2016 Ford F150

The F-150 model lineup is Ford’s toughest, smartest, safest and most capable F-150 ever – with more standard technology and driver convenience features than any other light-duty pickup. The Limited, a 2016 model, went on sale last winter.

“The F-150 Limited sets a new bar for what discerning customers should expect in a high-end truck,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “We added segment-exclusive technology and features that improved productivity, convenience and capability with distinctive style.”

There’s a Ford F-150 for every truck customer, beginning with work-ready versions that have a starting MSRP below expectations. However, the F-150 Limited met the growing, untapped needs of luxury customers looking for exclusivity, convenience and fine craftsmanship that’s differentiated from other high-series trucks. F-150 Limited surpassed the well-appointed Lariat, the Western-themed King Ranch and contemporary Platinum edition models. 

Exterior refinements

The 2016 Ford F-150 Limited stood out with exclusive 22-inch polished aluminum wheels and raised dimensional ‘LIMITED’ lettering on the hood, unique grille and satin-finished chrome badge on the tailgate. The chrome front bumper has body-colour end caps while the rear bumper is body colour; bright belt mouldings visually tie the two together. Satin chrome door handles and chrome exhaust tip further accented the exterior.

Available colours include Shadow Black, Magnetic, Blue Jeans and White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat.

Top-tier equipment

The standard equipment list is a showcase of the best F-150 Limited has to offer to make getting work done easier and with greater comfort.

BLIS® with cross-traffic alert, chrome front tow hooks, panoramic vista roof, power-deployable running boards, quad-beam LED headlamps, remote start and tailgate release, as well as an integrated trailer brake controller, come standard. A technology package includes a lane-keeping system; 360-degree camera system and dynamic trailer hitch assist.

Interior equipment includes heated and cooled black and Mojave leather front seats that are unique in design and feature limited badging, 10-way power adjustment and class-exclusive1 multi-contour massaging. Heated rear seats and SYNC® 3 with AppLink™ are also included.

SYNC 3 is Ford’s newest communications and entertainment system that features enhanced voice recognition, high-speed performance, and capacitive touch screen and easier-to-understand graphical interface.

F-150 Limited also includes a Sony® 10-speaker sound system, subwoofer and single CD player.

The interior is further differentiated from other F-150 models with a laser-engraved VIN plate on the centre console lid including production number. Unique front and rear floor mats, unique instrument cluster face, genuine fiddle back eucalyptus, and aluminum interior accents and unique scuff plates with ice blue backlighting further distinguish the Limited model. 

All-new, segment-first Pro Trailer Backup Assist is available that makes it easier for drivers of all skill levels to back a trailer up to launch a boat or park in a driveway. The technology allows customers to steer a trailer instinctively by turning a knob left or right to indicate direction; the truck controls its steering and limits vehicle speed.

Advanced power and fuel efficiency

The 2016 F-150 Limited is equipped with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6, which allows for towing of up to 10,100 pounds (4,581 kgs) when properly equipped. This advanced powertrain produces 365 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque – the latter unsurpassed by any truck with a comparable engine in its class1 – and has an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 17-mpg city, 24 mpg highway and 20 mpg combined.2

The engine is paired with an electronic six-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul and sport modes that feature SelectShift® with progressive range select. Four-wheel-drive models are equipped with the two-speed automatic four-wheel drive that automatically shifts between two-wheel and four-wheel drive depending on driving surface traction conditions. 

- Ford Media North America


CarAndTruck.caMarch 31, 2017