Front seats are as comfy if not more comfy than a luxury car, love all the features. Safety Four-wheel antilock disc brakes, stability control, trailer sway control and a full complement of airbags including front seat side and full-length side curtain are standard across the board. The Lariat offers upscale interior trim, leather upholstery, heated eight-way power driver and passenger seats with power-adjustable lumbar, power-adjustable pedals, a power-sliding rear window and dual-zone automatic climate control. What's New for 2012 The Ford F-150 gets a few minor changes for 2012. Its rear-hinged clamshell doors are also less useful than the traditional front-hinged doors of the competitive Tundra Double Cab and Ram Quad Cab. Of special note is the instrument panel on upper trims with easy-to-follow analog gauges and a very informative 4.
The old-fashioned V8s are pretty strong, too. Powertrains and Performance Depending on the model, the 2012 Ford F-150 can be had with one of four engines. Maximum trailer towing capacity: 11,300 lbs. Specific passenger pampering depends on the trim level, but the overall comfort level is high, even when the cargo bed is unloaded. The supercab 4 door is a terrible design. I am getting better than window sticker mileage out of the 5. If you have back seat riders, you have to undo your seat belt and open the front door in order to let them in or out, since the seat belt is attached to the back door.
Bought it because of the great gas millage they advertise for the 3. It can be equipped to perform a variety of work- and recreation-related chores, and little details like tailgate steps, trailer sway control, box side steps and the Work Solutions options make life easier for its owner. It has developed a crack in the grille surround that even the dealer has said looks like a stress crack. Most are available in the base and midlevel trims, while the versatile and spacious SuperCrew dominates the luxury trims and special editions. Steering wheel controls for radio, displays and hands-free calling. Power sliding rear window with defrost.
Under load, if you listen carefully, you can just hear the whisper of the twin turbos spooling up. Finally, the Sync system gains expanded capabilities AppLink for smartphones. Tow package with slotted rotors and upgraded pads. Other drivetrain upgrades include a new two-speed automatic transfer case for upper trim levels and an electronic locking rear axle that replaces the limited-slip option on many models. The 2012 Ford F-150 continues to offer a wide range of cab and cargo bed combinations in two- and four-wheel drive. We purchased brand new and have had it 8 years now, with only 42k. With four-wheel drive, an F-150 with this engine went from zero to 60 mph in 7.
The F-150 tops them all. Overall, we like the truck, but don't use it much do to the very, very poor fuel economy. Finally, the Sync system gains expanded capabilities AppLink for smartphones. Other Raptor features include an electronically locking rear differential, sport seats and exclusive exterior and interior styling. Most of the functional features found on the upper trim levels can be added to the lower trims as options. A 36-gallon fuel tank is standard on all four-wheel-drive F-150s with the turbocharged V6 engine. The real reason to choose the EcoBoost is the big bucket of available torque, all 420 lb.
But the rest of the interior is properly assembled, with legible gauges, ample storage pockets, a massive middle bin and an integrated radio, phone and navigation system still working off the much simpler Sync system, rather than the busy MyFord Touch in most other Fords. The SuperCrew can have either the 6. The sunroof could use a better deflector to quell wind noise when open, and the mirrors could be more aerodynamic to reduce what little wind noise they produce. Other option highlights include a sunroof, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, a cargo management system, a stowable bed extender, a trailer brake controller, a premium Sony audio system, a hard-drive-based navigation system with Sirius Travel Link and a rear-seat entertainment system. Cargo box size choices vary as well: Regular cabs and SuperCabs come with a 6. Other drivetrain upgrades include a new two-speed automatic transfer case for upper trim levels and an electronic locking rear axle that replaces the limited-slip option on many models.
All F-150s feature simple controls and good-quality materials by full-size truck standards. In government crash tests, the 2012 Ford F-150 SuperCrew received an overall rating of four stars out of a possible five, with three stars for overall frontal impact protection and five stars for overall side-impact protection. The front thrones are extremely comfortable, too, and the commanding view of the road makes the driver feel fully in charge, just like a site boss should. Traditional V8 enthusiasts can get a 360-hp 5. Interior Design and Special Features The 2012 Ford F-150 SuperCrew is nearly as spacious for cargo and passengers as the cavernous Toyota CrewMax.
This truck is also 2 wheel drive the 5. Does what I ask it plus more. Aimed at those who work out of their trucks, Ford's Work Solutions options include an in-dash computer with Internet access, a Midbox storage system a lockable compartment located between the cab and bed and Tool Link a system that keeps tabs on tools stored in the truck's box via radio-frequency tracking. It offers superb backseat comfort thanks to abundant legroom, a flat floor and a seatback angle that's pleasantly reclined. The SuperCab is still fairly roomy, but legroom is noticeably less generous.
The ride is great though. A rear-drive F-150 with this engine hit 60 in an impressive 6. Whether you're looking for a basic work truck, a plush family hauler, a rig you could run the Baja 1000 with or something with four wheels that proudly announces your allegiance to Harley-Davidson, there's bound to be a 2012 Ford F-150 with your name on it. Maximum payload with the proper towing package is 2,310 lbs. Perhaps the most appealing is the new turbocharged 3. Next up is a 5.