Drivers around the world that appreciate the might, roaring engines, and unapologetic masculinity of American-made truсks will appreciate what Ford F-150 2019 has to offer. This is one of the best picks for towing and dealing with “heavy stuff” on a daily basis. And, despite the raw attitude, F-150 is quite a comfortable car. Fuel-economy, in turn, isn’t its strongest suit.
The 2019 model introduced a brand-new engine, made FCW and emergency breaking standard features, and added more minor extras. Everything else looks and feels exactly like in 2015, when the 13th generation was revealed.
Just like most rivaling pick-up trucks, Ford’s beast is available in 6 trim levels, not to mention the off-road-friendly Raptor. And, it offers 3 cab styles.
Finding The Perfect Configuration
At the end of the day, only you decide which version of this car suits you best. However, if you ask me, I’d say that Lariat is the best one to date.
While XL, the most basic trim, costs 28K, and Limited, the most expensive one, comes with a price-tag of 67.3K, Lariat can be yours for 41.7K. True, it’s still quite expensive, but if you’re planning on driving this monster for at least a decade, it will be a great investment.
This is like the perfect balance between a workhorse and a “luxurious” truck. It is packed with a 2.7-lit engine and can also be upgraded with a powerful 3.5-lit V6, good for 375hp and impressive towing capabilities. It’s safe to say that no matter which trim you pick, Ford F-150 2019 will be one of the most capable full-size pick-ups on the road.
Checking The Comfort Level
Back in the day, cars like this one didn’t really care about comfort. But, with F-150, even your little kids will enjoy a backseat drive. On the inside, it is quite tech-savvy, not to mention the seats are comfy and the dashboard is friendly and easy to use. Add Sync 3, Ford’s infotainment system, Smartphone integration, and all the latest techy treats, and you’ll get yourself a winner.
The seats are unusually comfortable for a truck; they are nicely shaped and will keep you cozy for hours of driving. Furthermore, they are ventilated and heated; the climate control system is a thing of beauty. There’s more than enough space in the cabin and in the trunk. Ford F-150 2019 feels great on the road and the noise reduction level is simply amazing (you’ll be able to have a nap in the back with the engine pushed to the max).
The Interior, Roominess, And Coziness Level
As already mentioned, Ford managed to create an industry-leading level of comfort inside this car. The dashboard, which has never been its strongest side, comes with stylish controls (large, easy-to-use knobs). The bad news is – even for a person of average height, it will take some effort to get into the F-150. The large door openings do offer a lot of help.
The steering wheel might seem to be a bit out of reach, but thanks to seat adjustment, movable pedals, and clever interior construction, you’ll get used to it all in no time. Drivers with below-average height can adjust the seats to fit them perfectly. In the back, there’s plenty of head- and leg-room. Build quality is solid: this isn’t a car for pretty driving, yet, there are no rattles or squeaks. The plastic isn’t particularly high-quality, but it gets the job done.
Today, Sync 3 is one of the best infotainment systems (it used to be quite bad, though). It might not be the fastest one, but the intuitive screen is fantastic. Drive-assistance features will help to be in even more control of the car. Navigation is user-friendly: the display is very informative, with a logical menu. And, it won’t take it forever to switch between the screens.
Swiping and pinch-zooming are available. The sound system is also impressive: even the entry-level system sounds better than in most rivals. Two USBs, a 12-volt PP (power point), and Smartphone compatibility come as standard features. You’ll even get voice controls; with CarPlay, Siri will take over.
On the road, Ford F-150 2019 feels amazing. Even with the most basic engine, it is capable of great things. The optional 2.7-lit turbocharged V6 is a beast, and the brakes are on point. Steering and handling are above-average for this segment. Plus, this engine can go from zero to 60mph in 6.3 seconds – that’s almost good for race-tracking!
The tires have enough grip, although they do require some getting used to. On the freeway, steering is actually light, but for parking and fitting in tight corners in the city, Ford F-150 2019 is surprisingly great. And, as you might already know, this pick-up can also be used for some mild off-roading.
Which Trim Will Fit You Best?
I already mentioned in the beginning that XL, the basic trim, costs 28.1K in the US. XLT, the big brother, is available for 34.1K. Lariat comes with a price-tag of 41.7K. For King Ranch, the next trim, you’ll have to pay additional 11K (it will be yours for 52.4K). Platinum (55K) and Limited (67.1K) are very expensive (you’ll be able to buy two XLs for that price, for God’s sake!)
Plus, the drivers get to choose between SuperCrew, SuperCab (extended cab style), and 3-bed lengths. The entry-level engine is the 3.3-lit V6. It is capable of 290hp and 265 lb-ft and is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The turbocharged V6 I mentioned earlier follows. But that’s not all! The list also includes a 5.0-lit V8 (400hp), a turbocharged 3.5-lit V6 (two versions – 375hp and 450hp), and a turbocharged 3.0-lit diesel V6 with just 250hp.
The biggest difference between XL and XLT is the Trailer Back Assist system (with it, it’s much easier to back your trailer up). Lariat, my personal favorite, comes with all the additional packages for XLT and adds two of its own, adding 11 speakers, HD radio, LED lights, keyless entry/ignition, and the 2.7-lit turbocharged V6. King Ranch packs the mighty 5.0-lit V8 and looks more “western.” For wood aluminum on the interior, go with Platinum.
Finally, there’s Ford F-150 2019 Limited. It features the strongest engine (the turbocharged 3.5-liter), a bigger fuel tank (36 gallons vs. 23-26), huge (22-inch) wheels, and unique styling. For most drivers, this trim is too expensive. And, unless you’re a big fan of powerful engines, King Ranch and Platinum will also be a waste of money.
Make your choice wisely, and check the video for more info!