Ford F-150 News

Hennessy Performance Reveals The Velociraptor 500
Hennessy Performance Reveals The Velociraptor 500

The high-performance Ford F-150 Raptor just got faster. Hennessy Performance has released an aftermarket kit that will boost horsepower past 500 and give the truck a host of other upgrades. By supercharging the 5.4-liter V-8 and adding other upgrades like a K&N air filter, stainless steel...Read More»

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Spy Photos: 2011 Ford F-150 Lariat

Spy photos that have popped up on Pickuptrucks.com appear to be shots of an upcoming luxury/performance version of the 2011 Ford F-150. Whether it's the next Harley-Davidson edition or the next Lariat Limited, Pickuptrucks.com caught a test mule that it believes is a 2011 Ford F-150 running around...Read More»

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Why Are Cars So Much More Expensive Than They Used To Be?

I'm always amazed when I hear people reminisce about a time when $4000 would get you a really nice car. I haven't been around nearly long enough to remember something like that, so today's car prices aren't quite as shocking to me. Obviously, the cost of everything has gone up--but what besides a...Read More»

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NHTSA Investigates Ford F-150 Airbag Malfunction

Toyota is not the only truck maker with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) poking around in their business (see earlier post HERE on the recent Toyota Tundra recall). NHTSA has turned its investigative eye toward Ford in relation to reports of airbag malfunction in the F-150...Read More»

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Review Recap: 2010 Ford F-150

Our flagship Web site, TheCarConnection.com, took a look at the 2010 Ford F-150 recently, and here's what our expert reviewers had to say about the truck. Overall, our experts rate the truck as an eight out of 10. We like the F-150's quiet cabin and interior refinement, along with the truck's...Read More»

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Ford to Replace Ranger With F-150?

Pickuptrucks.com is reporting that when production of the Ford Ranger pickup truck ends next year, the company may not replace it with a redesigned version. Instead, Ford expects customers will either shift from trucks into small cars such as the upcoming Fiesta and Focus, or into the larger F-150...Read More»

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Ford F-150 Set to Receive Both EcoBoost and Mustang V-6 Engines

The automotive rumor mill is rife with buzz about upcoming V-6 engine options for the company's best-selling F-series pickup. Ford is doing its best to hang with Toyota in the green-cred department, as well as to meet upcoming federal CAFÉ fuel economy standards. One of the company's main...Read More»

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Ford F-Series Posts Positive December Sales Figures. Gains Market Share.

There's no doubt that 2009 was a disastrous year overall for the U.S. auto industry. In spite of that, some automakers have a less bleak story to tell. Ford reported definite glimmers of hope with December 2009 sales gains. The company's sales were up a third from December 2008 and up a whopping 50...Read More»

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EcoBoost V-6 Will Have Higher Torque Rating in 2011 Ford F-150

The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 that’s due late this year in the 2011 Ford F-150 will have more torque than the new engine does in Ford cars. “In the transverse installation in the car, the torque is somewhat limited by transaxle, driveline,” explained Dan Kapp, Ford’s director of powertrain...Read More»

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2010 N.A. Car of the Year Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 2010 North American Car and Truck of the Year have been announced. Cars: 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2010 Volkswagen Golf - GTI 2010 Buick LaCrosse Trucks: 2010 Subaru Outback 2010 Ford Transit Connect 2010 Chevrolet Equinox A crew of 50 automotive journalists, including High Gear...Read More»

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The 2010 Dodge Ram is the Big Bruiser of Full Size Pickups

Goodness gracious this puppy is huge. Its the 2010 Dodge Ram and boy does it look like one angry dog! With a recent roof to ground redesign, the Dodge Ram has truly undergone a quality transformation. It also now has some of the coolest toys available on full size pickups anywhere. Who thought...Read More»

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Ford Gaining On Honda And Toyota In Perceived Quality

Among mainstream brands, consumers still rate Honda and Toyota highest in quality—whether that is or isn't the case on actual quality surveys. But Ford is quickly gaining ground. That's according to the latest Perceived Quality Study (PQS), from residual values expert Automotive Leasing Guide...Read More»

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Ford's Supercrew Lariat F-150: This Is One Big Truck!

Lets set things straight right from the start. The 2009 Ford F-150 4x4 Supercrew Lariat 146 WB Styleside pickup truck has one long name and is one big truck. If there is a bigger F-150 in Fords product line-up, I havent seen it and am not exactly sure I want to. Whats big? Try 231.7 inches of total...Read More»

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Cash-For-Clunkers Reveals Weakness Among Detroit Brands

It's obvious from the comments on this site and others in the High Gear Media family that Cash-for-Clunkers remains a hot-button issue, and new data about the program is likely to fuel the fire: according to stats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, most car buyers used...Read More»

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The Next Generation Ford SVT Truck Is No Dinosaur

The last generation of Ford Special Vehicle Team trucks was the Ford F-150 Lightning series and they were something, especially for the time. However since the last year, 2004, we haven’t seen anything come out of the SVT unit as far as the truck line—that is until now. Let me introduce the...Read More»

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NHTSA Opens Ford F-150 Airbag Investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has opened an investigation regarding inadvertent airbag deployment on some Ford F-150 pickups. In the eight consumer complaints that prompted the investigation, the driver airbag had deployed unexpectedly...Read More»

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Silver Takes The Gold

Fun fact: about 39% of all Ford F-150 Raptors have been sold in Molten Orange. And 10% of all 2010 Ford Mustangs have been bought in Grabber Blue. But 25% of all North American new car buyers drives home in a silver ride. Says Jane Harrington, manager of color styling, automotive coatings for PPG...Read More»

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How a Chevy Silverado Ad Made Me Want To Buy a Ford F-150

Each and every day we are inundated by television advertisements for various cars, trucks, minivans and SUVs that are of questionable value to the consumer. To be honest, how often are you swayed to buy a new vehicle after watching slow motion shots of it driving down a wet, windy road most...Read More»

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The Interior of the 2009 Ford F-150 Makes a Bold Design Statement

The first time I sat in the interior of the 2009 Ford F-150 a thought occurred to me. This is the first car I could actually live in. And that is really saying something when you consider the ill-fitting cheap plastic and mouse fur upholstery that made up the inside of the 1997-2004 model. The...Read More»

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