2015 Ford F-150 Off-Road at 10K Feet Impressions
Gizmodo’s IndefinitelyWild blog is not exactly the kind of place you go looking for well written and interesting Ford pickup reviews, but one fateful meeting of a friend at Ford, the highest off-road trail in California, and the new F-150 with the FX4 package resulted in a wonderful look at the truck, and the world it can be used in, from a fresh set of eyes.
With a pair of kids, a dog, a bit of mountain biking, a freak snow storm and several hundred miles of travel, this review covers just about everything you need to know about a truck’s off-road abilities. The pros of this particular truck include the power and torque from the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, the fancy Hill Descent Control system, good visibility and incredible rear leg room. The truck receives a few demerits for its lackluster tire choice for an off-road truck, low fuel economy, and high price – this test truck rang in at $50k.
The final verdict is not what you might expect, but it does make some good points. Firstly, the FX4 pack is a great off-road package, but most buyers would be better suited equipping it to a lower trim level truck. Secondly, at $50k there are better off-road options, like a used Ford Raptor. In the end, the article covers a lot of ground, and it’s worth a read. There is a lot of small details included that you won’t likely read in a more traditional truck review. Read the full review here.
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