Now it will suck gas under a load of boosting it. Regular Cab models feature industry-first rearward-swinging access doors that make it easier to reach a behind-seat cargo area that is large enough for golf clubs, toolboxes or five-gallon paint buckets. A more vertical tumblehome the inward bow of the side windows balances the visual weight of the lower body while allowing nearly flush side glass, a mark of refinement. A full-length floor-mounted console with a shifter is available. Both 4×2 and 4×4 models use new coil-on-shock, long-spindle, double wishbone front suspension with cast aluminum lower control arms — a first in the pickup truck segment. Tailgates on the 2004 models require less effort to open. Under the Hood The base F-150 engine is a 231-hp, 4.
On sale as an early 2004 model, the next F-150 has a new look, a wider track, four-wheel disc brakes, and new rack-and-pinion steering for both 4×2 and 4×4 models. In the first moments of a frontal impact, the pretensioners pull the lap and shoulder belts tighter, which helps to reduce slack in the belts. Each can have a 6. Five trim levels are availa. Series designations are the same as before, but differences have been sharpened. Transmission: Automatic Color:Black Interior Color: Gray Average Vehicle Review: 4.
From the construction site to the house next door, the full-size pickup has earned its place in the fabric of American life. Overall, very happy with it. It features new quad-circle-styled headlamps designed in form-follows-function clusters, and incorporates a new wrap-around fascia treatment that communicates refined sophistication and precision. A four-speed-automatic transmission is standard. Ford has applied its expertise in driving dynamics to the best-selling vehicle in the world, and the result is a pickup truck that is responsive, confident while towing and robust and capable off-road. Power at all ranges when you need it.
The Lariat models get large, round, bright-rimmed gauges, but those in other series differ. The combination makes for a calm, quiet confidence that all drivers will appreciate. It combines off-road capability with a bold and distinctive individual statement. Lower rocker extensions and a side-exit exhaust are installed. The steering wheel has built-in controls for key audio and climate control functions.
Combined with exceptionally stiff door sills and door openings, the hydroformed frame is able to help keep the main section of the frame from twisting during an offset crash. Safety Four-wheel antilock brakes, seat belt pretensioners, load-limiting retractors and child-safety seat top-tether anchors will be standard. This applies to 2004 2005 2006 2007 and 2008 Ford F150 trucks. A standard Tailgate Assist feature uses an internal torsion bar to help with raising and lowering the tailgate. With a maximum tow rating of 9,500 pounds and maximum payload capacity of 2,900 pounds, the new F-150 is the most capable full-size pickup under 8,500 pounds. The room in the back in the cab is a huge plus for those who have families and kids.
Otherwise, the bed is a slab-sided Styleside design. These configurations gave F-Series customers true personal-use versatility — without compromising tough truck capability. The frame is approximately nine times stiffer in torsion and approximately 50-percent stiffer in bending as the already robust backbone of the current truck. Bold vertical bands gave the design team tremendous flexibility to adopt different colors, textures and materials to customize the look of the instrument panel. Off-road braking performance was the subject of careful tuning. The brushed aluminum rail system is integrated into the headliner and extends from behind the rearview mirror to behind the second row of seats. New power-down quarter windows go on SuperCab models; these are not the flip-out kind common on pickup trucks.
Many depend on their trucks for towing but want comfort and refinement. Overall, very happy with it. Ninety percent of this torque is available at 2,000 rpm for strong towing performance and solid acceleration while hauling heavy loads. In combination with precise control of spark timing, fuel injection and use of electrically controlled Charge Motion Control Valves in the intake runners, this technology produces improved power and torque, particularly at the lower engine speeds that are so important to applications such as towing and heavy hauling. Short beds are available with flared fenders, called Flareside, which feature a small wraparound step on each side.
A chrome surround and honeycomb insert go on the Lariat trim level, but other grilles may be body colored. The vented rear discs, with single-piston calipers, have a diameter of 348 millimeters 13. Regular-cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew body styles are available. Today, they represent approximately 80 percent of sales due to their increased passenger space and functionality. For SuperCab models, that extra length means increased rear-seat comfort for three adults in the rear seat. The floor shifter, another F-150 first, is a sophisticated design, detailed in warm steel and chrome.
Transmission: Automatic Color:Gray Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: 4. Rear occupants sit on a three-place bench seat, creating six-passenger capacity. One new body color is available for the 2004 season. The new F-150 helps to protect its occupants with a structure designed to absorb crash energy and dissipate it before it can reach the reinforced passenger compartment. There are a lot of good things about the Ford F150 pick up truck, but if you are shopping for one, or if you own one, this video showing the common problems of the F150 will help you decide what you need to fix, or if you should buy one or not. On loose surfaces like gravel, F-150 engineers were able to improve off-road stopping distances by approximately 13 percent. The new F-150 marks the debut of another industry-first — a modular overhead rail system that allows owners to customize interior storage options to suit their individual needs.
New for 2004 is a weight-sensing front passenger seat that helps tailor air bag response to specific situations. The new F-150 has three-point belts at all outboard seating positions and all rear seating positions in SuperCab and SuperCrew. On sale as an early 2004 model, the next F-150 has a new look, a wider track, four-wheel disc brakes, and new rack-and-pinion steering for both 4×2 and 4×4 models. Across the line-up, the new full-size truck from the Tough Truck leader has the strength, technology and know-how to protect its occupants. Pull's better than my Dodge cummings 3500. Contractors and personal-use buyers may have different needs and wants in their F-150, but they all use the truck as a tool — to get the job done, to get their gear to the recreation area or to get to work between weekends.