Wider wheel base provides stability off road during aggressive turns. My brief experience with this truck, before I returned for a refund only, reinforced this concern. The Ecoboost turbo handles it with ease. The diesel, which Ford builds at a factory in England, is the sixth engine in the current F-150 lineup. Also, take this for what it's worth but online searches of the EcoBoost 3.
Ford will probably sell more diesel F-150s than Chevy sells Corvettes. Shifts smooth, soft suspension, perfect handling. The vibration can be felt by everybody in the cab when it restarts the engine to resume driving. Most comfortable ride I've ever had towing or not. But it has over 100k miles, so stuff happens.
Interior is unmatched with the two tone leather, hands free functionality, sun roof, sliding rear glass, and more amenities than I need but love having. Power: 250 3,250 horsepower rpm; 440 pound-feet of torque 1,750-2,250 rpm Transmission: 10-speed automatic Wheelbase: 145. Most miles are highway but the vehicle is very smooth on pavement and surprisingly quiet despite the 35 inch all terrain tire. Very quick for a truck and I haven't found anything it won't tow. Other competitors — but only sort of, since they lack diesels — will be the Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra full-size pickups. We are well and truly through the looking glass. The option price for the diesel is competitive with what Ram charges for its less powerful 3.
Very consistent gas mileage averaging about 13+ combined since I bought it. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press I tested a loaded King Ranch Super Crew 4x4 with four doors, seating for five, ranch-style leather and badging and more. Returned due to Engine Timing Cover Oil Leak. All the capabilities of a standard f150 with additional perks that other trucks do not have. Read more: The diesel is quiet and smooth, thanks to recent upgrades to the engine family, which Ford has built in the U. Specifications as tested Engine: 3. Lots of power in the V8 5.
The King Ranch is a luxurious and comfortable vehicle, with the kind of passenger space — particularly rear leg room and head room — generally associated with limos. I took a chance on this truck knowing Ford has had reliability issues in the past. . Both diesels beat the fuel efficiency of V8 gasoline pickups by several miles per gallon. Only drawback seems to be an occasional hard downshift at very low speeds, like going over speed bumps in parking lots. At the same time, the Detroit 3 are rolling out a new generation of diesels — priced at a hefty premium over sexy V8s — to power their most popular and profitable vehicles.
Amazing truck I have loved this truck since the day I bought it. Ford also expects to sell a handful of diesel F-150s as straight-up work trucks. Very capable off road and an absolute blast to drive. The ride is incredibly smooth. Online searches turned up many others complaining of the same problem. Where assembled: Dearborn Facts and figures The 3.
A comparably equipped 2018 Ram 1500 diesel matched the F-150 at 22 mpg in combined driving. The truck, an EcoBoost 3. Contact Mark Phelan: mmphelan freepress. In 2018, just about every European automaker is phasing out diesels as countries and cities across the continent prepare to ban them. The lavishly equipped King Ranch 4x4 crew cab I tested could tow 10,100 pounds.
Diesel buyers are a special breed, happy to pay extra for an engine that combines good fuel economy with hefty towing capacity. Decent everyday mileage for a pickup, 17. Ford expects it to account for about 5 percent of F-150 sales. Fiat Chrysler V6 generates 420 pound-feet at 2,000 rpm, good performance but likely to be a noticeable difference when you try to reach highway speed on an entrance ramp while towing a fifth-wheel camper. Overall, very happy with it.
More important, the Ford engine produces 440 pound-feet of torque from just 1,750 rpm, the kind of immediate power that makes it easy to pull a trailer out of a muddy corral. . . . . .