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Ford F-150 2008 crew cab
Trim Shown: Super Cab
This full-sized F-150 has sound handling and a fairly stiff ride. The cab is roomy, with some neat optional features such as movable overhead storage bins, a spring-assisted tailgate, and a power-opening center rear-window panel. The four-wheel-drive system is only part-time. The powertrain is not as smooth as that in the Nissan Titan or Toyota Tundra. It's also loud and feels strained. Braking performance was just adequate, with long stops in our tests. The F-150 is the only full-sized pickup not to offer stability control.

Safety Equipment

ABS available, standard from 2001. ESC standard from 2009.

Road Test

The F-150's handling is sound and the cabin is roomy, but the ride isn't that good and the noisy engine strains under acceleration. Uncomfortable seats further detract from the driving experience. Electronic stability control (ESC), full-time four-wh...


  • Cargo space, payload rating.


  • Braking, ride, front-seat comfort, engine noise, fuel economy, no full-time 4WD or ESC.


3 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , AWD , Rear

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Body Styles
extended cab
regular cab
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 4.2-liter V6 (202 hp)
  • 4.6-liter V8 (248 hp)
  • 5.4-liter V8 (300 hp)
  • 5.4-liter V8 supercharged (450 hp)