The Ford F-150 pickup truck comes in several different classes, each with different upgrades and options. The XL is the most basic model. The XLT and STX are mid-range options, and the FX4 has the highest cost of the classes.Continue Reading
The XL model typically has the lowest sticker price, and the STX and XLT models are slightly higher in cost. The FX4 is the most expensive of these Ford options, starting at $40,570 in 2014.
With all four options, buyers can choose from a Regular, Super or SuperCrew cab. In addition, the trucks come with either a 5.5- or 6.5-foot bed. An 8-foot bed is available with the XL and XLT. For customers who need to haul a trailer, the trailer-tow package is standard with the FX4; although, it is an available option with the other three models.
Each model has several engine options. Buyers of the XL, STX and XLT can choose between a 3.7-liter, V6 FFV engine or a 5.0-liter, V8 FFV engine. The 3.5-liter, V6 EcoBoost engine is a third option for the XL and XLT. A 6.2-liter, V8 engine is available for the XLT and FX4 models. Other options for the FX4 include the 3.5-liter, V6 EcoBoost engine or the 5.0-liter, V8 FFV engine.Learn more about Car Makes & Models
The most common problems reported by owners of the Ford F-150 pickup truck are that the windows do not roll up correctly and that the engine produces a knocking noise, according to car repair statistics website CarComplaints.com. Additionally, some 2014 and 2015 F-150 models are under recall as of September 2015 for problems with the truck's steering and air bag systems.Full Answer >
The towing capacity of the Ford F-150 pickup truck varies with engine size, wheelbase, drivetrain and model year; Ford F-150s with a V8 engine can tow up to 9,500 lbs. while newer and lighter models, like the 2015 Ford F-150, have smaller and lighter frames, and can tow approximately 8,500 lbs. The class of Ford F-150 trucks, like many pickups, comes in several options, which include base models and luxury editions. Some also come with extra features to enhance towing capacity, such as payload packages and additional hitches.Full Answer >
The Ford F-150 SVT Lightning is a pickup truck primarily designed with speed in mind, powered by a supercharged V8 engine and modified with performance components. While it is not as suited for cargo hauling or towing, the Lightning offers performance that still exceeds most modern trucks.Full Answer >
The Ford F-150 is a medium-sized pickup truck and weighs just under 5,000 lbs, as of 2015. The 2015 SuperCrew F-150, which is one of the larger models, has a weight of 4,942 pounds, according to The TruckYeah! section of Jalopnik.com.Full Answer >