This week, Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, takes a look at the 2011 Ford F-150 4×4 Supercrew.

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The 2011 Ford F-150 4×4 Supercrew comes with a complete luxury package inside. It’s a versatile work truck with great fuel economy.

The Ford F-150 pickup truck offers some sweeping changes for 2011. There are four new engines, including the new Ecoboost 3.5L V6.

Make — 2011 Ford Truck
Model — 4×4 Super Crew Platinum
Where Manufactured — Dearborn, MI
MPG — 12 / 21 mpg
Engine – 3.5L V6 Eco Boost has twin turbochargers.
Price – $52,075 as tested with the current incentives available.

The fuel-efficient 6-speed automatic transmission is equipped with a tow haul mode. It delivers considerable power and yet is very fuel efficient for a truck. I connected a loaded trailer and was impressed with the rearview camera for the easy hitching and towing capabilities of the Ecoboost engine.

Safety features include four-wheel ABS disc brakes, electronic traction and stability control, front and side airbags and the Safety Canopy side curtain airbags.

The F-150 is offered in 4×2 or 4×4 drive systems, three cab styles, three pickup box lengths and several options and option packages.

Available Ford exclusive features include SYNC, MyKey, SecuriLock, SecuriCode, SelectShift, retractable pickup box side steps, a tailgate step, and a variety of innovative options.

My long distance test drive in the F-150 was a real impressive as I drove through the recent hurricane in the Northeast. The Red Candy Metallic truck gave me confidence in handling and still offered a nicer ride than expected in a truck.

The inside was just as luxurious with leather-wrapped steering wheel, power moon roof, Sony Navigation and full luxury upgrades.

Competes with:
• Chevrolet Silverado 1500
• Dodge Ram 1500
• Toyota Tundra

• New design and styling
• Comfortable interior
• Ford Sync system with Sony Navigation
• Power deployed running boards
• Heated and cooled driver seats

• The cornering was truck-like
• Wish it came with diesel engine
• Power deployed running boards

The 2011 Ford F-150 Supercrew Platinum is not the truck your father drove 30 years ago; it’s sophisticated, functional and a great ride.

Remember, when shopping for a new car, test drive as many vehicles in the class you are looking in to make sure you find the car that is best for you.

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