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How Much Does a Ford F-150 Cost?

Ford F-150 Prices


How do you improve a vehicle that has been the best-selling truck in America for 33 straight years? If you're Ford, you listen to customers and reviewers, which have criticized the F-150 for having a relatively weak power train in the past. This issue has been successfully addressed in 2011 as Ford introduces four new engines that are powered by an upgraded transmission in addition to improved braking, electric power-assisted steering, and stability control. On the strength of these improvements, the F-150 is poised to remain America's favorite truck for a long time to come.

Ford F-150 MSRP

XL 3.7L V6 $22,415
STX 3.7L V6 $25,495
XLT 3.7L V6 $26,115
FX2 5.0L V8 $33,075
Lariat 5.0L V8 $34,110
FX4 5.0L V8 $36,625
SVT Raptor 6.2L V8 $41,550
King Ranch 5.0L V8 $41,790
Platinum 5.0L V8 $43,600
Lariat Limited 6.2L V8 $47,195
Harley-Davidson 6.2L V8 $47,995

One of the simplest way to divide the many styles of F-150s is by body style: regular cab (available with a 6.5 or 8 foot bed), SuperCab (5.5, 6.5 or 8 foot bed) and CrewCab (5.5 or 6.5 foot bed). From there you can decide between a host of trim levels that are geared towards delivering performance, luxury, and in some cases, both. It doesn't matter whether you want a basic work truck (the XL), an off-road beast with a name like an experimental Navy jet (the SVT Raptor), or anything in between. With eleven trim levels, you're sure to find the F-150 that's right for you.

Thanks to Ford's new lineup of engines, you also have a variety of choices when it comes to what's under the hood. The base engine is a 3.7-liter, 302 horsepower V6 that can tow just over 6,000 pounds. The more powerful 5.0-liter, 360 horsepower V8 can haul a load weighing close to 10,000 pounds. If that's not enough there's a 6.2-liter, 411 horsepower V8 and a 3.5-liter, twin-turbo, 365 horsepower V6, both of which have a tow rating of 11,300 pounds. No matter which engine you choose all are matched with a new six-speed automatic transmission that maximizes performance while improving fuel-efficiency. Any F-150 can be equipped with 4WD (it comes standard on the Raptor) while only the top-of-the line Harley Davidson edition has all-wheel-drive.

The 2011 F-150 retains the same look it got from a 2009 redesign. It is decidedly manly with broad shoulders, an intimidating front end, and a very deep bed. Inside you'll find simple, ergonomic controls, hard but good-quality materials, and enough room for you and up to five buddies/co-workers if you choose the SuperCrew or SuperCab. On these two body-styles, the rear seats fold up to provide a good-sized cargo area.

On lower trim levels, a 40/20/40 split bench seat is standard, while more expensive models feature captain's chairs. Choices abound once again when it comes to interior options. The basic XL offers little beyond vinyl seats and air conditioning while more upscale models have features such as leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated, fully-adjustable seats, a premium Sony audio system, a navigation system, sunroof, rear camera, the Ford Sync hands-free, voice activated infotainment center, and more. Note that most upscale options can be chosen on less-expensive models, and that the King Ranch, Platinum, Harley-Davidson and Lariat Limited have unique interior and exterior features. For the working man, Ford offers some excellent on-the-job tools such as an internet-capable in-dash computer, a lockable storage box, and Tool Link, which allows you to keep tabs on where your gear is. Those who work (or play) on the go will also appreciate the F-150's 30+ storage areas, dash-mounted USB port, and 12 and 110-volt outlets.

The Ford F-150 drives less like a full-sized truck than you might expect thanks to its new electric power-assisted steering. Some reviewers have complained that the V8 is a bit noisy, but most agree that the ride is otherwise on par with some luxury sedans. Safety equipment is abundant, including traction and stability control, anti-lock brakes, and front and side airbags.

One of the only knocks on the 2011 Ford F-150 is that it is not available as a diesel. If you can get past that then there's plenty to love about this truck. It's got the skills to pay the bills including impressive payload and towing capabilities and an interior that can double as an office on wheels. Competitors take note: the new Ford F150 is a bag, bad, yet refreshingly refined machine.

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