2015 Ford F-150: Bumps and Rumbles in the City
by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on March 23, 2016
It's been a few months since I drove our long-term 2015 Ford F-150 but the last time I was in it, it seemed much more comfortable. Maybe it was a relative comparison to some hardcore sports car I'd been driving or maybe my butt-dyno needed to be recalibrated, but this truck is much less cushy than I remember it.
4-cylinder V6 engine rumbles quite a bit at a stoplight, even more than our diesel-powered Ram 1500. The F-150's rumble makes it through the steering wheel, the seat, the center console, everything. Watch your water bottle while you wait for the light to turn green and it's like a scene from Jurassic Park.
When you're moving, the suspension becomes an issue too. It's smooth and well tuned for towing and for long highway journeys (where I'd expect it to excel) but any time it's unladen in the city, it bounces, shimmies and skips over potholes, especially in the rear. This is a capable truck and I like it when it's doing heavy-lifting, but for the day-to-day stuff, it's not my favorite.
Travis Langness, Automotive Editor @ 32,497 miles