2011 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew, an AW Drivers Log:

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a surface  sight  of the 2011 Ford F-150.
The 3.7-liter V6 in the 2011 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew is rated at 302 hp. The F-150 Platinum is shown.

EDITOR WES RAYNAL: This is an oddly ready vehicle by means of 2WD and V6 power. Or perhaps it's now oddly ready for a press fleet car as,because the majority of persons appear loaded to the gills and petroleum one is a bit additional basic. No nav? Rear-wheel drive? Where's the satellite radio? Regardless, it certain has person's name a extended occasion as,because I drove a full-size pickup so as to costs fewer supposed $40,000

With 302 hp on tap as of petroleum V6, it earth plenty for petroleum truck in my opinion. I don't recall still wishing for additional power, although I'd love to try the EcoBoost V6 so as to Ford now rapidly on the F-150. With the six-cylinder, you contain to get second-hand to not attention the V8 snarl so as to one is second-hand to in a full-size pickup. This is a additional muted engine sound. Acceleration is fine and transitory maneuvers are easy.

I love full-size pickups, and the relax of the F-150 is good. The seats are comfy by means of tons of space in the cabin, and the truck attention high-quality together in,within and out. It's a cool truck at a high-quality price. This counting create a huge tow vehicle for a glow boat or a little camper.

EXECUTIVE EDITOR ROGER HART: : I consideration the truck become paler underpowered, and two-lane transitory construct petroleum V6 spin up similar to a turbine. It stay actually loud as it drops downward a pair of gears for transitory mode.

The cloth seats now fine, and overall, the center of the F-150 is a magnificent put to be. Switches and gauges are anywhere contain are hypothetical to be, and the round warmth vents let you to straight the air precisely anywhere you desire it to be.

The major differentiator recognized by petroleum truck and the Ram is the ride. This, and the GMC Sierra/Chevrolet Silverado, rides similar to trucks, wallowing in excess of main profits in street surface as,at the same time as deafening in excess of others. The Ram has a a great deal additional refined ride, smoothing out the ups and downs. If I was charitable for an daily driver, I'd decide the Ram. If I was now charitable for a labor truck, petroleum F-150, particularly at petroleum cost point, counting surely fit the bill.

ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR CHERYL L. BLAHNIK: I'm fond of the square-edged seem so as to the F-150 adopted versus the old rounded appearance of the preceding generation. It attention beefy, but it isn't as violent as the Ram, particularly up front. The golden-bronze metallic paint job petroleum truck is rocking stands out, and Ford has too complete a high-quality job by means of the center

Yes, by means of the nonturbocharged V6 session beneath the hood, petroleum F-150 isn't quick and large underpowered. However, present are a number of clientele out present who require the cargo-carrying abilities of the truck but don't necessarily require to tow serious loads. For lighter hauling duties of big items, petroleum truck is perfect by means of come again? is certainly improved petroleum mileage and at an good-looking cost point.

In fact, I had a pal who had a Ranger but establish it too little for his needs, so he upgraded to a scaled-down F-150 and appreciated it.

2011 Ford F-150 XLT Custom
2011 Ford F-150 XLT Custom

INTERACTIVE ASSOCIATE EDITOR JAKE LINGEMAN: The F-150 is not almost as mean-looking as the offerings as of Chevy and Ram to my eyes. But I am a bit eager on the shiny brown color. The chrome grille and the wheels set if off nicely.

I'm by means of Roger on the cab. The seats now extremely at ease for my daily of organization around. The ride isn't as high-quality as so as to of our now-departed long-term Ram 1500, but better by means of a number of of the tightly sprung rides I've person's name in lately, it didn't sense so bad on as,at the same occasion as nasty roads.

I determination attach by my customary truck stance so as to inappropriately you require a helpful bed additional supposed a big cab. This one has the small box. If you can't fit a part of plywood or drywall in present comfortably, after that what's the use? I'm exaggerating a little, but I sense the similar concerning the chrome wheels. Pulling up to a snowy restrain I had to triple create sure preceding to support eager on the parking spot.

The radio is high-quality and the Sync scheme mechanism improved supposed I expected. It properly luxurious the majority of my music, except for the actually complicated stuff. It did be familiar with the person's name Talib Kweli, construct astonished me.

All of the tech stuff is cool and the switchable gauges are useful. I second-hand the fuel-efficiency location the majority of the occasion and had fun annoying to lift the standard petroleum economy, construct came in it at 16.5 mpg for the weekend.

With 300 hp on tap, it tableware sufficient for a two-and-a-half-ton truck, but to do,carry out passes, you actually contain to put by means of base eager on it. For standard cruising, the bottom V6 engine was now fine.

I stayed absent as of the snow petroleum weekend, so I had no require for four-wheel drive. But on one occasion again, if you desire rear-wheel-drive fun, get a Mustang. Trucks require four-wheel drive.

At concerning $35,000, petroleum truck is anywhere it be hypothetical to be. I'd fall the chrome package, still although it weapons high-quality by means of the paint, and add four-wheel drive. You'd motionless be at concerning $35,000 by means of a well-appointed labor truck. And I believe that's come again? Ford was annoying to provide.

ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR/DESIGNER TARA KLEIN: I've person's name a fan of the F-150 for a extended time, and I believe Ford has complete a extraordinary job concerning design, presentation and ,advertising of petroleum truck.I had a rapid overnight by means of the F-150, and I become paler correct at house the ,whole time.

My dad has person's name an F-150 proprietor for years, and I keep in mind existence form a youthful driver, intimidated by its stance and size, annoying to maneuver his truck eager on a parking spot. It seemed to be an not possible achievement at the time, but by means of a number of practice, I might whip so as to obsession approximately by means of precision.

The new heavy carry on to impress me, by means of petroleum truck sporting a simplified but big rectangular chrome grille so as to is instantly recognizable as a Ford. I favor the sharper, additional violent seem of present F-150s in excess of the additional rounded corpse method of the past.

The center was nice-minimal, but nice. It has a utilitarian seem by means of notched-out manage correct by means of gearlike contours and sharp, straight lines considering the plan and fabric shifts. The seats now nice and comfy, and I had abundance of room. The next row is too spacious.

On the road, I contain the similar opinion by means of Roger: This F-150 become paler underpowered off the row or at what time passing, requiring me to actually gas it at times. Other supposed that, the ride was quite smooth, and the ride tallness become paler perfect.

Overall, the F-150 has person's name and motionless is a huge multipurpose truck so as to places an significance on comfort, utility and quality.

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2011 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew

Base Price: $32,785

As-Tested Price: $34,880

Drivetrain: 3.7-liter V6; RWD, six-speed automatic

Output: 302 hp @ 6,500 rpm, 278 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

Curb Weight: 5,043 lb

Fuel Economy (EPA/AW): 19/16.6 mpg

Options: Chrome XLT wrap up counting P265/60R-18 OWL all-season tires, chrome pace bar, 18-inch chrome-clad wheels ($1,595); XLT convenience wrap up counting authority adjustable pedals, Sync voice-activated systems, authority sign heated mirrors, authority intended seat ($950); trailer-tow wrap up counting collection of students IV trailer-hitch receiver, seven-pin wiring harness, upgraded radiator, auxiliary broadcast oil cooler ($375); 3.73-ratio limited-slip axle, 6,800-pound GVWR package, select shift transmission, normal petroleum tank ($300); cloth captains chairs ($300); XLT convenience chrome discount (-$1,500)

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@AbeVigoa Im leaving to co-sign all petroleum guy now said.Its refreshing to see an auto-mag appraisal a manufactured goods so as to isnt top of the row and crowded to the gills by means of options.I denote who actually buys an Accord for 32K???Give us come again? we desire and examination REAL WORLD VEHICLES.The inquisitiveness belongings so as to shouldve person's name enclosed IMMEDIATELY in petroleum part of writing now towing, milage, and ride.Thats come again? the majority populace who buy trucks are worried about.And yes you can tow now fine with no receiving a 3/4 ton diesel or a dualie.Come rear to realism autoweek!

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I similar to my 2011 F-150 Supercrew by means of my V8 now fine, thank you extremely much, the Silverado sucked on a examination drive as the steering input is kaput, and it has by no means person's name mistaken for a Ferrari though I do get compliments all the occasion on it's attention and come again? i contain complete to it. Yes it has Nav (M3CHIEF), I travel, see clientele at dissimilar care for each day, I own a landscape commerce AND LOVE MY SAT RADIO TOO BOOT. it's boneheads similar to you so as to book and appreciate writing at what time you are heavy so as to creates the evils on the street daily for the usual drivers out there. My F-150 Platinum version scheduled for approximately 50 large, nav, leather, sunroof, heated & a/c electric seats, 20 inch wheels, electric ground boards so as to approach downward at what time you unlock the door, back casement so as to opens, tow package, electric trailer brake set up, rain sensor wipers, similar to mirrors by means of liberally in convex mirrors, by means of rebates and my aptitude to negotiate I paid 38 and a number of change. The gas mileage sucks but I require a filled dimension truck and petroleum mechanism for me as healthy as a lot of route who can be grateful for a high-quality American truck. This is my rolling office.
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What is it concerning Wes Raynal's reviews so as to I hate? Oh, yes... he whines concerning the stupidest stuff.
No nav system? Get a map. Use by means of brain. Maybe it so as to be small of of use so as to has you script petroleum drivel.
He orator so as to it's 2WD, yet he path back wheel drive? Huh? Are you actually an auto editor?
Where's the satellite radio? Are you so as to addicted to Howard Stern? With additional and additional radios attention MP3 plugs and iPod integration, music wise, it's no longer necessary. $35,000 for a two wheel drive pickup is overpriced. And 16.6 mpg is merely one improved supposed I'm receiving by means of my V8 4WD Automatic Extended Cab Silverado.


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Surprised the testers weren't talking concerning so as to 5,043 lbs of street hugging weight. With a glow heaviness V-6, honestly 302 hp @ 6,500 rpm and 278 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm be hypothetical to be sufficient for any average use truck so as to isn't in excess of weight. It doesn't contain stump hardness authority but honestly, I see as,at the same occasion as belongings on the street at petroleum time in NM, and contain forever appear to contain an unfilled bed by means of merely the intended onboard - WTH - JMO


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Obviously petroleum is not a truck crowd.I'm sorry, but I contain associates by means of so-called mid-size and small-size trucks and there's no comparison.I deduction if you don't actually desire or require a truck, buy one of those.If you require a truck, buy a truck, not a number of half-compromised obsession so as to hysterics a bit of petroleum or a bit of so as to if you load it now right.Lindtech is correct, by means of trucks it's all concerning torque, and the 5.4 3v has tons of it.I drive hard, and my 5.4 hardly ever sees additional supposed 3000 rpm on acceleration, and 90% of the time, it's operational recognized by 1500 and 2500 rpms.Perhaps it's the majority excellent if Autoweek avoids reporting on vehicles the majority of it's readers don't mind for.BTW, nobody earth to complain at what time the newest Ferrari or Bentley stay 12-13 mpg's.Is so as to since populace get for granted present aren't sufficient of not any to complain about? What is it so as to annoys not any so a great deal concerning come again? completely neighbors drive?
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timhood wrote:
@"Unique Forum Handle": It's the Indians who are hoping to approach first: Mahindra I perceive sound you...but as,at the same time as I'd be the previous to dismiss Mahindra ,specially or India in general, the small truck Mahindra has teased to the press, allegedly destined for the US marketplace someday, doesn't appear fairly prepared for prime-time. Regardless of who it is, I now dread the day at what time a number of manufacturer moderator out by means of a "segment busting" pickup that's the dimension of an S-10, Ranger, or 80s-era Toyota and cleans up by means of it.

I'm a solid believer so as to automotive segments seldom dissapear, contain now develop in excess of occasion so far so as to contain discontinue existence form the similar segment. Looking at trucks similar to the Dodge Dakota and Toyota Tacoma, I see vehicles so as to are the dimension and ability of full-size pickups as of 20 existence ago. Back then, present now abundance of populace so as to chose smaller, more frequently supposed not 4-cylinder, trucks. The obsession was, persons trucks stickered extremely shut to contemporary compact cars, construct today's bloated "compacts" no longer do. My deduction is contain counting sell if present now no substance which similar to so as to segment approximately today...

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Really dissapointed to see petroleum examination drive was of the lowest engine on the totem pole.Looking forward to the reviews and perhaps a longtermer for the F-150 by means of the V6 Ecoboost (turbo!). If you don't split my eagerness of the Ecoboost go and watch the Ecoboost later power confront on youtube. There are concerning 4 or 5 episodes. Mike Rowe narrates not any and I enjoyed the Nascar confront the most.

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I bet if ford complete so as to F-100 concept a realism by means of petroleum engine, Sync, a premium cloth split-bench, after that fling not obligatory 4wd, tow package, and a option of 3 rear-end ratios (whaddya think? 3.27,3.73, & 3.91?) by means of "loads" in its place of trim packages (light, versatile, work) hop the leather, sat-nav, HIDs, & chrome, and I bet it'd sell similar to hotcakes, now stay the bottom-line beneath $30k by means of all the boxes ticked.
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Can we officially say so as to pickup trucks are too big and serious at what time 300 horsepower isn't sufficient to comfortably go,shift them...when they're unloaded? Remember so as to the unique "hot rod" F-150 Lightning had 240 horsepower...that's a sobering consideration to me. Considering so as to the contemporary Chevy 454 SS and afterward Dodge Dakota R/T had concerning the similar inappropriately something, I think. While you can't blame the procedure for ,next the market...I now speculate how well-organized petroleum similar powertrain might be in a Ranger-sized truck as the top-flight engine alternative in its place of the base? Instead, Ranger is leaving away, and earlier supposed afterward little trucks determination be a reminiscence in its place of a marketplace segment.

Just keep in mind petroleum at what time the Koreans or Chinese approach out by means of a factual little truck again, and sell 600,000 of not any to us as,at the same time as the Big 3 merely create big trucks.

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They turned the F-150 series eager on a enormous monster truck a age group or two ago. The belongings are too big to still park in my driveway. A neighbor has one of the 1997-era F-150's, and it attention similar to a Ranger better to as,at the same occasion as gargantuan belongings contain in progress creation at what time era now huge and the monetary system was flush by means of house equity loans. Now, contain seem similar to ludicrous throwbacks to so as to age of excess.

I'm receiving prepared to put back my 2004 Ranger, and it won't be by means of an F-150, that's for sure.

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Have an 05 f150 FX4 Supercrew.Loaded by means of leather, roof, heated seats, authority everything. List was $40k in 05.70,000 mi. now.Luxurious as can be on the inside, rough as nails otherwise.Swallows all you desire on the inside, and I've approved or pulled now concerning no substance which out back.Zero breakdowns in 6 years.Mileage sucks (12-15), but if that's come again? I the majority cared about, I wouldn't contain bought it in the primary place, or put in a Superchips programmer and duals so as to now need premium fuel.Sure woke up the truck though!I too contain an XJ8, construct I love, but I can see offing the Jag preceding to I still get rid of the truck.I am amazed so as to the similar truck in 2011 is concerning $10,000 additional supposed it was in 05.All in all, the post-04 F150's are winners.
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bobindy: The major photo by means of petroleum appraisal is the Platinum trim of the 2011 Ford F-150, but it is the right corpse method and color to the truck we tested. We don't contain a photo of our examination truck available. I contain additional information to the photo caption to provide details so as to the truck exposed is the Platinum.

Also, I've additional a photo of a 2011 F-150 XLT Custom. This is not the right color or corpse style, but recreation the exterior of the XLT.

Sorry if we'd inadvertently lady any confusion.

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You strength desire to seem approximately on lots and on the streets.
First, 2wd glow duty trucks outnumber 4wd.
Second, Nav in trucks is too rare.Satellite radio is in a number of but isn't precisely expected.Third, yeah, it's a V6, but it's a 302hp V6, construct probably out performs preceding Ford little V8's.It's too come again? the prospect holds since of increasing petroleum prices, so it type of shocks me so as to you don't appear to get that. The information so as to you haven't driven a pickup truck beneath $40,000 in existence inappropriately a lot concerning the sad condition of auto journalism.You're out of touch, guys!I've owned concerning 10 pickups in excess of the years, and still adjusted for inflation, not any of not any now $40,000.Not still my present 1 ton account cost so as to much. None now strippers, a few now still "top of the line" trim lines.F150, Silverados, Tundras, Rams, I've owned not any all, but contain merely broken eager on the low 30's.

Not everybody who drives a pickup name it to drive to an put of work job, or is an important person who hauls a boat semi a dozen era a day by means of it.Even a lot of in so-called "construction" fields merely supervise out of it.I be acquainted with a house builder who didn't still bother receiving a bedliner. Because he by no means second-hand the bed! I labor by means of mine.You know, the obsession as,at the same occasion as trucks now intended for?Leather and 90 amount temps and sweat and grit don't go jointly well.

As for by means of idea of come again? healthy ready is, a $150 nav component determination outperform the $2,000 appreciated in as,at the same occasion as trucks.But they're not actually $2,000.They're a great deal more, as frequently you contain to choose a number of ludicrous "platinum" version or amazing similar to so as to to, in the genuine world, still discover NAV in a truck on the trader lot.

I sensibly Tundras recently and might drive off the lot, by means of tax and fees, a double cab 4x4 by means of bucket seats and TRD wrap up in the extremely low 30's. Fords now a small more. But the ,whole concept so as to FORD management can still afford $40,000 trucks is ridiculous.I suspect, as an publicity driven company, you are encouraged to do so by by means of advertisers, to create the concept of a $40,000 truck "the norm".Well, it isn't. You injure by means of credibility saying it is.

I paid $45,000 (cash) for my previous vehicle a few months back, but it certain as heck wasn't a pickup truck.Only a fool spends an additional $10,000 on a truck so as to might be invested proportion him an income.

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