2014 Ford F-150Buying Guide • Review • Research
The Top 10 Reasons Why You May want to Buy a 2014 Ford F-150:
Why Buy A 2014 Ford F-150? - the Pros
1. Pick Your Own Engine
As listed above, the F-150 comes with a slew of engine choices for truck shoppers to pick from. They range from 6 cylinders to 8 cylinders with over 400 horsepower.
2. Towing Capacity
The 2014 Ford F-150 has a standard towing capacity of 5,500 pounds while competitors like the Ram 1500 have a capacity of 4,200.
3. Easy To Use Controls
The 2014 Ford F-150's MyTouch infotainment system has a fantastic user experience design that allows drivers young and old to operate the system without confusion or frustration.
4. Extra Gas
The truck comes with an optional fuel tank that can hold 36 gallons of gasoline. This is 4 more gallons than one of the F-150's top competitors, the Ram 1500.
5. Choose Your Own Style
In total, the 2014 Ford F-150 is sold in an amazing 10 different trims and styles. No other truck is sold with this many variations.
6. Durable And Safe
The 2014 Ford F-150 is constructed with a high strength safety cage that protects the vehicle's occupants. Add in other safety features like roll stability control, full length side curtain airbags and front seat side airbags and you can understand why the F-150 is the one of the safest trucks on the road.
7. Advanced Safety Technology
The truck offers buyers the option of Sync technology that provides emergency crash notification and auto dials 911 on a compatible cell phone when a crash occurs.
8. Trailer Sway Control
The 2014 Ford F-150 has a trailer sway control technology that alters the trucks' engine and braking to keep the vehicle centered and stabilized when needed.
9. New Hill Descent Control
2014 is the first year that F-150s have hill descent control. This technology allows the truck to ease its way down sharply angled declines without a problem.
10. Safety Test Superstar
The 2014 Ford F-150 performed well on safety tests. The SuperCrew model scored the best possible “Good” rating from the IIHS for its side impact, roof strength and moderate overlap frontal offset performance.
Reasons You May Not Want to Buy a 2014 Ford F-150 - the Cons1. No Diesel
Some customers will complain that the 2014 Ford F-150 doesn't offer the option of a diesel engine.
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2. A Little Too Big?
The truck is so large that it takes up a significant amount of space. If you don't have a good amount of gear to haul, you might be better served going with a smaller truck.
Overall, the 2014 Ford F-150 is one of the best trucks on the American market. It is here to serve and it does so without any problems. While it is enormous, it still handles with ease and responds to driver commands as desired. Perhaps the best part about this year's F-150 is that it offers buyers an unparalleled amount of trim options to choose from.
F-150 Regular Cab
The Regular Cab is the basic version of the F-150. It seats up to three people. The Regular Cab has a few new additions like an improved front grille and new HID headlights. New telescoping and foldable side mirrors are optional. Its standard features include two 12 volt outlets, anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control, side curtain airbags with roll fold technology, cargo box tie-down hooks, side view mirror skull caps, stone cuffs, halogen headlamps, a cargo lamp, tow hooks, 40/20/40 seating, air conditioning, a rear dome amp, remote keyless entry and a display center with warning messages and text functions. It has a couple engine options. There's an EcoBoost 6 cylinder with 3.5 liters, a 6 cylinder with 3.7 liters and an 8 cylinder with 5.0 liters
The SuperCab has power windows, doors and locks, cruise control, a tilt steering wheel, 12 volt outlets in the front and rear of the vehicle, a lit cargo area, air conditioning, mp3 audio input, an AM/FM CD player and all terrain tires. The vehicle's safety features include 4 wheel anti-lock brakes, traction control, dual front side mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, a rearview camera and a tire pressure monitoring system. It comes with a 6 speed automatic transmission and a 6 cylinder engine with 302 horses and 278 pound feet of torque. The SuperCab attains 16 mpg in urban environments and 21 mpg on highways.
The SuperCrew's highlights include a new marina blue leather interior, new power telescoping and folding trailer side mirrors, 17 inch wheels and HID headlights. There's also SIRIUS Travel Link, SYNC and MyFord Touch for navigation, cell connectivity and music information. Its safety features include trailer sway control, advancetrac with rsc traction and stability control, a rearview camera, power assisted steering, anti-lock brakes, an integrated trailer brake controller, a tailgate step to enter the bed, safety canopy side curtain airbags with roll fold technology and front seat side mounted side impact airbags. It has an incredibly roomy cab with 57.6 cubic feet behind the front seats. The SuperCrew's exterior boasts a mammoth grille, chrome trim, beastly shoulders, a tall bed wall that creates plenty of storage space, a stepladder and extendable side mirrors.
The SuperCrew is powered by a 6 speed automatic transmission that is teamed to your choice of engines. These include a 6 cylinder with 3.7 liters, 302 horses and 278 foot=pounds of torque. There's also a 6 cylinder with 3.5 liters, 365 horses and 420 foot=pounds of torque. Or, buyers can select an 8 cylinder with 5.0 liters, 360 horses and 380 foot=pounds of torque. Finally, there's an 8 cylinder with 6.2 liters, 411 horses and 434 foot=pounds of torque.
F-150 SVT Raptor
The SVT Raptor boasts a Big-Bore style engine with 8 cylinders, 6.2 liters, 411 horses and 434 foot=pounds of torque. This is tied to a 6 speed automatic transmission with a tow/haul mode. It has hill descent control, electronic locking rear differential, an available front camera system and an extra long suspension with triple-bypass shocks for extreme off-roading. The interior has blue trimmed front and rear seats with the raptor logo and blue finish on the instrument panel. The Raptor's exterior has a unique grille design with FORD lettering and attractive headlamps and marker lamps. There's also an available graphics package for the hood, skid plate protection and all-terrain tires.