2016 Ford F-150 Review and Price



Upgraded from a 2012 F-150 XLT extended cab with the 3.5L EcoBoost to a 2016 Lariat SuperCrew Cab with the 2.7L EcoBoost.
I have no complaints about the upgrade, the new EcoBoost feels just as powerful as the old one for what I do, plus better mileage. The Auto-Start-Stop technology, soon to be standard on more F-150s, takes a little getting used to, but generally it doesn’t interfere with normal driving and you can always disable it for a lot of stop and go driving.
Upgrading the to SuperCrew cab was a big factor with a growing 5-year-old the extended cab with a car seat was getting cramped. The amount of room in the back of the SuperCrew is remarkable. I lost a foot of box space for it, but for my needs it’s a reasonable trade.

Technologies
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-Blindspot monitoring works well, an orange light appears in the mirror on whichever side someone is hiding in your blind spot. If you have your blinker on for that side the light begins flashing to really get your attention.
-Backup camera is a welcome addition for backing into parking spots or lining up with a trailer hitch.
-Backup sensors alert you audibly with rapid beeps if you are backing up and it senses cross traffic coming toward you. (Like backing out of a parking space and some one is coming down the parking lot toward you.
-Backup sensors also alert you when you are backing up close to something, both audibly and on the camera screen.
-Sync3 with the large touchscreen is much better than the Sync system my 2012 had, and supposedly we will be getting Apple CarPlay sometime this year.

The downside is the trucks keep getting more and more expensive, so I downgraded from an XLT crewcab to a spartan XL supercab. The good news is I haven’t given up too many features because the XL came with the features I need including Bluetooth connectivity, power doors and locks, and some other bells and whistles that were surprising for a fairly stock truck. Additionally, the supercab has a full bench seat in the front, so I can carry six people in the truck. I couldn’t do this in my XLT because of the center console. The six person seating capability comes in handy occasionally when all four kids are around. I wouldn’t want to drive very far with all six of us, but a trip to the local BBQ joint is just fine. The truck came with the non-turbo boosted 6 cylinder and I’m seeing better mileage than I did with the ecoboost in the XLT (probably because there’s no temptation to use the “boost”). I like the longer bed of the supercab and there’s enough room in the backseat for my teenage kids. They’d probably like more seat room, but there’s more room than a typical passenger car, so they are not suffering. Overall, I recommend the Fords highly. The discounts are nice and I’ve been able to get better deals at the Ford dealer than similarly equipped Rams, Chevys, and Toyotas. The Ram did offer their truck for about $500 less this time, but my experience with the last two F150s kept me with the brand. Had the difference been a grand, I might have gone with Ram.
Dealer Suggested Retail 
$36,400.00 Used
Private Party Value 
$35,525.00 Used
Key Features & Specs
MPG/MPGe  21 Highway / 15 City
Engine  Regular Unleaded V-8 5.0L/302 cu in
Transmission  Automatic w/OD
Drive Train  Four Wheel Drive
Seating  6
Horsepower  385
Overall Crash Safety Rating  5 / 5 Stars
IIHS Top Safety Pick  Top Safety Pick
Wheel Base  163

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