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2012 Ford F150
2012 Ford F150
Available Price Range $12,821-$37,389 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 13-20 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 Ford F150

Our Take

Despite the ups and downs in the truck market, the Ford F-150 remains as a top-selling pickup in the U.S. and has garnered various awards. The truck's platform remains the same in 2012, but adds improvements with a new FX Appearance Package and some driveline upgrades including hill start a... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Higher hood may diminish forward view

Notable Features

  • New FX Appearance Package with flat-black accents, 20-inch wheels and more
  • Hill start assist and a new automatic 4x4 system on Lariat trims and higher
  • Wider availability of electronic rear locking axles for 3.5- and 5.0-liter engines


Our Expert Reviews

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Consumer Reviews


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Ford Eco-boost engine seems like a winner!

by Old codger with new technology from Phoeni, AZ on November 7, 2012

My truck --New 2012 F150 4x4 crew cab with 6.5' bed. Drove first 800 miles in mixed city/highway -- 18.4 MPG. Added an ARE MX canopy (extends height about 4" over cab height), loaded the truck up with... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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