In recent years, there's been an escalation of macho, when it comes to trucks. In a movement that started back in the '90s with the Dodge Ram's highly successful 'big-rig' look, it seems as if every truckmaker continues to try to out-macho their rivals, with each generation becoming more high-shouldered and aggressive-looking.
The 2011 Ford F-150 is no exception. With the F-150's last full redesign, for 2009, Ford left any signs of understatement by the wayside and gave its big pickup a more imposing, tall-shouldered stance and a tall, nearly vertical (and very chrome-adorned, in most trims) look. And with last year's introduction of the edgy new Ford F-150 SVT Raptor high-performance off-road edition, the truck lineup is more pronounced than ever.
Inside, the 2011 F-150 shows no signs of the somewhat carlike, drab plastic interiors of just a few years ago; with that 2009 redesign came a more businesslike and upright dash that also brought much-upgraded interiors. Inside, well-coordinated materials and trims carry a boxy look, punctuated with round, high-set vents.