Thursday, February 17, 2011

2010 Ford F150 Overview

2010 Ford F150
2010 Ford F150
2010 Ford F150
2010 Ford F1502010 Ford F150

The 2010 Ford F-150 lineup expands to include a revamped Harley-Davidson model, as well as an off-road-oriented version called the Raptor. The 2010 F-150's base powertrain remains a 248-horsepower 4.6-liter V8 engine that teams with a 4-speed automatic transmission. A 292-horsepower version of the 4.6 and a 310-horsepower 5.4-liter V8 are also offered, both matched with a 6-speed automatic. The 5.4-liter V8 is capable of running on E85 ethanol-blended fuel and produces 320 horsepower when using it. Available on the Raptor is a new 411-horsepower 6.2-liter V8. Maximum towing capacity is 11,300 lb.

Rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive that cannot be left engaged on dry pavement but includes low-range gearing for off-road use are still offered on most models. The F-150 Harley-Davidson is available with all-wheel drive with low-range gearing. Available safety features include ABS, traction control, antiskid system, curtain-side airbags, and front-side airbags.

Three cab styles are offered on most models: Regular cab; SuperCab extended cab with rear-hinged back doors that don't open independently of the fronts; and SuperCrew crew cab, which has 4 conventional doors. Available bed lengths include 5.5, 6.5 and 8 feet. The 6.5-foot Flareside bed has been discontinued on all except the Raptor. The Harley-Davidson is a SuperCrew that has unique interior and exterior trim and a sport suspension. The Raptor has specific trim and an off-road suspension. Other F-150 models include base XL, sporty STX, off-road-oriented FX4, volume XLT, special-edition Harley-Davidson, uplevel King Ranch and Lariat, and line-topping Platinum.

Available on most F-150 models are features such as a hideaway side step for access to the pickup bed, a tailgate step, a retractable cable lock to secure items in the bed, and a capless fuel filler. Electronic devices include Ford's Sync voice-activated cell phone and MP3 player control system, a voice-activated navigation system that includes real-time traffic information, a rearview camera, a built-in dashboard computer with available printer, a tool inventory system, and a vehicle tracking device for fleet users.


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