It’s hard to beat the new 2016 Ford F-150. This year, the truck returns to our Mesquite dealership with a few notable enhancements: an improved Sync 3 infotainment system, Pro Trailer Backup Assist technology and a new Limited trim.
For starters, Ford’s new Sync 3 replaces the MyFord Touch system to provide drivers with an interface that’s quicker and easier to use. Moving on to the newly added Limited, it comes with 22-inch wheels, unique styling details and many of the convenience options as standard. Finally, Pro Trailer Backup Assist technology makes backing up effortless by literally taking the wheel out of your hands.
Other than those updates mentioned above, the 2016 F-150 is largely unchanged, which is a great thing! Available in six trim levels, XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and a new luxurious Limited, this tough truck was built to succeed.
The base XL trim comes standard with 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, trailer sway control, pre-wired trailer connections, vinyl flooring, a 40/20/40-split front bench, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 2.3-inch driver information screen, a 4.2-inch central display screen, Bluetooth, and a four-speaker radio with auxiliary input.
Alloy wheels, chrome bumpers and exterior trim, foglights, a keypad entry system, rear privacy glass, carpeting and four-way adjustable headrests can all be had on the XLT as standard equipment. Even more luxury and amenity can be found on the higher trims.
All 2016 Ford F-150 models come well equipped with top-notch safety technologies like antilock brakes, stability and traction control, trailer sway control, full-length side curtain airbags and automatic crash notification via paired cell phones.
Under the hood, the truck is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 that cranks out 282 horses and 253 pound-feet of torque. For more power, the 2.7-liter V6 pumps out 325 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque. The 5.0-liter V8 isn’t turbocharged but it does produce 385 horsepower and 387 pound-feet of torque. The top-of-the-line turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 is good for 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque.
You won’t have any problem towing your boat to the lake with the new F-150 either. Maximum towing capacities start at 7,600 pounds with the entry-level V6 powerplant and soar to 8,500 with the 2.7-liter V6. The 5.0-liter V8 can tow 11,100 pounds, while the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 can pull trailers up to 12,200 pounds when properly equipped.
Discover for yourself why this award-winning truck continues to be a truck lover’s favorite by stopping by Town East Ford today for a test drive!