2016 Ford F-150 Review
When you need a tried and true workhorse, the 2016 Ford F-150 definitely fills that role well. Made with tough jobs in mind, it comes in six well-appointed trim levels, plus several cab and box configurations. In addition, a number of excellent interior luxuries can be enjoyed, making every ride more pleasant.
Several engine choices are available for the 2016 Ford F-150, catering to a variety of needs. The base 3.5-litre V-6 is a solid option for everyday utility. It pushes out up to 282 horsepower and 253 lb.-ft. of torque. Shoppers who want incredible fuel efficiency and solid all-around performance can opt for the 2.7-litre EcoBoost V-6, which is rated at 325 horsepower and 375 lb.-ft. of torque.
The third engine option for the 2016 F-150 is a 3.5.-litre EcoBoost V-6, which hammers out 365 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque for incredible hauling capabilities. For those wanting a more traditional setup, there's a 5.0-liter V-8 engine. It's rated at a maximum 385 horsepower and 387 lb.-ft. of torque.
Drivetrain & Fuel Efficiency
An electronic 6-speed automatic transmission is standard, no matter the engine, along with two-wheel drive. Shoppers can add four-wheel drive, boosting handling for off-road and bad weather conditions.
Several functional designs on the 2016 Ford F-150 are geared at helping owners get more done. Side box steps can be added to any version of the truck, allowing for quick access without lowering the tailgate. A tailgate step with a lift assist bar can be added, reducing the risk of falling when getting into and out of the box. An Easy Fuel capless fuel filler means no more forgetting to screw the cap back on, and less fuel evaporating into the air. LED lighting, including for the bed and side mirrors, can be added to the truck for better visibility. The optional BoxLink system works with quite a few Ford and aftermarket accessories like bed dividers, ramps and storage solutions, maximizing the payload space.
While it's good to have a truck that can tackle tough jobs, it's great to have one that's safe as well. Each 2016 Ford F-150 is loaded with innovations designed to protect anyone who rides inside, plus avoid accidents from happening in the first place. Four-wheel disc ABS brakes are included, along with Curve Control technology that automatically slows down the vehicle if it's entering a turn too quickly. Airbags can deploy to cover the front seats, sides of the front seats and side windows of the cab, cushioning the blow of an accident. There are even optional inflatable rear safety belts for SuperCrew models.
Other technological features
All 2016 Ford F-150s come with air conditioning standard, while a dual-zone automatic control feature is included on upper trims. Buyers can add a 110-volt power inverter with a three-prong household-style plug, allowing them to use power tools, laptop chargers and other devices on the go. A number of additional cabin amenities can be added to the truck, including leather upholstery and seat heaters, to name a few.