|The 2016 Ford F-150 4x4 SuperCrew Lariat.|
|2016 Ford F-150 4x4 SuperCrew Lariat.|
The test vehicle had the 5.0-liter V8 flexible fuel engine, with 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. The EPA fuel economy estimate is decent in town at 15 miles per gallon and somewhat impressivve on the highway, at 21 miles per gallon. Much of the credit goes to the lower weight of the F-150, which is now using an aluminum alloy body. Choosing the 3.5-liter Ecoboost six, which Michael reviewed in a 2015 model last year, increases the EPA estimate to 17 and 23, but many dyed-in-the-wool truck customers won't touch anything without a V8 under the hood.
|2016 Ford F-150 4x4 SuperCrew Lariat interior.|
There was also $800 for the swap to the V8, $470 for an electronically locking rear axle, $895 for the trailer towing package, $395 for the 36-gallon extended fuel tank, $275 for an integrated trailer brake control, $315 for the CNG/Propane engine prep that made this a flex-fuel vehicle, $180 for wheel well lining, and $495 for a spray-in bedliner.
As noted above, that should have resulted in an as-tested price of $57,455 with $1,195 destination and delivery charges, but Ford has a $1,500 Lariat discount, so the total MSRP came to $55,955. And unlike Dad's---or Grandad's---Lincoln, this can go anywhere, carry anything, and likely gets better mileage.