The Good 12 v4.0 Part 5 – Ford F-150

FORD F-150

Before Ford decided to completely revamp the F-150’s engine lineup, GoodCarBadCar.net placed the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor in The Good 12. This year, however, Ford has developed a new range of engines for the F-150: delightfully powerful yet appropriate for the times in which we live.

The 2011 Ford F-150 isn’t just a hunk of steel covering one of two excellent V6s or one of two exquisite V8s. Available in a range of bodystyles of various dimensions, the F-150 can be found in the right length for your garage. Moreover, the planet’s most popular pickup  can be had as a decently-equipped work truck, a suitable family-oriented mid-range truck, or a luxurious truck fit for kings. Or just about anything in between. 

In any case, the Ford F-150 looks terrific. Gone are the days when cramming a couple people into the confines of a pickup truck was an exercise in punishment. The F-150’s interior, depending on trim, verges on glamourous. Space is abundant. If your requirement is one vehicle genuinely capable of genuinely doing it all, the F-150 is the ultimate version of the bee’s knees.

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Engines: 302 horsepower; 276 lb-ft of torque froma 3.7L V6 or 365 horsepower; 420 lb-ft of torque from a 3.7L turbocharged V6 or 360 horsepower; 380 lb-ft of torque from a 5.0L V8 or 411 horsepower; 434 lb-ft of torque from a 6.2L V8

Base USD/CAD Price: $22,415 / $19,999

City Fuel Economy: est. 14-17 miles per gallon

Capacities: The 2011 Ford F-150 can tow up to 11,300 pounds. Its box can be filled with up to 3060 pounds of junk. Inside, six individuals can be belted and buckled..

Sales Stats: The Ford F-Series – a name that takes in lower-volume heavy duty Ford trucks, too – is North America’s best-selling vehicle. Ford sold over 413,625 in the United States in 2009, an off year. Through the first ten months of 2010, Canadian sales of the Ford F-Series were up 24.2% to 84,630.