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2005 Ford F-150

2005 Ford F-150
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The Ford Motor Company is without parallel in the pick-up truck business. Pioneer's of the production line in the early years of the industry, Ford continues to adhere to a philosophy of innovation, value and durability. The 2005 Ford F-150 is a perfect example of that philosophy. Winner of 30 awards in the last year, since introduction of their all-new design, including North American Truck of the Year, the F-150 sets new standards for toughness, strength, safety, interior spaciousness, refinement, driving dynamics, stability, functionality, cargo capacity, comfort and style.

Available Models
The 2005 Ford F-150 offers one of the widest selections of body configurations in the industry and consequently, are described here in several reviews. However, to summarize, the 2005 Ford F-150 offers three cab choices, three box lengths, two box styles and five unique trim levels: the entry level F-150 XL, fun and athletic F-150 STX, all-purpose F-150 XLT, powerful F-150 FX4, and the luxurious F-150 Lariat. New for 2005 is the F-150 King Ranch. Additionally, all cab configurations feature four doors for easy access.

The 2005 Ford F-150 XL, STX and XLT are described here.

Interior Features
The three cabs offered are the regular, extended SuperCab and fully-four-door SuperCrew Cab. Designers created three different instrument cluster designs, giving each series a distinctive look. Now even the Regular cab has four-doors with rearward-swinging access doors to make it easier to reach a behind-seat cargo area. All models have more room for cargo items, such as a tool-box or first-aid kit, that need to stay out of the elements.

The 2005 Ford F-150 also offers an innovative modular overhead rail system that allows owners to customize interior storage options to suit their individual needs. With it, occupants may easily snap in additional modules, such as first- aid kits, toolboxes, flashlights and two-way radio holders.

The Ford F-150 offers a range of interior standards that includes, on base XL models, air conditioning, cloth upholstery on a front split bench seat, driver-seat lumbar adjustment, a split folding rear seat (except regular Cab), rear-hinged rear doors, AM/FM radio, intermittent wipers, digital clock and tachometer (manual transmission). In addition, a Work Truck Group package for entry-level, commercial applications is available, allowing businesses to buy the F-150 without spending money on unwanted extras.

Exterior Features
With an all-new design introduced last year, the F-150 exterior hasn't changed much for 2005. Beds of 5.5-ft, 6.5-ft and 8-ft are available with either straight Styleside or flared-fender Flareside walls.

The new look of the 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.

Different series choices come with different exterior styles. The XL includes Chrome front and rear bumpers, a black grille and front fascia, interval wipers and 17-inch steel wheels. The STX, in contrast, comes with body-color front and rear bumpers and grille surround while the XLT has chrome front and rear bumpers and a black honeycomb grille insert.

The most substantive change for 2005 is under the hood. The 2005 Ford F-150 comes with a third engine option. The 4.2-liter V-6 engine produces 202 horsepower at 4,350 rpm and 260 pound-feet of torque at 3,750 rpm, and is offered with a manual transmission. This excellent engine will be easier on gas and realistically, will still meet most consumer needs for power and torque.

For those who want more strength, the F-150's still offers the 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. A fully boxed frame is approximately nine times stiffer torsionally than its predecessor. All this translates to a maximum tow rating of 9,500 pounds and maximum payload capacity of 2,900 pounds.

Safety and Security
Dual front airbags and antilock 4-wheel disc brakes are standard on all 2005 models. A rear-obstacle detections system is optional with F-150 XLT models. Ford also offers occupant Position Sensing technology for the first-row passenger.

2005 Ford F-150 - Vehicle Highlights

More than 30 awards since introduction of all-new design for 2004, including North American Truck of the Year
Addition of new King Ranch model with unique interior appointed in warm Castaño leather
Newly available 4.2-liter V-6 engine with electronic throttle control and manual transmission
Work Truck Group package for entry-level, commercial applications
Occupant Position Sensing technology for the first-row passenger

Fast Stats
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MSRP from
4.2L V8
4.6L V8
5.4L V8
202 @ 4350
231 @ 4750
300 @ 5000
5-speed manual
4-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
4.2L 15 / 20
4.6L 15 / 19
5.4L 14 / 19

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