The backup camera with zoom makes connecting a snap, and once hooked up, the trailer brake controller is simple to adjust. Our updates are available here: and on Twitter autosavantkg Before I get to all of the details, allow me to pull back the curtain a bit and share with you the struggle I had while outlining my thoughts about this truck. In real-world driving, we got 17. The dark blue and beige paint combination looks good on this truck. Finally, the interior of the F-150 is greatly improved compared to their previous models and current competitors, but during times of warm weather the contrast in temperature between the hot dashboard and cool air conditioning cause a noticeable squeak in the main panel that covered the gauge pod. Rear seat leg room borders on excessive. A few tenths of a mile per gallon might not sound like a lot, but in some cases it could add up to a five percent improvement.
I do miss the sound from the 5. Our only concerns were with fuel economy and reliability. People craving full size truck goodness can now have it with less of a penalty while being rewarded with class-leading torque and towing. I have spent some higway time and more towing time. With a rear facing child seat installed, my older daughter was still capable of walking behind the drivers seat adjusted for my six foot frame. In the city it sucks!!! Transmission: Automatic Color:Red Interior Color: Tan Average Vehicle Review: 4. This package equips the truck with a 3.
It is very quick and the drive train combo seems to keep the engine right in the strongest part of the torque curve. I get an average of 25 mpg Yup! It was banging and jumping on the down shift from 6-5 then after the tear down at fourth and third on down shift and slip and grap on the up shift with lite throttle. Yet, despite what seems initially like shortcomings, has made this engine its franchise player, declaring a V-6 the top-of-the-line engine. It is very quick off the line, and there is plenty of pull at higher rpm as well. As a daily commuter, the truck provides luxury levels of refinement and comfort. However, I have it on good authority that burnouts are possible in an F-150 EcoBoost.
I believe not confirmed this is meant to keep the engine speed and in turn the boost level more constant and controlled. I have know about it since it was a very early rumor on the Internet and have spent an unhealthy amount of time watching it progress into a mass produced product. Perhaps the only shortfall with the 2011 F-150 is the lack of a diesel option, but the four new gasoline engines available — two V6s and two V8s — offer reasonable fuel economy, aided significantly by the addition of a six-speed automatic transmission. I spend much time in the vehicle in my construction business and the upgraded leather, sync, sound system and 4wd along with eco boost fuel economy and great ride make these vehicles not only comfortable and economical but they are extremely dependable and tough. Tailgate Step Designed to deal with the awkward and potentially dangerous chore of getting into the pickup truck's bed, the integrated tailgate step scored big.
Ford has publicly tested the EcoBoost in tough environs; that and the resilience of modern-day turbocharging systems -- consider turbodiesels in heavy-duty trucks -- gives us confidence in the long-term reliability of this engine. They take a package that works, and iteratively improve it. From a user interface perspective, nothing works like controls that are universally understood and can be found and operated by touch. If you crack the windows you can hear the turbos spool and it is an intoxicating noise. And I think its because your always in and out of the turbos, this week I installed 4 inch exhaust, my city milage improved but my highway went back to 22 with a leveling kit and 20 inch rims and tires. The last time we tested a 5. If you loose engine rpm you would see more turbo lag in the acceleration I think.
It drops the max tow to 9800 lbs in the book. With the ability to power adjust the pedals and the seat and to manually adjust the tilt and telescope of the steering wheel it would be a challenge to be in an uncomfortable driving position. I have 8000 miles on her so she is past her break in. I own a fishing kayak and took it on a few trips during my time with the truck. This includes all of and also their seemly relentless advertising during televised auto races. Also installed on this truck was the Sony Navigation Radio with Ford Sync. Very capable off road and an absolute blast to drive.
On the way back I get 19. Here is the result: I drove the truck for a total of 1,022. For anyone new to Autosavant we would like you to know that we have added a similar truck to our permanent garage as a long term test truck. Power,,,easy steering,,,, All the above mention extras are great. Took it back to the dealer and they reprogramed the comp. My Ecoboost has almost 6,000 miles on it now.
It might not be the greenest choice, but if you ever need to move something larger than a lawn chair there may be nothing better than this full size pickup. With that warning, I think it is only fair to balance it with the bad news. Ride is good for a full size truck that is capable of pulling 10,000 plus pounds. Makes me step in it harder…hence the terrible mileage I guess lol. The center stack was fitted with light-colored fake wood that received mixed reactions, and the dash is covered in rawhide grain-imprinted vinyl. A few questions for you: What rear end ratio do you have? The simplest solution to this problem is to buy the next version up the Platinum model and get the power deployable running boards typically found on Lincoln models as part of the package.
Would I do it over, No, cost to much. It will be interesting to see what the aftermarket does with this truck. During that time I burned 59. For Bill, my mileage did improve but it only took about 2000 miles to start seeing a change, the truck gets good mileage on the highway but in town, especially with the 3. I have heard that the first step to beating an addiction is admitting that you have one. If they had pushrod engines they would not have to have ecoboost they could have cylinder deactive like Chevy and Dodge would be a better and simplier alternative! The twin-turbo's power delivery was much smoother than expected, with no noticeable turbo lag, and much quieter, too. Unfortunately, I did not have a chance to test the 4×4 capabilities, other than to slip the truck into and out of four wheel drive while driving on hard-packed sand.
This trip also included towing a mid-sized trailer for 70 of the miles. I have always been a v8 man but this ecoboost technology has made me a fan! Wider wheel base provides stability off road during aggressive turns. Most of my night driving is winding mountain roads. Question for you, how is your trailer loaded? Had it in for a checkup and they totally missed that?!! Some use packages that push up their economy numbers and others have gone so far to deploy hybrid drivetrains. The information center gives a good level of detail about what is happening behind you as well. The only major shortcoming of towing with the EcoBoost is a general lack of engine braking.