Category: Ford F150 (& F250 Light Duty) 1997 – Present

Raptor Outshines Ridgeline Big Time

Given the current economic situation and global concerns about environmental and atmospheric changes, it’s no surprise that people are tracking sales of vehicles like the Ford Raptor and the Honda Ridgeline closely, since they are larger trucks that are fuel inefficient and have been the target of environmental groups for many years. But the overall [...] More »

NHTSA Expands F-150 Fuel Tank Investigation

After receiving some 300 complaints, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has officially expanded its investigation of 1997-2001 Ford F-150 pickups from 1.4 million trucks to 2.73 million. The issue is whether or not the straps that hold the fuel tank can corrode and break down, which is a potential fire risk. According to [...] More »

2011 Ford F-150 Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2011 Ford F-150 SuperCrew has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick for models built after February 2011. Ford F-150 features a number of safety and stability systems including Safety Canopy side curtain airbags, AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control), SOS Post Crash Alert System and trailer sway control. Ford now has 11 vehicles on [...] More »

The F-250 Ford Super Chief Concept Overview

The Ford F-250 Super Chief concept is the world’s first vehicle with a revolutionary Tri-Flex fuel system. The Super Chief runs on three types of fuel: Gasoline, E85 or hydrogen gas. When operating with hydrogen, the vehicle produces 99 percent lower CO2 emissions and can run for 500 miles before needing fuel. Changing between fuel [...] More »

F150 Ecoboost V6 Fuel Economy Numbers

Let’s take a look at the Ecoboost 4×4 engine fuel economy numbers for the F150. The Ecoboost engine is a 3.5L V6 Twin-Turbo that has been designed and produced for the 2011 F150 series. The company had been looking for a green alternative to the V8′s that consumers are used to. It looks like they’ve found it with 16/22 [...] More »

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