The technology produces a seamless and consistent engine response, improved fuel economy and enhanced integration of vehicle systems, such as the transmission, variable camshaft timing, vehicle speed control and idle speed control. The Personal Safety System also includes height adjustable safety belts with pretensioners and energy management retractors. Vehicle Overview Ford redesigned its F-150 pickup truck for 2004 by giving it a new look, a wider track and new rack-and-pinion steering. Rails have cleat positions every 90 millimeters accommodating a wide range of cargo. It provides a simple, easy-to-use solution for secure storage of all types of cargo. For 2008, little has changed beyond the addition of options and packages. Lariat Limited models include two-tone leather seats and leather-trimmed interior pieces.
Ford's F-150 trucks have a half-ton rating. A flex-fuel version can run on E85. Heavier-duty F-250 and F-350 pickups are listed separately in the Cars. Stepped-design side windows improve mirror visibility and enhance the tough-truck look. A new Lariat package, Lariat Limited, adds 22-inch wheels, a billet-style grille, stainless steel running boards and unique interior upholstery patterns. Available Rearview Camera System enhances visibility at the rear of the box.
Either 17- or 18-inch wheels are installed. The F-150 is built in Kansas City, Mo. The mid-box is available on Regular Cab with 145-inch wheelbase and SuperCab with 163-inch wheelbase in Oxford White monototone exterior paint. The Hotchkiss-design rear suspension has been optimized with rear shock absorbers placed outboard of the frame rails for a smoother ride and improved control of body lean. Stepped-design side windows improve mirror visibility and enhance the tough-truck look. A chrome surround and honeycomb insert go on the Lariat trim level. The base F-150 engine is a 202-horsepower, 4.
Safety and Security The strong hydroformed front frame rails are built to help manage crash forces. Dent-resistant exterior door panels wear factory Ford door handles for a well integrated look and feature commercial grade sealing delivering a weather- and dust-resistant interior compartment. Heavier-duty F-250 and F-350 pickups are listed separately in the Cars. F-150 4×2 V-8 models can be ordered with Traction Assist to improve acceleration and stability on slippery surfaces. A King Ranch version, which includes Castano leather upholstery and special badging, is available for the Lariat SuperCrew model. F-150 Mid-box Fleet owners can choose an innovative mid-box, mounted in front of the standard pickup bow and behind the cab that provides lockable storage for tools and other valuable items. Short beds are available with flared fenders, called Flareside; otherwise, the bed is a slab-sided Styleside design.
Short beds are available with. A power sliding rear window is offered. A cargo management system is available on 2008 F-150s with the 6. Interiors are roomy, but the A-pillar grab handles aren't helpful to every rider. The 2008 F-150 continues to deliver the highest towing capability and available payload in its class. Four-wheel, vented-disc, anti-lock brakes are standard. The fully boxed frame with hydroformed front rails is the strongest in its class and reduces shake and shudder on rough roads.
The SuperCrew can be equipped with either a 248-hp, 4. The Rearview Camera System is mounted in the tailgate handle bezel and is activated when the vehicle is shifted into reverse, giving the driver a clear view behind the vehicle. All cabs feature four doors for easy access. Regular cabs and SuperCabs have narrow rear-hinged back doors — called access panels — on both sides. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.
The SuperCab adds a three-place rear seat. Easily adjustable, cast aluminum cleats are designed to hold over 600 pounds. Skip to details on the: Exterior Some F-150 styling touches were borrowed from the Mighty F-350 Tonka concept truck. Both 4×2 and 4×4 models use coil-on-shock, long-spindle, double-wishbone front suspension. Upon impact, these areas of the frame are designed to collapse in an accordion fashion, dissipating energy before it reaches the passenger compartment. SuperCrew versions of the F-150 full-size pickup have four conventional, front-hinged doors like those on passenger cars.
Driving Impressions Significantly more substantial than its pre-2004 predecessor, the F-150 has a heavy, solid feel. A dashboard switch activates an optional electrically engaged transfer case. The bold front end conveys strength with quad-circle-styled headlamps, designed in clusters, and incorporates a wrap-around fascia treatment that communicates refined sophistication and precision. The cargo management system is dealer-installed and includes lockable storage bins that can hold 60 pounds. A four-speed automatic transmission is standard with V-8 power, but V-6 models can team with a four-speed automatic or a five-speed manual. Latches feature double-bitted keys and lock tumblers designed to provide exceptional security. Under the Hood A flexible-fuel version of the 5.