The F-150 is a strong performer, even without the range-topping engine. The turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 is punchy, and the smooth-shifting 10-speed gearbox makes the most of it. This truck steers and handles about as well as anything in the class. It has confidence-inspiring brakes, too.
Lots of storage options inside and out make the F-150 one of the most capable utility vehicles you can buy. It’s all relative, though, and this Ford doesn’t quite trump the Ram’s cabin for vastness or versatility. We love the Ford’s tailgate, however, and the bed is great even without the sliding tie-downs.
High towing and payload ratings are ideal for work or play
Comfort and safety tech spans blue-collar basic to luxury living
Multiple engines deliver balance of power and fuel economy
Raptor model’s gonzo off-road ability