2016 Ford F-150 Review
Pros & Cons
- Diverse four-engine lineup includes two powerful and efficient turbocharged V6 choices
- significant aluminum body weight savings enables higher payload and tow ratings
- highly focused Raptor off-road model
- long list of available comfort, convenience and safety technologies
- best-in-class crash-test scores.
- Aluminum body panels can be more expensive to repair than steel
- somewhat stiff ride when bed is empty
- EcoBoost rated fuel economy hard to replicate in the real world.
List Price Range
$17,988 - $27,987
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Most helpful consumer reviews
Limited 4dr SuperCrew 4WD 5.5 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
I have a 2016 Ford F150 Limited with 23,000 miles on it. I have had repeated electrical problems with it. Apparently the gateway module gets shorted out and causes the running boards to stop working, the HVAC to stop, the power windows to stop, the air bag lights to come on and tire pressure sensors to freak out. Those are the items that I know don't work. Update: After 4 months of FIGHTING with Ford. They wanted me to pay them $7,000 to take back the truck. We fought another month and I got them to give me back $1500 and I returned the car as a lemon. The Texas Lemon Law is not what you would expect. I almost think it hurt my negotiation with Ford, because now that Ford knew they were being watched they had to follow all the rules and the Lemon Law is NOT consumer friendly. This has happened 7 times. The first time it happened was at 8000 miles and now it has happened 4 times in the last 4 months. At first the dealers kept telling me it was a problem with the plug on the Gateway Module, but all they were doing was resetting it and sending me on my way. Telling me I was luck they didn't charge me because plugging in the module is not covered by warranty. Finally the 3rd dealer replaced the Gateway Module and 3 weeks later the electronics go out again. This time I opened a 4th ticket with Ford Dispute Resolution and they sent out an Engineer from Deerborn, MI. The engineer worked on it for 2 days and replaced the Gateway module again. 2 weeks later the electrical went out again. I finally started the Lemon Law proceeding with the State of Texas and now Ford is treating me like a criminal and have not contacted me in 2 weeks. My truck has been sitting at the dealer broken. I just want them to trade me into a new one or buy it back. Ford refused to do so and said we have to wait for Lemon Law hearing, as if they are going to fight it.
XLT 4dr SuperCrew 6.5 ft. SB (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
I'm a very discriminating consumer and hold manufacturers to account for what they produce vs. their claims. I've put 7500 miles on my new F-150 and at this point the experience has been great. I had one front tire that lost a chunk of tread somehow but Ford replaced the tire quickly. The 2.7 V-6 twin turbo motor is probably the highlight of the truck. I'm averaging 19.8 mpg to date with about a 50/50 mix of hwy vs. in town driving. This motor has great acceleration off the line and at speed, hit the gas at 70 and pass with ease. Really Amazes me how well this motor performs. Kudos to Ford Engineering. I'v read some other review where people are having problems with Auto Start/Stop, but mines worked flawlessly and is pretty amazing, nice they have a button to deactivate if you're in stop and go traffic. --- Great driving truck all around and I'm really happy I chose the Super Crew as the back seat area is great for cargo with the seats up. Incredibly spacious. -- happy at this point, highly recommend.
Lariat 4dr SuperCab 6.5 ft. SB (2.7L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
2.7 ecoboost. My first oil change was done by the dealer, then my truck often smoked a lot. I had the same dealer make sure they put enough oil in it. They said the oil level was fine and the smoke was normal and gave some silly reason. Then only a couple thousand miles later my low oil pressure alarm went off. I called a different dealer and they asked me to wait. I took it to them anyway because the motor sounded awful. TSB 17-0007. Excessive oil consumption issue with 6 months worth of build dates effected. I got a new motor and they reinstalled the old turbos which I'm concerned about. My hood no longer lines up, and my steering is off. So back to the dealer it goes on Monday. Now I have a new $43,000 truck that I'm not happy with, and it's got a carfax that shows a motor replacement which devalues the truck significantly. In addition, my doors rattle and shake when going over bumps. If you are thinking about buying one of these trucks it's a risk in my opinion. Ford refused to buy it back.
XL 4dr SuperCrew 4WD 5.5 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
first time in my 46 years bought a brand new vehicle. I was getting to tired of lying on my back in my driveway on my day off working on one of my old trucks. I wanted reliability. I've also owned "many" ford trucks in the past. I was a longtime self employed landscaper. anyway I bought this as a personel daily driver vehicle and drove off the lot and truck was great, a few hundred miles or so and the transmission starts banging. I go to the dealer and they tell me its a "self learning transmission" and should adjust to your driving style to enhance shifting and longevity. 5000 miles later and three trips to the dealer and they say "that's how its suppose to operate" and can't do anything...great, now I got a $40,000 truck that shifts worse than my 1979 ford fairmount that i owned....also had problem with two loose pins in two different wire connectors resulting in two additional dealership visits....the truck is 9 months old....i'm not happy and there's nothing I can do about it but write this review.............great!