Ford F-150 News

  • 2015 Ford F-150

    Various details have already been released about the radical new 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck, the first-ever to use an all-aluminum body to reduce weight and improve fuel efficiency. Now another piece of information has leaked out: Ford will offer an F-150 SFE model, a special option package that boosts fuel economy ratings slightly higher than regular models with the same engine. DON'T MISS: 2015 Ford F-150 Aluminum Body, Smaller Engines: Details Emerge The new SFE package option was reported by industry trade journal Automotive News [subscription required], based on a dealer ordering guide...

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    Aluminum-Bodied 2015 Ford F-150 To Cost More Than Steel Model It Replaces

    The 2015 Ford F-150 will cost $395 to $3,615 more than the model it replaces.

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    Ford Details Small Fuel-Saving Engine For Big F-150 Lineup

    It's been a while since full-size trucks have used engines as small as 2.7 liters, but that's exactly what the 2015 Ford F-150 will use when you tick the Ecoboost box in the dealership. It's not just 2.7 liters, of course--you also get six cylinders and two turbochargers, and it's those that Ford...

  • Ford Rouge Assembly Plant, Michigan, where Ford F-150 pickup trucks are built
    Tour Of Ford's 'Green' Truck Plant To Be Updated

    Back in 2011, we visited 'Rouge'--the Ford plant responsible for churning out F-150 pickup trucks in their tens of thousands each year. Alongside the F-150 itself, now more efficient than ever, Rouge is an example of how automotive facilities are being cleaned up, as well as the products they...

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    2015 Ford F-150 Team Fights Fear Of Aluminum Toughness, Repair, Cost

    Ford will educate customers, dealers, and repair shops on the the ins and outs of aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150.

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    2015 Ford F-150 Aluminum Pickup Body Points Toward Fuel-Economy Gains

    Making a large, heavy vehicle like a pickup truck economical isn't the easiest of tasks. You can drop in a more efficient engine, of course. But it'll struggle against poor aerodynamics and ample weight. Ford has done both the first and the third of these, the latter handled by a new aluminum...

  • 2015 Ford F-150 live photos, 2014 Detroit Auto Show

    Ford has released full details on the new 2015 F-150 pickup, and with a host of new technologies and engines, it may be the most advanced full-size truck ever. The company says it's tougher, smarter, and more capable than ever before--and looking at the styling, it's hard to argue on the first point. We're aware that many of our readers are less than keen on big pickup trucks, and the brash, square-edged styling, three-bar grille, and enormous proportions are unlikely to change that. It isn't hugely different from before--Ford knows better than to mess too much with the formula which has kept...

  • 2014 Ford F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" XLT Grille
    2015 Ford F-150 Aluminum Body, Smaller Engines: Details Emerge

    The 2015 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck won't be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show until tomorrow morning, but some details of its innovations to boost gas mileage have emerged already. Ford apparently gave exclusive details to The New York Times, which reports that the new truck will use an...

  • 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor
    One Ford F-150 Pickup Driver Profile--Why He Likes Electric Cars

    As we noted in our roundup of most popular stories last year, the topic of covering pickup trucks turned controversial on Green Car Reports this year. It started with a story on how what technologies we expect to be used for the 2015 Ford F-150 to boost its fuel economy from the current 18 mpg...

  • 2014 Ford F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" XLT Grille
    2015 Ford F-150 Gas Mileage: What We Know So Far

    The Ford F-150 full-size pickup is the best-selling single nameplate in the U.S. market, so any changes to Ford's premier truck mean a lot. Buyers, dealers, and the whole industry are paying close attention to information about the next generation 2015 Ford F-150, the first all-new design of Ford's...

  • 2014 Ford F-150 fitted with natural-gas readiness package
    2014 Ford F-150 Natural-Gas Readiness Package For Half-Ton Pickup

    Ford is the latest automaker to offer a natural gas fuel option for its best-selling pickup truck range. The 2014 Ford F-150 will be offered with a natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) preparation option aiding installation of a suitable fuel system at qualified third-party...

  • Ford Atlas Concept revealed at 2013 Detroit Auto Show
    Next Ford F-150: Advanced Materials Likely, Hybrid Powertrain Possible

    The new Atlas Concept that Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] unveiled at Detroit this past week revealed several interesting technologies that altogether could save fuel (active grille shutters, active wheel shutters, a drop-down air dam, and power running boards) and be useful to serious truck users...

  • Active wheel shutters  -  Ford Atlas Concept  -  2013 Detroit Auto Show

    In order to improve the aerodynamics of new vehicles—and boost their highway gas mileage—automotive engineers have looked to a new series of seemingly minor features that add up to meaningful gains in EPA ratings. One of them is the active grille shutters that have become increasingly common in vehicles as diverse as the 2013 Ford Escape EcoBoost 1.6 to the Chevrolet Cruze Eco, and even the 2013 Ram 1500. Simply put, they allow more air under the hood only when it’s needed for cooling, only when it’s needed, and they otherwise direct air away from the hood. Now, in the...

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    Ford May Use More Aluminum In Next F-150 To Improve Gas Mileage

    Pickup trucks aren't typically the apple of the gas miser's eye, drinking their fair share and then some, all too often used for anything but their intended purpose of hauling and towing. But their inefficiency is precisely why gas mileage improvements are important in the pickup world, and why...

  • Ford's F-150 EcoBoost Challenge truck. Image: Ford
    To Highlight Fuel Economy, Ford Launches F-150 EcoBoost Challenge

    To promote the fuel efficiency of its F-150 EcoBoost pickup, Ford's latest social media contest will pay dividends to both the winner and the residents of the winning city.

  • 2008 Ford F-150 pickup with ALTe extended-range electric powertrain
    ALTe To Test Extended-Range Electric Retrofit In Ford F-150 Pickup Truck

    Electric vehicles of various sorts are just now showing up in dealer showrooms. But that leaves a quarter of a billion gasoline vehicles running around U.S. roads. What to do to clean them up? Various entities have proposed to retrofit existing vehicles with various types of electric powertrains...

  • 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost burnout
    One-Third Of 2011 Ford F-150 Pickups Sold With V-6

    MPGs matter, it turns out, even to pickup buyers. Or, perhaps especially to pickup truck buyers. Just four months after Ford added an EcoBoost engine option to its top-selling F-150 pickup truck, the company reports that fully 35 percent of the 2011 model's sales are fitted with either that...

  • Ford Rouge Assembly Plant, Michigan, where Ford F-150 pickup trucks are built
    Greening The Rouge: Ford's More Sustainable Pickup Plant

    A green roof is not at its most photogenic in a Michigan winter. In fact, it's hardly green at all--more like gray and brown--though it still insulates the building below just as well. But while some of the green aspects of Ford's showcase Rouge assembly plant have succumbed to the January weather...

  • 2011 Ford Explorer

    A century ago, Henry Ford was known for insisting that parts be shipped to his factories in wooden crates whose slats were sized so they could be reused to build parts of the Model T body. Now a similar spirit of saving scrap is being used to stamp fender baffles for the new 2011 Ford Explorer out of steel left over after door openings are cut into body-side stampings for the full-size F-150 pickup truck. The pieces that were cut out are trucked from the stamping plant in Woodhaven, Michigan, to a supplier in nearby Monroe, where they're cut down into the baffles, which help dampen road...

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    Smaller-More-Efficient Engines II: Ford EcoBoost Effort Expands

    We said it on Friday: Smaller, more efficient engines are going to be the main way we increase gas mileage in the next few years (in that case, a four-cylinder 2010 Buick LaCrosse). This morning, Ford has underlined that theme once more by announcing three new applications of their EcoBoost engines...

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    Surprise: You Save Gas, Drive Better If Your Boss Watches

    We don't write much about trucks here at GreenCarReports.com, but our friends at PickupTrucks.com follow them obsessively. Now they've provided the data for an obvious but revealing truth: People drive better and more smoothly, saving gas, when they're being watched. They report that truck fleets...

  • Grill Shot Of The New EMC Flash
    Plug-In Pickup To Be Built By Indiana Based EMC

    New EMC Flash to be based on The Ford F-150

  • Fusion Hybrid Ad Campaign
    Ford Launches New Ad Campaign Focused on Hybrid Fusion

    Last night, Ford Motor Company kicked off their new advertising campaign focused on green technology and hybrid vehicles.  Ford choose to launch their campagign during the airing of American Idol on Fox Network.  Ford debuted three brand new comercials that are part of their new campaign called...

  • European electric cars that will never cross the pond

    Hybridcars.com has compiled a list of European EVs that are the proverbial forbidden fruit for the American EV enthusiast. European coachbuilders tend to build a small line of cars intended for a local audience, so the models in this collection are unlikely to cross the pond to the American market...