ford F-150 boosts power and efficiency with an all-new engine lineup while carrying through the full redesign done in 2009. Ten models, all built on a high-strength steel frame, make it easy to find the right fit.
FEATURES: Class-exclusive innovations such as a pull-down tailgate step and box side steps add convenience to the essential ruggedness of the F-150. The fully boxed frame, when coupled with the EcoBoost V6, delivers best-in-class towing capacity of 11,300 pounds and payload capacity of 3,060 pounds.
PERFORMANCE: Four different engines power the 2011 F-150. The base version is a 302 horsepower, 3.7-liter V6. There are two V8s, the 360 horsepower, 5.0 liter and the 411 horsepower, 6.2 liter. But the star of the lineup is the 365 horsepower, 3.5 liter, turbocharged V6 that produces V8 level power. All four engines deliver power through a 6-speed automatic transmission to either rear- or 4-wheel drive.
FUEL ECONOMY: Fuel economy for the F-150 ranges from 12 miles per gallon city / 16 miles per gallon highway with the largest V8 to 17 miles per gallon city / 23 miles per gallon highway with the base V6.
PRICING/WARRANTY: Initial base MSRP for the 2011 Ford F-150 is $22,415. A special edition, Harley-Davidson all-wheel drive SuperCrew model starts at $51,140. The F-150 is backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
CLOSING: With powerful new engine selections, muscular good looks and loads of innovative features, the F-150 offers a style for all reasons.