The 2015 Ford F-150 represents a bold new step in the history of pickup trucks. Made of high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy, the F-150 is the first of its kind to shed the traditional steel body, which has been, until now, the industry standard. The result is a truck that is 700 pounds lighter. The benefits are numerous. The new Ford F-150 is more agile and more efficient, and features dramatically improved power-to-weight ratio and better brake responsiveness.
The greatness of the new Ford F-150 doesn’t end there. Four engine choices ensure you that the F-150 can meet your particular needs. The 2.7-liter EcoBoost delivers the best fuel economy of any gas-powered light-duty truck. At the other end of the spectrum is the muscular 5.0-liter V8. For full-size pickups under 8,500 pounds, the V8 delivers the best payload rating.
The new Ford F-150 features aluminum alloy on the outside combined with a steel frame. For those who considered the move to aluminum a bit on the reckless side, they should know that the 2015 Ford F-150 received a five-star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA.
There is a long list of reasons that the Ford F-150 is seen more on American highways than any other pickup truck. The move to aluminum simply adds to that list.