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2019 Ford F-150

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 Editors' Pick
Autoblog Rating
8

Solid tech, good fuel economy and a wide variety of powertrains. So-so styling and an aging interior leave it trailing newer competition.

Industry
9
One word to describe the 2019 Ford F-150 might be “bewildering.” Not the vehicle itself, but the choices and characters it offers. It tries to be almost everything to almost everybody, with its variety of powertrains, cabins and beds, and we must say it succeeds.

There are V-6, V-8, diesel, twin-turbocharged, normally aspirated, 6-speed automatic, 10-speed automatic, rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, regular cab, super cab, super crew cab, base trim, in-between trim, luxury trim F-150s. There's no hybrid, but it's coming soon, says Ford.

The F-150's towing, comfort, and available safety are tops among all full-size trucks. The fit and finish is better than many of Ford's sedans and crossovers, including some Lincolns. It has an aluminum body over its heavy-duty steel frame, to lower the weight. It has a fairly smooth ride and reasonably sharp handling, while not fooling anyone behind the wheel that it's not still a tall, heavy truck. The fuel mileage is competitive but not great.

There are only minor changes for the new model year.

Last year the F-150 gained a new 3.3-liter V-6 base engine that offered more power than the outgoing 3.5 liter; the new V-6 makes 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque, and uses direct injection to improve fuel mileage over the old V-6. However it maintains the old transmission, a 6-speed automatic, its only use in the F-150 line. It gets 19 mpg city, 25 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined.

The twin-turbo, 2.7-liter V-6 makes 325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, effectively replacing the V-8 engine that Ford used to put in this space. It uses the more modern 10-speed transmission, and gets about the same mileage as the less powerful base V-6: 20 mpg city, 26 highway, and 22 combined.

There's another twin-turbo V-6, bigger at 3.5 liters and a lot more powerful with 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet in most versions. But hold onto your hat: in the Limited and Raptor models, it's tuned to make 450 hp and 510 lb-ft. Even with all that power, it still gets 17/23/19 mpg, and that's with four-wheel drive.

If you must have the throaty rumble of a V-8, there's the trusty 5.0 liter. It tries to keep up with the bigger twin-turbo V-6 by bringing 395 horsepower to the table, but that turbo torque blows the V-8's mere 400 pound-feet away. And it's a notch behind in fuel mileage, at 17/23/19 mpg with rear-wheel drive, 16/22/18 mpg with four-wheel drive.

The 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 was introduced late in the 2018 model, so practically speaking it's a 2019. It costs $4,000 and has limited appeal, since Ford's V-6 engines are so good. It's quiet, and the fuel mileage is improved to 22 city, 30 highway, and 25 combined mpg with two-wheel drive, while four-wheel drive takes a big hit on the highway, to 20/25/22 …
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One word to describe the 2019 Ford F-150 might be “bewildering.” Not the vehicle itself, but the choices and characters it offers. It tries to be almost everything to almost everybody, with its variety of powertrains, cabins and beds, and we must say it succeeds.

There are V-6, V-8, diesel, twin-turbocharged, normally aspirated, 6-speed automatic, 10-speed automatic, rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive, regular cab, super cab, super crew cab, base trim, in-between trim, luxury trim F-150s. There's no hybrid, but it's coming soon, says Ford.

The F-150's towing, comfort, and available safety are tops among all full-size trucks. The fit and finish is better than many of Ford's sedans and crossovers, including some Lincolns. It has an aluminum body over its heavy-duty steel frame, to lower the weight. It has a fairly smooth ride and reasonably sharp handling, while not fooling anyone behind the wheel that it's not still a tall, heavy truck. The fuel mileage is competitive but not great.

There are only minor changes for the new model year.

Last year the F-150 gained a new 3.3-liter V-6 base engine that offered more power than the outgoing 3.5 liter; the new V-6 makes 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque, and uses direct injection to improve fuel mileage over the old V-6. However it maintains the old transmission, a 6-speed automatic, its only use in the F-150 line. It gets 19 mpg city, 25 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined.

The twin-turbo, 2.7-liter V-6 makes 325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, effectively replacing the V-8 engine that Ford used to put in this space. It uses the more modern 10-speed transmission, and gets about the same mileage as the less powerful base V-6: 20 mpg city, 26 highway, and 22 combined.

There's another twin-turbo V-6, bigger at 3.5 liters and a lot more powerful with 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet in most versions. But hold onto your hat: in the Limited and Raptor models, it's tuned to make 450 hp and 510 lb-ft. Even with all that power, it still gets 17/23/19 mpg, and that's with four-wheel drive.

If you must have the throaty rumble of a V-8, there's the trusty 5.0 liter. It tries to keep up with the bigger twin-turbo V-6 by bringing 395 horsepower to the table, but that turbo torque blows the V-8's mere 400 pound-feet away. And it's a notch behind in fuel mileage, at 17/23/19 mpg with rear-wheel drive, 16/22/18 mpg with four-wheel drive.

The 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 was introduced late in the 2018 model, so practically speaking it's a 2019. It costs $4,000 and has limited appeal, since Ford's V-6 engines are so good. It's quiet, and the fuel mileage is improved to 22 city, 30 highway, and 25 combined mpg with two-wheel drive, while four-wheel drive takes a big hit on the highway, to 20/25/22 …
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Retail Price

$35,670 MSRP / Window Sticker Price

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Engine 3.3L V-6
MPG 18 City / 23 Hwy
Seating 6 Passengers
Transmission 6-spd w/OD
Power 290 @ 6500 rpm
Drivetrain four-wheel
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