2012 Ford F-150

For more than thirty years, the 2012 Ford F-150 has been considered as the most sought-after pickup truck in its category.

In recent years, further enhancements and major improvements have been incorporated in this car hence allowing it to maintain and sustain its command over the full-size pickup market.

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Truck Base Price: $23,300.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 26 gallons (98 liters) MPG: 17 city / 23 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 231.9 in. (589 cm) Wheel Base: 144.5 in. (367 cm)
Height: 75 in. (190.5 cm) Width: 79.2 in. (201.1 cm)
Curb Weight: 5128 lbs (2326 kg) Ground Clearance: 7.9 in. (20 cm)
Cargo Volume: 55.4 cu ft Maximum Seating: 3 people (reg. cab)
Performance
Engine: 3.7L V6 DOHC Compression Ratio: 10.5: 1
Horsepower: 302 HP Max RPM: 6500 RPM
Torque: 278 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/ OD
Max Towing Capacity: 5500 lbs (2494 kgs) Maximum Speed: NA
Available Trims & Engine
Option:F-150 STX MSRP: $25,555; MPG: 17 city / 23 hwy
Option:F-150 XLT MSRP: $27,965; MPG: 17 city / 23 hwy
Option:F-150 FX2 MSRP: $34,175; MPG: 15 city / 21 hwy
Option:F-150 Lariat MSRP: $35,245; MPG: 15 city / 21 hwy
Option:F-150 FX4 MSRP: $37,755; MPG: 14 city / 19 hwy
Option:F-150 SVT Raptor 6.2L V8 MSRP: $42,725; MPG: 11 city / 16 hwy
Option:F-150 King Ranch MSRP: $42,750; MPG: 15 city / 21 hwy
Option:F-150 Platinum MSRP: $44,560; MPG: 15 city / 21 hwy
Option:F-150 Harley Davidson 6.2L V8 MSRP: $48,955; MPG: 13 city / 18 hwy

Some of the major and constant priorities observed by Ford when it comes to the F-150 innovations include a reliable towing system, topnotch functions, luxury features, and fuel efficiency.

With the latest 2012 F-150 model from Ford, these aforementioned priorities have been taken a notch higher hence customers are sure to get nothing less than the characteristic Ford dependability.

Engine

The Ford F-150 is fitted with 4 engine options: from a 3.7L V6 engine capable of 302 horsepower and torque of 278 lb-ft, to a 6.2L V8 with 411 hp and 434 lb-ft. Its six-speed automatic transmission has options and drivers can go for either of the rear axles.

Once not packed with a heavy load, this pickup truck can achieve 0-60 mph below 10 seconds. The rating for the EcoBoost V6's fuel efficiency is at 22 mpg highway/16 city.

Performance

Most of the test drivers for this Ford 2012 pick-up model have responded favorably to the car's braking and handling characteristics, giving utmost credit to its comfort level. The car is also dependable for off-road driving as well as heavy towing. The car's engine enhancement gives it ample accelerating power.

Exterior

The 2012 Ford F-150 appears as tough as its internal mechanisms. The truck's front end has that imposing quality, whereas the car body's wide shoulders give out a rather strong character. The pick-up bed is deep and spacious enough to accommodate whatever it is that needs to be transported.

Interior

Both functional and comfy, the interior of this latest F-150 model from Ford comes in two styles; deluxe trim and basic trim. The deluxe trim is a more elaborate version whereas the basic trim is has the more basic details and designs.

Safety & Reliability

Both the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the federal government have given this F-150 model an exemplary safety rating. Meanwhile, J.D. Power has honored this car with a high Predicted Reliability score.

Pros

Most of car critics and truck drivers have given the Ford F-150 2012 model high praise on its towing capacity. Furthermore, this pick-up truck has garnered rave reviews in terms of its comfortable and function-driven interior.

The 2012 F-150 truck is also considered as one of the most flexible and adaptable trucks in the market with its many trims, powertain, and configuration options.

Cons

This Ford model has been compared to the Ram 1500 which critics regarded as more comfortable. Although this goes without saying that truck drivers have also given the F-150 enough credit in terms of comfortable driving.

Some car critics are also double-guessing in terms of whether the base market price of this car is something buyers would find affordable.

If you are in need of a reliable and powerful truck, the 2012 Ford F-150 is something you should consider.

Competition

Pick up trucks are always popular, which is why it should come as no surprise that the Chevrolet Silverado (MSRP $27,550; 14 city / 19 hwy), Toyota Tundra (MSRP $25,155; 16 city / 20 hwy), and the Ram 1500 (MSRP $22,420; 14 city / 20 hwy), along with the F150 crowd the market with their own styling.

Overall Rating
73 out of 100

What others say:

“The F-150 made a big leap into the V-6 future, and it's paid off, with great gas mileage; the EcoBoost six might be our favorite Ford truck engine.”Car Connection

“Like other big pickups, F-150 is ponderous. The steering is nicely boosted at low speeds with firmer action on the highway. The brakes can be touchy to modulate. Raptor's off-road components don't compromise its handling. It's in off-road driving where Raptor truly shines. It can tame the most severe conditions, inspiring even novice drivers with high levels of confidence.”Consumer Guide

“The F-150's 5.0-liter V8 and V6 turbo make the truck quick. With either powertrain, the F-150 became a bit quieter and more refined. Both engines delivered 15 mpg overall.”MSN Auto-ConsumerReports

“Holding the title of America's best-selling pickup truck for 34 years running is no small feat, which is why the 2012 Ford F-150 pickup deserves every accolade it receives. ”KBB

“Powerful and fuel-efficient engine lineup; inviting and functional cabin; distinctive special-edition models; innovative electronics features.”Edmunds