2015 Ford F-150

Photo courtesy of USA Today.

The 2015 Ford F-150 pickup debuted at the Detroit auto show on Monday.

In an earlier post, we asked you about your thoughts on the truck’s move to a more aluminum-intensive design—you can read that post here. While that post was opinion-oriented, we wanted to follow up with a Joe Friday-inspired post about the new F-Series—just the facts.

In that spirit, here are nine facts about the new Ford F-150:

  1. The F-150 body is now 95 percent high-strength aluminum
  2. The F-150 frame is 77 percent high-strength steel
  3. Ford has cut as much as 700 pounds from the F-150
  4. The truck will be available with two brand new engines options: a 2.7L turbocharged V6 Ecoboost and a 3.5L V6
  5. Ford tested the 2.7L engine at the Baja 1000
  6. The truck will also be available with  3.5L V6 Ecoboost and 5.0L V8 engine options
  7. Ford says the 2015 F-150 includes 11 class-exclusive features—400-watt power outlet, 360-degree camera, sideview mirror-integrated spotlights, and more
  8. The new Ford will be built at the company’s Dearborn, MI plant
  9. The 2015 F-150 will be available in 11 different colors



Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.