Best Bet
(4.3) 46 reviews
MSRP: $3,251$15,511
Body Style: Truck
Combined MPG: 14-18
Engine: 380-hp, 5.4-liter V-8 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Towing Capacity: 5,000 lbs.
2004 Ford F-150

Our Take on the 2004 Ford F-150

Our Take

In addition to the redesigned F-150 and F-150 SuperCrew, Ford continues to market the previous-generation model, dubbed F-150 Heritage, as a 2004 model. The F-150 Heritage is a less-expensive alternative to the new F-150. The high-performance SVT F-150 Lightning is still offered, but it’s b... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort in city
  • Low-speed acceleration
  • Fuel economy
  • Difficult entry and exit
  • Wet-weather traction with 2WD

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2004
  • Three cab configurations
  • Wide variety of capacities
  • Five trim levels
  • Available DVD player


Our Expert Reviews

Ford's risky redesign of F-150 pays off beautifully Living among family and friends who include tradespeople of various talents -- plumbers, builders, contractors -- here is what I came to expect of the inside of a pickup truck: Upright front seats pushed hard against the back wall of the cab; a confetti storm of paperwork (bills, architectural plans, job estimates, wiring layouts) s... Read full review for the 2004 Ford F 150

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Consumer Reviews


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'04 f150

by coolie from orange county, ny on February 27, 2012

I just acquired a 2004 f150 lariat supercrew. I love it so far. THe styling, the comfort. Performance wise it leaves something to be desired. Not the fastest or most powerful thing on the road but I b... Read Full Review

21 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 16 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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