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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.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

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