2011 Ford F-150 - Road Test Specs

2011 Ford F-150 SuperCab

(5.0L V8 FFV 6-speed Automatic 6.6 ft. Bed)
Vehicle
Model year2011
MakeFord
ModelF-150
StyleLariat 4dr SuperCab Styleside 6.5 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$35,490
Options on test vehicleRed Candy Paint ($250); EcoBoost 3.5-Liter V6 ($750); 3.73 Ratio Limited-Slip Axle ($300); Sony Navigation/Radio ($2,495); Power Moonroof ($995); Max Trailer Tow package ($565): Lariat Plus package ($950 -- includes rearview camera, reverse park assist, remote start, universal garage opener); Pickup Bed Extender ($250); Leather-Trimmed Bucket Seats ($975); Two-Tone Paint ($250).
As-tested MSRP$41,865 (including destination and $1,000 Lariat Premium discount)
Drivetrain
Drive typeRear-wheel Drive
Engine typeTwin-turbocharged, direct-injected V6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,500/213
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.0
Redline (rpm)6,100
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)365 @ 5,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)420 @ 2,500
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I: 4.17, II: 2.34, III: 1.52, IV: 1.14, V: 0.86, VI: 0.61 Reverse: 3.40 Final: 3.73
Chassis
Suspension, frontIndependent double-wishbones, coil springs, twin-tube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearNon-independent solid-axle, leaf spring, twin-tube dampers
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)20.0
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelLTX
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size, frontP265/60-18
Tire size, rearP265/60-18
Wheel size18-by-7.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front13.8-inch one-piece ventilated steel discs with two-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear13.7-inch one-piece ventilated steel discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Track Test Results
Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.5
0-45 mph (sec.)4.2
0-60 mph (sec.)6.5
0-75 mph (sec.)9.2
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.6 @ 95.3
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.1
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32
60-0 mph (ft.)129
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)57.8
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.71
Sound level @ idle (dB)41.8
@ Full throttle (dB)72.1
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)64.3
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsPretty impressive that this turbo V6 can run consistent 6.5s to 60 mph. Some initial lag off the line but then a seriously healthy midrange punch. Quickest run with stability control off and just a smidge of power braking. Power brake too much and the wheels spin wildly. Manual shifting capability via silly rocker switch on console shifter. Will hold gears at 6,100 rpm. No throttle blip on downshifts. 100-mph top speed limiter.
Braking ratingAcceptable
Braking commentsDecent stopping distances for a big, heavy pickup. Lots of nosedive with only an occasional brief rear tire lock-up. Brake pedal has a nice firm feel and it stays that way throughout repeated runs. Strong brake odor from second run on and it just got stronger. Still, pedal travel remained consistent.
Handling ratingBelow Average
Handling commentsSlalom: The steering has more heft to it than expected for an F-150 but it's still very slow. You have to turn early for each cone due to how slowly the steering reacts, how much the body will roll and how much the tires will slide. Still pretty composed overall, though. ESC "off" isn't really off, as it added braking while I power-on oversteered through final gate. Skid pad: Not much to do here -- just turn and keep turning as perpetual understeer sets in. Not much communication from the steering as to what the front tires were up to, but apparently they weren't gripping. Stability system was not a factor on or off, hence the identical numbers.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (F)68
Relative humidity (%)66.2
Wind (mph, direction)2.8, crosswind
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)16 city/22 highway/18 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)16.7
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)26.0
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,374
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)5,412
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)56.4/43.6
Length (in.)231.8
Width (in.)79.2
Height (in.)75.2
Wheelbase (in.)144.5
Track, front (in.)67.0
Track, rear (in.)67.0
Turning circle (ft.)47.0
Legroom, front (in.)41.4
Legroom, rear (in.)33.4
Headroom, front (in.)41.0
Headroom, rear (in.)39.7
Shoulder room, front (in.)65.9
Shoulder room, rear (in.)65.7
Seating capacity5
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance5 years/60,000 miles
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front
Head airbagsFront and rear
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Rollover protectionSide curtain airbag rollover sensor
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
NHTSA crash test, driver3 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger3 stars
NHTSA crash test, side front5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side rear5 stars
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars
IIHS offsetGood

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