Ford has officially released a new Special Service Vehicle Package for its F-150 pickup. Targeted at government and commercial fleets for things like police or forest ranger duty, the pack adds in a larger 220-amp alternator and a unique interior configuration at no extra cost. Inside, the trucks offer cloth seating and additional space between the front seats for a range of gear, including communications equipment and firearm storage. Agencies can also specify beefier components like heavy-duty tires and skid plates to suit their needs. The SSV Package trucks can be had with either a 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6 engine with 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque or a 5.0-liter V8 with 360 hp and 380 lb-ft.

Both engines are bolted to a six-speed automatic transmission, and buyers can equip either four-wheel drive or two-wheel drive SuperCab and SuperCrew models with the SSV package. Take a look at the full press release for more information.
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Ford F-150 Special Service Vehicle Package Now Available, Fulfilling Fleet Customer Requests for Adaptability, Efficiency

• Ford introduces a Special Service Vehicle (SSV) Package for fleet customers – making the F-150 pickup even more adaptable to unique tasks

• No-charge option package includes a high-capacity 220-amp alternator and a special service-tailored interior layout

• Recognizing diverse requirements among government and fleet customers, Ford offers the SSV Package across varied powertrains and cab configurations


DEARBORN, Mich., June 11, 2012 – Ford Motor Company, the top-selling commercial truck brand for 27 years, is now offering a new F-150 Special Service Vehicle (SSV) Package aimed at government, municipal and commercial fleets.

"Our fleet customers have been asking us to create this option for F-Series trucks," said Ford Government Sales Manager Tony Gratson. "We're confident the current and updated 2013 F-150 equipped with the SSV Package will be of particular interest to our government customers with rugged jobs such as law enforcement, firefighting, and national and state park patrols."

Ford anticipates commercial buyers across a variety of businesses, like their government fleet counterparts, will appreciate the value in this no-charge package.

F-150 SSV content includes a high-capacity 220-amp alternator to support fleet-class electrical needs.

To meet wide-ranging SSV applications, the package will be available for both SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations, 4x2 and 4x4 models, and with a choice of 5.0-liter V8 or 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engines.

When SSV-equipped, the F-150 interior is optimized for driver comfort, maximum adaptability for aftermarket upfit of task-specific accessories, and second-row seat durability.

The SSV seating package is 40/20/40, with the center 20 percent omitted completely to maximize space for in-cab aftermarket equipment such as law enforcement communications and firearms installations. The central console is omitted also, creating even more space.

Individual driver and first-row passenger seating surfaces are upholstered in easily cleaned cloth for comfort over the long haul.

The three-across, full-width second-row seat is covered completely in rugged, durable vinyl, ideal for law enforcement use or work-crew transport.

Ford places no restrictions on F-150 optional content so that fleets – both government and commercial – have maximum flexibility in ordering exact vehicle specifications. This enables F-150 SSV buyers to specify such options as heavy-duty tires, 4x4 skid plates and interior convenience content.

Along with the choice of 5.0-liter V8 and 3.5-liter EcoBoost engines, SSV Package vehicles – like all Ford F-150 pickups – are equipped with a fuel-saving six-speed automatic transmission.

5.0-liter four-valve dual-overhead-camshaft Ti-VCT V8
• Best-in-class 360 horsepower at 5,500 rpm vs. standard V8 competitors
• 21 mpg highway, unsurpassed 15 mpg city (4x2)
• Best-in-class 10,000 pounds maximum trailer tow vs. standard V8 competitors

3.5-liter Ti-VCT EcoBoost
• 365 horsepower at 5,000 rpm on regular fuel
• Best-in-class 420 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,500 rpm vs. premium V8 competitors
• Up to 90 percent peak torque available from 1,700 rpm to 5,000 rpm
• Best-in-class 11,300 pounds maximum trailer tow vs. all competitors
• Best-in-class 3,120 pounds payload vs. all competitors


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      cruiserofland
      • 2 Years Ago
      uh, think you gave too much cred to the v6? more like 302 hp and 278 lb ft.
        Cheetahjab
        • 2 Years Ago
        @cruiserofland
        Ugh I think you didn't read. Ecoboost 3.5. Not n/a 3.7.
        oollyoumn
        • 2 Years Ago
        @cruiserofland
        I think your stats are from the wrong V6. The article specifically mentions the Ecoboost.
          cruiserofland
          • 2 Years Ago
          @oollyoumn
          ah, i just assumed ford wouldn't bother selling both, with near-identical specs. i guess repair costs and exhaust note?
        Ammo_1
        • 2 Years Ago
        @cruiserofland
        Huh? The truck can only be had with the 5.0 V8 or Ecoboost (twin turbo) V6...
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      Randy
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is awesome for tax payers and local communities! Less money spent and supporting good ole American products!
      Schadenfreude
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why the hell would they offer the V8 when the EcoBoost is more powerful?????
        jtav2002
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Schadenfreude
        People will still only want V8's, regardless. Nothing really wrong with that and I have no problem with them offering both.
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      Brandon Allen
      • 2 Years Ago
      Weird engine choices. Whats the point in offering both when they have the same output more or less? Only offer the one with more mpg and call it green.
      Carbon Fibre
      • 2 Years Ago
      A waste of vehicle replacement so they can abuse the speed ticketing bs for drivers over 4mph the limit. Go f**** stop crime.
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      rmyoafno666
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is it just me or does the 5.0 V8 have 420 hp? I think maybe those numbers are mixed up.
        Jason Pack
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rmyoafno666
        Nah, It is correct... They made some tweaks to make it more suited to truck applications.
        jtav2002
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rmyoafno666
        Yep, in truck form the 5.0 makes 360. The 6.2L available in the F150 even makes a little under 420 I believe.
      wilkegm
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would think that the border patrol raptors come with this same package. Too bad you can't get seating surfaces like this on more family vehicles- I prefer cloth to leather, and the vinyl rear seats are well suited to the messes kids and dogs make
        Kwijiboz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @wilkegm
        Re leather vs cloth; I've been laughed at repeatedly for preferring cloth for seating (I still prefer leather on steering wheels etc). Apart from the aroma of a leather interior (which can be a powerful factor for a lot of people) I cannot think of any other advantages. They're scalding in summer, freezing in winter, slippery enough to necessitate 'sports' seats in types of cars that really shouldn't need them that hinder movement/entry/egress, it's a heavy material and most makers scrimp on quality so they look terrible after a few years. With cloth, the opposite of pretty much all these points holds true. Interestingly, a relative of a good friend recently allowed me to pore over his unrestored R-R Silver Ghost, I think from around 1914. It had bodywork that reminded you they weren't that far from the horse-and-carriage school of design where the passengers had their own enclosed cabin (complete with chandelier and drinks cabinet) while the driver sat out front. I noticed the lounge in the cabin was cloth-trimmed while the driver sat on the equivalent of a leather Chesterfield lounge. When I questioned the choices of material he noted that cloth was considered luxurious while leather was workmanlike and common.
          jtav2002
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Kwijiboz
          Meh, depends. The only downside I don't like about leather is the maintenance needed to try and keep them looking good. Having owned vehicles with both leather and cloth, I see benefits to both. Leather was always easier to clean off if you say, spilled something on them. I had heated leather so cold seats never bothered me, nor did I ever find them to be scalding in the heat. I currently have neoprene seat covers in my truck (which has cloth seats underneath). For me it really depends what type of vehicle I'm buying and what it's being used for. For a luxury oriented vehicle I'd expect nice leather and nothing less.
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