2011 Ford F-150 XLT 4X2 SuperCab V6 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2011 Ford F-150 - Road Test Specs

2011 Ford F-150 SuperCab

(4.6L V8 6-speed Automatic 6.6 ft. Bed)


Model year2011
ModelF-150 XLT 4dr SuperCab Styleside 6.5 ft. SB
Style3.7L 6cyl 6A
Base MSRP$30,430
Options on test vehicleXLT Convenience Package ($950 -- includes power heated exterior mirrors with turn signals and driver-side self-dimming function; self-dimming rearview mirror; six-way power driver seat; power-adjustable pedals; Sync system with Bluetooth, USB input, iPod/iPhone controls and steering wheel audio and phone controls; 4.2 LCD information center; leather-wrapped steering wheel; five-way steering-wheel controls); XLT Custom Package ($845 -- includes chrome billet-style grille with body-color surround; 18-inch machined-aluminum wheels; P265/60R18 OWL all-season tires; body color front and rear step bumpers; 4-inch body-color running boards; chrome exhaust tip; black cloth 40/20/40 split-bench front seat with manual driver lumbar support adjustment; unique door-trim panels and instrument panel finish panels); Trailer Tow Package ($375 -- includes Class IV trailer hitch receiver, seven-pin wiring harness, upgraded radiator, auxiliary transmission oil cooler, SelectShift transmission); 3.73 Limited-Slip Axle Ratio ($300); Driver Side Securicode Keyless Entry Keypad ($75); XLT Convenience and Tow Package Discount (-$750).
As-tested MSRP$32,225


Drive typeRear-wheel Drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated port-injected V6, flex-fuel
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,720/227
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)302 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)278 @ 4,000
Fuel typeFlex fuel (E85 or 87-octane)
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic and column shifter with shifter-mounted manual-select button
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=4.17l II=2.34; III=1.52; IV=1.14; V=0.86; VI=0.69; FD=3.55;Reverse=3.40


Suspension, frontIndependent double wishbones with high-mount upper arm, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearNon-independent solid live axle, leaf springs
Steering typeElectric-assist, speed-proportional, rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)20.0
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelLTX A/S
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, front265/60R18 109T M+S
Tire size, rear265/60R18 109T M+S
Wheel size18-by-8 inches
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, front13.8-inch ventilated cast-iron discs with dual-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear13.7-inch ventilated cast-iron discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.1
0-45 mph (sec.)5.4
0-60 mph (sec.)8.2
0-75 mph (sec.)12.2
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.1 @ 86.5
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.8
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32
60-0 mph (ft.)132
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)55.9
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.71
Sound level @ idle (dB)42.7
@ Full throttle (dB)78.5
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)66.2

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsNo wheelspin seemed to work best. I tried one with what felt and sounded like an appropriate chirp, but it was slower. This engine has fairly accessible torque (can start in 3rd gear!) but it also revs to 7,000 rpm. Very broad range of performance. Auto upshifts are smooth. Bangs on 7,000-rpm rev limiter in manual mode.
Braking commentsGood pedal feel, good fade resistance and, for a pickup, good stopping distance.
Handling commentsSkid pad: Nondefeat stability control limits speed with both throttle and brake intervention. Steering feels terribly light for a pickup. Nondefeat ESC comes alive at a very low level just as I'm trying to drive around the inherent understeer. That said, ESC on does return the faster run. Again, light steering belies 5,000 pounds of truck.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)65
Relative humidity (%)54
Wind (mph, direction)3.1, crosswind

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)17 city/23 highway/19 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)17.7
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)26.0

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,043
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)5,167
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)56/44
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.)66.6
Shoulder room, rear (in.)65.7
Seating capacity6


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance5 years/60,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBrake assist/electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard

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