Last week, Truck Trend Magazine picked Ford F-150 as its 2015 Pick Up of the Year, beating competitors from GMC, Toyota, Chevrolet and Dodge. Truck Trend Magazine puts the trucks through an intensive five-day testing regimen, evaluating everything from drivability to towing capacity. The judges also look at new technology, fuel efficiency, materials and other features that can make or break the driving experience. Let’s look at what the editors had to say about the all-new 2015 F-150.
First, the F-150 looks great on paper: a new aluminum body with a high-strength steel frame, improved fuel efficient engines, and best-in-class technology. Although judges welcomed the weight reduction and overall comfort, what really impressed them was how the F-150 behaved on the field. A combination of performance, usability and capability is what ultimately gave Ford’s best selling truck an edge.
During five days of testing, the F-150 was put through tests ranging from speed and acceleration with and without payload, braking distance, towing trips, LA traffic loops, and 100 miles of off-road driving. After the testing round, it was clear the 2015 F-150 outperformed the competition.
The 2015 F-150 was an easy pick for Truck Trend Magazine, offering the latest engine technology, with two EcoBoost options. The small 2.7 V6 EcoBoost features Auto Start-Stop, a technology that allows the engine to shut off when the truck comes to a complete stop and re-starts immediately when the brake is released.
The 3.5-liter EcoBoost outperforms most competitors’ V8 engines, and it brings a 12 percent improvement in power-to-weight ratio. This version also offers a best-in-class max-towing rating, at an impressive 12,200-lb. Thanks to its direct injection technology and twin-intercooled turbo-chargers, the 3.5 EcoBoost outputs 365 horsepower and up to 420 lb. of torque.
Ford also offers a V8 F-150, featuring 5.0 liter displacement and a new Ti-VCT technology. All models are coupled with an electronic 6-speed transmission, which facilitates towing and offers a wide gear ratio for improved performance.
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