- New Tremor sport truck
- XLT and above trim levels add HID headlights and new wheels
- Best-selling truck in America
There’s a lot of noise out there about pickup trucks, but the 2014 Ford F-150 can make one boast that no other truck can match – it’s the best-selling pickup in America.
In fact, not only is the F-150 the best-selling pickup, it’s the flat out best-selling vehicle of any kind, a notable accomplishment. For 2014, the F-150 makes a few changes, including the addition of a new Tremor sport truck and some feature changes to XLT and above trims shown above. The Tremor is based off a regular-cab, short-wheelbase version of the F-150 and features the twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 under the hood as well as some unique exterior styling details.
Last year, the F-150 restyled its exterior, with a brand new grille up front that has two prominent bars on work-truck models and a three-bar grille on higher-end trims. High-intensity discharge (HID) headlights are now available as an option, offering better visibility.
The F-150 is offered in no less than 10 distinct models and on top of that has several different cab and bed sizes. They range from the barebones, workmanlike XL to the posh, luxurious Platinum and Limited. There are regular, SuperCab, and four-door SuperCrew configurations, along with 5.5-, 6.5-, or 8-foot bed lengths.
There is also a wide range of available engines and a standard six-speed automatic transmission. The base engine is a 302-hp, 3.7-liter V-6, followed by a 360-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 that also produces 380 pounds-feet of torque. These are followed by a twin-turbo, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 that delivers 365-hp and 420 pounds-feet of torque, along with great efficiency that doesn’t sacrifice power. Topping things off is a massive 411-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 that outputs 434 pounds-feet of torque. An electronic locking rear differential and a towing package are optional.
Inside, the 2014 F-150 seats up to six passengers depending on cabin/seating choices. Lower trims get a 4.2-inch LCD that contains the stereo and climate controls, while uplevel trims get a larger 8-inch touchscreen that dominates the center console. The MyFord Touch system allows you to interact with the vehicle using touch sensitive controls and voice commands. It has been updated to improve usability and intuitiveness.
Standard safety features include antilock brakes, an electronic stability system with Roll Stability and Trailer Sway Control, and front, front side-impact, and side curtain airbags.