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2004 Ford F-150

2004 Ford F-150

2004 Ford F-150 FX4 and Lariat Model - Reviews
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Ford has 85 years of truck-making experience; 55 with the F-Series alone. In short, this is a company that knows how to produce hard-working, rugged models-the saying 'Built Ford Tough' is no coincidence.

So when Ford decides to redesign its flagship full-size pickup truck, it is big news. You can bet that countless hours were taken to make sure everything is top notch. And it is. The 2004 Ford F-150 is bigger, stronger, more versatile and more comfortable than anything in Ford's history. And that is quite a statement, given Ford's tradition.

Available Models
The 2004 Ford F-150 is offered in a total of five solid trims: XL, STX, XLT, FX4 and Lariat. The FX4 and Lariat are covered in a separate review.

Interior Features
Three cabs are offered: regular cab, extended cab and crew cab. For 2004, all cabs now have four doors and are six inches longer and four inches taller. Regular cabs and extended cabs have rear-hinged back doors; crew cabs have four full doors.

The 2004 Ford F-150's interior is roomier than ever thanks to its new growth. The Regular cab's industry-first rearward-swinging access doors make it easier to reach a behind-seat cargo area. Things that need to stay out of the elements, like groceries or golf clubs, now easily fit behind the seats.

Exterior Features
Beds of 5.5-ft, 6.5-ft and 8-ft are available. For 2004, the box is more than 2 inches deeper, with greater cargo volume. A class-exclusive new standard Tailgate Assist feature helps owners of all statures open and close the gate.

The new look of the 2004 Ford F-150 is very bold indeed. The front and rear tracks have been widened more than 1.5 inches; the tires and wheels are larger; and the front-end design has new quad-circle-styled headlamps and a new wrap-around fascia treatment.

The new F-150's fully boxed frame is approximately nine times stiffer torsionally than its predecessor. This means a maximum tow rating of 9,500 pounds and maximum payload capacity of 2,900 pounds.

The two engines offered are as follows: a 4.6-liter V8 with 231 horsepower and 293 lb-ft of torque; and a 5.4-liter V8 with 300 horsepower and 365 lb-ft of torque.

The 5.4-liter V8 features improvements in low-speed and peak torque for greater fuel efficiency. It also contributes to a quieter cab environment.

Safety and Security
Dual front airbags and antilock 4-wheel disc brakes are standard on all 2004 models. A rear-obstacle detections system is optional with F-150 XLT models.

New for the 2004 Ford F-150

Even tougher - F-150's fully boxed frame is approximately nine times stiffer torsionally than its predecessor, providing the foundation for improved durability, driving dynamics, and ride refinement and quietness. With a maximum tow rating of 9,900 pounds and maximum payload capacity of 3,000 pounds, the new F-150 is the most capable full-size pickup under 8,500 pounds.
New interiors - Custom environments have been developed for each series. The initial "wow factor" is supported by substance that makes F-150 a pleasure over the long run.
More spaciousness - Regular Cab and SuperCab models have a passenger compartment that is 6 inches longer, providing more space inside for occupants and their gear. For SuperCab models, that extra length means increased rear-seat comfort for three adults in the rear seat. For Regular Cab, it means 16 inches of secure storage space behind the seat.
Easy access - Reflecting consumer demand for ease of access for people and cargo, Regular Cab models feature new, class-exclusive access doors that open up new stowage possibilities behind the seat.
New engine technology - Ford's new 5.4-liter, 3-valve Triton™ V-8 engine produces 300 peak horsepower, a 15-percent improvement over the previous award-winning 5.4-liter engine, along with improvements in low-speed and peak torque and greater fuel efficiency. Smooth, quiet and refined, it also contributes to the quieter cab environment.
Stronger stance and style - The new F-150 features an all-new design, with a bold exterior shape that reflects Ford truck toughness and capability. The refined interiors take the full-size pickup to a new level of comfort and refinement.
Superior driving experience - Tremendous attention to detail and engineering advancements -- such as the new outboard rear shock absorbers and wider rear leaf springs -- have been applied to the chassis of the F-150 to deliver a confident, capable driving experience.
Safety - The new Occupant Position Sensing technology for the first-row passenger makes the 2004 F-150 a strong choice for safety. It exceeds rigorous new federal safety standards for air bag and offset crash performance.
Cargo capacity - The new F-150 cargo box is more than 2 inches deeper, with greater cargo volume. Plus, a class-exclusive new standard Tailgate Assist feature helps owners of all statures more easily open and close the gate.

Fast Stats
3 / 5 / 6
MSRP from
4.6L V8
5.4L V8
231 @ 4750
300 @ 5000
4-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
15 / 19

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