2015 Ford F-150: Jumbo Mirrors Are Thankfully Power-Folding
April 30, 2015
We've already noted that the 2015 Ford F-150's tow mirrors are excellent at providing not one, but two excellent views of the cars around you. There's also the added benefit of a blind-spot warning system, admittedly made redundant by those two aforementioned mirrors.
We've also already noted that when fully extended, the mirrors can be easily damaged. However, I think there's a very good chance of that happening even in their most inward position.
Even if you couldn't extend them out, these mirrors stick further out than those of our Ram and come dangerously close to hitting all sorts of things I normally wouldn't think twice about. Like the garage door rails in my condo, which suddenly seem sharp and very car-damagingly scary. Like every tree or shrub that has the audacity to grow into the road. Like the horse that suddenly poked his head out of his transport on Interstate 405 yesterday. It's like perpetually walking around with jazz hands. Eventually, you're going to smack someone.
Thankfully, these big old Obama-esque truck ears can fold up at the touch of two buttons. First, press the little mirror-foldy button, then press up or down on the multi-directional pad (pressing right or left extends them laterally). I've found this feature indispensable when parking and maneuvering a vehicle only slightly smaller than the Lusitania around the crowded confines of Los Angeles.
James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 6,303 miles