By conducting independent testing procedures, Ford engineers demonstrated the F-150 is capable of handling greater trailer loads. Uneven loads or poorly distributed loads are often to blame. . This year there's a completely new and robust engine lineup for America's favorite pickup. In addition to its leading payload weight of 3,300 pounds, the V8 can tow a not-insignificant 11,500 pounds.
If you need towing, then you better go to the professionals. The interior of the Limited has rich red and black full-grain leather-trimmed seats for the driver who desires a high-end appearance and functionality. Losing pounds can help boost braking and handling, and cut fuel consumption. Buyers have a choice between two- and four-wheel drive on all versions of the F-150 except the Raptor, which has four-wheel drive as standard equipment. Safety Antilock disc brakes, stability control, trailer sway control and a full complement of airbags including front seat side and full-length side curtain are standard across the board.
The potent new powertrains more than silence complaints we've had in the past about Ford's performance deficit. Remember that if the towing mechanism is damaged your equipment can become uncontrollable and dangerous! Can't speak for the Acadia. Our advice: call the professionals! Ah, they deep mysteries of life. Backseat comfort is superb thanks to abundant legroom, a flat floor and a seatback angle that's pleasantly reclined. More and more customers today have high expectations of luxury and convenience, yet their needs call for a truly capable truck. Reviewers are generally pleased with the 2011 Ford F-150's performance. Very glad I purchased the base V6 engine from what I have read on other reviews.
The Lariat offers upscale interior trim, leather upholstery, heated eight-way power driver and passenger seats with power-adjustable lumbar, power-adjustable pedals, a power-sliding rear window and dual-zone automatic climate control. With the 5L V-8 that gives a towing capacity of 11,000 pounds. All F-150s feature simple controls and good-quality materials by full-size truck standards. Whether you're looking for a basic work truck, a plush family hauler, a rig you could run the Baja 1000 with or something with four wheels that proudly announces your allegiance to Harley-Davidson, there's bound to be an F-150 with your name on it. Well, the 2011 Ford F-150 suffers no such weakness. The full-size truck market is very competitive, and rivals such as the , and are certainly capable. Question is, at what weight does the weight-distribution hitch become mandatory? Its rear-hinged clamshell doors are also less useful than the traditional front-hinged doors of the Tundra and Ram.
The new F-150 will have a maximum payload of 3,300-pounds when equipped with the 5. The F-150 owns the maximum towing capacity honor as well. With 302-horsepower even the base 3. During our testing, we towed a construction trailer loaded with a bobcat earth mover for a total weight of 10,000 pounds. In fact, the company chose not to implement the new J2807 towing specifications for 2013 as the truck is not a completely new model. The SuperCab is still fairly roomy, but legroom is noticeably less generous.
And yes, 2,001lbs Click to expand. A local police chief drove it when new and said he was going to six cylinder Ecoboost in his patrol cars! Jeep is body on frame, not uni body which allows for more capacity. Cargo box size choices vary as well: Regular cabs come with a 6. Same for a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Towing For those looking to tow, the base V6 with its 5,500 pound towing capacity should be looked over in favor of the optional 5. But the Ford also offers a number of unique and useful perks, among these a flat rear floor, generous passenger room in crew cabs, a deployable step that eases access to the bed and Ford's Sync multimedia voice command system. The King Ranch, Platinum, Harley-Davidson and Lariat Limited are all similar to the Lariat but feature their own specialized wheels and exterior and interior trim.
There's also a new Lariat Limited trim level, revised feature availability and the adoption of electric-assist power steering. It works even when trailers have no braking systems, frequently the case when you are towing a boat trailer or a small camping trailer. The F-150 Limited is powered exclusively by this ground-breaking 3. Driving Impressions The 2011 Ford F-150 delivers solid ride and handling dynamics for a full-size truck, and it's remarkably quiet at speed, a trademark of recent F-150s. Only replaced climate control solenoid, everything else is good. The fuel economy improvements are accomplished with the use of twin independent variable camshaft timing.
The combination of the trailer and tow vehicle must be level for the proper transfer of hitch weight. All these things are true for the F-150 the company is expecting fuel efficiency gains to at least 5 percent and as much as 20 percent better than the existing model , but when it comes to trucks, significant figures that buyers will be looking at is the payload and towing capacity, which Ford just revealed on Monday. PowerFold side mirrors keep warm and dry in inclement weather and help ensure driver visibility with heated glass, memory position functionality, puddle lamps, turn signals and self-dimming actuation. This dampens the yaw motion and helps to reduce the sway when the trailer tries to push the tow vehicle. Its 2010 ratings which aren't comparable to the new ones were exemplary, as the F-150 earned a perfect five stars in the government's front- and side-impact tests. From here, there are three upgrades to replace last year's 320-hp 5.
The head restraints are four-wayadjustable and the seats offer cooling and heating with memory functionality to remember seating preferences for two different drivers. Some reviewers say the Ram offers a more compliant ride, though most agree that the F-150 is comfortable. Provided the engine power remains constant which it largely has , less weight built into the truck means more weight that it can bring around with it. In any case, heres whats important to know when using towing: Use the 2011 ford f-150 towing capacity from the professionals. Starting things off is a new 302-horsepower 3. When towing, pay attention to the following: — use reliable mechanisms for towing, — observe the speed limit, — observe the rules of the road, — follow the towing instructions.