Update 2: 2010 Ford F-150 Receives Minor Updates

2010 Ford F-150 Receives Minor Updates

Update #2 July-24-2009 08:57 PDT:
Ford just e-mailed us a picture of the new base wheel for the F-150 XL model. It will be available in the standard 6-lug pattern and as a 7-lug wheel, as part of the optional heavy duty payload package.
2010 Ford F-150 XL new 6- or 7-lug wheel

Update #1 July-21-2009 11:44 PDT:
Here's an update to the 2010 model year changes for the F-150 after speaking with Mark Grueber, marketing manager for the Ford F-150.

  • Upgraded brakes: The only notable engineering change for the 2010 F-150 is an overhauled brake system. It includes new rotors that are 6 percent larger than last year's rotors, plus new front calipers, master cylinder, brake booster and linings. Grueber said F-150 drivers should see improved brake feel, reduced stopping distance and reduced brake dust thanks to the upgrades.
  • Durable vinyl flooring is now available for the first time in the four-door XL SuperCrew work truck. Carpet is optional.
  • The front headrests have been redesigned based on customer feedback. They sit about a half-inch farther back and use a new foam material.
  • FX2 Sport Model: After going on hiatus in 2009, the FX2 Sport returns for 2010 on SuperCab and SuperCrew 4x2 trims. Appearance upgrades include 18-inch machined aluminum wheels, a unique billet-style grille, body-colored front and rear bumpers, a unique lower valence and color-accented angular step bars. There's also chrome-tipped exhaust, fog lamps and sport cloth captain's chairs with a flow-through console.
  • The entry-level XL model receives unique new wheels.
  • New exterior colors: White Platinum Tri-Coat, Molten Orange Tri-Coat (Raptor only), Ingot Silver, Tuxedo Black and Lava (Harley only). Some of last year's colors have been dropped, including Amber Gold, Brilliant Silver, Stone Green, Black and White Sand Tri-Coat.
  • Notable deletions: The stylish flareside box is no longer offered for 2010, and the 133-inch-wheelbase SuperCab configuration with a 5.5-foot box is no longer available, except for on the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor.


Ford has released information about the 2010 Ford F-150. The half-ton pickup receives several minor updates, including:

  • MyKey: Ford's exclusive programmable key is available for all models except the entry-level XL. MyKey is aimed at parents of teen drivers. It features a persistent buckle-up reminder chime and mutes the truck's stereo until the seat belt is fastened. Audio system volume is limited to 44 percent of the maximum volume, and top speed is limited to 80 mph, with speed alert chimes at 45, 55 or 65 mph. It also disables the traction control system from being deactivated.
  • As we reported last month, Ford is dropping the "superior fuel economy" label from two-wheel-drive F-150 pickups equipped with the 4.6-liter, three-valve V-8 next year, but keeping the SFE's 15/21 mpg city/highway fuel-economy rating.
  • King Ranch and Platinum models get heated second-row seats, a power-sliding rear window with defrost, and a Sony in-dash six-CD player.
  • XLT model gets a new unique six-bar billet-style grille (pictured at top) with the optional new XLT Chrome Package. Last year's three-bar chrome grille is still available for standard XLT F-150.


Had owned over two dozen F150, F 250 and E 350 Ford trucks in the past for personal and business use. Switched to GMC about 8 years ago as my neighbor owned a GMC Dealership. Nice trucks but not as reliable as my Fords. I moved then switched back to Ford and a 2009 F150. Coundn't be happier. Nice base trucks with few options. Fewer things to go wrong unlike the MANY electrical problems with Government Motors.

lifelong Ford buyer no more. No manual shift, no six cylinder, no stepside...thats crap! I will have to look elsewhere I guess.

I dont get what people are complaining about!!!!!The new F-150 has made alot of changes,I shopped around at the pther brands,and I think Ford has them beat hands down,I traded in a 08 Silverado for my 2010 F-150,nothing wrong with the Silverado,its a fine truck,just dont have the solid feel I like,and as for the motor,its probably one of the smoothest I have ever experienced,we have a 97 F-150 in the family,and it has 192000 on it,still going strong and still making trips,so I for one hope they hold on to the Triton V-8,and as far as a 4 cyl in a F-150,come on,leave that for the Ranger.

I'm with some dude up there! don't kill the flareside! just give it a new name! "O Side" -for original side.

20 inch wheels!

have a 2009 ford f150 love the truck hate the headrest's can anyone tell me if they can be replaced killing my neck

A lot of trailer pullers especially horse trailers are not going to like not having a standard/manual transmission.

are the 2010 f150's set up with the front end lower than the rear, or do I have a suspension problem?

Brakes on my F-150 are touchy and at times sound like a city bus, people look at you when you pull up to a stop light with your nice new F-150 and your brakes squeal like an old city bus, I asked my dealers service dept. to check the brakes and all they say is that it must be because they are wet . The dealers shop also says that I just have to get use to the brakes because the truck is new , I drove a another new 2010 and found the brakes were completely different feeling. Whats up FORD did I just get that Friday just before quiting time truck?

I love my new f-150..looked at all the new trucks out ,ford seems to be the only one moving forward...the other guy's need to catch up..and all you out there doggin em jelousy will get you no where..:)


Good choice on trucks!

Ford set the bar pretty high with the 2011 F-150. General Motors and Ram both have their work cut out for them on trying match all of the Ford's new features and performance.

I am looking to find out if Ford is going to recall the 2010/11 f150 for spring updates. I have driven ford for all my life and this is the first time that it has let me down. The springs are to long and they cannot handle the torque causing the springs to bend and end up with a driveline shudder, they solution the engineer had for my truck after his test drive was a extra leaf in the rear spring. PROBLEM WITH REPAIR: lifts up rear of vehicle taking away the smooth ride, vibration through the entire truck, totally useless on gravel roads!!! I have to buy a truck today for my wife and will not even consider a new Ford, and that is a shame.

Informative blog with its specific details. 2010 Ford F-150 is surely a heavy-duty vehicle. You can possibly reach long roads for its newly made parts like the wheels. Nice blog.

2010 Ford F-150 is one of the nicest car I've seen. When you come to look at the car, you can really say that it has a heavy duty package. Each part is just made up of really high quality. Great job.

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