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Automaker To Add 1,550 Jobs To Support Production

The 2015 Ford F-150 is off to a strong start. Here's why January's sales bode well for Ford's flagship pickup.

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A Ford F-150 driver played the good Samaritan in snow-covered Chicago, helping dislodge a large semi and its trailer from its frosty trap.

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Ford's numbers may have taken a hit in 2014, but as is so often the case, a spreadsheet can't tell the entire story.

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Edmunds decided to inject some fact into the fray over repair costs for the aluminum 2015 Ford F-150: it bought a $52,000 long-term F-150 and clouted it with a sledgehammer. Twice. Then it drove the truck to a Ford dealer to get it repaired. Seven days later it had a restored truck and a bill.

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SUV, Pickup Truck And Luxury Car All Snag Trophies

The three big winners at the Washington Auto Show were the Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel (2015 Green SUV of the Year), the BMW i8 (2015 Luxury Green Car of the Year) and the Ford F-150 (2015 Green Car Technology Award).

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Ford didn't disclose output figures for its new performance lineup at its reveal in Detroit, but in a recent television interview at Daytona, product chief Raj Nair reportedly let slip that the new F-150 Raptor will offer 450 horsepower.

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Four Reasons Pickups Are More Important Than Ever

Pickup trucks are back with a vengeance this year. There are new products, more and better features, and a fresh sense of competition. We examine the competitive landscape and look ahead as 2015 shapes up to be The Year Of The Truck.

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A homeowners' association in New York has filed a lawsuit seeking to keep residents from parking their own pickup truck in driveway.

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2015 Detroit Auto Show Recap

Episode #413 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Chris Paukert, and Brandon Turkus recap the hot new metal coming out of the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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The next generation of the Ford F-150 Raptor pickup truck looks to be more off-road capable than ever before, combining a brand-new, specially designed, high-strength steel frame, aluminum bodywork, a 3.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine, a 10-speed automatic transmission and a new set of Fox Racing shocks. Read all about it right here.

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Kicking off the Detroit Auto Show festivities, the Volkswagen Golf and Ford F-150 have been named the 2015 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year.

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After testing for its 10 Best Engines, Ward's is wondering where the eco – as in economical or eco friendly – is in Ford's strong-selling line of EcoBoost engines.

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Ford is to feature heavily in the inaugural 2015 College Football Playoff as it will launch a trio of advertisements touting its all-new, all-aluminum F-150 pickup during the two semifinal games, as well as the National Championship Game.

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Ford has trademarked the name "EcoBeast," indicating that the Blue Oval may have a serious performance application planned for its line of turbocharged engines.

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Gasoline in the US continues its weeks-long descent with prices down about 13 cents a gallon over last week to $2.544, which is lower by around 69 cents/gallon from this time last year, according to the US Energy Information Administration. Many drivers are welcoming the lower bills at the gas station as a fantastic holiday gift, but Ford investors are somewhat spooked over the potential sales implications for the 2015 F-150.

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Ford is rumored to possibly debut a new F-150 Raptor at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show in January, but whether that's the case or not, Hennessey Performance is ready to fill the muscle truck niche now with its latest VelociRaptor 600 Supercharged based on the 2015 F-150.

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Now there's an attention-grabbing headline, eh? Although the answer to the riddle - pickup trucks and SUVs - might be somehow deflating, the numbers involved deserve a going over. According to TrueCar's figures (click on the table to enlarge), six of the year's ten best-selling vehicles in the US that sell for a transaction price above $50,000 are body-on-frame, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the only foreigner to crack the top five.

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A lot of kids are rough on their toys, especially when it comes to those made to be used outside, like a four-wheeled kid-size Power Wheels. Whether it's cruising through the sand box, carrying piles of rocks in the driveway or crashing around trees in the backyard, these motorized vehicles often take punishment from the moment the giftwrap comes off.

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The lighter, aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 gets (at best) 26 miles per gallon. That's not bad for a truck that size – and we should always remember that improving gas guzzlers can make a big difference – but what if the popular truck came with a gas-electric hybrid powertrain? How efficient would that be? We heard Ford talking about such a vehicle last year, and now we learn that Ford is still "working very hard" to make a F-150 hybrid happen.

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According to a pair of reports from Hearst's car mags, Car and Driver and Road & Track, Ford has a whole mess of good stuff on deck for the Detroit Auto Show in January. And it all sounds awesome.

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Ford's 2015 Ford F-150 is a technological tour-de-force, what with its aluminum-intensive construction and its powerful and efficient new 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine option. But now that it's hit the market, it's time to get down to brass tacks and find out how just the latest F-150 actually stands up to its rivals in the hyper-competitive fullsize segment.

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