If you’ve ever compared the 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck with its predecessor, then you likely noticed a few exterior changes. But do you know the depth of the difference between both 2014 and 2015 models? Here’s a hint: It has a lot to do new features, engines and capabilities.
Let’s get one thing straight: The Ford F-150 is actually one of the best-selling vehicles in the world. And, it has evolved quite a bit (as all models should) over time — something that is not necessarily obvious at first glance when admiring the new 2015 version. But once you step inside the vehicle, get ready to gasp in awe.
Interior Design and Features
The vehicle’s all-new aluminum-alloy body (something its predecessor does not have), saves weight and, therefore, improves fuel economy. However, important as this factor is, it’s not as noticeable as the upgraded quality of the materials found inside the cabin, the nicer layout, updated controls, new steering wheel and larger 8-inch LCD screen in the gauge cluster. In addition, Digital Trends says Ford’s massive new pickup also comes available with driver-assistance features such as a 360-degree camera, curve control, parking assist and adaptive cruise control. Overall, you may be surprised by just how many features are offered with the new F-150.
Ford’s 2015 truck was introduced at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, where the automaker described it as the toughest, smartest and most capable version of the model — ever. That, of course, is due in part to new power units: The 2015 F-150 ditches the base 302-horsepower 3.7-liter V-6 found in the 2014 model for a 282-hp 3.5-liter V-6 engine. And, a new selection is available: a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 unit that’s good for a total 325 horses, and that offers impressive city and highway fuel economy. What’s more, the truck’s aluminum construction has shed enough weight to actually improve the fuel ratings of the 5.0-liter V-8 unit.
While the 2014 F-150 pickup is definitely one to appreciate, the 2015 model has improved on so many levels that it would be crazy not to consider — let alone test drive — the truck. Contact or visit Planet Ford today to schedule a test drive!