2001 FORD F-150 BUILDS ON ITS TRUCK LEADERSHIP
“The Built Ford Tough F-Series pickup has been the best-selling
truck for 23 years, and has been the best-selling vehicle – car or
truck – for the past 18 years. The only way to maintain that
leadership, achieve those kinds of sales records and keep customers
coming back is to evolve the product and deliver exactly what
customers are looking for and have come to expect from a Ford
truck. The new F-150 SuperCrew is just one example of how we’ve
done that for the 2001 model year.” – Al Giombetti, Ford Division
Truck Group marketing manager
The 2001 Ford F-150, with its newest member – the F-150 Super-Crew
– continues to deliver power and durability in the most
comprehensive lineup of full-size pickups in the industry, meeting
a variety of work and personal use needs.
New for 2001
The 2001 F-150 SuperCrew is the newest result of Ford’s truck
innovation. It is based on the trusted and proven F-150 SuperCab
pickup, but offers customers four full-size doors and a full rear
seat for added interior comfort and cargo-carrying versatility. The
F-150 SuperCrew offers customers many first- or best-in-class
features including standard power adjustable pedals, available power
moonroof, Rear-seat Entertainment System and the functional bed
extender, which increases box length for carrying longer items.
A 4-wheel Antilock Braking System (ABS) is now standard on all F-150
models. Power adjustable accelerator and brake pedals, standard on
the F-150 SuperCrew, are now standard on all Lariat models and
optional on XL and XLT trucks. A Remote Keyless Entry System is now
standard on XLT and a cassette has been added to the AM/FM stereo
radio on the XL. A single CD player is now standard on XLT and
Power Where You Need It
One of the biggest reasons for the long-term success of F-150 is its
all-around performance capabilities. Whether its horsepower,
torque, payload, towing capacity or 4×4 operation, F-150 delivers
what full-size pickup buyers want.
F-150′s standard Regular Cab and SuperCab 4.2L OHV V-6 engine
produces 202 horsepower and 252 lb.-ft. of torque. It features a
split-port induction system that helps optimize fuel efficiency and
engine response. The 4.6L SOHC Triton V-8, which is standard on
the F-150 SuperCrew and optional on Regular Cab and SuperCab models,
delivers 220 horsepower and 290 lb.-ft. of torque. The single
overhead cam design features one camshaft in each cylinder head,
providing excellent valve control for dependable power and
responsive performance. All models offer an optional 5.4L SOHC
Triton V-8 engine that puts out 260 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of
F-150′s 5-speed manual overdrive transmission, standard on Regular
Cab and SuperCab models, has an overdrive fifth gear to reduce
engine rpm at highway speeds which contributes to fuel economy.
A 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, optional on Regular Cab
and SuperCab models but standard on the F-150 SuperCrew provides
high output of low-end torque for excellent start-up performance.
F-150′s already impressive towing and payload ratings can be
enhanced with optional packages. The Class III Towing Group
includes a 7-pin trailer wiring harness, frame-mounted hitch
receiver and a heavy-duty electrical/cooling package and heavy-duty
shock absorbers. The 7700 Payload Group upgrades the GVWR to 7700
lbs. and includes front Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) on all 4×4
models of 4150 lbs. to accommodate a snowplow.
A Truck for all Reasons
F-150 continues to offer a wide variety of choices to meet the needs
of work and personal-use customers. Cab designs include Regular Cab
and SuperCab, in both Styleside and Flareside versions, as well as
the new SuperCrew.
F-150 Regular Cab and SuperCab buyers can choose short- and
long-wheelbase models and 6.5- or 8-foot pickup box lengths.
SuperCrew is available in one wheelbase and a 5.5-foot box. All
models are available with 4×2 and 4×4 drive systems. Three trim
series are available on Regular Cab and SuperCab models – XL, XLT
and Lariat. The F-150 SuperCrew is available as an XLT or a Lariat.
A Rugged Performer
Full-size pickup buyers want a tough truck that can take punishment
and perform under difficult conditions. The bone-jarring durability
testing on F-150 simulates 100,000 real-life miles and includes:
o Chuckhole testing on a 240-foot road with potholes of various
depths o An 800-foot stretch of sand 8 inches deep o A “bath” of
salt and mud to test corrosion protection o Hill-climbing tests with
20-percent and 30-percent inclines
F-150 has a number of thoughtful design features to increase
utility. Two boards can be placed across the Styleside or Flareside
pickup box in special depressions to accommodate flat loading of 4×8
plywood sheets and to create a separate cargo space under the
plywood. Tie-down hooks are located in each corner of all boxes to
help secure cargo. A cargo light on the back of the cab makes
loading and unloading the pickup box easier at night.
The rear step bumper provides easier access to the cargo area. The
tailgate can be removed for special loading applications, and on XLT
and Lariat it can be locked.
A Comfortable Work Environment
Inside, the F-150 is well equipped for comfort and convenience.
Available features include air conditioning, an overhead console,
power windows with delayed accessory power and One-Touch-Down
driver’s window, power locks, tilt steering wheel, speed control,
power adjustable pedals, Remote Keyless Entry System, power moonroof
F-150 is manufactured in Kansas City, Mo.; Norfolk, Va.; Oakville,
Ontario, Canada; and Cuautitlan, Mexico, near Mexico City.