2016 Ford F-150
Literally, every major automotive publication (Edmunds, Car and Driver, and U.S. News and World Report) writes that the best full-size pickup for years is the Ford F-150. “Revolutionary,” “legendary,” “potent” and “agile” are just some of the plaudits these professional reviewers and rankers have showered on the line.
“Revolutionary” is pretty appropriate to describe the 2015 line of Ford F-150s and later. In a radical departure, Ford was able to maintain the same dimensions of previous generation models but reduce curb weight by nearly 750 pounds by switching from steel to aluminum body and bed (the majority of the frame remains high-strength steel). What this has meant for the line is greater fuel efficiency and payload capacity, boosting the F series to the top of each ranking.
Previous models received criticism for the MyFord Touch system, which Ford has replaced this year with the new Sync3, which Edmunds calls “easier to use and quicker to respond.” Calling the 2016 series an “adaptable classic,” the year’s models come in regular, the extended Supercab and the crew cab Supercrew. Bed lengths include 5.5” or 6.5” in the Supercrew while 6.5” and 8” are available on the regular and Supercab. Additionally, six trim levels from XL to the new Limited were made available that year.
17’ wheels, trailer sway control, automatic headlights, pre-wired trailer connections, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, vinyl flooring, A/C, manual crank windows, Bluetooth, a four-speaker radio and both a 2.3’ driver information and a 4.2’ central display screen are standard features on the base XL, while nearly sixty options are available for customization!