The Critics’ Choice: The Ford F-150 Earns Rave Reviews
Rugged, tough, and dependable, the 2016 Ford F-150 is a true truck’s truck, distinguishing itself from the competition with a massively powerful engine that boasts an unbelievable towing capacity of 12,200 lbs, as well as a rock-solid frame, a sizable bed, a range of safety devices, and impressive fuel efficiency. No wonder the Ford F-Series trucks have been the nation’s best-selling brand of trucks for 39 years. But not only is the Ford F-150 popular with Peotone and Bradley drivers—it’s also earned top-marks from some of the industry’s most widely respected consumer guides, including Edmunds, Kelley Blue Book, Car and Driver, and The Car Connection. Here are some of the highlights:
"Hard to beat" – Edmunds
At 50 years old, Edmunds is one of the country’s leading online automotive resources and an established and respected voice in the industry. Notably, its praise for the 2016 Ford F-150 has been effusive. In a recent review, this venerable publication announced that "it’s hard to beat the 2016 Ford F-150 with its diverse lineup, strong performance and long list of available features."
In particular, Edmunds praised the F-150’s "strong power and excellent fuel economy from turbocharged gasoline V6 engines," as well as its "impressive payload, towing and off-road capabilities" and its "long list of advanced comfort, convenience and safety technologies."
Meanwhile, Edmunds also expressed its excitement about the Ford F-150’s sophisticated tech-systems and driver assist features, drawing particular attention to "Ford’s new and improved Sync 3 infotainment system [which] is now available for the 2016 F-150" and "the Pro Trailer Backup Assist feature [which] simplifies backing up a trailer." Finally, Edmunds gushed over the F-150’s Limited trim, which it claims "takes this truck’s luxury to a new level."
"Rugged and bold" – Kelley Blue Book
Like Edmunds, Kelley Blue Book (KBB) has also lavished praise on the 2016 Ford F-150. This venerable vehicle valuation company offers praise across the board for the F-150 but points to its engine power and towing capacity as particularly impressive. Acknowledging that "Ford took a big risk with last year’s all-new F-150," KBB commends Ford for not "resting on its laurels" but rather delivering an "aluminum body and turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engines [that] are unique in the full-size class, leaving the Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500 and Toyota Sequoia playing catch-cup."
Among features Peotone and Bradley will especially appreciate, KBB cites the F-150’s Pro Trailer Backup Assist and 360-degree camera, while also praising its interior, where "tough meets modern," and an exterior whose "style is rugged and bold." Overall, the KBB review gives the 2016 Ford F-150 a truly impressive consumer rating of 9.3 on a scale of 10.
"One tough truck" – Car and Driver
Joining Edmunds and Kelley Blue Book in celebrating the new 2016 Ford F-150 is Car and Driver, whose writers are also taken with the truck’s mighty engine power and exterior design, describing the F-150 as "[a] very truckish-looking truck driving in a pleasantly carlike manner but getting decidedly trucklike fuel economy." Though admitting that "we were skeptics of Ford’s aluminum-truck-bed-and-body gambit," Car and Driver avers to Bradley and Petone drivers that the "F-150 SuperCrew with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 dispatched the mostly steel four-door competition from Chevrolet, Ram, and Toyota." Calling the F-150 "one touch truck," Car and Driver also explained that "we love this F-150’s carlike demeanor and performance." For example, "potholes and speed bumps induce no head toss, and the steering is uncharacteristically accurate for a truck." In conclusion, Car and Driver awards the 2016 Ford F-150 a perfect five stars.
"Forging a new path in the market" – The Car Connection
Where Car and Driver, Edmunds, and Kelley Blue Book focus especially on the 2016 Ford F-150’s colossal engine power, The Car Connection is especially impressed with the truck’s aluminum body. Observing that "fuel economy now plays a role in the truck world," The Car Connection asserts that "it’s there that the F-150’s recent dramatic transformation to an aluminum body just might pay off."
On the one hand, the 2016 Ford F-150’s interior "holds passengers and cargo better than ever," while on the other the F-150 "goes out of its way to play down its radically new body structure, wearing every possible right angle, even ditching the few rounded shapes it once wore." Hence, The Car Connection claims that "outside and in the F-150 [is] forging a new path in the market."
Test Drive the 2016 Ford F-150 Today
Rave reviews can only go so far, though: in order to really appreciate this path-breaking, tough, bold, unbeatable powerful truck, Bradley and Peotone drivers need to take it out for a test drive. Luckily, you can do so by stopping by Terry’s Ford, located at 363 North Harlem Ave in Peotone, or arranging a visit by phone, at 888-832-3250. Learn first-hand what everyone’s talking about: test drive the Ford F-150 today!