NEW FOR 2011:

- Four new engines with standard six-speed automatic transmissions
- New electronic power-assist steering
- Manual shift-on-the-fly standard with 3.7-litre V6 on XL, STX and XLT 4×4 models
- Standard exterior temperature display
- SVT Raptor available in SuperCrew configuration
- FX and Lariat add standard tilt and telescopic steering wheel
- New XLT Convenience Package, Off-Road Package, XLT Custom Package and Lariat Limited Package
- FX Luxury Package available on 4×2 and 4×4 models
- Heavy-Duty Payload option available with aluminum wheels on XLT
- FX2 and FX4 have the same billet-style grille and colour-keyed components
- Sync and new 4.2-inch LCD display standard on FX and Lariat, included with new XLT Convenience Package
- Tow and Go Package deleted
- Exterior colours: Race Red, Pale Adobe Metallic and Golden Bronze Metallic added; SVT Raptor adds Ingot Silver Metallic

For 2011, the Ford F-150 undergoes a complete change of powertrains. The previous two- and three-valve 4.6-litre V8 and 5.4-litre V8 engines are replaced with a choice of 3.7-litre V6, 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6, 5.0-litre V8, or 6.2-litre V8. All transmissions are now six-speed automatics with standard tow/haul feature, and all but trucks equipped with the 6.2-litre V8 are standard with Ford’s first use of electric power-assisted steering on a full-size truck. The SVT Raptor, previously available only in SuperCab configuration, now also comes as a four-door SuperCrew, and is only available with the 6.2-litre V8.

Other changes are in trim, including increased availability of Sync, a 4.2-inch LCD vehicle information screen introduced on the redesigned Ford Super Duty, and new option packages including an Off-Road Package that adds an electronic locking rear axle. (The Super Duty is covered in a separate entry.)

The F-150 comes with a choice of four engines: a 3.7-litre V6, a twin-turbo 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6, 5.0-litre V8, and 6.2-litre V8. All use a six-speed automatic transmission that includes tow/haul mode. On 4×4 models with the 3.7-litre V6, the four-wheel system is manual shift-on-the-fly, and is electronic with the 5.0-litre V8 or 3.5-litre V6.

The F-150 comes in 4×2 or 4×4 configuration, as a Regular Cab with 6-foot-5 or 8-foot box; SuperCab, with 6-foot-5 or 8-foot box; and SuperCrew, with 5-foot-5 or 6-foot-5 box. Trim lines are the XL, STX, XLT, FX2/FX4, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Harley-Davidson, Lariat Limited, and SVT Raptor.

Features on the XL include 17-inch painted steel wheels, air conditioning, metallic bumpers with black fascia, heavy-duty shock absorbers, black manual mirrors, tire pressure monitoring system, intermittent wipers, AM/FM stereo with clock, black vinyl floor covering, 40/20/40 split-bench cloth seat, tilt black urethane steering wheel, tachometer, visors with driver’s side strap and passenger side mirror, manual windows, and fixed rear glass.

The STX adds 17-inch machined aluminum wheels, body-colour bumpers, black grille bars with colour-keyed surround, information display, CD stereo with auxiliary input, and Sirius satellite radio.

The XLT adds 17-inch painted machined aluminum wheels, chrome bumpers, chrome grille, power mirrors, power locks with keyless entry, automatic headlamps, carpeted floor covering with mats, delayed accessory power, compass, overhead console with storage pins, premium cloth 40/20/40 split-bench seat, cruise control, power windows, rear window defroster, and colour-coordinated urethane steering wheel. The SuperCab and SuperCrew models add rear-seat interior lights, rear power outlet, and power second-row windows.

The FX2 and FX4 models add 18-inch machined aluminum wheels, body-colour bumpers, body-colour door and tailgate handles, fog lamps, grey billet-style grille with colour-keyed surround, keyless entry keypad, colour-keyed heated mirrors with integrated turn signals and driver’s side auto-dimming, reverse sensing system, trailer tow package, six-inch running board, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, 4.2-inch LCD cluster screen, transmission manual shift mode, 110-volt power outlet, cloth captain’s chairs with six-way power driver’s adjustment, flow-through console, leather-wrapped tilt and telescopic steering wheel with audio controls, trip computer, and Sync. The wheel lip mouldings are body-colour on the FX2 and grey on the FX4. The FX4 adds an electronic locking rear axle, off-road-tuned shock absorbers, black rubber floor mats, and transfer case, crossmember and fuel tank skid plates.

The Lariat adds 18-inch seven-spoke polished aluminum wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, chrome grille with mesh, body-colour mirrors, power-sliding rear window, premium six-CD/MP3 stereo, auto-dimming rear-view mirror with compass, colour-keyed carpet floor mats, full-coverage rubber floor mats, power-adjustable pedals, remote starter, heated and cooled ten-way leather-trimmed captain’s chairs with driver’s side memory, garage door opener, and illuminated vanity mirrors. The bumpers are chrome on trucks with monotone paint, and painted on trucks with two-tone paint.

The King Ranch builds on the Lariat and adds 18-inch aluminum wheels with King Ranch logo, chrome two-bar chrome grille with accent colour mesh, power-folding heated mirrors with puddle lamps, driver’s side auto-dimming and chrome caps, Pale Adobe exterior trim, running boards, Chapparal leather upholstery, second-row heated seats, power sunroof, rearview camera, trailer brake controller and unique woodgrain interior trim accents.

The Platinum builds on the Lariat and adds 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, body-colour door handles with chrome strap, body-colour bumpers, bright accent mouldings, high-gloss black B-pillar appliqué, power-operated running boards, power-folding heated mirrors with puddle lamps, driver’s side auto-dimming and chrome caps, rain-sensing wipers, satin-finish grille surround with chrome mesh insert, ten-way heated and cooled leather bucket seats with driver’s side memory, second-row heated seats, ambient lighting, illuminated vanity mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel with memory power tilt and telescopic, CD/DVD/MP3 stereo with navigation, power sunroof, rear-view camera, remote starter, tailgate step, trailer brake controller, unique instrument cluster face, and woodgrain and aluminum trim accents.

The Harley-Davidson edition builds on the Lariat and adds 22-inch polished forged aluminum wheels, blacked-out headlamps and taillamps, body-colour bumpers, chrome billet-style grille with body-colour surround, chrome twin-tip tuned exhaust, chromed steel cargo box tie-down hooks, Harley-Davidson badges, power running boards, power-folding heated mirrors with puddle lamps, driver’s side auto-dimming and body-colour caps, rubber bed mat with Harley-Davidson logo, sport-tuned shock absorbers, ten-way heated and cooled two-tone leather bucket seats with logo, second-row heated seats, two-tone console with Harley-Davidson badge, CD/DVD/MP3 stereo with navigation, power-adjustable performance pedals, power sunroof, rear-view camera, black leather-wrapped steering wheel with memory power tilt and telescopic, satin chrome trim, and unique instrument cluster.

The Lariat Limited builds on the Lariat and adds 22-inch polished forged aluminum wheels, blacked-out headlamps and taillamps, body-colour billet-style grille with chrome surround, body-colour bumpers, chrome single-tip tuned exhaust, chromed steel cargo box tie-down hooks, power running boards, power-folding heated mirrors with puddle lamps, driver’s side auto-dimming and body-colour caps, sport-tuned shock absorbers, ten-way heated and cooled seats with monotone leather inserts and driver’s side memory, second-row heated seats, CD/DVD/MP3 stereo with navigation, power-adjustable pedals, power sunroof, rear-view camera, remote starter, leather-wrapped steering wheel with memory power tilt and telescopic, unique instrument cluster, and unique door trim panels.

Features on the SVT Raptor include 17-inch alloy wheels with 35-inch tires, unique front and rear styling, Fox Racing internal triple-bypass shocks, electronic locking differential, power-folding mirrors, remote starter, perimeter alarm, second-row middle-seat head restraint, telescopic steering wheel, and unique interior accents.

Depending on the model, various option packages for the F-150 include FX Luxury, Off-Road, Heavy-Duty Payload, Trailer Tow, Max Trailer Tow, or various Ford Work Solutions, including an in-dash computer, telematics, tool cable lock and computerized tool inventory.