2012 Ford F-150 Lariat 4dr SuperCrew Styleside 5.5 ft. SB (5.0L 8cyl 6A)
I too was duped by the MPG that Ford so proudly advertised you'd get with the new Eco-Boost 3.5L engine. I have had mine a year. I have a friend who bought the 5.0 v8 F150 and his gas mileage is far better than mine. Makes me mad since I paid more $$ for this engine to get less MPG. I would not recommend this engine to anyone unless you were pulling something all the time.
Someone mentioned lights leaking, mine are also leaking and the visor mirror is in need of repair as the lid won't stay closed. Wish I would've listened to some of the reviews I read when I was buying this truck.
My advice is don't buy the chrome package either, it turns out its all plastic and hard to keep clean.
Air conditioned seats, smooth ride, big back seat.
Make the truck with a tighter turn radius, improve gas mileage on Eco-boost or stop misleading people. Do something about leaking headlights and design a hood that will hide the wiper blades. Put gasket/molding around windshield to prevent easy cracking from rocks hitting the edge. Put lights under hood for the $$ these cost. more storage space needed under back seats.
2012 Ford F-150 FX2 4dr SuperCrew Styleside 5.5 ft. SB (5.0L 8cyl 6A)
Well i traded in my 04 z71 ext cab for this thing. At first i was extremely impressed with the power the ecoboost had, especially over chevy's 5.3. Over time though (its been a year) I honestly wished that i kept my silverado. The advertised gas mileage is a croc. I barely get 20 out of it on the highway with cruise on. TX speed limit on most of the highways i travel is 75, and i barely can get over 18 with it. If you are looking at one with a 5.0 go with that, at least you know youre getting near your advertised mileage. The low end torque is great for pulling but its not that much different over the 5.0 honestly. This truck had a hefty price tag and i wouldnt buy one again.
Sync system when it works. Low end torque of the Ecoboost and gas mileage in town (45-55mph)
all of the plastic crap interior panels (DASH, DOOR PANELS) have a real tilt system on the column instead of a cheap up/down system. FX packages and anything as expensive should come with a good sound system and not have to upgrade. for 40k dollars i should have better speakers than what will come in an XL package. Oh and a manual transmission option would be great but i know thats a thing of the past unless you buy a dodge 2500+
Changing the oil in this thing is an absolute hectic experience you will make a mess and whoever designed that, has obviously never changed oil.
2012 Ford F-150 Platinum 4dr SuperCrew 4WD Styleside 5.5 ft. SB (5.0L 8cyl 6A)
I have owned every model half ton truck there is from ford to Toyota. I was excited to read the reviews and read all the info I could about the latest and greatest f150 with the Eco boost engine. Ordered one just the way I wanted it.
Don't believe the hype. The engine is a dog. Yes it will pass everything out there, except a gas station. I know several owners of this hyped engine and no one gets anything close to the promised gas mileage. We all get about 14 to 15 combined average with 16 to 18 on the road.
Love my 2013 new dodge 2500 and get 18.9 with it.
It rides smooth
Don't hype the gas mileage. If you would have said it would get ten and I got fifteen I would have been happy. Sell reality not fantasy.
2012 Ford F-150 XL 4dr SuperCrew 4WD Styleside 5.5 ft. SB (5.0L 8cyl 6A)
No a truck fan, however this crew cab was full sized inside and out. Bed had lots of room for my load. interior seemed plush and comfortable. In 4h this truck would throw you into the seat. 2h was perfect for everything else. Seemed to get great gas mileage also.
In my opinion the stereo could use improvement from some better speakers.
2012 Ford F-150 XLT 4dr SuperCrew Styleside 5.5 ft. SB (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
Generally I like the truck, smooth, quiet ride, gas milage good for a vehicle this size.Edmunds list does not have the 3.5 eco boost engine. Some folks have had problems with it. So far good power and smooth. My complaint is with the headlights and taillights fog up on the inside. The dealer says it is not a problem. On an adjoining lot I found several other ford trucks, not my year, had leaking lights. I may go to another dealer or contact ford directly. Big blind spot on the passenger side where the doors meet and the pass. head rest. XLT Nav system is primitive/ confusing, probably will replace it with a Kenwood Garmin.
Good looking truck, flame blue with the chrome wheels really stands out, (canopy and front windows are now tinted to match rear windows). The backup alert system is very help full. I tried to get the dealer to get me the 20" wheels with the truck, they said no. Tried to replace the Nav. system thru ford before i bought the truck, they said no.To replace the Nav. system now with a touch screen through ford would cost $5000.00, no way.
Be more flexible with buyers, be willing to swap things around between models. Need to look at big blind spot, not sure how to fix it. Have ford be willing to after one buys, add new things to older vehicles such as smart cruise control, big safety feature.