As the most luxurious member of the iconic F-150 family, the Platinum trim level offers consumers class, style and functionality like no other. The 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum 4X4 SuperCrew, according to industry insiders, is only marginally faster than the 2012 model year version.
2015 Ford F-150 Platinum Engine
The top of the line vehicle has been outfitted with the American automaker’s V-6 3.5 liter EcoBoost engine that is capable of a maximum output of 365 horsepower and 420 pounds per feet of torque. The engine is intelligently mated with a six speed automatic transmission with an automatic four wheel drive system that features a two speed transfer case.
The pickup truck weighs in only 300 pounds lighter than its 2012 version and can be equipped with options that will, actually, increase its weight, such as 400 watt outlets that are 110 volt, a panoramic moonroof and massaging seats. The Platinum trim truck has been recorded achieving a speed of 60 mph within 6.4 seconds and was able to clear a quarter of a mile within a respectable 15.0 seconds.
The top trim level for the 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum is said to receive its smooth ride due to the maximum amount of added options available. Therefore, industry experts contend that lesser equipped models would provide consumers with a rougher and rugged driving and riding experience. The vehicle features a 5.5 foot bed (which costs $52,155 and that includes destination) and the 701A (priced at $2,540) which includes the Technology Package. The Technology Package offers consumers the following: Dynamic Hitch Assist, 360 camera with split view display and Lane Keeping Assist; in addition to collision warning brake support, and adaptive cruise control.
2015 Ford F-150 Platinum Design
The 13th generation of the iconic and best-selling pickup truck has been finished in Ingot Silver Metallic with an interior that is black leather. The interior of the cabin includes the following features: power adjustable peddles, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, push-button/remote start, heated side mirrors, power folding, dual zone climate control, real wood interior trim, a leather wrapped steering wheel, a memory driver’s seat, heated rear seats, massaging front seats, and front seats that can be both cooled and heated.
Additionally, the vehicle is able to feature the following: bed lighting, full LED lighting for the interior and exterior, a locking and removable tailgate, a power sliding duo pieced rear window, remote tailgate release, power running boards and more. The tailgate assist and step have been expressly redesigned for operation via a single hand and it has been relocated behind the same cover on the top of the tailgate door as the step. The altered location voids the issue when shoveling mulch, dirt or manure out of the truck bed and off of an open tailgate.
2015 Ford F-150 Platinum Price
The fuel economy of the 2015 Ford F-150 Platinum depends heavily upon the amount of weight bearing features that one chooses to employ. Although the vehicle’s engineers decided to utilize military grade aluminum during the manufacturing of the vehicle, its options tend to negate the 300 pound weight decrease. Ford has yet to provide specifications that address the variations of the vehicle and the fuel economy offered. Yet it can be safely assumed that anyone willing to hand over the trim level’s base price of $50,960, will not be overly concerned with how often they must refuel.