In 2015, the F-150 was totally redesigned with a lighter-weight, military-grade aluminum. This made the F-150 700 pounds lighter and even stronger than with steel, and this means the new F-150 is much tougher and, thanks to its lighter weight, much safer on the road. The full ladder-reinforced frame is built with higher-strength steel too, which makes for a sturdier ride.
A lighter truck also accelerates quicker, handles more payload, and tows more. That's what happens when you lose the weight and add a lot of muscle. Want numbers? Here they are:
With the base 3.5-litre turbo V6 engine, you'll be getting 282 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque. Upgrading to the turbocharged 2.7-L V6 gets you 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque and takes you from 0-60 mph in 6 seconds. The 5.0-L V8 gives you outstanding towing capability at 385 hp 387 lb-ft of torque, and the top-of-the-line turbocharged 3.5-L V6 is good for 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, letting you tow up to 12,200 pounds. How are those for numbers? Now let's take a look at the features...