Each version also offered ample power, good acceleration and a level of steering feel and control that belied its size and heft. The Raptor boasts an optional 6. For those who really use their pickup trucks as trucks, the F-150 offers some exclusive options that are right on the money. I understand that message and data rates may apply. I hereby consent to receive text messages from or on behalf of dealer at the mobile phone number I provided above. It deploys easily and even offers a safety hand-hold. Perhaps most impressive was the towing demonstration in which we hauled 20-foot trailers with absolutely zero drama, thanks in large part to the pickup's trailer sway control, rearview camera and integrated trailer brake controller, a segment first.
Two generations ago Ford designers penned a swoopy, almost Ferrari-like F-150 that bowled over critics but didn't play as well with truck buyers. With this in mind, Ford engineers have built in class-leading capabilities in both these areas while, at the same time, boosting fuel economy across the board. Also earning high marks are the stowable bed extender and beefy cargo management system. I include consent to receive phone calls at the mobile phone number I provided. Somewhere in between those two extremes is where most buyers will find themselves. Ford also paid special attention to the seats, which are some of the most comfortable in our experience.
Shouldering its way into the U. Among them are impressive towing and hauling capabilities, respectable reliability and a mind-boggling variety of body styles, trim levels and options. We pitted the F-150 against the current Ram, Tundra and Silverado in a full-size pickup comparison test, and the F-150 came in last. All said, though, the F-150 is still one of the most appealing trucks on the market thanks to its user-friendly features and pleasant driving dynamics. Knowing men's hands would most often be using the controls, Ford designers made the knobs, buttons and switches brawny and put them within easy reach of the driver. In fact, the rear-seat legroom is absolutely limousine-like, and the mechanically articulated second-row seat flips up and out of the way, delivering an ample 57.
While competing models from Dodge, General Motors and Toyota offer formidably powerful V8 engines, the 2010 Ford F-150 soldiers on with the venerable 5. The three-bar grille is the most important element of the design and if you're paying attention you can tell an F-150 trim level simply by the grille treatment — ranging from simple in the more work-oriented versions to more luxury-car-like looks for the up-level Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum versions. It is just one of more than 30 storage areas built into the interior for things like cell phones and music players. Perhaps the only shortfall with the 2010 F-150 is the lack of a diesel option, but the three gasoline engines available — all V8s — offer reasonable fuel economy, aided significantly by the addition of six-speed automatic transmissions in many of the truck's trim levels. It is hard to imagine a more inauspicious time to have introduced a new full-size pickup truck — with the possible exception of the Eve of Destruction — but last year's introduction of the all-new Ford F-150 seems to have defied the odds of failure. Instead, each and every version of the F-150 we've driven offered exceptional ride quality — no shudders, hops or hiccups — and a level of quiet that was startling.
The F-150 is a perennial best-seller because Ford listens to truck people, and the 2010 F-150 epitomizes this philosophy. Had the Ford been packing more power under its hood, the results would likely have been different. Roomy SuperCrew Cab The cab in the 2010 SuperCrew has been stretched six inches compared to the 2008 model, and the interior is transformed. For more mainstream use, the F-150 continues to have much to offer, including a pleasant interior, a smooth ride and numerous body styles. Our two favorites are the integral tailgate step that makes clambering into the box easy and the spring-out box side steps that make reaching into the vehicle's deep cargo box much more convenient. Mobile Phone Number: - - Phone is required. I understand that I am opting in to receive text messages from dealer or their employees.
With this in mind, Ford engineers have built in class-leading capabilities in both these areas while, at the same time, boosting fuel economy across the board. . Do you want a gasoline engine or a gasoline engine? Vehicle Details The 2010 Ford F-150's interior is both attractive and functional. The 2010 Ford F-150 comes in flavors ranging from plain vanilla all the way to banana split with whipped cream, nuts and sprinkles, but one thing all levels share is a robust, hydro-formed, boxed-section chassis that offers 10-percent greater torsional rigidity while actually being lighter than the previous generation's frame. Last Name: Last Name is required.
First Name: First Name is required. In the two generations since, Ford has made the 2010 F-150 much huskier, with an imposing front end, strong shoulders and a deep, deep pickup box. Our off-road excursions in the well-equipped four-by-four versions of the truck demonstrated it has the goods to get it done in muck and mire as well. While every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the data displayed, the Dealership is not responsible for any errors or omissions. The F-150 is expected to retain a better-than-average residual value, with the SuperCrew models at the top of the chart, followed by the Regular Cab and then the Super Cab. A look at the Fair Purchase Price shows the typical transaction price being paid for the F-150 in your area, so be sure to give it a look before you set out to buy.
The question is whether you need or want more oomph than the Ford can provide. More recent F-150 iterations have also offered a smooth, quiet ride and an easy-to-drive demeanor, and to nobody's surprise, the 2010 F-150 continues this tradition. Tailgate Step Designed to deal with the awkward and potentially dangerous chore of getting into the pickup truck's bed, the integrated tailgate step scored big. All inventory listed is subject to prior sale. But don't think they skimped on creature comforts, as the 2010 Ford F-150 offers increasing levels of luxury from among its 35 variants. The center console was lengthened from the previous version by two inches so it can easily accommodate two or more laptops, and it even has ridges so it can accept file folders.