Ford F-150 FAQs

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Ford F-150 Frequently Asked Questions

The Ford F-150 has been the most popular vehicle in the United States for decades. This American icon is available in many different configurations, from bare-bones work vehicles, to high-end luxury trucks, and everything in between. Read the guide below to learn about how you can customize Ford's legendary pickup to best suit your needs!

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What Kinds of Cabs are Available on the Ford F-150?


The Regular Cab is a traditional two-door, three passenger pickup cab. This cab is available on XL and XLT models.

Super Cab

The SuperCab provides seating for five passengers. The back seat is accessed by using small doors which open backwards. The rear doors do not open independently. This cab is available on XL, XLT, and Lariat models.


The SuperCab is the biggest cab available on the F-150. It seats five and features four full-size doors, which allows rear seat passengers to enter and exit without opening the front doors.

What Kinds of Beds are Available for the F-150?

5.5 Foot Bed

This is the shortest bed offered for the F-150, and is available on every F-150 model.

6.5 Foot Bed

This is the happy medium between a short and long bed, and is available on XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum models.

8 Foot Bed

This is the longest bed available for the F-150, and available on XL, XLT, and XLT models.

What is the More Affordable Ford F-150?

The affordable Ford F-150 is an XL model with the Regular Cab, 6 ½ Bed, 3.3-liter V6, and two-wheel drive.

What is the Most Expensive F-150?

Varied configurations mean that the Ford F-150 can vary dramatically depending on the selected equipment and options. But the Limited model has the most expensive base price.

Is Every F-150 Four-Wheel Drive?

No. Most F-150 models are available in both two and four-wheel drive. Off-road focused models like the Tremor and the Raptor are only available in four-wheel drive.

Which Ford F-150 is the Most Luxurious?

The Limited model is the most luxurious F-150. Limited models come standard with a unique leather interior, an 18-speaker B&O sound system, a twin-panel moonroof, power running boards, and many other upscale features.

Is There an Electric F-150?

An electric F-150 is on the way. The Ford F-150 Lightning is now available to order through AutoNation Ford Mobile, and the first deliveries should start in the spring of 2022.

Which Ford F-150 Makes the Best Work Truck?

The XL, XLT, and Lariat models are the best work trucks in the F-150 lineup. On these trucks, frills can be kept to a minimum, and all are available with the 8-foot bed.

Which Ford F-150 is Best for Off-Road?

The Ford F-150 Raptor is the best F-150 for off-road use. The Raptor comes standard with a 450 horsepower twin turbo V6, massive 35 inch tires, and Fox Racing suspension. There are also drive modes for six different types of terrain, including Normal, Sport, Weather, Mud/Sand, Baja, and Rock Crawl.

Is There a Hybrid Ford F-150?

Yes. Ford offers the PowerBoost hybrid drivetrain, which combines a twin-turbo 3.6-liter V6 with a 35-kilowatt electric motor, and produces 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque. When properly equipped, PowerBoost models can tow up to 14,000 pounds and haul up to 2,120 pounds. This engine is offered on King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited models.

Which Ford F-150 Gets the Best Fuel Economy?

The PowerBoost hybrid drivetrain currently offers the best fuel economy. It's EPA rated at 25 city and 26 highway.

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What do the Different Rear Axle Ratio Choices Mean?

The lower the axle ratio, the lower RPM the engine will turn, which is good for efficiency. A higher axle ratio will trade maximum efficiency for better acceleration and increased responsiveness, and is helpful when towing or carrying heavy loads.

What is a Limited Slip-Differential?

This type of differential uses a device to limit speed and torque differences between its outputs. The limited slip provides assurance that some torque is made available to both wheels, especially on slippery or wet pavement and roadways.

What is an Electronic Locking Axle?

The electronic locking axle allows both wheels to turn at the same speed, and is useful in snowy, muddy, or extremely slippery conditions.

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