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FEATURES | 9 out of 10
“A number of desirable features”
“We especially appreciate the dash-mounted USB port”
Kelley Blue Book
“Optional navigation system uses an 8-inch touch screen that can show real-time traffic”
With ten trim levels on tap, the 2010 Ford F-150 is bound to offer a standard features list that appeals to you. Sticker prices for some of the F-150 models may seem a bit high, but the value is undeniable thanks to Ford’s recent improvements in its features loadouts.
The 2010 Ford F-150 XL, the lowest trim level available, is designed as a fleet work vehicle, and accordingly comes equipped with little besides a radio and air-conditioning. The 2010 Ford F-150 STX is very similar, but it gets a CD player in addition to the radio tuner. Moving up to the Ford F-150 XLT, where most consumers will start shopping, brings a significant features increase, as Edmunds reports that you’ll get “cruise control and full power accessories” with this trim. Higher trims add ever-more features, including Ford’s superb SYNC system, which Cars.com describes as a “voice-activated multimedia system [that] is available with 911 Assist, a new service similar to GM’s OnStar.” Kelley Blue Book lists one of the newer standard features as the MyKey “programmable vehicle key [that] is made standard on all models except the base XL” and allows parents to set speed and volume limits on the F-150 for when their kids are behind the wheel.
Leading the way on the Ford F-150’s options list is a top-notch navigation system that gets rave reviews in articles read by TheCarConnection.com. Cars.com writes that the nav system “uses an 8-inch touch-screen that can show real-time traffic and gas prices for nearby stations when teamed with Sirius Travel Link.” Kelley Blue Book looks to the rear of the F-150, where they find an “integral tailgate step that makes clambering into the box easy” and a “stowable bed extender” that gets “high marks” from reviewers there. Ford clearly hasn’t lost sight of their commercial audience either, as Edmunds discovers the availability of “Work Solutions options [that] include an in-dash computer with Internet access, a Midbox storage system (a lockable compartment located between the cab and bed) and a ‘Tool Link’ system (which allows one to keep tabs on tools stored in the truck’s box via radio-frequency tracking.”
The 2010 Ford F-150 digs ever deeper into the high-tech toolbox, delivering tremendous value with its assortment of creature comforts and usable worksite features.