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Ford F-150 2012 crew cab
Trim Shown: Super
The F-150's 5.0-liter V8 and V6 turbo make the truck quick. With the addition of either powertrain, the F-150 became a bit quieter and more refined, and both engines delivered 15 mpg overall. The crew-cab version is very roomy, but the step-in is high. Handling is still clumsy but secure enough. The stiff, busy ride is improved and is now more tolerable. Towing and hauling are very capable, but the capacities of our tested trucks aren't class-leading. Crash-test results are impressive. The integrated tailgate step is a nice option.

See Reliability page for the latest 2012 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...


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


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


3 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , Rear

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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)