The 2016 Ford F-450 is the newest addition to the company’s long line of impressive pickup trucks. The company already has earned a reputation for its rough and durable as well as very comfortable pickup trucks and the new F-450 will offer more of the same. This pickup truck has in fact been designed to withstand the toughest conditions and it is a pickup truck that is very recognizable. At the same time, the F-450 also looks much more contemporary and good looking than before.
Ford has designed the new F-450 to be very light. To achieve a lighter body, Ford has made use of a body that is made out of aluminum. The low weight translates into better fuel economy and improved towing capabilities. The F-450 only weighs about 8611 pounds, which is 1000 pounds lighter than earlier models.
2016 Ford F-450 Trim Levels
The new 2016 Ford F-450 boasts of a number of features that were not found on earlier models. For example, it is available with all-wheel drive and there is also a crew-only cab version with an eight-foot bed. The F-450 will be offered in the following trim options:
- King Ranch
2016 Ford F-450 Engine Specs
Under the hood, the new 2016 Ford F-450 will have an engine that offers better performance. This new engine will probably be a 6.7-liter V8 engine that is capable of producing 440 horsepower and 860 pound feet of torque. The engine will be coupled to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The F-450 makes use of a fresh temperature control system that works to maintain ideal temperature and to improve turbo efficiency as well as performance. The nice thing about this engine is that it is fully capable of hauling as well as towing significant loads without any fuss or bother. At the same time, the engine’s fuel economy and emissions are also very impressive. When unloaded, the F-450 is capable of accelerating from a standstill to 60 miles per hour in just 8.3 seconds. When loaded, it achieves the same acceleration in 17.1 seconds, which is a whole second quicker than the Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD.
2016 Ford F-450 Design
On the outside, the body and body panels will both be made out of aluminum. The aerodynamics of the F-450 has also been refreshed. Also, the headlights are very impressive and so too are the tailgate handles and the chrome accents. Overall, the F-450 looks very sleek and has a strong chassis and suspension. It also has best in class towing capacity as it can haul loads of up to 31,200 pounds.
The nice thing about the interiors of the 2016 Ford F-450 is that the cabin is very comfortable and makes use of best and most advanced technology. The cab is large enough to accommodate five passengers and to ensure maximum passenger comfort; Ford has designed and also added a dual zone climate control system. There are a number of high quality features available in the cabin like a special steering wheel and premium audio speakers as well as a large 8-inch touchscreen.
2016 Ford F-450 Release Date and Price
Ford has not provided any details regarding the release date of its new 2016 Ford F-450. However, we expect the company to introduce the vehicle into the market toward the end of this year. The base model F-450 will cost not less than 53000 dollars.