All major truck manufacturers are sprucing up their offerings for 2019 and Ford is no exception. The noted US car maker is giving its entire pickup truck range a good makeover. This will help it cope with step competition in the sector- beyond question. The new model 2019 Ford F-150 gets enhanced exterior styling, tweaked engines and also an enhanced amenities.
The light duty F-150 lineup from Ford is also included in the list. The F-150 is the segment leader in terms of sales in the duty segment. Its versatility, durability and overall good performance have kept buyers hooked over the years. It will lock horns with the revamped RAM 1500 lineup and also a GM’s Chevy Silverado 1500 range.
2019 Ford F-150 Revised front fascia
The exterior styling of 2019 Ford F-150 series is fresh and enticing- to say the least. The boxy build is there but revised front fascia and lamps do lend it a nice look. There are several trims to choose from and top two are quite lavish in terms of amenities. The cabin has also received a refresh-which makes it more pleasant on eyes and utility wise, it gets good marks too.
The available trims are XLT, XL, Lariat, Limited, King Ranch and Platinum. A high-performance version with Raptor badging is also going to be launched. It is sold in three cab setups- SuperCrew, regular and super cab. Three-bed types are also offered for this range. The cabin material quality improves as you move up the trims but the GMC Sierra Denali still races ahead in sheer opulence in the cabin. In-cabin storage is decent and the beds are also quite customizable.
2019 Ford F-150 Safety Details
Both in features and safety technology, the new Ford F-150 lineup score really well. The safety features are decent and top trims get driver alert tech-some of which can act a bit oversensitive at times. The Ford Sync 3 infotainment is superb and it is on par with what rivals offer.
2019 Ford F-150 Engine Type
The 2019 Ford F-150 lineup is sold with various engine types and all of them are good performers. The 3.3-liter V6 engine churns out 290 HP and it is quite powerful for this class. This gets clubbed with six-speed automatic transmission gearbox.
However, the turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 unit makes 325 HP and it is better for performance seeking buyers. The turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 sits on top slot and offers 450 HP. This is mated to the new 10-speed automatic transmission unit gearbox. A 5.0-liter V8 is also available and make 395 horsepower.
2019 Ford F-150 Towing Capacity
You can opt for the FX4 off-road option if taking the truck to rocky roads is on your agenda. The highest towing capacity is 13,200 pounds while the maximum payload is almost 3300 pounds. Ford offers Trailer Backup Assist as an option.
2019 Ford F-150 Fuel Economy
The first one engine 3,3 liter will give decent fuel economy in city/highway. With the 2WD system, it gives 19/25 mpg and 18/23 mpg with the four-wheel drive system. The next one is twin-turbocharged V6 that delivers 20/26 mpg for 2WD and 19/24 mpg 4WD. However, the twin-turbocharged V6 (Raptor) gives 15/18 mpg and V8 engine 17/23 mpg and 16/22 mpg for the 4WD.
2019 Ford F-150 Price and Debut
The base price of 2019 Ford F-150 begins at approx $30.000 and top Limited trim price may cross the $62.000 mark. It is going to reach showrooms sometimes in mid-2018.
Summing it up
The new Ford F-150 lineup is a nice light duty truck range with good engines and fresh styling. The lineup is well equipped to take on the competition.