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The F-150 received a freshening for 2011, giving it new engines, new steering system, and a few interior upgrades. We tested both the 5.0-liter V8 as well as the V6 turbo EcoBoost. With either powertrain, the F-150 became a bit quicker, quieter and more refined. Both the V8 and the new V6 versions delivered 15 mpg overall, tying the Toyota Tundra for the best in the large pickup truck class. The crew-cab version is very roomy, but step-in is high. Handling is still clumsy but secure enough. The stiff, busy ride is improved and now more tolerable than before. Towing and hauling are very capable but the capacities of our tested trucks aren't class leading. Crash-test results are impressive.

See Reliability page for the latest 2011 Ford F-150 recalls.

Safety Equipment

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

Road Test

We tested two versions of the Ford F-150 pickup: one with the new 5.0-liter V8 and the other with an EcoBoost turbocharged V6. Performance numbers for the two engines were nearly identical overall, but we liked the V8's sound better than the more hig...

Highs

  • Quietness, acceleration, rear seat, tailgate step, IIHS crash-test results.

Lows

  • Agility, ride, step-in height, no full-time 4WD.

Specifications

Seating
3 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , Rear
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
extended cab
regular cab
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 turbo (365 hp)
  • 3.7-liter V6 (302 hp)
  • 5-liter V8 (360 hp)
  • 6.2-liter V8 (411 hp)