(Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 01:00PM by Darby Riales)
To reimagine America’s best selling line of full-size pickup trucks, Ford went back to the drawing board to completely redesign the popular F-150 for the 2015 model year. Exterior styling modifications are minimal and include an updated grille and distinct headlights. The biggest changes are ones that will most likely go unnoticed to the untrained eye.
Engineers have managed to shave off 700 pounds of excess weight by using lightweight aluminum all across the body and hood. This military-grade alloy is stronger than steel and comes at a fraction of the weight. This adaptation grants the F-150 a heavier payload of up to 2,286 pounds, better towing capacity (9,100 lbs.), faster acceleration, and optimized fuel economy (22 mpg combined).
The 2015 Ford F-150 XL has a 3.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine, generating 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque. This model offers trailer hitch assist, which makes lining up for towing a simple, one-person job. Also available is the top-down 360-degree camera view system to assist with navigating through tight worksites. According to Edmunds, this workhorse is the perfect option for getting the tough jobs done with ease.
Contact Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to schedule a test drive in a pre-owned F-150 today.