2012 Ford F-150 Review

by Admin on February 18, 2012

2012 Ford F-150As many of you already know, the Ford F-Series pickup has been the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for several decades thanks to a wide selection of models, impressive capability and available features not always found on the competition.

The F-150 helped to change the image associate with the interior of pickup trucks. Trucks used to be uncomfortable. Reminisce with me: remember the time when you first learned how to drive. Some people got station wagons, compact cars, but others got the old pickup truck. Bucket-seats that barely allowed your feet to touch the pedals and only a glove box being your means of storage.

That image was around the idea that a truck was meant for work, not for making passengers and drivers alike, feel comfortable. The Ford 2012 F-150 uses the finest materials, tight grain plastics and an exceptional media centre console to bring the pleasure back to driving a truck. The put it plain, the interior of this powerful machine is inviting and functional. Watch out guys, your gals may be borrowing your truck more often than not, especially with the power-adjustable pedals.

Thanks to a powerful engine lineup and iron-clad chassis, the 2012 Ford F-150 delivers excellent ride and handling dynamics for a full-size truck. This means a ridiculously great handling truck with the power to pull just about anything.

The 2012 F-150 also offers a beefy exterior which gives it the look of a Tonka truck for all the truck lovers out there, a 36-gallon fuel tank is standard on all four-wheel-drive F-150s with the turbocharged V6 engine.

Other drive train upgrades include a new two-speed automatic transfer case for upper trim levels and an electronic locking rear axle that replaces the limited-slip option on many models. Also, all 4WD trucks now have neutral tow capability, meaning you can flat-tow your F-150 behind a motorhome.

There are nine models offered in 2012: XL, STX, XLT, FX2/FX4, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Harley-Davidson and SVT Raptor.

Depending on the model, the 2012 Ford F-150 has four engines to offer whatever power and torque you desire. Every engine comes paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. Buyers have a choice between two- and four-wheel drive on all versions of the F-150 except the SVT Raptor, which has four-wheel drive as standard equipment.

The 2012 line-up of engines is:

·         The base 3.7-liter V6 generates 302 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque EPA-estimated fuel economy stands at 17 mpg city/23 mpg highway and 19 mpg combined with rear-wheel drive. Opting for four-wheel drive lowers all such estimates by about 2 mpg.

·         The next-level 5.0-liter V8 with 360 hp and 380 lb-ft is a good option. Fuel economy with rear-wheel drive stands at 15/21/17.

·         The available twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 is rated at 365 hp and 420 lb-ft. The fuel economy is estimated at 16/22/18. This combination of acceleration and efficiency is unrivalled in the truck industry.

·         Standard on the Raptor is a 6.2-liter V8 making 411 hp and 434 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy stands at 13/18/14 with the 6.2-liter in the rear-drive F-150, but drops to 11/16/13 in the Raptor.

That is the basics of the 2012 Ford f-150, just a skim of the surface to get you nibbling at the specs and features. Now all you have to do it is take a bite or two and take this truck out for a test drive. Don’t get too worried if you get hooked. It is for a good reason.

If you already got your shiny new model, put it to the limits and enjoy the ride.

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