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February 2015

2016, Explorer

2016 Ford Explorer Platinum, Sport, Limited

February 18, 2015

The latest model will be receiving a significant refresh that includes an improved feature set, smother bodywork and a stronger engine option. As the Explorer celebrates more than 25 years, Ford will be introducing a new 2016 Ford Explorer Platinum model. The front and rear will receive new styling resulting in a more finely detailed and more finished aesthetic. The front end has been lifted and incorporates a more defined mesh grille that is accented by chunky LED lighting array. The headlights have been given their own small radiator grilles and in the back of the vehicle, there is a new sculpted spoiler along with integrated exhaust tips.

2016 Ford Explorer front

2016 Ford Explorer Engine Specs

The previous model’s 2.0 liter four cylinder EcoBoost engine has been replaced. The 2016 Ford Explorer will receive its power via a 2.3 liter EcoBoost engine that will deliver a minimum of 270 horsepower and at least 300 pound per feet of torque. For the first time, the Explorer is able to be paired with four wheel drive. This engine option is available on the Limited, XLT and base models for an additional cost of $995. Outside of the extended cost, the mentioned trim level will mostly likely gain power from a 3.5 liter V-6 that will deliver 290 horsepower and be smartly mated with a six speed automatic transmission; and receive a choice of either intelligent four wheel drive (including four terrain modes) or front wheel drive.

The Platinum and Explorer Sport models will receive a 3.5 liter twin turbo V-6 EcoBoost engine that delivers 365 horsepower and 350 pound per feet of torque. For the 2016 Ford Explorer model, Ford has returned the chassis and provided increased variances between the vehicle’s levels of trim. All of the Explorers are equipped with a McPherson strut front suspension with an isolated sub frame, with independent multi-link setup. Stabilizer bars are also placed within the rear and the front.

2016 Ford Explorer interior

The Explorer Sport will get its own faster steering gear as well as its own suspension hardware, in addition to a front strut tower brace as well as a stiffer stabilizer bar. There has been zero radical redesigns that apply to the interior, the vehicle has be given some noteworthy alterations. The touch sensitive buttons have been replace with red ones in many cases as the armrest have become softer and have been raised. Ford has also redone the seals of the doors while introducing to consumers new engine sub frame mounts that are tuned for the reduction of vibration.

2016 Ford Explorer Fuel Economy

According to the American automaker, the vehicle will retain it class leading numbers in regards to fuel economy; which range upwards of 28 mpg on the highway (this is with the current 2.0 liter engine option). Ford has also created a five percent reduction in aerodynamic drag while incorporating a smoother new roof rack. All, minus the base model, will also be equipped with windshields constructed from acoustic glass.

2016 Ford Explorer rear

2016 Ford Explorer Release Date and Price

The pricing for the 2016 Ford Explorer is said to be priced at a base of $29,067. With the redesigns and changes made, the new Explorer will definitely give consumers more sport in their sport utility vehicle. The 2016 Ford Explorer is expected to arrive in dealership showrooms by the summer of 2015.

2016, Everest

2016 Ford Everest Specs and Price

February 17, 2015

The vehicle is based on the Ford Ranger with greater offerings to the consumer. According to the American automaker, it will be the most technologically advanced, capable, safest and fuel efficient seven passenger sport utility vehicle available.

2016 Ford Everest front

2016 Ford Everest Engine Specs

The new 2016 Ford Everest will offer to consumers the option of three engine choices. The base engine is a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder EcoBoost gas engine that is paired with a six speed automatic transmission. There is also a smaller diesel option that is a 2.2 liter four cylinder Duratorq TDCi engine that drastically reduces the performance, but offers the greatest fuel economy. The fonal option offers maximum power and torque and is a 3.2 liter five cylinder Duratorq TDCi engine. The diesel engine options are mated with either a six speed manual or 6R80 six speed automatic transmission with SelectShift manual mode.

2016 Ford Everest rear

With the large diesel engine, industry experts contend that the 2016 Ford Everest will have a towing capacity of 6,600 pounds; which would make it the definitive best in class. Ford proclaims that with the construction of the 2016 year model it has created a rugged, capable and powerful sport utility vehicle with high levels of refinement as well as stunning design. Ford’s vice president of Product Development, Trevor Worthington, contends that the all new Everest will be a thrill for consumers to buy.

2016 Ford Everest Exterior and Interior Redesign

Per official information, the 22016 Ford Everest has a design that is quite boxy with a best in class drag coefficient of 0,389. The underbody shield that aids in the passing of air underneath the vehicle is the reasoning behind the low number. The trapezoidal grille will receive a pair of integrated LED headlights with daytime running capabilities. The vehicles fog lights have been integrated into the front bumper giving the vehicle a modern and proud look.

The interior will continue to host horizontal lines borrowed from the exterior. This will influence the design theme of the instrument panel as well as the dash. The main benefits of the interior cabin of the sport utility vehicle are the convenience, comfort and space that are afforded to both the passengers and the driver. The sport utility vehicle comes equipped with eight way adjustable powered and heated front seats as well as the following: climate control functions, 8.0 inch touchscreen, Ford’s Sync infotainment system, satellite navigation, a four spoke steering wheel, Bluetooth phone connectivity and Wi-Fi hot spot technology.

2016 Ford Everest interior

As far as its safety features, the new 2016 Ford Everest will include the following: sensors for parking assistance, seven airbags, tire pressure monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, roll stability control, auto high beam, a blind spot information system and more.

2016 Ford Everest Release Date and Price

The 2016 Ford Everest is expected to have pricing that is above the Ranger and the Territory. This translates into a price that has a base planted firmly within the neighborhood of $45,000. With the advanced technology features as well as the spacious interior and sleek redesigns and engine options, it does not seem likely that consumers will frown upon the pricing regardless of what the final verdict becomes. The 2016 Ford Everest will be launched at some pint within 2015

2016, Escape

2016 Ford Escape Changes, Interior

February 17, 2015

Debuted at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, the 2016 Ford Escape, as compared to the current model will be slightly redesigned. The redesigns will be focused on a handful of features within the cabin and the front fascia.

2016 Ford Escape front

2016 Ford Escape Engine Specs

The new 2016 Ford Escape will gain its power from a 2.5 liter four cylinder EcoBoost engine that will deliver 168 horsepower and 170 pound per feet of torque. The most efficient engine option will be a four cylinder 1.6 liter engine with a turbocharger that will deliver an output of 178 horsepower and 184 pound per feet of torque. The engine option that will provide consumers with the maximum amount of power will be a 2.0 liter turbocharged option with a maximum output capability of 240 horsepower and 270 pound per feet of torque. All of the engine options will be paired with a six speed automatic transmission. The power will be sent on front wheels while higher trim levels will have the option of all wheel drive.

2016 Ford Escape rear

2016 Ford Escape Exterior and Interior Changes

The front grille will become larger that will result in lower intake. The 2016 Ford Escape model year vehicle will also feature LED taillights and headlights along with adaptive daytime lighting. The fog lights will become incorporated into the large front bumpers. Additional chrome detailing will add to the feel of luxury. As a method of increasing the fuel economy, the vehicle will be constructed with more lightweight materials that include aluminum. The use of aluminum, stream roofline, sleeker look and decreased weight, this model of the Escape is sure to have much great fuel efficiency that its predecessors. Consumers will be able to enhance their vehicle with available options that include the following: larger alloy wheels, xenon lights, or a roof rack.

The Escape’s interior will have room for five and receive new technological features. As is standard, the new vehicle will have a bountiful amount of security features that include: hill climb assist, traction control, ABS, side and front airbags, and more. Additionally the standard equipment will include the following: leather upholstery, six speaker sound system, satellite radio, a navigations system, dual zone climate control and rear view camera with parking assist.

2016 Ford Escape interior

Unfortunately, the rear seating is not as bountiful as what is offered by the vehicle’s competitors that include: the Toyota RAV4, the Subaru Forester, the Nissan Rogue, and the Honda CV-V. The cargo volume is quite competitive at 34.3 cubic feet behind the rear seat and 68.1 with it folded. The quality of the materials used within the interior of the cabin are of the best in its class and the 2016 version is said to be reprising premium Titanium, the entry level trim S and the volume selling SE.

2016 Ford Escape Release Date and Price

Shortly after its debut the 2016 Ford Escape will grace dealership showrooms. The base pricing of the vehicle will be in the neighborhood of $24,000 which is around the same pricing of the current model. Harsh industry critics believe that the price will remain unchanged because the vehicle is unchanged in any way, including its fuel economy. According to insiders and critics that have followed the vehicle along its journey contend that absolutely zero changes will be made to its EPA ratings and that a 2015 model version would be a better option for the money.

2016, Endeavour

2016 Ford Endeavour Facelift

February 16, 2015

The 2016 Ford Endeavour is set to be released for the Indian market. It has not yet been confirmed but it may be released in other parts of the world. Elsewhere around the world, the SUV is known as the Ford Everest. Spy shots of the vehicle suggest that the vehicle is undergoing further testing. It is expected to be a SUV that has a powerful engine and off road capabilities that will allow the vehicle to drive in any weather condition.

2016 Ford Endeavour front

Design of the 2016 Ford Endeavour borrows some of its features from other Ford models like the Ford Ranger, Flex and Explorer. It’s off road capabilities are being matched up the Toyota Prado.

Engine in the 2016 Ford Endeavour

The engines found in the previous model will be carried over to the new model. Overall, there will be two engine options; the first will be the 2.5 liter diesel engine that has an output of 143 horsepower. The engine has a consumption rating of 10 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway. The second engine is the 3.0 liter diesel engine that generates 156 power of horse. It has a fuel rating of 21 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway. Changes to the engines overall performance output will be in the transmission. The current model has five speeds; the new Endeavour engine will be paired to a six speed manual and automatic transmission. Another enhancement will be found in the suspension setup. The new model will have a coil spring placed at the rear. The current model uses leaf springs that are out of date. Power from the engines will be delivered to either the front wheels or on all four wheels. The choice will be left to the buyers.

2016 Ford Endeavour rear

2016 Ford Endeavour Exterior and Interior

The 2016 Ford Endeavour will be a lot heavier than the outgoing model. It went from around 1800 kilograms to about 2400 kilograms. The vehicle will have a redesigned hexagonal grille. The bumpers found in the rear and front receive a facelift and will have fog lamps incorporated into them. The head lights take on a sweptback design. Chrome detailing can be seen in different parts of the body, e.g. the side window frames.

2016 Ford Endeavour interior

The SUV seats seven passengers across three rows. Comfort and luxury will be found in the cabin. Leather upholstery is plastered on the steering wheel, gear shift and seats. The centre console is a 8 inch touch screen display that has the infamous MyFord infotainment system. Some features that the SUV will are dual zone automatic climate control, a SYNC2 multimedia system that has a quicker response and is able to recognize voices better. The new Endeavour will have a one touch multi-mode all-wheel drive terrain. Drivers will be able to switch easily to drive in snowy, sandy or gravel driveways. This will make driving on road or off road a pleasure.

2016 Ford Endeavour Release Date and Price

The expected price of the new 2016 Ford Endeavour is between $33,000 and $38,000. The price is more or else the same as the previous model. A third generation model of the 2016 Ford Endeavour will be available on the market in 2015. When exactly in 2015 it will be released is still unknown.

2016, Edge

2016 Ford Edge Review, Price, Interior

February 16, 2015

The midsize crossover, the 2016 Ford Edge, is an SUV that will be luxurious and more powerful than its previous model. The two row seater receives a massive remodeling that will place the car in the same level as premium vehicles being released. The 2016 Ford Edge will have four different models to choose from. The base model is the SE model, and then there are the SEL, Titanium and Sport trims.

2016 Ford Edge front

Engine Found in the 2016 Ford Edge

The engine found under the hood of the 2016 Ford Edge is the same engine that the 2015 Ford Mustang had. The SE, SEL and Titanium models will have two engine options. It will be powered by 2.0 liter EcoBoost engine and the V6 3.5 liter engine. The first engine produces 245 horsepower and 270 pound – feet of torque. The second engine delivers 285 horsepower and 263 pound – feet of torque. A new engine will be seen in the higher trim level, the Edge Sport. It will have a twin-turbo 2.7 liter V6 engine that generates 320 horsepower and 375 pound – feet of torque. All engines will be paired to a six speed automatic transmission. Buyers will be glad to know that all models will come with a choice between front wheel drive and all-wheel drive. Ford prides itself on having the best fuel ratings on its next generation vehicle, this could be because of the exclusive EcoBoost engine that is guaranteed to save fuel both in the city and the highway. The base model has a new start/stop system that helps the fuel rating significantly. On the highway it has a rating of 30 mpg.

2016 Ford Edge rear

2016 Ford Edge Exterior and interior

A new trapezoidal front grille will be added to the exterior of the new Edge. Head lights will also receive an updated look. Other changes that the exterior will have are a roofline spoiler that’ll have a boxy design, rear windows that have an angle, the lights will also be placed at an angle that’ll connect them harmoniously. The exhaust pipes will have a rectangle shape that will be hidden by the redesigned bumper.

Lots of space can be expected for five passengers. With space to share comes comfort for everyone. The inside receives a total revamp with fresh materials. Cloth or leather upholstery can be found on the inside. Buyers just need to choose the one that suits their personality. The dashboard also gets a few changes added to it. It’ll have metallic accents that are silver and an instrument panel that controls all functions of the vehicle on the inside. The touchscreen display comes added with Sync and the MyFord infotainment system. Car writers, reviewers and some owners of the 2016 Ford Edge have complained about how the MyFord infotainment system is difficult use and sometimes confusing to get right.

2016 Ford Edge interior

Safety features that can be found in the new Edge include stability and traction control, anti lock brakes, forward collision warning and brake force distribution. A rear view camera comes standard on all models.

2016 Ford Edge Release Date and Price

When the car will hit the markets is unknown but it when it officially does it will have a price starting from $28,000 for the base model and $40,000 for the highest trim level. These prices are similar to the previous Edge model.

2016, EcoSport

2016 Ford EcoSport Price

February 13, 2015

The 2016 Ford EcoSport is a completely updated SUV to come out of the Ford stable. The new model receives major changes to the outside and inside. Unlike revamped models that only get a new front and rear fascia, visible changes will be seen all the next generation EcoSport. The SUV is very popular in India and it is likely going to be released there first. Ford Motors has a plant in India where the vehicle will be manufactured from scratch.

2016 Ford EcoSport front

The Engine of the 2016 Ford EcoSport

Engine under the hood of the 2016 EcoSport model will remain the same as the 2015 model. There will be three engine options buyers can choose from; the first will be the 1.5 liter petrol engine – it has a power output of 112 horses and 140 pound – feet of torque, the second will be the 1.5 liter diesel engine and the third will be an EcoBoost 1.0 liter engine. Signature to Ford, the EcoBoost engine is known to be the most fuel efficient engine that has great mileage and fuel ratings. The 1.0 liter turbocharged engine generates power of 118 horses and 126 pound – feet of torque. The engine is able to go from 0 to 60 in about 11 seconds. The engines will be paired to a six speed automatic transmission. The automatic transmission may come standard or be available as an option on other models. A manual transmission may also be released for buyers to choose from.

The Exterior of the 2016 Ford EcoSport

A robust and more rugged look has been given to the exterior of the 2016 Ford EcoSport. There is speculation that one of the models may have a sunroof. This comes after a sunroof was seen of a concept vehicle at an auto show. One of the major changes that are visible in the 2016 model is the removal of the out dated spare wheel attached to the back of the car. Removing the wheel has down played the busyness of the vehicle. Having the wheel removed means a rear view window that is wider can be added. This will create a better view for driver when parking or driving. An addition of daytime running lights with LED and fog lights will probably be added the range.

2016 Ford EcoSport rear

The Interior of the 2016 Ford EcoSport

A modernized interior with a dashboard that has an updated design will probably feature. Changes to the dashboard may be minimal. The use of high quality materials that wrap the seats, gear shift, and steering wheel are expected. Every next generation Ford vehicle comes with the latest advanced techno features and functions, nothing less is expected for the 2016 Ford EcoSport. Fans of Ford SUVs should be happy with the model as it is a model that is rated highly by the manufacturer.

2016 Ford EcoSport interior

2016 Ford EcoSport Release Date and Price

The official date of when it will be released is unknown, but it is expected to hit dealerships around the end of 2015 or the beginning of 2016. The current price of the SUV is between $21,000 and $28,000. The new model’s price should have a cost that is just a little higher than that. There will be different models available in the 2016 range, and they will each have varying features and functionalities. The information may only become available closer to the release date. The variants include Ambiente, Trend, Titanium as well as Titanium (O).

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2016, Ranger

2016 Ford Ranger USA, Price

February 13, 2015

The Ford Ranger was arguably the most popular small truck lines within the United States; until the automaker decided to no longer make it available. A large amount of consumers were not pleased with this decision and their sentiment may be a part of the driving force that is propelling Ford to bring the Ranger back from the shadows for 2016.

2016 Ford Ranger rear

2016 Ford Ranger  Engine Specs

A variety of spy photos have surfaced adding additional fuel to the flame of anticipation. Ford has not unequivocally confirmed the reemergence of the discontinued vehicle; but industry insiders strongly contend that the 2016 model year will give birth to the needed lineup filler for Ford. Insiders also deduce that is the 2016 Ford Ranger were outfitted with a 3.2 liter diesel engine, it would have enough power to tow a locomotive which would make it the most popular within the market.

2016 Ford Ranger front

Often referred as the “global ranger” the new truck is said to be, on average, 10% smaller than the Ford F-150 pickup truck and it will exceed the larger truck in fuel economy. It is speculated that in some cases, the new Ranger will be able to achieve 30 miles per gallon. This will result if the new Ranger is not given the same 2.7 liter V-6 EcoBoost engine that currently powers the F-150.

2016 Ford Ranger Design

The Ranger is currently available outside of the United States, but when it will be released as a 2016 model within its home country is yet to be released. Industry analysts it does not make much financial sense for Ford to reintroduce the Ranger to American markets other than to fulfill the feel of nostalgia within fans of the pickup truck. Recent spotting within Denver has critics wondering if Ford will lean more toward nostalgia as a means of generating revenue via the vehicle.

Either way, as of now, there is no word as to when and where the 2016 Ford Ranger will be debuted or how much the base cost will be. It is reasonable to believe that the pricing will be just below the pricing of the most basic trim level of the Ford F-150 and will offer more environmental options than other options within Ford’s truck lineup. Should the vehicle contain a diesel fueled engine that will also factor into the pricing?

2016 Ford Ranger interior

Historically, the 2016 Ford Ranger has been engine and designed for the entry level truck buyer. It is not an option for those desiring luxurious amenities or an extensive listing of optional features. This vehicle is more like the first apartment of the trucking industry. Traditionally borrowing from its larger siblings in order to cover the basics of what a truck is meant to do. Although not a top of the line, pull out all the stops options, the 2016 Ford Ranger is not intended to be as stripped down as a go-cart either. It is widely speculated that the base model will rival its nearest competitors as it will provide consumers with creature comforts that they enjoy the most.

2016 Ford Ranger Release Date and Price

Keep in mind, all is purely speculative until Ford decides to confirm the existence of the new Ranger and indicate when it will grace dealership showrooms about the country. The 2016 Ford Ranger is currently available outside of the USA, but when it will be released as a 2016 model within its home country is yet to be released. This model will cost about $ 20,000.

2016, Bronco

2016 Ford Bronco Specs and Price

February 12, 2015

After a 20 year hiatus, the 2016 Ford Bronco is geared to be an incredible off road truck that is barren of compromises. According to the American automaker, the new Bronco will have a great deal of improvements as compared to the last showing of the vehicle. Among the improvements, there will be a variety of new features and increased performance. The charming sport utility vehicle will be four wheel drive with only two doors. Given that most sport utility vehicles in the same class have four doors, the 2016 Ford Bronco will stand out in the car while reminding millions of Americans of their high school or college vehicle and the vehicle that ushered them into memorable moments in life.

2016 Ford Bronco front

2016 Ford Bronco Engine

Ford has yet to release the precise details of the all new 2016 Ford Bronco, but there are reports that indicated that it will receive its power from a 5.0 liter eight cylinder Coyote engine. This engine is said to have a capability of delivering 420 horsepower with an unknown amount of torque. Another, speculative, engine option would be that of a six cylinder 4.9 liter power stroke diesel engine that is said to produce 330 horsepower and 645 pound per feet of torque. The latter option is predicted to have exceptional performance as well as superb fuel economy. Regardless of the chosen power train, the sport utility vehicle with host either a six speed ZF-6 manual gearbox or a six speed 6R140 auto transmission.

2016 Ford Bronco rear

Ford Bronco 2016 Exterior and Interior Specs

The exterior of the lasts 2016 Ford Bronco is impressive, modern and sleek. As compared to other sport utility vehicles, the iconic Ford model is sure to be a stand out; due in part to its sharps dimensions and lines that lend it a masculine edge. The attitude that is conveyed via the redesign of the exterior is one of luxurious aggression with welcoming overtones. The massive vehicle will definitely turn heads as it passes down the road. Even if a consumer has the desire to take the Bronco off road, this Ford icon will be able to handle it with the same ease as it can the asphalt.

2016 Ford Bronco interior

As masculine as the exterior is, the interior of the cabin is brimming with class. The cabin of 2016 Ford Bronco is quite roomy and provides both the driver and the passengers with ample amounts of room whether the embarking on errand around town or a lengthy road trip. As it pertains to the New Year model, the American automaker is said to be using very high quality materials to ensure a refined finish and feel to its cabin. The seating is quite large and able to virtually hug the body, further increasing the comfortable theme of the vehicle’s interior.

2016 Ford Bronco Release Date and Price

It is predicted that the Ford Bronco 2016 will grace dealership showrooms within the summer of 2015 and according to industry insiders, the base pricing will begin within the neighborhood of $30,565. Given the elongated wait for the arrival of the more modern fan favorite of Ford, it may not matter what the price tag reflects. A variant amount of the sales will be due to nostalgia.

2016, C-Max

2016 Ford C-Max Energi Hybrid

February 12, 2015

The 2016 Ford C-Max was teased in September of 2014 as a restyled five seating crossover alongside its larger seven passenger sibling, the Grand C-Max just before heading to the Paris Auto Show. The European version of the vehicle is offered in Energi hybrid pug-in and Hybrid configurations; but there are still no official specifications for the American versions. Consumers can expect the new C-ax to host a good bit of upgrades to its technology as well as a variety of visual changes when it makes its way to America.

2016 Ford C-Max front

2016 Ford C-Max Engine Specs

The 2016 Ford C-Max will receive their power from a new four cylinder 1.5 liter turbo diesel engine that is able to deliver an output of 120 horsepower. The current 1.0 three cylinder EcoBoost and 2.0 liter turbo diesel engine options will remain unaltered. Previous C-Max models that were offered within the United States had only the option of a hybrid power train. Insiders are waiting anxiously to see if that mode continues or if there will be additional options made available or is the powertrain will be upgraded as well.

2016 Ford C-Max Interior and Exterior Redesign

Although the tall stance of the vehicle is its most undesirable, industry insiders believe that it will not be changing with this latest version of the vehicle. The laughable 19 mile range of the all-electric Energi option has many wondering how the automaker will improve upon it and if this will be the model it will be achieved with.

2016 Ford C-Max side

The fascias are where the key revisions to the exterior can be found. In the front, consumers will find an inverted trapezoid grille, a more sleek and slim lined front end with chiseled headlamps. These revisions will be paired with rectangular fog lamps that are much bolder than before. Euro versions will also be available to buyers with bi-xenon headlights that will offer the American automaker’s corner following/auto correcting Adaptive Front Lighting system.

In the rear of the vehicle the taillights will feature a one piece design that is more refined in addition to a hands free “kick gesture” power lift gate that has been culled from the current model version of the Ford Escape sport utility vehicle. The vehicle will also receive a duo of new color choices that include Caribou and Red Rush along with new alloy wheels.

2016 Ford C-Max interior

The interior of the Euro-spec 2016 Ford C-Max there will be a revised center console that will be cleaner and host a lessened amount of switches. According to Ford the cabin will offer a much quieter ride due to more absorbent seals (around the rearview mirror and the tailgate) and thicker windows. Available to consumers will also be door-sill scuff plates and heated steering wheels.

2016 Ford C-Max Release Date and Competitor

With so few changes being made to the 2016 model year version, it is widely speculated that the pricing will be virtually unchanged from that of the current model year version. This will keep the C-Max panted directly within the middle of the pricing spectrum of its class, which includes the Volkswagen Passat, the Toyota Prius, the Ford Fusion and the Hyundai Sonata. Should industry chatter be accurate, we will know the definite pricing by the time the 2016 Ford C-Max arrives in dealership showrooms in the early side of the summer of 2015.

2015, F-150

2015 Ford F-150 XLT Interior

February 11, 2015

The redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 XLT will not look very different, but it is geared to remain the best-selling pickup truck as well as the most sophisticated on the road by far. The 13th generation of the full-sized truck has received changes that are quite subtle. Such as distinctively shaped headlights, and a restyled grille; as it remains conservative yet cutting edge. The vehicle’s engineers have successfully lightened the truck by 700 pounds due to the increased use of lightweight aluminum. The military grade alloys what have been used in the manufacturing of the iconic vehicle, is tougher than steel (although steel is used in the underpinning).

2015 Ford F-150 XLT side

2015 Ford F-150 XLT Engine Options

The reduction in weight permits the 2015 Ford F-150 XLT to handle an increased amount of payload and towing capacity. The lessened weight additionally allows an acceleration that burns less fuel and is achieved more rapidly. The truck is powered by a turbocharged 2.7 liter EcoBoost engine that is paired with two wheel drive in order to produce a fuel economy of 22 combined mpg. The base engine option of a V-6 3.5 liter with the maximum output of 283 horsepower and with 255 pound per feet of torque. An additional engine option is that of the 5.0 liter V-8 engine that produces and output of 385 horsepower with 387 pound per feet of torque; and a turbocharged V-6 3.5 liter engine that delivers a maximum 365 horsepower with 420 pounds per feet of torque. Consumers can choose either rear wheel drive or four wheel drive, yet all engine options remain mated with Ford’s standard six speed automatic transmission.

2015 Ford F-150 XLT front

2015 Ford F-150 XLT Design

The 2015 model year of the vehicle has been granted an increased amount of automotive technology that includes the following: 360 degree camera view system to assist with navigating job sites and parking, an 8 inch productivity screen, a multitude of cameras. The vehicle also includes the following safety features: adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assistance.

The 2015 Ford F-150 XLT vehicle add the contents of the 101 package with the addition of the following: extra interior storage, a chrome exterior, fog lights, and 17 inch alloy wheels. As far as options, consumers have the following: a seven speaker sound system with satellite radio, a rearview camera, leather wrapped steering wheel, power adjustable peddles, an eight way power driver’s seat complete with power lumbar, a rearview defroster and more.

2015 Ford F-150 XLT interior

Those that choose the 2015 Ford F-150 XLT is the best-selling pickup truck can also choose options from the 302A Luxury Option Group; which adds the following to the vehicle: MyFord Touch interface that includes an 8 inch central touchscreen, 110 volt home style power outlets, 10 way adjustable power front seating, power sliding rear window, LED bed lighting and remote engine start.

2015 Ford F-150 XLT Price

The pricing for the 2015 Ford F-150 begins at $26,615 for its lower trim levels and begins its climb contingent upon engine options as well as added features. The only trim level that would become more expensive than the XLT would be the Platinum trim level. For long term fans of the vehicle, industry insiders do not predict that pricing will be an issue. As a matter of fact, the technological updates have insiders believing that the F-150 may be on track to set new records. Only time will tell.