2011 Ford F-150 Overview
If you’re looking for a fully capable pickup truck to handle all that nature and work throws your way, try opting for one that has best-in-class towing and payload, and three all-new efficient engines. The truck in question is the jack-of-all-trades 2011 Ford F-150.
The most notable change to the sturdy 2011 Ford F-150 is the three new engines. An all-new Duratec 300-horsepower 3.7-liter V-6 with 275 pounds-feet of torque comes standard and can also take E85 ethanol. A new 360-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 (Coyote) also puts out 380 pounds-feet of torque, while a monstrous 411-horsepower, 6.2-liter two-valve V-8 churns out a whopping 434 pounds-feet of torque. A 365-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost twin-turbo engine is designed to produce V-8 power with improved V-6 fuel economy, and will be available in the first quarter of 2011. All engines will feature a six-speed automatic transmission with auto manual mode (optional), and can be had in rear-wheel, or four-wheel drive.
Competing with the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado, the half-ton 2011 F-150 boasts a maximum towing capacity of 11,300 pounds and a maximum payload capacity of 3,030 pounds—both are the best in its class. There are 11 models that offer something different depending on the job. They are: XL, STX, XLT, FX2, Lariat, FX4, SVT Raptor, King Ranch, Platinum, Lariat Limited and Harley-Davidson. The F-150 also comes in three cab sizes: regular cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew.
The regular cab seats three, while the SuperCab and SuperCrew seat six. The regular cab features a long bed, while the SuperCab and SuperCrew utilize either a short (6.75-foot) or long (8-foot) bed. Each trim has a unique grille treatment and wheel sizes range from 17- to 22-inches. Exterior options include a cargo box, tailgate folding step, split bed extender, side step, dealer-applied vinyl wraps, running boards, telescoping tow mirror, and two-tone paint. These options help to lend style and convenience to any F-150.
For 2011, the Ford F-150 features a revised instrument cluster with a trip computer and truck information system that is second-to-none. A lockable center storage console is big enough to fit laptops. If you need more interior space, the backseat flips to accommodate 57.6 cubic feet of cargo volume. Leather seats with accent stitching, navigation system with 8-inch touch-screen (it also shows real-time traffic and gas prices), Sirius Travel Link, and Ford’s Sync voice-activated multimedia system are optional, while a USB port and auxiliary audio input jack for your portable music players are standard.
When it comes to safety, the 2011 Ford F-150 not only meets the bar, but rises above it. Four-wheel antilock brakes, dual-stage front airbags, side curtain airbags, an electronic stability system with traction control, Roll Stability Control, trailer sway control, hill start assist/hill descent control, and an SOS post-crash alert system are standard. An optional rearview camera not only helps you see when you’re backing up, but it helps you attach your trailer with ease.
Get everything and more from the powerful, efficient, versatile and safe 2011 Ford F-150.