2016 Ford F-150 Sport is an off-road capable, powerful and fuel-efficient SUV that is sure to thrill its many fans. This sport-utility is built with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, and features a body and bed made from glued and riveted aluminum panels. It also features a high-tech Engine stop-start system. For a more rugged, off-road experience, the truck is available with an Off-Road oriented Rattler trim.
Ford has improved the standard features of the 2016 Ford F-150 Sport. With the new version, drivers will get a new LCD capacitive touch screen and a feature bar at the bottom of the screen. They will also get blind-spot monitors, lane-departure warning, and rear cross-traffic alert. In addition, drivers will enjoy enhanced infotainment options and a more sophisticated towing system.
Ford has introduced the Sync 3 infotainment system, which is expected to be easier to use. The truck comes with Bluetooth, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay.
Drivers can also choose a navigation system with a 12-inch touchscreen. Additionally, Ford has added an adaptive cruise control system and a lane-keeping system.
One of the biggest upgrades to the F-150 is the new aluminum body. This has helped to improve the handling, but it hasn’t changed the ride quality. It still rides smoothly on normal pavement.
Inside the cabin, the Ford has improved its roominess and the quality of the interior materials. For example, the interior is now equipped with genuine wood trim and lovely leather. On the top of the line, the Explorer Limited has a multi-camera system with a twin-panel moonroof and black carpet flooring.
When the bed of the truck is unloaded, a step slides out of the tailgate and turns it into a secure storage space. Another option is to buy a locking tonneau cover.
Drivers can also select the new Pro Trailer Backup Assist. This new technology simplifies parking a trailer. Using a camera, the system can automatically position the trailer so that it can be backed up without using a manual brake or other complicated maneuvers.
While the Ford F-150 is one of the largest pickup trucks on the market, it’s surprisingly roomy. Both SuperCab and SuperCrew models come with a six-foot or eight-foot cargo bed.
2016 Ford F-150 Sport Engine options
When it comes to engine options for the new Ford F150, there are many to choose from. From turbocharged V6s to naturally aspirated V8s, there is a model that suits any type of lifestyle.
The standard engine on the Ford F-150 is a 3.5-liter V6 that produces 282 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque. It has an EPA rating of 18 mpg city and 24 mpg highway, making it one of the best gas mileage pickup trucks on the market.
Ford also offers an EcoBoost V-6 with 375 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque. This engine gives the F-150 the best fuel economy estimates of any gasoline pickup truck. In addition to its efficiency, the V-6 is also equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The F-150 also offers a 5.0-liter V8 with 385 horsepower and 12,200 pound-feet of towing capacity. This engine is available in both the XL and Limited trims.
Another option is the 2.7-liter turbocharged V6. This engine offers 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. Compared to the base 3.5-liter V6, this engine is worth the extra cost.
Finally, the Ford F-150 has a 3.5-liter PowerBoost(tm) Full Hybrid V6. This engine is not only more efficient than any other gasoline V6 engine on the market, it also has a class-leading efficiency rating.
All of the engines in the F-150 line offer the perfect blend of power and efficiency. However, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost is the most powerful option in the line.
This engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that is great with V-6s and a bit more demanding with the EcoBoost. You can also get the 3.5-liter V6 with four-wheel drive.
Off-road oriented Rattler trim
Ford has announced a new off-road-oriented trim for its 2016 Ford F-150 Sport. It’s called the FX4 Off-Road Package and is available for customers who opt for four-wheel drive. In addition to a handful of off-road features, the package comes with an electronic locking rear axle and hill descent control.
The Ford FX4 Off-Road package includes a number of high-end off-road equipment, including specially tuned off-road shock absorbers and a locking rear axle. However, the package is available only with a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine. For $795, the model can be equipped with a turbo V-6 instead.
The Ford FX4 package also includes hill descent control and a towing package. A power sliding rear window can be included as part of a major option package. XLT models include blind-spot monitors as an optional add-on.
While the FX4 Off-Road Pack is not available with the base V-6, it is still an excellent choice for drivers who want off-road performance. Among its other features, the package includes skid plates, hill descent control, off-road-tuned shocks, and an electronic locking rear axle.
Another new option on the FX4 Off-Road is the Curve Control feature. This system uses a nudge to the truck back into the lane when it crosses over double yellow lines. Other safety features on this package include a rearview camera, a lane-keeping system, and adaptive cruise control.
If you’re looking for a Ford F-150 with more upscale features, you may want to consider the Platinum or King Ranch trims. They come with a premium grille and leather upholstery. Some of the upgrades on these models include heated and ventilated seats, a Bang & Olufsen audio system, and a Pro Power Onboard generator.
Engine stop-start technology
Powered by a 2.7L EcoBoost engine, the 2016 Ford F-150 Sport comes standard with engine stop-start technology. This feature is a great way to save gas when driving in traffic and at stoplights.
The technology, called Auto Start-Stop, is designed to work with the braking system to shut off the engine when it senses that the foot is no longer on the brake pedal. If the driver presses the button for the feature, it will restart the engine when the foot hits the accelerator again.
Aside from saving money, the feature also helps reduce pollution. Leaving a car idling is a huge waste of fuel. It will also help you save on emissions by shutting off the engine when it detects a stationary vehicle.
Of course, it’s not always as easy as turning the switch on and off. Stop-Start systems require more robust engine mounts, a stronger starter, and a good battery. In fact, they cost more to replace than regular car parts.
Luckily, Ford is offering a free fix for vehicles with a malfunctioning Stop-Start system. You can get in touch with your local Ford dealership to find out if the issue is covered under your warranty.
There are also some other options you may want to consider. For instance, you can disable the auto start-stop function by removing a black wire or manually starting the engine. Alternatively, you can use the Battery Management System to manage the power your batteries use.
While the Ford F150’s Auto Start-Stop tech is a great feature, it does have its drawbacks. As a result, you will need to keep an eye on your car’s battery capacity. Batteries degrade naturally over time. And, if you drive in stop-start traffic, you might not be able to fully recharge the battery after a short drive.
2016 Ford F-150 Sport Body and bed
The Ford F-150 has been a leading truck for decades. It’s been tested for safety, reliability and durability. But when it came time to develop the 13th generation of the truck, Ford engineers made a bold switch. They swapped out steel body panels for aluminum alloy panels, making the truck one of the lightest on the road.
Compared to its predecessor, the aluminum-bodied F-150 is 700 pounds lighter. This helps the F-150 get better acceleration, responsive braking and excellent handling. In addition, the body is corrosive-resistant and offers excellent blends of strength and low mass.
To achieve this, Ford engineers increased the use of high-strength steel in the frame to improve its durability. The company also developed new joining methods for aluminum body panels. One of these methods is called structural adhesive. These are adhesives that block moisture and noise and are used in conjunction with rivets.
Among the parts that are made of aluminum are doors, doors’ seals, tailgate, load bed and side panels. Some of these aluminum parts are even extruded.
During the assembly process, Ford uses more than 350 feet of structural adhesive, three times more than its previous models. Structural adhesive is provided on reusable plastic spools. When they’re not in use, they’re recycled.
Aside from the weight savings, aluminum body panels have other advantages. Aluminum is corrosion-resistant and enables excellent blends of strength and low mass. It also reduces repair costs and fuel economy.
For the new F-150, Ford used ten different grade combinations of aluminum alloy. Each combination is designed for specific F-150 applications. All of them were made with high-strength and corrosion-resistant properties.
2016 Ford F-150 Sport has a closed-loop recycling system that returns aluminum scrap during the stamping of parts. Parts are then delivered to the Dearborn Truck Plant, where they’re assembled.