2016 Ford f-150 Platinum Review, Engine, Performance

The 2016 Ford f-150 Platinum is a four-door, double cabin, full size pickup truck which is presently in the final stages of manufacture by Ford Motors Corporation. It shall be available in four different configurations. These are: Platinum 5.0L V8 SuperCrew Cab, Platinum 3.5L V6 SuperCrew Cab, Platinum 5.0L V8 4WD SuperCrew Cab, and Platinum 3.5L V6 4WD SuperCrew Cab respectively. Its elegant features, technical specifications, fuel economy, engine, transmission, and prices form the basis of the proceeding review:

2016 Ford f-150 Platinum Front

2016 Ford f-150 Platinum Exterior and Interior Features

The automobile shall have a very sleek and militaristic appearance. This is to be further enhanced by the existence of a cargo area at the rear that shall be capable of accommodating up to 9,100 pounds; power folding and heated side mirrors; LED mirror-mounted spotlight; daytime running lamps; spare tire carrier; and a moon roof among others.

This pickup truck is to have two passenger compartments; one at the front to accommodate the driver and an extra passenger, and another at the rear to accommodate up to three passengers. The interior shall be equipped with entertainment systems, cameras, climate control systems, and comfortable seats, all of which are intended to enhance the comfort, ease of navigation and convenience of those on board. The safety and the overall navigation of the 2016 Ford f-150 Platinum shall be made possible by the interplay of a variety of features such as safety airbags, safety belts, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, curve controls, blind spot information system, post-crash alert system, and perimeter anti-theft alarm system among others.

2016 Ford f-150 Platinum Interior

2016 Ford f-150 Platinum Engine and Transmission

Under the hood of the automobile shall be two types of engines namely the 3.5-liter V6 engine and the 5.0-liter V8 engine respectively. The engines shall generate between 365 and 385 of horsepower and between 387 to 420 pound-feet of torque. The engines will be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The automobile shall be powered by gasoline fuel. Its fuel tank capacity is to be approximately 23 gallons and its average fuel consumption is anticipated to be around 17 miles per gallon for city drives and 24 miles per gallon for highway drives respectively. It shall accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in around 5.7 seconds and its towing capacity is to be around 8,900 pounds to 9,100 pounds.

2016 Ford f-150 Platinum Side

2016 Ford f-150 Platinum Release Date and Price

The precise release date of the automobile is still not clear. However, confidential sources intimate that it will be available for retail towards the end of the year 2015 or at the beginning of the year 2016. The amount of money for which the 2016 Ford f-150 Platinum shall be sold is to depend on the respective configuration. The Platinum 5.0L V8 SuperCrew Cab is to cost $52,410; the Platinum 3.5L V6 SuperCrew Cab is to cost $52,810; the Platinum 5.0L V8 4WD SuperCrew Cab is to cost $55,830; whereas the Platinum 3.5L V6 4WD SuperCrew Cab is to cost $56,230.

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