2012 Ford F-150: Video Road Test and Review
The Ford F-150 is the American automaker’s best selling full size pick up truck. Offered with a choice of four power plants, the entry level F-150 is equipped with a 3.7 Liter V6 engine producing 302 HP. The next step up is the twin turbocharged 3.5 Liter EcoBoost V6 that pumps out a total of 365 HP and 420 lb-ft of torque while returning as much as 16 MPG in the city and 22 MPG on the highway. Consumption comparable to the naturally aspirated six cylinder and power on par with the much larger 5.0 Liter V8, that makes 360 HP and 380 lb-ft of torque. However the 6.2 Liter V8 is the king of the lineup with 411 HP and 434 lb-ft of torque.
The F-150 is available in 11 different models, starting out at $22,790 for the base XL and the MSRP grows to $25,880 for an STX, as does the cab. The first of the four door F-150s, the XLT, goes to $26,500. The flashy FX2 starts at $33,460, the well-appointed Lariat moves for $34,495 and the FX4 comes in a little higher than its two-wheel drive brother at $37,135.
SVT fanatics can feel like they’re taking on the Baja in a Raptor for $42,060 and the big engine. The two tone and branded King Ranch will set new pickup truck buyers back $42,300 and at $44,110 the F-150 Platinum rides on a set of 20 inch polished multi spoke rollers. The plush Lariat Limited comes with electronic goodies like navigation and a power moon roof as well as a set of 22 inch forged aluminum wheels for $47,705. The top of the line F-150 Harley Davidson offers unique upholstery, emblems, graphics and wheels starting at $48,505.
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