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2012 Ford F-150 Style side LongBed Extended Cab Truck

2012 Ford F-150 Review

(0 Stars)  America's favorite vehicle.

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The F-series pickup sits at the very top of the U.S. sales chart -- in fact, no other vehicle comes close. That means this humble pickup is the most important vehicle in the Ford lineup, so it tends to get a lot of attention. Last year the powertrain lineup was extensively revamped with the addition of Ford's first EcoBoost truck engine, a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6. In addition, a 3.7-liter V-6 and two V-8s (5.0 and 6.2 liters) are ready to be put to work. All four engines are mated to a relatively sophisticated six-speed automatic transmission. As always, the F-150 is available in a multitude of configurations, with three cabs, two bed lengths, and Trim Levels that range from the workhorse XL all the way to the top-of-the-line Platinum model. In addition, there's the SVT Raptor, a high-performance truck that gets a new Torsen front differential for even greater off-road ability. Then there's the Harley-Davidson F-150, with new twenty-two-inch wheels, chrome twin exhausts, and custom graphics, along with the same 6.2-liter V-8 found in the Raptor. With so many versions to choose from, the F-series represents a near-perfect meld of utilitarian practicality and indulgent user-friendliness. Whether your needs call for a vehicle you can use to haul a trailer or one that you can race off-road, the F-series has a model to fill the bill -- which explains why it's the best-selling vehicle in America.

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2012 F-150 Styleside Long Bed Extended Cab Pickup Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 5.0L V 8 DOHC and variable valve timing
E85 / unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 11 MPG city, 15 MPG highway, 13 MPG combined and 338 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
26.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 360 hp @ 5,500 rpm; 380 ft lb of torque @ 4,250 rpm
Secondary fuel economy:

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'12 Ford Style side LongBed Extended Cab Truck Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Auto On Headlights
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Power Locks
Power Outlet(s)
Power Windows
Steering Wheel Tilt
Electronic Transfer Case
Privacy Glass
Cup Holders
Driver Air Bag
Front Fog Lights
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Head/Curtain Airbag
Passenger Air Bag
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Theft Deterrent System
Traction Control
Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc MP3 Capable
Compact Disc Player
  Tires and Wheels  
Alloy Wheels
Full Spare Tire
  Trucks and Towing  
Tow Hooks
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