You need a truck that's capable, dependable and tough, which perfectly describes the 2016 Ford F-150. When it comes to the half-ton pickup market, the F-150 has been able to outmuscle the competition for the best payload and towing ratings, plus superior fuel economy. Buyers get to choose from six trim levels and a huge array of features, providing a highly customized result.
For all 2016 Ford F-150s, the standard engine is a 3.5-liter V-6. It puts out a healthy 282 horsepower and 253 lb.-ft. of torque. Buyers can upgrade to the surprisingly small 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6. Thanks to turbocharging, it squeezes out 325 horsepower and 375 lb.-ft. of torque. For those who want a more traditional, highly powerful engine, there's a 5.0-liter V-8 available. It kicks out 385 horsepower and 387 lb.-ft. of torque. Unrivaled performance comes with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, which pounds out 365 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, while still maximizing fuel economy.
No matter the engine, the 2016 Ford F-150 comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission and two-wheel drive. Each of the trim levels can be outfitted with four-wheel drive, which is ideal for trail driving or taking on inclement weather.
Choosing this pickup means enjoying some solid safety innovations. For example, not only are there airbags that cover all of the outboard seats, buyers can add inflatable rear seatbelts to help prevent injuries from a crash. The groundbreaking Curve Control technology leverages AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control to cut vehicle speed when going through turns, if there's a safety risk. The standard SOS Post-Crash Alert System calls for help after a wreck.
Of course, the 2016 Ford F-150 was built primarily to take on tough jobs. The payload features four cargo tie-down points. An optional tailgate step includes a lift assist, which can be folded out as help is necessary. LED spotlights can be added to the side mirrors, making for a clever way to illuminate job sites in the darkness of the night. There's even an Easy Fuel capless fuel filler for all trim levels, eliminating the risk of losing a traditional cap.
A spacious and comfortable cabin makes the 2016 Ford F-150 a vehicle everyone can appreciate. Drivers can enjoy a dynamic hitch assist system, a universal garage door opener, cruise control, a heated steering wheel and power-adjustable pedals. Everyone else can benefit from amenities such as HD radio and heated rear seats, to name just a few.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.