2014 Ford F-150

XL RWD 2-Dr Reg Cab Short V6 auto trans

XL RWD 2-Dr Reg Cab Short V6 auto trans

2014 ford f-150 Reviews and News

2014 Ford F 150 Tremor Front Three Quarters
This is the latest in our new series of short-take reviews on cars and trucks, in which we concentrate on a powertrain or trim level not previously covered. –Ed.
Let’s start off by establishing what the 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor is not. It’s not a replacement for the Ford F-150 Lightning performance truck, it’s not the street-oriented version of the insane Ford F-150 SVT Raptor off-roader, and it’s not a creation of Ford’s in-house SVT tuning division. What it is is a regular-cab Ford F-150 with Ford’s EcoBoost V-6 engine, shorter gearing, and a few visual tweaks inside and out. So is this slightly sporty version of America’s favorite pickup truck actually sporty to drive?
As it turns out, the Tremor’s aggressive-looking exterior graphics may be overselling its dynamic upgrades—or, rather, the lack thereof. Compared with a normal Ford F-150 FX4, the Tremor doesn’t feature any suspension or brake upgrades to accompany its powerful 355-hp, 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine. This becomes apparent the first time you try to put the Tremor through a corner. The truck gets up to speed effortlessly thanks to the torquey EcoBoost engine, but as you approach the turn you suddenly realize you're going way faster than you should in a 5220-lb pickup with a stock F-150 chassis.
Another element missing from the F-150 Tremor is an engine note with a semblance of character. The EcoBoost V-6 may be refined and powerful, but its vacuum-cleaner-like wheezing and whooshing bear no resemblance to the muscular growl that we expect to hear from a legitimate sport truck.
The biggest problem with the Ford F-150 Tremor, though, is its price. For the same $46,325 asking price of our sparsely equipped tester (no heated seats, no automatic climate control), you can get the wild, hugely capable, hard-core Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. The Raptor, which starts at $45,900, may have a different mission than the Tremor, but for a similar cost it offers standard V-8 power, a specially developed off-road suspension, and menacing looks. It’s the only true sport truck in the Ford F-150 lineup.

2014 F-150 Tremor 4x4

Base Price: $39,580
Price As Tested: $46,325
Engine: 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6
Power: 365 hp
Torque: 420 lb-ft
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Drive: 4-wheel
Payload Capacity: 1370 lbs
Towing Capacity: 7700 lbs
Fuel Economy: 15/21 mpg (city/highway)
2014 Ford F-150
2014 Ford F-150

New For 2014

A new Special Edition version of the off-road Raptor features ruby-red paint, red leather upholstery, and special decals for the cargo box. Ford also launched a new performance street truck called the Tremor, which uses a twin-turbo V-6 engine. Sunset metallic paint is optional on the Raptor. HID headlights are now available on XLT and higher trim levels, rather than just the Limited. The FX Appearance package has a restyled grille, XLT and STX models gain 17-inch aluminum wheels with painted inserts, and special marina blue leather becomes available on Limited models. A new CNG prep package for the 3.7-liter V-6 engine makes it easier for fleet operators to switch to natural gas fuels.

Vehicle Summary

The Ford F-150 has been America's best-selling truck for nearly four decades and the nation's most popular vehicle overall for thirty-one years. Cumulative sales of more than 32 million trucks attest to the F-150's broad appeal. It has dozens of varieties suited to every user: workers on a budget, off-road enthusiasts, those looking to tow, and s myriad of other demographics. Today's F-150 is better than ever, with a range of fuel-efficient engines, a long list of clever technologies, and refined interior appointments. Not that it has abandoned its roots: the F-150 can still tow, haul, and work with the best of them. Small wonder its sales reign has lasted so long.

Overview

There is a version of the Ford F-150 to suit every buyer. Models range from the barebones XL model all the way to the glamorous Limited. Engine choices start at the base 302-hp V-6 engine and go up to the 411-hp V-8. There are regular, SuperCab, and SuperCrew cabs. Buyers can select either a short or a long wheelbase. There are very few changes to the truck for 2013, in part because an all-new F-150 is expected for the 2015 model year. However, the current model is still an excellent choice and is one of our favorite full-size trucks.

All engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, and both rear- and four-wheel drive are offered. One of the most popular engine choices is the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, which produces 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. That's enough to tow as much as 11,300 pounds (when properly equipped), yet the engine can also return up to 22 mpg on the highway, according to EPA estimates. The long list of upscale accoutrements includes high-quality leather, the MyFord Touch infotainment system, a backup camera, heated seats, trailer sway control, and HID headlights, although many of them require expensive trim levels or options packages.

Ford offers two versions of the F-150 that are aimed at enthusiasts. The first is the SVT Raptor, which features extra ground clearance, bigger tires, and a 6.2-liter V-8 engine for blasting over rough terrain. It's beefy and huge fun to drive, and its looks match its intended purpose thanks to exposed electric-blue Fox Racing shock absorbers, available mud-splash graphics, and tough seventeen-inch aluminum wheels. The second model is a new addition for 2014, the Tremor. Aimed at roadgoing sport truck enthusiasts, the Tremor packs Ford's twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 engine and a short final-drive ratio for explosive acceleration. It is offered only as a short-wheelbase regular cab truck with rear-wheel drive; sporty touches include a floor shifter, special Tremor exterior graphics, twenty-inch wheels, and black badges with red lettering.

You'll like:

  • Great range of engines
  • Versatile, functional
  • MyFord Touch has knobs for glove wearers

You won't like:

  • EcoBoost V-6 rarely meets fuel economy estimates
  • Confusing, extensive configuration options
  • MyFord Touch still unreliable and slow

Key Competitors

  • Chevrolet Silverado
  • Ram 1500
  • Nissan Titan
  • Toyota Tundra
2011 2014 Ford F 150 SVT Raptor Shelby Baja 700 Front Three Quarter Motion Dirt
For buyers who need even more power when off-roading, Shelby American is launching a new Baja 700 upgrade for the 2011-2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. Shelby previously offered a Raptor upgrade kit with 575 hp, but the new Baja 700 model takes the truck's performance to even greater heights.
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Automotive enthusiasts are simple creatures. We want power, and lots of it, and we’re here to help you find it in its most affordable form(s). Power doesn’t always mean outright speed though, and big horsepower numbers can show up in unexpected places. For less than $30,000, the best dollars-per-horsepower ratio goes to a bizarre mix of cars, crossovers, and trucks, both fast and slow. What’s clear is that if you want the most ponies for the fewest Benjamins, buy American. (Note: All prices include destination fees.)
2014 Ford F 150 XLT Front View
Though Ford F-Series sales dipped 11 percent in June, its 60,560 units sold were still good enough to top the U.S. sales charts once again, with the Chevrolet Silverado (43,519 units) coming in a distant second.
2014 Ford F 150 Lariat Front Passsengers Side Low
Ford’s implementation of the EcoBoost V-6 engine in the Ford F-150 pickup truck has been a big sales success, with the company announcing today that it sold the 500,000th EcoBoost-equipped pickup after three years on the market. So far in 2014, the EcoBoost engine outsells all other F-150 engine choices and makes up 45 percent of total Ford F-150 sales.

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2014 Ford F-150 Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.7L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
17 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
23 MPG
Horsepower:
302 hp @ 6500rpm
Torque:
278 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows (optional)
  • Power Locks (optional)
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
60,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 Ford F-150 trucks manufactured May 26, 2014 to June 19, 2014, and equipped with Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS). The affected vehicles may have an incorrectly installed EPAS gear motor position sensor magnet that can lead to a total loss of steering control while driving.
Consequences
A loss of steering control while driving increases the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EPAS steering gear, free of charge. The recall began in July 2014. Note: Owners are advised not to drive their vehicles until they have been remedied. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S09.
Potential Units Affected
4,647
Notes
Ford Motor Company


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 F-150 vehicles manufactured March 1, 2014, to March 13, 2014. The affected vehicles may have a brake pedal position switch that is improperly adjusted. As a result, the brake lights may illuminate with a delay or not at all. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequences
If the brake lights fail to illuminate, or illuminate after a delay, there is an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy
Ford has notified owners, and dealers will adjust the brake pedal position switch, free of charge. The recall began on November 24, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14C09. Note: Until the vehicle has been remedied, owners are advised not to use their cruise control system.
Potential Units Affected
618
Notes
Ford Motor Company


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 F-150 vehicles manufactured March 1, 2014, to March 13, 2014. The affected vehicles may have a brake pedal position switch that is improperly adjusted. As a result, the brake lights may illuminate with a delay or not at all. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequences
If the brake lights fail to illuminate, or illuminate after a delay, there is an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy
Ford has notified owners, and dealers will adjust the brake pedal position switch, free of charge. The recall began on November 24, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14C09. Note: Until the vehicle has been remedied, owners are advised not to use their cruise control system.
Potential Units Affected
618
Notes
Ford Motor Company


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
SEATS
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2014 Ford F-150 and Flex vehicles manufactured March 1, 2014, to May 31, 2014. The affected vehicles were manufactured with a reduced clearance between the seat frame and the seat track assembly. This can cause the Occupant Classification System (OCS) to inaccurately register passenger weight and improperly suppress the passenger front airbag when the passenger seat is occupied by an adult passenger. Thus, these vehicles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequences
Improper suppression of the passenger airbag increases the risk of an injury to the seat occupant in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front passenger airbag.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will widen the gap between the seat frame and seat track assembly and recalibrate the seat OCS, free of charge. The recall began November 25, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14C10.
Potential Units Affected
113,418
Notes
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IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
4
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
3
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2014 Ford F-150

Depreciation
35.2%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$14,025
35.2%
Insurance
$6,085
15.3%
Fuel Cost
$13,893
34.8%
Financing
$2,839
7.1%
Maintenance
$1,912
4.8%
Repair Costs
$669
1.7%
State Fees
$455
1.1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $39,878 What's This?
Value Rating: Below Average