Keeping up with the latest pickup innovations can be tough. To help you keep track Hard Working Trucks recently asked OEMs to tell us about their best work truck options.
Last week, HWT ran Ram’s list of features and options for its trucks and vans. (Though we only asked for truck options, Ram also provided info on its vans too.)
This week, we turn our attention to Ford. Jiyan Cadiz, Ford’s North America trucks and commercial vehicles product communications manager, passed along the latest features and options for its pickups.
“With 39 consecutive years as the best-selling truck in America, the Ford F-series team has developed and integrated a whole array of features that make you work smarter, tougher and provide more capability than ever,” Cadiz said.
- Body uses high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy, which is more dent- and ding-resistant than the previous generation steel body and not subject to red rust corrosion. Together, high-strength steel and high-strength aluminum alloy help reduce weight
- Class-exclusive adaptive steering technology improves steering efficiency and steering effort – making all-new Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup and Ford Edge SUV easier to steer at all speeds
- Center high-mounted stop lamp camera provides visibility into the cargo box, which is especially helpful when hooking up gooseneck and fifth-wheel trailers. Ultimate trailer tow camera system uses four digital, high-definition cameras to give the driver a 360-degree bird’s-eye view surrounding Super Duty
- Trailer Reverse Guidance provides visual cues and tips to help ease backing up a trailer; first-ever factory-available trailer camera can be custom-placed on a trailer to improve visibility backing up
- Trailer towing customers benefit from segment-first in-cab trailer tire pressure monitoring system, accessible from the comfort of the cab while stopped or on the highway
- Blind Spot Information System with trailer tow is optimized for Super Duty to include the length of the trailer up to 33 feet long; BLIS uses radar sensors in the taillamps to monitor areas that may not be visible to the driver
- 360-degree camera view uses exterior cameras to create a bird’s-eye view of the truck to help drivers park, maneuver in tight spots, and navigate narrow roads and trails
- Integrated loading ramps enable easy loading of ATVs, motorcycles and mowers
- BoxLink combines metal brackets and custom cleats to secure a variety of accessories in the cargo box – from ramps to storage bins to bed dividers
- LED headlamps; LED taillamps provide excellent nighttime visibility
- Trailer hitch assist adds a new rearview camera feature that incorporates a dynamic line based on steering wheel angle in the display to help customers line up their truck and trailer with no spotter or need to exit the vehicle
- Remote tailgate allows for tailgate to be locked, unlocked and released with the key fob
- F-150 has four powertrain combinations tailored for each customer’s needs, including two EcoBoost turbocharged engines
- Powered by optional 6.7-liter Power Stroke® turbo diesel V8 producing best-in-class 925 lb.-ft. of torque and 440 horsepower, Super Duty delivers maximum gooseneck towing of 32,500 pounds for F-450, class-leading 27,500-pound fifth-wheel towing and class-leading conventional towing of 21,000 pounds; maximum payload rated at up to a best-in-class 7,630 pounds
- Lockable underseat Crew Cab storage that “folds flat” when not in use