To say that the Ford F-Series is a pretty popular ride in Canada would be a wild understatement. The F-Series has dominated the pickup truck market in Canada for nearly five decades, and shows no signs of relenting.
To be sure that the torch won't pass anytime soon, Ford has been working hard on keeping the line up on the cutting edge.
For instance, to blow the competition out of the water, Ford rigorously tested the all new high-strength, military-grade aluminum body and steel frame that supports the new F-150. The new body upgrade simply reinforces what we already know—that the F-Series is Built Ford Tough. The aluminum upgrade alone reduced the F-150's total weight by 205 kg., making for a total loss of nearly 318 kg. Shedding all that weight also increased the towing capacity and hauling abilities that have made this truck an absolute legend in Canada and abroad.
The (Not So) Little Engine That Can and Does
How else is Ford taking its flagship truck from great to greater?
Well, for starters, the 2015 lineup has been upgraded with a brand new EcoBoost engine with a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that powers the 4x4 power train. The new engine spits out a remarkable 325 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque.
Every model is also equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission and, depending on the trim, a sports mode, which will easily handle even the most remote areas of British Columbia. However, the increased towing and hauling capacities, as well as never-before-seen driver’s aids, are not what makes this pickup truck leaps and bounds beyond the competition.
To answer that, let's take a deeper look at what has made the F-150 indisputably one of the most popular trucks in the world.
The Ford F-Series has always been known for power and reliability, and the 2015 F-150 is no different—regardless of the trim. Whether you're pushing your truck to its limits for work or fun, the F-150 happily devours any challenge that comes its way. The EcoBoost engine allows for increased fuel efficiency, with a city/highway range of 13.07/9.41 L/100km. This should allow you to get even more out of the 23 gallon fuel tank. (The Lariat edition has a 36 gallon tank.) Beyond fuel efficiency, the Ford F-Series offers a hard-to-resist lineup with a wide variety of options for size, space, luxury, and power.
Features Drivers Love:
If you’re looking for a truck that offers reliability and plenty of options, then you will find a truck that fits your exact needs with the F-Series. In fact, the 2015 F-150 has a wide range of options just from the get go.
• 2.7L EcoBoost V6
• 3.5L EcoBoost V6
• 3.5L Ti-VCT V6
• 5.0L Ti-VCT V8
• Super Crew
To top it off, each of these models has a payload capacity that sits at a comfortable 180–275 kg. higher than comparable GMC or RAM models. It's safe to say that the Ford F-150 towing capacity easily outshines that of their closest competitor, and it does so while keeping the driver well protected.
The F-150 offers leather bucket seats and a ridiculous amount of customization to keep drivers pampered even in the worst weather. The leather seats even have massage functions to keep you comfortable.
Yes, you read that correctly: this truck has optional massaging seats.
Pair that with a double wishbone front suspension (one of the smoothest available) and road discomfort becomes a thing of the past.
The F-150 has always been known for a smooth ride, but this year's model goes further than any previous model. Leading the changes in are several new drivers aids that have never been implemented in a truck before.
Information Plus Entertainment Equals Infotainment
Ford's technological offerings include a 4.2-inch color LCD radio with SYNC voice recognition software, and four speakers to eleven speakers (with a subwoofer) for top trims. Other offerings include an 8-inch touchscreen that offers navigation, satellite, and HD radio for the top trims.
The driver's instrument cluster has the option between three LCD screen options. Choices range from a small 2.3-inch LCD that primarily displays trip computer functions to the 4.2-inch or 8-inch display on top-tier trims. Other F-150 accessories include LED head and taillights, a 360-degree surround view camera system, and in-bed LED lights (for those special late-night hauls).
The F-150 even has a remote tailgate to lock, unlock, and release the tailgate with a special key fob. Ford has even integrated loading ramps to the truck bed. Not only does the F-150 have the towing capacity to handle ATVs, motorcycles, or trailers, but it also just got a lot easier to load and unload your toys.
Other notable tech includes voice recognition to make a phone call or send a text message without taking your hands off the steering wheel. The voice recognition system can be used to quickly access the Sirius XM Satellite Radio, or to adjust the climate control (if equipped). The voice recognition system can also control the navigation system through simple voice commands.
Of course, all that ignores the fact that the steering wheel comes with an array of buttons for total control over your mobile domain.
For additional safety, Ford has integrated a built-in, No-Extra-Charge, 911 assistance system. This also includes a top-rated safety system that protects the front driver and passenger airbags, as well as seat-mounted side airbags.
The airbag system also features Ford's Safety Canopy, which is made up of side curtains and inflatable rear safety belts. These are both available in the SuperCrew packages, but they all service to make the Ford F-150 ready for anything - even the worst-case scenario.
Safe and Secure in Canada’s Toughest Conditions
Ford has genuinely gone over the top in testing the new F-150.
Working with a team of world-class engineers in both lab and real-life settings, the new F-150 has gone through some 16 million kilometers of testing before rolling off the production line. These tests have proven the strength of military-grade aluminum’s ability to take a beating from nature, and from the sub-zero temperatures of Canadian winters.
To ensure the truck was tough enough to live up to Ford's motto, the F-150 was disguised and raced in the Baja 1000 where it completed the entire 1,421-kilometer challenge. Rest assured that the Ford F-150 has undergone rigorous testing to guarantee that the all-new aluminum body is tougher than anything Surrey, BC, can offer.
Sounds like a lofty claim, right?
Well, to prove their point Ford launched a campaign last February to convince Canadians everywhere how tough this truck is. The idea was to show that the F-150 can more than handle the brutal winter conditions that plague Canadians half the year.
Ford invited a group of journalists to demonstrate the ease with which the 2015 F-150 handles the tough Canadian terrain. The journalists were challenged to drive from Quebec City to Charlevoix, Quebec, with several challenges in along the way. One lucky journalist tested the F-150's trailer towing capability by hauling heavy machinery through what was described as "the best off-road course they'd ever been on". Some of the heavy equipment tested includes a 8-meter trailer with a backhoe that totaled an incredible 4,050 kg.
Ford has worked hard to make this year's F-series unrivaled. When looking directly against the competition it's easy to see just how far ahead the 2015 F-series is.
Compared to the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado, the 2015 Dodge Ram, and the 2015 Toyota Tundra, the F-150 leads the pack in a number of ways. Take a look at the table below to compare base models of each competitor to the F-150. Highlights include the F-150's substantially greater towing capacity and maximum payload. Not included in this chart is the sheer number of technological goodies that come with the F-150, which the alternatives simply do not offer.
Feel the Power and See for Yourself
If you're still not convinced that this year's F-series is the best made so far, then there's only one thing to do.
To experience how well the F-150 performs in Surrey, BC, then schedule a test drive. We promise that once you're in Canada's favorite truck, it'll be hard to get you out of it. The F-150 provides more power and luxury to handle anything in British Columbia. It's also the only truck that creates a pleasant, casual, Sunday drive out of any weather. From towing horses, boats, or just the family, the F-150 is ready for anything. The truck is also more than comfortable enough to take on a road trip to anywhere, and the off-road capabilities are strong enough that nothing in life should slow you down. Call us at 1-604-239-0323, or visit us at 14530 104th Ave Surrey, BC to take a look at this year’s incredible Ford offerings.