2016 Ford F-150 Review and Price
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.
-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.