Buyer's Guide / Ford / 2007 Ford F-150

 
 

Overview

Ford F-Series, America’s best-selling full-size pickup for 29 years, is the culmination of more than 55 years of Built Ford Tough reliability, power and presence.

Ford adds to an unmatched lineup of more than 60 unique F-Series offerings with a new FX2 Sport Package available on 4x2 XLT SuperCab or Super Crew with a Styleside box for the 2007 model year. It includes a dark accent billet-style grille insert with body color grille surround, unique 18-inch aluminum wheels, available 20-inch aluminum wheels, a chrome exhaust tip, fog lamps, unique captain’s chairs with center console and floor-mounted shifter, and a body color front bumper, rear bumper, door and tailgate handles.

Ford also has upgraded the F-150 line for 2007 with a long list of new options, features and equipment, including a tire pressure monitoring system, enhanced seats, new factory-installed accessories and new colors.

The Ford F-150 continues to offer the industry’s widest variety of body configurations, including three cab choices, three box lengths, two box styles and five unique series: the entry-level F-150 XL, fun and athletic F-150 STX, all-purpose F-150 XLT, powerful F-150 FX4, and the luxurious F-150 Lariat – to which the King Ranch version adds even more luxury. All cabs feature four doors for easy access.

XL includes: Argent front and rear bumpers; black grille and front fascia; interval wipers; 17-inch steel wheels; air conditioning (SuperCab); AM/FM audio system; black vinyl floor covering; interior map lights and vinyl 40/20/40-split-front seat with manual driver lumbar support.

STX adds: Body-color front and rear step bumpers and grille surround; air conditioning (Regular Cab); AM/FM audio system with single CD player and cloth 40/20/40-split-front seat with manual driver lumbar support.

XLT adds: Chrome front and rear bumpers; black honeycomb grille insert; remote keyless entry; power exterior mirrors; automatic headlamps; carpeting and floor mats; power locks and windows; privacy glass; outside temperature and compass display and premium cloth 40/20/40-split-front seat with manual driver lumbar support.

FX4 adds: Body-color front and rear bumpers (with monotone paint) or Dark Shadow Grey front and rear bumpers (with two-tone paint); black “bar style” grille insert; wheel-lip moldings; 18-inch machined cast aluminum wheels; keyless entry keypad; black leather-wrapped steering wheel; black rubber off-road floor mats; sport cloth 40/20/40-split-front seat with manual driver and passenger lumbar support.

Lariat adds: Chrome (monotone) or Arizona Beige (two-tone) front and rear bumpers; chrome grille surround with Light Arizona Beige honeycomb insert; power heated side mirrors with integral turn signal; 18-inch bright aluminum wheels; electronic automatic temperature control; rear window defroster; carpeting and floor mats; message center with trip computer; leather-wrapped steering wheel with duplicate controls; power-adjustable driver’s seat and leather-trimmed seating surfaces.

With a maximum tow rating of 10,500 pounds when properly equipped and maximum payload capacity of 3,050 pounds, the F-150 is the most capable full-size pickup under 8,500 pounds.

Interior
Inside, F-150 boasts passenger comfort and head-turning style. Three different instrument cluster designs give each series a distinctive look. All models feature an upscale two-tone instrument panel.

The flow-through center console gives customers the option of two captain’s chairs with a floor shifter on FX4 and Lariat models. The floor shifter, another F-150 first, is a sophisticated design, detailed in warm steel and chrome. Vehicles equipped with a 40/20/40-split-front-bench seat have a different instrument panel center stack optimized for middle-passenger legroom.

The F-150 offers the industry-first modular overhead rail system that allows owners to customize interior storage options to suit their individual needs. With it, occupants may easily snap in additional modules, such as first-aid kits, toolboxes, flashlights and two-way radio holders.

Additional features that are new for 2007 include an auxiliary audio input jack and DVD-based navigation system. Freshened XLT and Lariat chrome packages feature a chrome grille, 18-inch chrome wheels, 5-inch chrome tubular running boards, chrome exhaust tip and chrome mirror caps (Lariat).

Power
F-150 offers three engine choices: a 4.2-liter V-6 engine, a 4.6-liter Triton V8 and the top-of-the-line 5.4-liter, three-valve Triton V8.

The 5.4-liter Triton V8 engine is designed with three valves per cylinder, variable cam timing and a host of other features that provide increased power along with a quieter operation and improved fuel efficiency. It delivers 300 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 365 pound-feet of torque at 3,750 rpm. A flex-fuel version that can use up to 85 percent ethanol is also available.

Segment-first torque-based electronic throttle control uses driver input from the accelerator pedal to actively modulate the torque at the drive wheels. The technology produces a seamless and consistent engine response, improved fuel economy and enhanced integration of vehicle systems, such as the transmission, variable camshaft timing, vehicle speed control and idle speed control.

Engineering advances in the F-150 lead to exceptional handling, ride and quietness. The fully boxed frame with hydroformed front rails is the strongest in its class and reduces shake and shudder on rough roads. Liquid-filled engine mounts, or “hydromounts,” on the V8 engine stifle much of the engine’s noise and vibration before it can reach the passenger compartment.

A rack- and-pinion steering system – the largest and strongest ever used on a Ford vehicle – was engineered to provide excellent steering response.

Both 4x2 and 4x4 models use coil-on-shock, long-spindle, double-wishbone front suspension. The suspension reduces unsprung weight to help provide better ride and stability on choppy, broken surfaces.

The Hotchkiss-design rear suspension has been optimized with rear shock absorbers placed outboard of the frame rails – a segment exclusive – for a smoother ride and improved control of body lean. The shock position also provides better control of axle “skipping” and “skating” that can happen on washboard-type surfaces.

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Specifications

Retail Price:
XL 4x2
$18,275 (Regular Cab)
$18,575 (Regular Cab Long Box)
$23,370 (SuperCab)
$23,670 (SuperCab Long Box)

STX 4x2
$20,980 (Regular Cab)
$22,825 (Regular Cab Flareside)
$24,925 (SuperCab)
$25,975 (SuperCab Flareside)

XLT 4x2
$23,280 (Regular Cab)
$23,580 (Regular Cab Long Box)
$25,125 (Regular Cab Flareside)
$27,225 (SuperCab)
$27,825 (SuperCab Long Box)
$28,275 (SuperCab Flareside)
$29,625 (SuperCrew)
$30,675 (SuperCab Flareside)

Lariat 4x2
$29,825 (SuperCab)
$32,225 (SuperCrew)

XL 4x4
$23,120 (Regular Cab)
$23,420 (Regular Cab Long Box)
$26,370 (SuperCab)
$26,670 (SuperCab Long Box)

STX 4x4
$25,825 (Regular Cab)
$26,575 (Regular Cab Flareside)
$27,925 (SuperCab)
$28,975 (SuperCab Flareside)

XLT 4x4
$28,125 (Regular Cab)
$28,425 (Regular Cab Long Box)
$28,875 (Regular Cab Flareside)
$30,225 (SuperCab)
$30,825 (SuperCab Long Box)
$31,275 (SuperCab Flareside)
$32,625 (SuperCrew)
$33,675 (SuperCab Flareside)

Lariat 4x4
$33,125 (SuperCab)
$35,225 (SuperCrew)

FX4 4x4
$32,975 (SuperCab Flareside)
$34,625 (SuperCrew)
$35,375 (SuperCrew Flareside)

Add $925 destination charge

Engines:

4.2-liter V6
202 hp
260 lb-ft
@4350 rpm
@3750 rpm
 
4.6-liter V8
231 hp
293 lb-ft
@4750 rpm
@4000 rpm
 
4.6-liter V8
248 hp
294 lb-ft
@4750 rpm
@4000 rpm
 
5.4-liter V8
300 hp
365 lb-ft
@5000 rpm
@3750 rpm
 

Transmissions:
- Four-speed automatic
- Five -speed manual

Fuel Economy:

4.2-liter V6 4x2 Automatic
16 mpg
20 mpg
City
Highway
 
4.2-liter V6 4x2 Manual
15 mpg
20 mpg
City
Highway
 
4.6-liter V8 4x2 Automatic
15 mpg
19 mpg
City
Highway
 
5.4-liter V8 4x2 Automatic
14 mpg
19 mpg
City
Highway
 
4.2-liter V6 4x4 Automatic
14 mpg
18 mpg
City
Highway
 
4.6-liter V8 4x4 Automatic
14 mpg
18 mpg
City
Highway
 
5.4-liter V8 4x4 Automatic
14 mpg
18 mpg
City
Highway
 

NHTSA Safey Ratings:
Frontal Crash Test
4x2 Regular Cab
- Driver Front: 5/5 Stars
- Passenger Front: 5/5 Stars

Rollover Crash Test
4x2 Regular Cab
- Rollover: 4/5 Stars

IIHS Safey Ratings:
2004 Ford F-150 Tested
- Overall: Good
- Structure / Safety Cage: Good
- Head/Neck: Good
- Chest: Good

- Leg/Foot Left, Right:
Good, Good
- Restraints: Good

 
 

Competitors:

Fullsize:
Chevrolet Silverado
Dodge Ram
GMC Sierra
Nissan Titan
Toyota Tundra