As America’s best selling full-size pickup for decades, we wouldn’t be surprised to find out that the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 is on more than a few shortlists for those cross-shopping new tow vehicles for trailers and the like. Sporting an all new look and aluminum construction, the new truck sheds some weight and adds a 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost to its lineup of motors available for the 2015 model year.
Ford’s venerable full-size has been the best selling pickup truck in the United States for more than four decades. While altering a winning formula is almost always risky endeavor, with mounting fuel efficiency standards looming, Ford had no choice but to shake things up significantly for the all-new 2015 F-150. Fortunately, it appears the engineers and bean counters did their homework on this one, as the new F-150 looks to be a big step forward for Ford’s full-size.
Soon you will be able to buy a Ford F-150 that runs on compressed natural gas or liquid petroleum gas. Following the popular pickup will be seven additional Ford vehicles to get natural gas capabilities.
Hennessey is only planning on producing 30 units per year. And as the company hasn’t fully tested its off-road prowess, it’s recommending owners don’t go crazy on the dunes just yet. Instead, founder John Hennessey says, “If you’re looking for the ultimate vehicle to drive from Aspen to Telluride in January, the VelociRaptor SUV would be perfect.” So really, this is more of a GT car to the standard VelociRaptor’s track-day special. Fine by us.
Well, here’s your bizarre video for the day. This is all-around awesome driver and host of Top Gear US Tanner Foust, swinging and sliding a 411-horsepower, 6000-pound Ford F-150 SVT Raptor around the legendary Nürburgring. Yes, a Raptor on the Nürburgring.
This is the master landing page for the Ram 1500. From now on, as we further review this car, we will be updating this page with whatever fresh content we create. Future drive reviews, updated specifications, videos, and other relevant information will all be found right here, in one convenient spot.
While the exhaust note of the Mustang was classic, deep, burly muscle car, it tended to sound a bit peaky in the higher part of the rev range. The F-150, though, sounded best north of 3500 rpm, with a harder-charging sound as we accelerated up the rev range. We know that Ford pipes exhaust noise into the cabin of the Mustang, increasing the acoustic experience of acceleration. But, after our drive of the F-150, we wouldn’t be surprised to find out if the same thing was going on.
Since we rebooted the Winding Road Involvement Index in Issue 61 of our digital magazine (in which Editor-In-Chief Seyth Miersma gives it a good, explanatory introduction), the list has been growing each month as we rate more and more cars. In this list you see before you today, we showcase the 15 most engaging all-wheel-drive vehicles on Version 2.0.
2011 marks the largest change of powetrains in the F-150’s 62-year history, so Ford decided to invite us to its sprawling Michigan Proving Grounds to try out the new motors. To make things a bit more interesting for us journos, Ford provided Chevrolet Silverados and Dodge Rams for back-to-back driving impressions.