The Ford F-150 earned the best possible overall safety rating of 5 stars from NHTSA, and the IIHS named both the SuperCab and SuperCrew versions of the new F-150 as Top Safety Picks when equipped with the available Forward Collison Warning System. Making the F-150 even safer for your family is Ford’s MyKey technology, standard on XLT trims and above. MyKey encourages safe driving habits by allowing owners to preset maximum radio volume and speed limits for secondary drivers such as teens and valets.
One of the best parts of owning a pickup is you can attach a trailer and haul lots of stuff, but most people know backing up with a trailer can be difficult. That’s why Ford developed its new Pro Trailer Backup Assist technology. All you have to do is manipulate a dial on the dashboard to provide left or right commands, while you view what’s happening behind the vehicle on the rearview camera. The F-150 then performs its own braking and steering as it guides the trailer into tight spaces.
To get the most power possible, you should take a look at the 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 motor rated at 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. When equipped this engine, the new F-150 has a maximum towing ability of approximately 12,200 pounds. In addition, the F-150 is available with a 5.0-liter V8 engine good for 385 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque. Both engines work with a six-speed automatic transmission, and you’ll get the choice between rear-wheel and all-wheel drive. With the V8 engine, the AWD 2016 Ford F-150 yields EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 17 mpg combined.