2015 Ford F 150 Specs
Ford’s F-series pickups are among the best-selling vehicles in America, year after year, because trucks are important to Americans. That makes the new 2015 Ford F-150 a very important new vehicle, especially with all of the changes going on—an aluminum body, a new small turbocharged engine option, and other technological and design upgrades. For truck owners, both commercial and private, the new F-150 brings many significant changes.
2015 Ford F 150 Interior
Inside the 2015 Ford F-150, the look isn’t such a great departure from previous versions of the pickup, though there’s a new level of upscale look and feel on premium trims. Blocky shapes and sturdy structures are the visual theme to back the F-150’s chosen mission.
Ford hasn’t messed with a good thing. The new F-150 retains the chunky grille, hood creases and headlight design of the former Atlas concept truck, while sitting just slightly wider than the current model. The additional width combined with slimmer doors opens up the cabin by 2 inches, most of it between the driver and front passenger seats. Interior styling is also all-new, with materials that feel more passenger-car premium. There’s also a large 8-inch screen between the two main gauges that can display information customized by the driver.
Notable new features include a power-locking rear tailgate with remote opening and 115-volt outlets with 400 watts of power ? enough to recharge power tool system batteries. LED headlights and taillights are standard or optional depending on trim level. Available safety features include a 360-degree rearview camera, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The SuperCrew Cab can also be had with a panoramic sunroof.
The 2015 F-150 will be available in Three cab styles will be offered: Regular, SuperCab, and SuperCrew. Matching the cabs, three beds will be offered, with lengths of 67.1, 78.9, and 97.6 inches. At launch, these cab and cargo box configurations will be complemented by five trims: XL, XLT, King Ranch, Lariat, and Platinum. New equipment offerings for the 2015 F-150 include: Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with cross-traffic alert, inflatable rear seat belts, pickup-box LED lighting, Sony premium audio, and, on Platinum models, real wood trim. An off-road-oriented FX4 package will be available, bundling off-road-tuned shocks, skid plates, and an electronic locking rear axle.
2015 Ford F 150 Engine Specs
The 2015 Ford F-150’s little 2.7 EcoBoost V6 will be able to tow 8,500 pounds with 325 horsepower and 375 lb-ft of torque. Official curb weight a 2015 F-150 SuperCrew Lariat, one of the larger models, is a slim 4,942 lbs. The current 3.7 base V6 is dropped for a 3.5, but the 3.5 EcoBoost and V8 from 2014 will remain.
While specifics on the smaller F-150s hasn’t been stated officiall, Ford’s Communications Manager Mike Levine tells us that a 2WD SuperCrew (full four-door) 2WD truck with the 2.7 EcoBoost engine is more like 4,500 pounds. That makes a single cab even leaner.
The new standard V-6 will provide 283 horsepower and 255 pounds-feet of torque, enabling the base 2015 F-150 to tow 7,600 pounds and carry a payload of 1,910 pounds. This is a best-in-class tow rating for V-6 light-duty pickups, according to Ford. But the more interesting power option comes in the form of the new turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6, which is rated at 325 hp and 375 pounds-feet of torque.
Just went we thought modern safety gear and consumer demand for huge cargo capacities would preclude the possibility of lightweight trucks coming back, it looks like Ford has made good on their promise to put their half-ton golden-goose on a diet while boosting capacities.
2.7 EcoBoost V6
• 325 horsepower
• 375 lb-ft of torque
• 2,250 lbs max payload
• 8,500 lbs towing capacity
The standard engine:
• 283 horsepower
• 255 lb-ft of torque
• Up to 1,910 lb max payload
• 7,600 lbs towing capacity
Ford demonstrated the efficacy of the new 2.7-liter motor through a comparison with three competitors: the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado with its midrange 5.3-liter V-8, the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel with its 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6 and the 2015 Toyota Tacoma 4×4 (an unusual choice) featuring a 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine.
2015 Ford F 150 MPG
Pawing through the 2015 Ford F-150 website, a reader noticed a picture of the gauge cluster reporting an average fuel economy of 18.8 MPG. Is this arbitrary or a secret clue to the new truck’s actual efficiency?
This is definitely a reach, but it seems more likely that there’d be some method to which numbers Ford used in this illustration beyond pure randomness. 18.8 MPG should be achievable with a current F-150, so perhaps that will be what Ford tells us. But you never know where Easter Eggs might be hiding!
2015 Ford F 150 Photo Gallery