Like most quakes, the 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor caught us by surprise. We weren't expecting Ford to offer up another version of its best-seller so soon before the truck's full redesign, but that's exactly what the company is doing.

While Ford calls the Tremor a "performance truck," the new pickup doesn't play on the same level as the SVT Raptor does on dirt, or even the long-gone SVT Lightning did on pavement. Think of it as a parts bin sport truck that probably does a better job looking the part than acting it. The Tremor utilizes the same twin-turbo, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 available across the F-150 lineup, producing 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, but matches it with a 4.10 rear axle – the shortest final drive ratio you can get in an F-150 – for the strongest possible acceleration.

The Tremor does do a decent job looking the part. Available only in short-wheelbase, regular cab configuration with your choice of two- or four-wheel drive, it struts around wearing the F-150's FX Appearance Package, flat black accents, 20-inch black wheels, HID headlights and a special exterior graphics package. The Tremor is the only regular cab F-150 with a flow-through center console, which means it also gets a floor-mounted shifter and bucket seats that are covered in black leather with red piping. Some brushed metal accents and steering wheel with red stitching round out the interior upgrades.

Ford has yet to release pricing for the 2014 F-150 Tremor, but you can read the company's official line on its latest model below.
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All-New 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor Is World's First EcoBoost-Powered Sport Truck

2014 Ford F-150 Tremor comes standard with the company's powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine, offering V8 performance, V6 fuel economy and a launch-optimized 4.10 rear axle with electronic locking differential

Short-wheelbase, regular-cab Tremor offers stylish FX Appearance Package and functional features that include a floor shifter, class-exclusive HID headlamps and standard SYNC® with MyFord Touch® connectivity system

All-new truck's distinctive looks are complemented by unique boxside Tremor graphics and custom-inspired interior


DEARBORN, Mich., June 27, 2013 – The 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor is the first-ever EcoBoost®-powered sport truck that addresses the needs of street truck enthusiasts looking for high-performance V8 power with V6 fuel economy.

The short-wheelbase, regular-cab Tremor goes on sale this fall delivering distinctive looks and performance. The all-new truck couples the style of the FX Appearance Package with an EcoBoost engine and a launch-optimized 4.10 rear axle – the shortest final drive ratio offered in an EcoBoost F-150 – helping provide customers with fast acceleration.

Tremor signals its sport truck capabilities with a custom-inspired FX Appearance Package featuring stealthy, flat-black accents that include unique 20-inch flat-black wheels, stylized bodyside graphics and black badges with red lettering.

Tremor is the only regular-cab F-150 offering a flow-through center console and bucket seats. Interior touches include black leather seating surfaces with red piping, brushed-metal accents and a red-stitched steering wheel. Alcantara seat inserts add texture and style as well.

"The new Tremor gives F-150 customers yet another option to drive a highly capable, distinctive performance truck with features typically found only in the aftermarket," said Brian Bell, F-150 product marketing manager. "Plus, the Built Ford Tough EcoBoost engine is available for the first time in a short-wheelbase F-150."

F-150 Tremor is powered exclusively by Ford's groundbreaking 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, which features:

365 horsepower at 5,000 rpm on regular fuel
420 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,500 rpm
Twin independent variable camshaft timing for improved performance and fuel economy
Up to 90 percent peak torque available from 1,700 rpm to 5,000 rpm


An electronic locking rear differential that's standard for both two- and four-wheel-drive versions helps deliver the power to the pavement by improving traction during takeoff.

Connectivity comes standard on F-150 Tremor with MyFord Touch® powered by SYNC®. Designers have optimized the physical interface for MyFord Touch to accommodate truck users who may be wearing work gloves by providing easy access to climate controls and audio presets on the center stack.


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      Jim
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great idea,if I was 50 yrs younger,this Ford would surely have me and my women setting behind the wheel.
      Greg Mendoza
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hello, everyone,Iam a Ford man 100%,Iam a 3rd generation Mexican American,a Army vetern also. Iam proud to have served, so americans like yourselves,can have free speech.I own a 2005 Ford Lobo f150. That is the only year Ford made that truck to sell here in America, in Houston,Tx.They only made 1700 of them.
      TrueDat
      • 1 Year Ago
      this is a truck i would take straight to Roush for upgrades.. they've done F150's before, so they know the architecture. because my guess is this truck will be just as tail-happy as an SRT Ram... even in the crew cab configuration, it doesn't take much to get the ecoboost sideways. a performance tuned suspension would be a HUGE help..
      hazel
      • 1 Year Ago
      this will be way over priced and we still want v8s gm sells pickups with 8s want a classey pickup and pay all that $$$$$ give us what we want v8s......we pay for the fuel.
      pheasant601
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hmmmm get rid of Harley Davidson and add this all in the same week? Yeah that wasn't calculated or anything. I knew it had absolutely nothing to do with slow sales. Anyhoo... Seems like a pretty cool package.
      ROLO
      • 1 Year Ago
      if u were going to add parts to your truck anyway (which people do with a value shortbed all the time) why not start with something that already looks good.
      m_2012
      • 1 Year Ago
      Its overweight, too expensive, and dumb. Giza
        Eric M
        • 1 Year Ago
        @m_2012
        Since pricing hasn't been announced, how can you claim it's too expensive?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @m_2012
        [blocked]
        Jake
        • 1 Year Ago
        @m_2012
        Sounds like married life. Ba-doom.
        Jarda
        • 1 Year Ago
        @m_2012
        yet u still married her, it must be love then i suppose
      Mikey
      • 1 Year Ago
      What is it with American automakers and these corny appearance packages?
      Matthew Simmons
      • 1 Year Ago
      Too bad they didn't put a 5.0 or 6.2 in it.
        Timothy Tibbetts
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Matthew Simmons
        Drive the Ecoboost then try it again. Mine tows over 12,000 pounds and I believe stock 0-60 is 6.7. Change the impellers and add 100 horse. I added an AFE air kit - +33 hp. You're talking about 6-700 bucks for a safe 133 hp.
        Frisky_Dingo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Matthew Simmons
        I agree. I think the 5.0 would have been a better choice here. It'd be my choice if I were buying a new F150 for sure.
        John
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Matthew Simmons
        The 3.5 makes more power & torque than the 5.0 and while the 6.2 makes more peak torque, the ecoboost has a MUCH wider powerband than the 6.2.
        mv_sidow
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Matthew Simmons
        i agree. i want a 6.2 option.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Nick Fulp
      • 1 Year Ago
      And why would anybody in their right mind pick this over the Ram R/T with the 8 speed?
        Eric M
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Nick Fulp
        You can't get a Ram R/T 4x4....only 2wd In snow country, that's a huge deal Tremor is available as a 4x4
        domingorobusto
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Nick Fulp
        1: This responds better to light mods, as turbo engines generally do. 500+ wtq is a $1000 tune and exhaust package away. 2: Available 4WD 3: As good as the Ram looks, this is arguably the better looking truck. 4: Maybe cheaper? 5: Boost!
      Hybridnetics
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'd like to know if this satisfies the cravings of the guys asking Ford for a rebirth of the lightning. Imagine all the tuning you can do to the Ecoboost just like you could the old supercharged 5.4. Power to weight seems pretty close too. Waiting for 0-60 and mpg numbers...
        MTU 5.0
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hybridnetics
        I would think it compares very closely. As you said, the tuning available on the EB will allow you to obtain very respectable power numbers. And you will be routing them through a 6R auto trans and using turbochargers so you will have all the power that you want when you need it, but still get respectable fuel economy for regular driving. I would say that fact makes this better than the old Lightning was. If only I had use for a regular cab pickup........
        Turbo_S60
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hybridnetics
        The Ecoboost is down 20hp and 35ft-lbs to Lightning plus weights about 300lbs more
          Eric M
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Turbo_S60
          Except the Lightning made due with a 4 speed auto and 3.55 or 3.73 gears, where the Tremor has a 6 speed auto and 4.10 gears. That would more than make up for it. Tremor's trump? It's available in 4x4 for much harder launches (amplified by much deeper total gearing in 1st and 3nd) The Tremor 4x4 should smoke any stock Lightning to 100mph
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