2016 Ford F-150

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2016 Ford F-150
2016 Ford F-150

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Refined ride quality
  • Agility in city driving
  • Well-rounded 2.7-liter V-6 engine
  • Towing with EcoBoost turbo engines

The bad:

  • EcoBoost fuel economy while towing
  • Price of noteworthy features
  • Only a six-speed automatic transmission offered

6 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2016 Ford F-150 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Sync 3 multimedia system available
  • Pro Trailer Backup Assist available
  • Compressed natural gas/Propane Prep Package for 5.0-liter V-8 available
  • All-aluminum body
  • Maximum 12,200-pound towing
  • Maximum 3,300-pound payload

2016 Ford F-150 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2016 Ford F-150?

The 2016 Ford F-150 is a light-duty pickup truck with an aluminum body that seats three to six people, depending on the cab style and trim level. It's offered in XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited trims, and four-wheel drive is available for each. The Ford F-150 is the best-seller in its class and competes with the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra.

What's New on the 2016 Ford F-150?

Available Pro Trailer Backup Assist includes a knob the driver can use to back up a trailer more easily. The XLT and Lariat are also available with new Special Edition Appearance Packages, which add 20-inch anodized wheels, black running boards, an anodized grille, smoked headlights, Alcantara seat inserts, red contrast stitching, and unique graphics and badging. Other additions include available Ford Sync 3, and a 5.0-liter V-8 engine that can run on CNG or propane.

How Does the 2016 Ford F-150 Compare to Other Light-Duty Pickups?

The F-150's aluminum body allows it to drive like a smaller, lighter and more dexterous truck than others in its class. Higher F-150 trims offer a smooth ride and a generous feature set, especially the Platinum with the 3.5-liter EcooBoost V-6, but be prepared to pay a premium price.

What Features in the 2016 Ford F-150 Are Most Important?

Standard features for the 2016 Ford F-150 include a 282-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine, a six-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. Air conditioning and a tilt/telescoping steering wheel are standard for the interior. As is required of all new cars in this model year, front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are standard equipment.

The Ford F-150 offers three optional engines: a 325-hp, turbocharged 2.7-liter V-6, a 365-hp, turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 and a 385-hp, 5.0-liter V-8. Four-wheel drive is available. Optional safety features include lane keep assist, a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, a backup camera and inflatable rear seat belts. Other add-ons include cruise control, adaptive cruise control, remote start, remote keyless entry, power windows, a power moonroof, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, power-adjustable pedals and a rear-window defroster.

Should I Buy the 2016 Ford F-150?

The 2016 Ford F-150 offers a refined ride quality, and its 2.7-liter V-6 engine delivers balanced performance. The EcoBoost turbo engines are good choices for towing, though they're not as fuel-efficient as some drivers might expect. Notable features are quite pricey, and the lack of transmission options feels a bit restrictive.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

3.6

Airbag sign comes on - dealer asks $1400 to replac

The airbag sign comes on; the dealer says it needs to be replaced and programmed and I have to pay! Isn't Ford responsible for it? Pick up has had no accident.

4.7

Overall, The Best Truck I’ve Ever Owned

I grew up in the Mid-West, working with my dad in the oil fields and on farms and ranches, driving trucks of all types and makes. Bought my first Ford truck back in 1978 - a 1973 step-side. Have owned several other brands. Next Ford was a 1992 Ranger XLT - a great buy and owned it for eleven years. It was as solid as new the day I sold it to a friend. I’ve owned a few luxury sedans and SUVs since then and in 2016, when I retired, bought the F-150 XLT Super Cab rear-wheel drive with the V-6 Ecoboost engine. Best engine ever! Absolutely no trouble with this truck after 75K miles. Only two very minor recall fixes. Not a single rattle (as solid as my girlfriend’s brand new Acura RDX). I live in Arizona, so I appreciate the awesome A/C output. Finally had a brake job done last month and only needed rear brake pads and rotors turned. One battery change after four years, oil changes every 5K miles and the first set of tires lasted over 40K miles. I feel like I could easily get 200K out of this truck.

1.9

Most problematic vehicle I have ever owned

The truck is a nice truck but, I have been having problems with the oil pan leaking since the day I bought it. It has been fixed 3 times and now going on it’s 4 th time. I am extremely unhappy with this problem but, most of all I am very displeased on how Countryside and Kyle Buss has treated me. I can believe Countryside is not standing behind me on this since this gas been a problem since the day I bought this vehicle.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Powertrain
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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