2016 Ford F-150

Pros: Surprisingly powerful EcoBoost V6 engines, broad array of body/trim configurations, good selection of technology features, excellent fuel economy for the class

Cons: Higher repair costs of aluminum body, so-so control layout, ride quality not quite best in class, some visibility issues

CG Says: The 2016 Ford F-150 offers a new Pro Trailer Assist option that greatly simplifies backing up a trailer. Also new is an available SYNC 3 media control system that replaces MyFord Touch. A prep package for converting the 5.0-liter V8 to natural gas or propane is newly available. The F-150 offers regular-, extended-, and crew-cab body configurations among XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum trim levels. The top engine option is a 385-hp 5.0-liter V8. Two EcoBoost turbocharged V6s—a 365-hp 3.5-liter and a 325-hp 2.7-liter—are also available. The base engine is a 282-hp 3.5-liter V6. The lightweight body structure, high-tech available features, and impressive powertrain lineup help the F-150 feel like a truly cutting-edge pickup inside and out.

The Facts
Class Large Pickup Truck
Body Style(s) Pickup Truck
Passenger Count 3, 5, or 6
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, 4-wheel drive
Manufacturer Ford
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices (only select models listed)
XL Reg. Cab, 6.5-ft box: $26,428
4×4 XLT Reg. Cab, 6.5-ft. box: $35,215
Lariat SuperCab, 6.5-ft box: $39,950
King Ranch SuperCrew Cab, 5.5-ft box: $49,936
4×4 Platinum SuperCrew Cab, 6.5-ft box: $56,121

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6 (EcoBoost is turbocharged)
Horsepower
282 (365 in EcoBoost)
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
20-25

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.7-liter V6
Horsepower
325
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
22-26

Optional Engine
5.0-liter V8
Horsepower
385
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
14-15
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
19-22

2016 Ford F-150 XL
2016 Ford F-150 XL
2016 Ford F-150
2016 Ford F-150