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  • 2014 Ford F150 Truck Carries On Traditions of Power, Options

    The 2014 Ford F150 has a major reputation to uphold because of the strong tradition previous Ford F150s have established in previous years.  continues the reputation of being the best-selling full-size pickup for the past 35 years by continuing to offer a number of great features.  The 2014 model continues that tradition thanks to the numerous features it offers to owners.  These features include many cabins, bed lengths, and engine choices.  This model is the only truck that offers a turbocharged gas engine that can deliver power comparable to a V8, yet deliver better fuel economy than a V8.


    As with its predecessors, the 2014 model continues the boxy look that has become commonplace with the F150 model.  Like the 2013 model, this model also has above-average-sized bumpers, grille, and mirrors.  It powerful structure is due to its powerful shoulders, strong front end, and tall bed wall.  An extendable side step is available on most models to help owners scale the wall with ease.  Other notable options include a tailgate stepladder, HID headlights, and extendable side mirrors.


    The interior also emphasizes a larger-than-extended landscape.  The buttons, switches, and knobs are all of a larger size so that people wearing work gloves can easily operate the controls.  The center console easily holds two or more tablets or laptops, while the slotted side ridges keep hanging files in place.  The F150 comes equipped with three outlets: A 12-volt on the dash, a 12-volt in the console, and the main 110-volt outlet.


    The standard equipment includes the strong, boxed-section chassis that is expected of this model, though like the 2013 model, the 2014 Ford F150 has a lighter chassis than earlier versions of this model.  The safety equipment is top-of-the-line thanks to the AdvanceTrac with RSC traction and stability control, anti-lock brakes, and Safety Canopy side-curtain airbags that help protect occupants’ heads.  Side-impact airbags mounted to the front seats add to the safety factor, as do the integrated spotter mirrors.

    Notable options include a spring-out box side step that makes gaining access to the deep cargo box a breeze, along with an integral tailgate step that makes exiting and entering the truck a snap.  The MyFord Touch system allows you to control navigation, cell phone, and music with just your voice.  A more advanced Sony audio system and SIRIUS Travel Link can add to the experience.


    Two V6s and two V8s give the 2014 model a lot of powerful engine options.  All four also give reasonable fuel economy because of the 6-speed automatic transmission.  The twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine offers a nice balance of both solid performance and great fuel economy.  The 3.7-liter V6 and 5.0-liter V8 also provide solid fuel economy, while the 6.2-liter V8 offers you the best power, enough where towing 11,300 pounds is not a problem.


    The 2014 Ford F150 model continues the long tradition of outstanding performance by F150s.  It emphasizes size with some of its exterior and interior features so owners can operate the controls more easily and have less difficulty exiting and entering the truck.  There are a ton of options offered with this model, from four different types of engines, to an upgraded audio system, to the voice-controlled MyFord Touch system.  The 2014 model is a good blend of power, comfort, and fuel economy wrapped into a powerful, distinctive frame.

    Examine all of the Ford F-Series models to determine which one will serve you best.

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