2011 Ford F-150 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2011 Ford F-150 - Road Test Specs

2011 Ford F-150 Truck

(3.7L V6 FFV 6-speed Automatic 5.6 ft. Bed)


Year Make Model2011 Ford F-150 XLT 4dr SuperCrew 4WD Styleside 5.5 ft. SB (5.0L 8cyl 6A)
Vehicle Type4WD 4dr 5-passenger Pickup
Base MSRP$36,870
Options on test vehicleXLT Chrome Package ($1,595 -- includes chrome billet-style grille, chrome front tow hooks, 18-inch chrome-clad aluminum wheels, P275/65R18 OWL all-terrain tires, 5-inch chrome tubular running boards, chrome door handles with black bezels, chrome exhaust tip); XLT 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); Trailer Tow Package ($375 -- includes Class IV trailer hitch receiver, seven-pin wiring harness, upgraded radiator, auxiliary transmission oil cooler, SelectShift transmission); Cloth Bucket Seats With Center Console ($300); 3.73 Limited Slip Axle Ratio ($300); Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat Paint ($250); Driver's Side Securicode Keyless Entry Keypad ($75); XLT Convenience, Chrome and Tow Discount Package (-$1,500).
As-tested MSRP$39,215
Assembly locationDearborn, Michigan


ConfigurationLongitudinal, front-engine, four-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, port-injected V8, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4,951/302
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.5
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,000
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)360 @ 5,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)380 @ 4,250
Fuel typeFlex fuel (E85 or 87-octane)
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic with column shifter and column-mounted buttons for manual shifting or range-select mode
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 4.17; II = 2.34; III = 1.52; IV = 1.14; V = 0.86; VI = 0.69
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.73


Suspension, frontIndependent double wishbones with high-mount upper arm, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearNon-independent solid live-axle, leaf springs, outboard shock absorbers
Steering typeElectric-assist, speed-proportional, rack-and-pinion power steering with drift/pull compensation
Steering ratio (x:1)20.0
Tire make and modelGoodyear Wrangler RS-A
Tire typeAll-terrain, all-season M+S
Tire sizeP275/65R18 114T
Wheel size18-by-7.5 inches
Wheel materialCast aluminum with permanent plastic-chrome facings
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.)2.8
0-45 mph (sec.)4.8
0-60 mph (sec.)7.2
0-75 mph (sec.)10.7
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.2 @ 92.5
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.7
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)2.7
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)4.7
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)7.3
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)10.7
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)15.3 @ 92.2
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32
60-0 mph (ft.)125
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)56.7
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON56.1
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.72
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.72
Sound level @ idle (dB)44.7
@ Full throttle (dB)74.4
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)63.8

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsGreat-sounding and -performing V8, and automatic tranny upshifts quickly for a truck. Gets a bit of wheelspin without power braking. Quickest run used minor amount of power braking in full auto mode (shifts at 5,900). Had to be quick to release, though, because it likes to creep and trip the VBOX. Manual shifting via rocker switch on column lever; holds gears at 6,000 rpm; does not blip throttle on downshifts.
Braking commentsThe pedal was on the mushy side, but this big truck still stopped in an impressively short distance. A minor amount of fade on the last run or two, but most noticeable result was burning brake smell.
Handling commentsSkid pad: Major, major understeer, and not very easy to correct with drop-throttle with ESC off. Since the ESC system isn't overly intrusive, it still allowed the truck to get into a computer-controlled minor powerslide around part of the circle. I just kept my foot in it. Fun. Slalom: It's always odd trying to snake a vehicle with such a long wheelbase through the slalom. While it wasn't fast, the F-150 handled it well. Its steering, in particular, is nowhere near as light and airy as some other Ford pickups. ESC could be fully defeated. But even ESC on had a very high intrusion point, and jumped in at just the right times, and so mildly that it was hardly a hindrance.

Testing Conditions

Test date3/1/2011
Test locationCalifornia Speedway
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)58.9
Relative humidity (%)36.4
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)29.04
Wind (mph, direction)1.8 tailwind
Odometer (mi.)1,813
Fuel used for test87-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)35/35

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)14 city/19 highway/16 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)15.8
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)26.0
Driving range (mi.)494

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,577
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)5,616
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)57/43
Length (in.)231.9
Width (in.)79.2
Height (in.)75.9
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.)43.5
Headroom, front (in.)41.0
Headroom, rear (in.)40.3
Shoulder room, front (in.)65.9
Shoulder room, rear (in.)65.5
Seating capacity5
Step-in height, measured (in.)23.6
Cargo loading height, measured (in.)33.1
Bed dimensions, L x W x H (in.)69.0 x 50.0 x 22.4
GVWR (lbs.)7,200
GCWR (lbs.)15,100
Payload, as equipped (lbs.)1,560
Tow capacity, as equipped (lbs.)9,300
Ground clearance (in.)8.3
Approach angle (degrees)23.8
Departure angle (degrees)24.0


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

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