The 2014 Ford F-150 grabs a share of the full-size pickup truck lead thanks to towing technology and toughness best-selling pickup truck for a few reasons.It has some of the best towing ratings some of the most intriguing tech features and some of the most fuel-efficient powertrains.Put them all together with a choice of body styles and the 2014 Ford F-150 has what could be its killer app just in its build matrix: seemingly endless choice.The biggest news for 2014 Ford F-150 is the addition of the 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor.The first sport truck to get the powertrain according to Ford the Tremor is configured with the 2014 Ford F-150 regular-cab body style with a 126-inch wheelbase and the shorter pickup bed.Both rear- and four-wheel-drive versions are offered.The Tremor weighs in at about 5,000 pounds and comes with a 4.10 rear axle and an electronically controlled locking rear differential for maximum power extraction from the EcoBoost V-6 Other changes are slight with new trailer-tow mirrors a new FX grille and HID headlamps on 2014 Ford F-150 on trim level and above.
2014 Ford F-150 model year essentially unchanged in a year when a and Sierra and a new turbo diesel Ram are ready.With King Ranch editions EcoBoost V-6 turbos and a Harley-Davidson model wearing basic black like it owns it the F-150 still looks ready to rumble.The blocky look is either cartoonish or spot-on macho depending on your allegiance to trucks in general and Ford specifically.The huge grille the slab sides the impossibly tall fenders make it a musclecar in its class and an object to be coveted in certain parts of the country anywhere within a 100-mile radius of an oval-track race.2014 Ford F-150 The cabin couldn’t feel more contrasty: it’s quiet well-organized and depending on the model and trim plushly finished in high-grade plastics and tightly assembled pieces with attractive proportions.Even work-grade trims look expensive and the addition of Touch controls have pushed the center stack in a more adventurous direction 2014 Ford F-150.
2014 Ford F-150 Interior
The 2014 Ford F-150 has a well-trimmed cabin in most versions and a tough and angular look that’s held up well shape looks a little cartoonish for our taste or if it’s just the right blend of strength and size.Maybe it’s both.Powerful styling has been the recent selling point for large trucks and the2014 Ford F-150 s oversized grille and slab sides continue to garner more and more advocates even as the truck swells in size and boldness.It’s been a big change of pace since the last 2014 Ford F-150–which debuted in with its curves and smoother shape.If understated car-like cues were the theme back then today’s them must be closer to construction equipment and sledgehammers.Machismo is today’s big seller.The modern Ram looks almost like a tractor trailer and the incredibly linear 2014 Ford F-150 seems to have borrowed some of its styling cues from the Tonka trucks of our childhood.While it may look almost military-grade the 2014 Ford F-150 actually has a very versatile personality.Drop the costumes for plain jeans and a T-shirt and the 2014 Ford F-150 just an unpainted bumper away from Joe Six-Pack XL.Give it leather chaps and fringe and a big belt buckle and it’s a King Ranch cowboy suit it up in black with tasteful orange pinstripes and it’s a Harley-Davidson.It’s all highly efficient and democratic even if the F-150 is not.New for last year: available high-intensity discharge headlamps that form little hockey sticks around the lights a subtle Michigan-ism if there ever was one.New for 2014 Ford F-150 is the sporty Tremor version of the models get standard 17-inch wheels while upper-trim packages come with 18-inch alloy wheels.Inside the 2014 Ford F-150 shows no signs of the somewhat carlike drab plastic interiors of just a few years ago.The redesign that gave it tough-guy looks brought a more businesslike and upright dash with upgraded interiors.Well-coordinated materials and trims have boxy outlines punctuated with round high-set vents.The same look can appear restrained and rather well-done as in the basic 2014 Ford F-150 and it can come off as the most luxurious vehicle sold under a Ford blue-oval badge if you’re settling into a Platinum edition.
2014 Ford F-150 Performance
A pair of V-6s and a pair of V-8s give the 2014 Ford F-150 a big performance envelope our favorite’s the torquey twin-turbo V-6 wide range of solid powertrains vary from efficient and frugal to beefy and tow-ready.All versions come with a clean-shifting six-speed automatic and on trucks in the XLT trim and above there’s a manual-shift mode.Ford’s making some fast rear-axle ratios available to maximize the grunt for EcoBoost buyers doing medium- to heavy-duty chores.The 5.0-liter V-8 is good for up to 10,000 pounds with a regular-cab long-bed 4×2 2014 Ford F-150 and a special heavy-duty package.The 6.2-liter or EcoBoost engines can tow up to 11,300 pounds on SuperCrew short-bed 4×2 editions.
The entire engine lineup gives the 2014 Ford F-150 a more carlike character but wait until you feel its steering.All versions except the 6.2-liter F-150 now have electric power steering which helps fuel economy numbers but also gives the F-150 a quick light driving feel without much feedback at all but with so much more responsiveness you’ll never want to go back to the dead racks you’ll find in the big Japanese trucks.You won’t find yourself pushing hard around corners or darting into gaps in traffic just for the sheer enjoyment of it but the EPS makes the F-150 drive a little smaller than it is.Ride quality is decent a little jittery on 4×4 versions and a notch below the 2014 Ford F-150 most of the time but braking performance is impressive for such a large vehicle and Ford has finally mastered a more confident firm brake pedal feel with this latest version.Four-wheel drive is available across the lineup and this year 2014 Ford F-150 hot-swapped in a new 4×4 system on upscale versions that adds an automatic traction mode that shifts power to the front wheels when slip is detected.At the same time limited-slip differentials on EcoBoost and 5.0-liter F-150s are being replaced by systems that use anti-lock brakes to simulate limited-slip devices for a less expensive less weighty more widespread solution 2014 Ford F-150.
2014 Ford F-150 Safety
The 2014 Ford F-150 a Top Safety Pick but its NHTSA crash-test scores are mixed available the two organizations that crash-test vehicles to assess their safety haven’t gotten around to every version of the full-size truck.However those scores that have been listed are solid ones and the long list of safety features in the 2014 Ford F-150 suggest that it’s a good option for those looking for a safe truck.Overall the F-150 lineup is bristling with protective technology and the list of safety features rivals that of any other pickup on the road—including side-curtain airbags anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control with Roll Stability Control.There’s also Trailer Sway Control which can take control of both braking effort and engine speed to help stay stable while the 2014 Ford F-150 lineup also gets Ford’s first-ever Hill Descent Control for safe descents down slippery slopes A rear view camera is available as are parking sensors and Bluetooth.
2014 Ford F-150 to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA has updated its scores for last year and it gives the F-150 four stars overall with a mixed rating of three stars for front-impact protection and five stars for side-impact safety on Super Crew models and four stars and five stars respectively for other body styles.The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety IIHS had called the F-150 a Top Safety Pick with top ‘good’ results in frontal side and rear impact tests.It’s worth noting that the F-150 only manages ‘acceptable’ scores for foot injury in the frontal test.This year since no small-overlap tests have been performed yet on the truck and since it has no forward-collision prevention gear it doesn’t earn that award.However the F-150 is the only one of the domestic full-size trucks to achieve ‘good’ scores in the important rollover-related IIHS roof-strength test.One of the problems with driving large trucks is poor visibility but Ford has taken steps to improve sightlines from the driver’s seat of the 2014 Ford F-150 Some reviewers have pointed to the huge rear pillars especially in Regular Cab models as an issue.Power trailer mirrors are a new feature for the 2014 Ford F-150 model year.