2007 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 King Ranch
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With so much finery both inside and out, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this truck might be more concerned with its appearance than its operation. Not so. The F150 King Ranch pulls, hauls, rides and drives with the best of them. The difference is that its occupants are treated to a leather-clad interior that would win the award for magnificence if the Truck King Challenge had one. The Ford’s 5.4L V8 is smooth and powerful from standstill, and the truck is stable, if a little bouncy, on the highway. Off road, its low-mounted running boards suffer over rocks that would be easily cleared without them. The tall box can certainly accommodate a lot of cargo, but only the tallest of individuals can peer over the sides and see the bed, let alone reach into it to retrieve items. Nonetheless, the F150 has the looks and the ability to back them up.

Technical Data: 2007 Ford F-150 Lariat 4×4 King Ranch

Base price $49,399
Options $6,385 (Limited Slip rear axle – $375; carpet – $60; power folding hearted mirrors – $200; skid plates – $120; power adjustable pedals – $195; power moonroof – $1020; reverse sensing – $325; running boards – $490; trailer towing group – $475; power sliding rear window – 165; audiophole CDX6 (MP3) – $330; navigation system – $2,630; see ford.ca for more details)
Freight $1,200
A/C tax $100
Price as tested $57,084
Engine 5.4L flex fuel V8
Horsepower 300 hp @ 4750 rpm
Torque 365 lb-ft @3750 rpm
Transmission 4-speed automatic
Axle ratio 3.73
Transfer case electronic shift
Tires N/A
Curb weight 2555 kg (5621 lbs)
GVWR 3265 kg (7200 lbs)
Payload capacity 691 kg (1520 lbs)
Max. trailer weight 4136 kg (9100 lbs)
Wheelbase 3823 mm (150.5 in.)
Length 5989 mm (235.8 in.)
Width 2004 mm (78.9 in.)
Height 1930 mm (76 in.)
Box length 2001.5 mm (78.8 in.)
Box width between wheel housings 1270 mm (50.0 in.)
Rear load height 884 mm (34.8 in.)
Ground clearance Front: N/A
  Rear: N/A
Fuel consumption City: 17.1 L/100 km (16.5 mpg Imperial)
  Hwy: 12.3 L/100 km (23 mpg Imperial)
Fuel type Regular
Warranty 3 years/60,000 km
Powertrain Warranty 5 years/100,000 km
Assembly location Dearborn, Michigan; Norfolk, Virginia; Kansas City, Missouri; Louisville, Kentucky

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