2015 Ford F-150 Appearance Guide Offers Many Choices

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The new standard of the day in the half-ton pickup truck segment is to offer as many options as possible to allow customers to order the truck they want. And no one seems to understand this better than Ford, especially when it comes to all the different ordering configurations buyers have when designing how they want their pickup to look.

So along with four engine choices, three cab configurations and three bed lengths, 2015 Ford F-150 buyers will be able to order their vehicle in 13 different visual flavors.

Ford is offering the new pickup in five trim levels: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum. While that may sound simple, the first three trims (XL, XLT, Lariat) can all be ordered in standard and Sport dress, and the Chrome Package is available on the first four (XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch) — each with a different grille, bumper and overall design look to allow owners to create a fairly unique look. With the King Ranch offering a unique Monochromatic Exterior Package and no SVT Raptor for 2015 (it likely will return in 2016 with an EcoBoost engine), that means the new F-150 essentially will be offering at least 13 unique-looking pickups; previously only 10 were offered. The FX4 off-road package is basically available across the entire lineup. Additionally, Ford also added four new colors, bringing the total to 13, and 14 different wheel choices.

To download the 2015 Ford F-150 Appearance Guide, click here.

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@
HEMI V8
Real 4x4's have manual transfer cases. Just like my 03 Hemi 4x4. 2005 to 2015 Power Wagon.
Dodge Trucks were the first to offer a shift in cab 4x4 without locking the hubs. Getting out in the mud,snow etc.. back in the
30's.

"Dodge had established its successful four wheel drive combination in 1934."

http://www.allpar.com/model/ram/ram-history.html


I never thought the electronic shift on the fly 4x4's would be so popular. I remember everyone thinking this will never sell or be tough.

Oh the days of manual hubs... that I don't miss that!

I am surprised the power wagon model hasn't come to the half tons... I think it could be a huge seller for them and help in getting somewhat better fuel mileage.

Personally I like the grille of the xl more than all of them.

@TRUCK CRAZY, WELL, CAN YOU BLAME US
FOR LIVING OUR DREAMS?

SO JUST REMEMBER THE,
THE HEMI ARMY IS BACK!


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Dodge Could Be Building The Most Powerful Sedan Ever

Dodge will stuff its monumentally powerful 6.2 liter 707 hp supercharged Hemi Hellcat V8 into the company's upcoming 2015 Charger sedan, which debuted at this year's North American Auto show in Detroit.

According to R&T, this will make the Hellcat-powered Charger the most powerful sedan ever built. And although the Chrysler Group has not officially announced the vehicle configuration, the company did include a "2015 Dodge Charger 6.2L SC SRT" when it participated in a third-party engine rating test earlier this year with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). While the SAE filing does not explicitly say "Hellcat," the description of the specifications match the monster Hemi.

http://www.businessinsider.com/2015-dodge-charger-hemi-hellcat-2014-7

There is absolutely no reason for zviera, hemi monster, hemi v8, or michigan bob, or johnny doe to comment on this article. Please. We don't care what you have to say about it because we know if it's not a ram you hate it. If you don't have anything decent to say, why comment?

@Beebe, WE'RE NOT LOOKING FOR TROUBLE,
BUT WE'RE READY IF YOU WAN TO START!

WATCH OUT.

THE HEMI ARMY IS BACK!!!!

This is how HEMI V8 used to do it in 1984:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrkRLeUFmak

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@Beebe

Nothing you say to the Ramtards will matter. Like Lou and I have posted before, they are on some Holy Jihad mission to bomb every article they can with either bashing of other brands or Fiat/Chrysler commercials that have nothing to do with the articles themselves. Just like those who killed our US/Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan and those that flew those planes into the WTC, these Ramtards are extremist in their views. They think they are on some spiritual mission to advertise for Fiat/Chrysler and get as many people as they can to buy them as if posting commercial on this website actually does anything to vehicle sales. You cannot reason or use logic with extremist so requesting them to stop is futile.

There are times I just flat out ignore these dumbasses, and there are times I don't. I have to admit that I get caught up in their Ram versus the world squabbles that leads to hundreds of not needed posts. There are other times I wish I knew where they were in real life so I can kick them in the nuts for being stupid, selfish, and inconsiderate to others which is why I lost all respect for them. Hell, I have more respect for Big Al than the Ramtards which I know is shocking.

The only person that can do something about this is Mark Williams and I think he has made it perfectly clear by his lack of doing anything about it thus far that nothing will get done about it. The only thing you can do is either ignore the Ramtard trolls, play them at their own game, or just move to another site. The first is hard to do at times because of the non factual stuff they post just begs to be corrected. The second would probably lead to all out chaos in the comments section that may or may not force Mark Williams hand to shut down the comments section of these articles. The last will more then likely have no effect unless enough people do it, and then eventually this site will shut down due to lack of readers. Yes, it is sad that the immaturity of the very few has to ruin it for everyone else.

At least they have a better variety of colors now. The Green, Ruby Red, Bronze Metallic and Caribou especially look nice. As far as the rest--the Sport versions at least don't try as HARD to throw a fake big-rig nose at you. But I still hate the shape of the grill.

@beebe I was just questing Clint GM has not taken a risk or lead in trying new stuff in the last 20 years. My question to you now is if people that aint in love with Fords can't comment on Ford stories then why do we see you comment on Ram and GM stories? I do agree if all they are going to do is post dumb Ram ads then yeah they shouldn't post then.

@ JD

Rear discs werent standard on GM pickup trucks (SUVs and Avalanches dont count) until 14 and going backward is never progress especially after inching forward.

Shift on the fly 4x4 was innovative 30+ years ago and front disc brakes innovative 40... thats a long time since GM had "the lead" or brought something real to the table dont you think?

Rear steering was a very cool very bold innovation that was also ultimately a failure. Just like Fords regular cab pickups that had those tiny cool doors (05ish).

While i dont know who brought hydroformed steel frames to the half ton truck world first the Ford Contour was the first mass produced vehicle in the US with a hydroformed frame. I also know that regardless Ford was the first truck with a 5star crash rating and had far more high strenth steel and the first with a safety cage than its compeitors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydroforming

Like I said. GM has brought very little to the table in the last 20 years. Shift on the fly 4x4 was hot stuff in 1985, back when I was in 4th grade i think. If we want to go that far back (or even farther) GM was lagging then in use of galvanized steel and a lack of independent front suspensions.

But again i was focusing more in the last 20 years.

What is even more important is how badly GM is lagging now. Again KEY technologies that take years to develop and perfect they are badly lagging in. For no good reason really. I dont know if its because they chose to put their money into full size SUVs, pretend pickups, or the vette or they are afraid to go too far too fast or the bankruptcy drained their truck development team's brain trust.

Regardless if you arent blind or crazy you cant deny they are lagging and lagging badly.

@johnny doe
The difference is that i'm reasonable. You are a diehard chevy fanatic that has no chance of saying anything reasonable about a ford. I actually own a ram and considering purchasing a 2014 silverado so I think my opinion on other brands has some value even if I do mostly have negative things to say about ram (not always). But usually I don't post anything on chevy and ram stories because I just don't care that much about those brands. When I do post, it is usually just once or twice on an article. The "ramtards" hijack the comments in every article. I skip over 90 percent of their posts because they just spew the same crap over and over. I'm glad you don't hijack every thread, but your posts are always the same anti-ford slander that is not objective or reasonable. Same goes for michigan bob, miath, and probably 5 or 6 others. I often disagree with lou and many others, but at least they are often reasonable and objective instead of completely biased.

I never thought the electronic shift on the fly 4x4's would be so popular. I remember everyone thinking this will never sell or be tough.

Posted by: spacetrukin | Jul 30, 2014 8:36:03 PM

I was discussing this with a gentlemen on this site. He told me his 4 auto took a few revolutions on the tires to lock in in 4 high.
My manual has no delay in or out. So if i am in two wheel drive and i can't climb a soft embankment i reach down with a firm swift grip and engage 4x high. When I go for the gas the old goat pulls right up.

I think Dodge should offer a better prepared 1500 4x4. The Ford Fx4 looks like a good place to start adding on. Like the fact it has a locker and skid protection. Don't know if Ram should offer a Power Wagon package for the 1500 don't want to water the name down but, they need to add more off road content in the Ram 1500. Do like the air lift suspension though for a stocker.

If I was on the market for a 150 it would be the FX4 with a 6.2 or 5.0 engine. This new Ford 150 looks rugged and would be a good start adding lift, shocks, winch, tires, lights etc..

@HEMI

@HEMI V8, Are you ready to kick some a$$? The HEMI ARMY is back!

AN ARMY OF QUEERS SITTING IN THEIR MOMS BASEMENTS REPETITIOSLY STATING RAM COMMERCIALS WHILE JERKING.

OH THE WHOLE TRUCK WORLD IS SHAKING.... DELUSIONAL FUCKTARD

GUTS

GLORY

RAM FOREVER!! OR LEAST UNTIL THE NEXT TIME IT GOES BANKRUPT...SHOULDN'T BE LONG!

There is absolutely no reason for zviera, hemi monster, hemi v8, or michigan bob, or johnny doe to comment on this article. Please. We don't care what you have to say about it because we know if it's not a ram you hate it. If you don't have anything decent to say, why comment?


Posted by: beebe | Jul 30, 2014 8:42:02 PM

I can post on what ever I feel like their buddy. Look at the past posts and see who starts the brand bashing. Clue the kool aid club. AKA Ford fanbois.

Here is tip for you all. You don't like my posts don't read them. Just remember I wait till the first rock is thrown before I throw one back. We can all get along on here. I don't need Mark to babysit me. If you want respect than give respect. I could care less what you buy. It's your hard earned money but, I am not going to just sit back and let some one talk out of their arse bashing my brand. You don't like people bashing your brand i don't like people bashing mine. Tit for tat.


@zviera
Congratulations to RAM , still best looking truck, with HEMI option Ford doesn't have.

WHAT OPTION WOULD THAT BE A SHINY HEMI EMBLEM?

SILLY FUCKTARD RAM DOESN'T HAVE A HEMI!

BETTER LOOK UP WHAT A DEFINITION OF HEMISPHERICAL HEADS ARE.

RAM PUT THAT ON THE TRUCK TO SELL IT TO IDIOTS LIKE YOU...FUCKTARD

JEALOUS RAM FUCKTARDS.... YOU THINK THE SPREAD IN NUMBERS IS BIG NOW....

2015 F 150 WILL ANNIHILATE RAM.

I'd love to take a ride in HEMI V8's fantastic 03 Ram with Coolio's Fantastic Voyage playing. Come along and ride in HEMI V8's fantasic Ram. Flowmaster. K&N. The works!

What ya gonna do when the HEMI V8 rolls by,
you better be ready, so you can ride!

http://youtu.be/a3QAHZicSjQ?t=21s

@
HEMI V8
Real 4x4's have manual transfer cases. Just like my 03 Hemi 4x4. 2005 to 2015 Power Wagon.
Dodge Trucks were the first to offer a shift in cab 4x4 without locking the hubs. Getting out in the mud,snow etc.. back in the
30's.

"Dodge had established its successful four wheel drive combination in 1934."

http://www.allpar.com/model/ram/ram-history.html

YOU SILLY FUCKTARD. NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOUR OLD BEAT UP PIECE OF CRAP RAM THAT HAS A FLOOR MOUNTED TRANSFER CASE LEVER....THOSE WOULD BE THE ONES YOU COULD PULL TO GET THE SELECTION YOU WANTED THEN YOUD GET OUT AND GET YOUR FEET WET IN THE PUDDLE AT THE SHOPPING MALL AND GO PHONE A TOW TRUCK.

THAT TRUCK CAME WITH THE FAKE GUTLESS HEMI ASWELL.

FUCKTARD BOUGHT IT THINKING IT WAS A REAL HEMI...YEAH YOU TELL US ABOUT TRUCKS WHEN RAM HOOKED LINE AND SINKER TO BUY SOMETHING THAT IS ONLY A BADGE

GULLIBLE

GUILTY

FUCKTARD

THE RAM ARMY IS FULL OF FUCKTARDS

That thing got a Hemi? No, not really.


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With the possible exception of FORD, HEMI is the most celebrated set of four letters in all automobiledom. At the mere mention of the word, teens drool, musclecar mavens bow, and mothers draw small children under protective arms. The actor Jon Reep launched his career by uttering, "That thing got a Hemi?" in recent Dodge Ram television ads.

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After three decades of retirement, the return of the Hemi engine ranks with the capture of Sadam Hussein as righteous proof of America's unyielding spirit. At least that's what I, as a member of the 1960s Hemi-owning and admiring generation, thought upon hearing that Chrysler was resuscitating its Hemi. But, upon close inspection of the new engine's innards, I was disappointed to find that the vaunted hemispherical combustion chambers are NOT part of the deal.

The HEMI name comes from the dome-shaped ceiling atop each cylinder inside some engines, a configuration that has seen wide aircraft, motorcycle, and racing use since it was introduced by obscure Belgian car maker Pipe in 1905. The key benefit is that the hemispherical dome facilitates extra large intake and exhaust valves, a relatively uninhibited pathway for fuel and air into the cylinder, and an easy means for spent exhaust gasses to escape. The easier it is for an engine to pump its working fluids, the more power it produces.

Chrysler first experimented with Hemi designs for World War II aircraft engine use. The fruit of that research appeared under the hoods of 1951 Chrysler Saratoga and New Yorker sedans. Chrysler's first hemi-headed V-8s produced 180 horsepower versus Cadillac's 160 hp and Oldsmobile's 135 hp, lighting the fuse on the original horsepower war.

DeSoto and Dodge picked up variations on the hemi theme for 1952-58 models. In 1964, when Chrysler needed a hot engine for stock car and drag racing, a second generation V-8 was introduced and a version informally called street hemi was offered to civilian Dodge and Plymouth buyers. My 1968 Hemi Road Runner generated a mighty 425 horsepower and ran over 110 mph in the quarter mile.

To find out how Chrysler's new 5.7-liter V-8 could be labeled Hemi in spite of the fact its combustion chambers look nothing like sliced grapefruit, I met with Bob Lee, Chrysler's vice president of powertrain product engineering.

Lee assured me no deception is afoot. The engineers responsible for Chrysler's new engine had better intentions than merely dusting off Hemis in the back of their closet. Early in the research phase, they discovered a combustion chamber that Porsche used for 1965-97 air-cooled 911s offered the ideal starting point for their new design. Porsche's head happened to be a hemi.

Engineers are not about to leave well enough alone so little from the Porsche design made the long trip to what's now called the 5.7-liter Hemi Magnum V-8. Much of the bowl area of the combustion chamber was filled in to encourage the fuel-air mixture to stir itself prior to ignition. The chamber is shallower than past Hemis so the top of the piston can be nearly flat, thereby saving reciprocating weight. The one vestige from Porsche's classic design is large valves rotated 90 degrees from the most common orientation (in a plane parallel to the crankshaft), and splayed at a 34.5-degree angle in the interests of free breathing.

The natural course of engineering evolution has moved Chrysler's hero powerplant far from its Porsche roots and severed all ties to the Hemis of yore. Even though it isn't a genuine hemi, this engine still packs a powerful punch as a marketing ploy.


Read more: http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/0407_hemi_engine/#ixzz391Gh865S

WHERE IS THE FAKE WANNABE HEMI ARMY NOW?

I'd love to take a ride in HEMI V8's fantastic 03 Ram with Coolio's Fantastic Voyage playing. Come along and ride in HEMI V8's fantasic Ram. Flowmaster. K&N. The works. 4" Rancho suspension,9,000 adjustable shocks, 35" BFG's 4.56 Gears.
Posted by: HEMI MAN | Jul 30, 2014 11:45:17 PM
Hell ya!

One of my favorite places to off road is oceano dunes in Pismo CA, Drink a few cool ones and go out in the dunes with the stereo up climbing soft sand dunes and getting a little air over the top. Light a fire and have some more cool ones. Take my quad out during the day and the Ram at night. Gotta get back out there soon.

I'd love to take a ride in HEMI V8's fantastic 03 Ram with Coolio's Fantastic Voyage playing. Come along and ride in HEMI V8's fantasic Ram. Flowmaster. K&N. The works. 4" Rancho suspension,9,000 adjustable shocks, 35" BFG's 4.56 Gears.
Posted by: HEMI MAN | Jul 30, 2014 11:45:17 PM
Hell ya!

One of my favorite places to off road is oceano dunes in Pismo CA, Drink a few cool ones and go out in the dunes with the stereo up climbing soft sand dunes and getting a little air over the top. Light a fire and have some more cool ones. Take my quad out during the day and the Ram at night. Gotta get back out there soon.

YOULL GET BACK THERE SOON ONCE THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT FIXES YOUR CRAPPY TRUCK....SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT A FORD OR GM THEN YOU COULD ENJOY IT

HEMI =MARKETING PLOY

POOR RAM FUCKTARDS

Is it just me or is he fighting with himself? Does anyone else think these are the same people too? Tell me it is not just me.

I am my own person.

@HEMI V8, Is this you at Pismo Beach?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQs1e1nTt5s

I think someone is fishing for a reason to say "See, I tried having a normal conversation and I get bashed"(by some mysterious poster that I have never seen post before) just so he will have an excuse to bash. I could be wrong, but this is how it looks to me.

@Hemi, No.

This is why I lifted my truck. Scared me the first time crossing it when my truck was stock. Had to get the motor out of the water. Got stuck on the beach a day later then i was supposed to.Rain storm came in no way to cross. Just more time to 4x4 and ride my quad. An older gentlemen tried to cross with signs everywhere not to cross. Guy had a brand new Ford dully with brand new fifth wheel was drowned out. The rangers called in a Sheriff dive team to get him and the two grand kids out of the truck. Insurance will not cover it. People hang out here and watch people try and cross.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MZUw7irlmc

Dodge Power Wagon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_vW7ibU4Kw

@Clint Yes GM was First to offer 4 disc brakes in trucks. 1999 half tons came standard with them then in 2001 3/4 and 1 ton GM trucks came with 4 disc brakes standard a long with the and Suburban, Tahoe and Avalanche. You act as if GM never had it so I have to correct you.

GM and Ford Both started using Hydrofroming in cars in 1994. GM was first to use it in trucks starting with the 1999 half ton.


Clint I am not talking about shift on the fly 4x4. I am talking about auto 4X4 GM started offering in 1999 where you click the AUTO 4WD button on the dash. You remain in 2wd till the truck detects one full tire spin, and then the truck automatically puts its self in 4 high.

The F150 doesn't have a Five Star crash rating it only has a Four Star crash rating. GM trucks are the only trucks with a 5 Star crash test rating.

(By earning 5-star overall scores, the Silverado and Sierra became the first pickups to receive a perfect crash-test rating from NHTSA. Each of the GM trucks' full-size pickup rivals -- the Ford F-150, Nissan Titan, RAM 1500 and Toyota Tundra -- earned four stars overall in government crash tests.)

http://www.autotrader.com/research/article/car-news/214280/gmc-sierra-chevrolet-silverado-ace-nhtsa-crash-tests.jsp

No Clint I'm not blind GM really isn't lagging behind badly as you like to say. They will have mostly pretty much everything everyone else has or will have by 2015 other then air ride, and they will be lacking in the gas engine part of the HD trucks. Other then that they will be on par with everyone else.

@ beebe I don't always say bad things about Ford even though after two lemon F150s in a row, and a $60,000 hole in my wallet did leave a pretty bad taste in my mouth from them.

For the most part I am reasonable. I do poke some fun at Ford and just like ALL1 and his buddys and my buddys we do it for fun but some people can't handle it, so they get pissed off. Nothing wrong with a little bit of old Ford vs Chevy smack talk, its been that way since forever. I have even pointed out a few times how I hated how both my Chevys and Fords both bust leaf springs at just bout the same mileage, and how GM has rear disc brakes again. I sorry if I sound real pro GM sometimes but I really like them so far since I switch from Ford to them. I haven't had no major break downs or repairs to deal with which makes me happy to own a Chevy and keep on coming back to get another one every few years.

The 2015 F-150 looks sissified , cheap, generic looking
The Ram looks tough, like a real man's truck!
The Chevy with its high and wide wheel wells makes it look like a capable off road truck.

I don't know what you guys see in the new F-150 with that new grill and that stupid horizontal bar over the headlights?
It also has a high narrow look without wide tires.
It just looks almost like a plastic toy.
Ford ruined the F-150.
I'm glad I got the 2013 F-150 one of the last good ones!
I predict the 2015 F-150 is going to be a flop cause the truck buyer isn't going to feel secure being a scapegoat cause of the drastic changes they made.
My 2013 is paid for and I have money burning a hole in my pocket and IF I walk into a dealer to buy a new truck they better roll the red carpet out and start kissing my butt, but come to think of it my 2013 F-150 is a better truck than the new 2015 so maybe I will keep it and install some GOOD tires on it instead of those stock worthless Goodyear Wranglers.

Ugg no new F150 for me time to change looks like a toyota and the round movable vent change that was the best part and its gone. Time to move on

Ill confess to being biased for Ford.

I base it upon my research and experiences.

Im proud to say I have extensive first hand/varied experience with all makes and models of trucks (pretend/fullsize half, 3/4 and 1 ton). I love the opportunity to walk around, crawl under, drive, test, read about compare anything made by anyone every chance i get.

My bias to Ford is not blind, nor untested and must be continuously earned. I have a healthy respect for Ram trucks (even though the whole government give away to fiat was a crime). I have bought non Fords based on expeirence, research and factors and will continue to do so when it makes sense.

Excellence is Excellence. Regardless of who made it or where it came from

Failure is Failure. Regardless of who made it or where it came from.

I go with what makes sense, what works, history and what is happening. I look for long term trends, consistency, excellence, and failure. I also demand alot of what I buy.

"Congratulations to RAM , still best looking truck, ..."

Actually, the new Colorado is by far the best LOOKING truck for many reasons--better even than the RAM--for now.

Well I hope Hemi v8, Hemi, monster hemi, laramie ram, and zviera as well as other aliases all realize that the rest of us are sick of their ram advertisements on EVERY ARTICLE. Do you like being viewed as annoying and childish? because that's how the rest of us see you. I don't have to read your comments, and I usually don't, but it sure is annoying to skip over 75 percent of the comments to read something decent. Please just give it a rest and grow up. And get a life! I can't believe how much of your lives many of you devote to the comment section of pickuptrucks.com.

We need one more announcement from Ford:
3.2L in-line 5 cylinder diesel with 10-speed trans. option.

Beebe, I agree and I'm a Ram guy, but I don't go around acting like an idiot on every article. Makes the rest of us look bad.

@ spacetrukin

"I am surprised the power wagon model hasn't come to the half tons... I think it could be a huge seller for them and help in getting somewhat better fuel mileage."

Look at Ram's web site for tow haul specs. The Power Wagon HAS "come to the half tons".

The 2015 PowerWagon has a cargo rating around 1,500 lb. The lost at least 300 lb of capacity when changing over to coil springs.

@Beebe - you are a reasonable poster with well thought out commentary. That should be the objective of this site. We may have our preferences and differences of opinion but we should walk away with a better knowledge of trucks and a level of respect for those with different ideas.

PUTC needs to go to a secure Log In and moderate the blogs.
I keep mentioning TTAC.
They have a secure log in with blog moderation but they RARELY ban posters. The editor said maybe 6 in the last year.
That site allows off topic conversations, they allow conversations to get highly political with huge debates raging between the "left" and the "right" but that site functions at a level of intellect and respect vastly superior to this site.

The Editorial staff need to imprint their style on the news and the blog. Those staffers need to interact and be part of the blog. Mike Levine used to routinely interact with bloggers and so do guest contributors.

This site needs to change or die. We are at PUTC's 2008 meltdown.

On the bottom left of Page 2, did anybody notice that the new 40/console/40 seat has a COLUMN MOUNTED SHIFTER ?!?!

For the past few years we have been hearing alot from the Ford guys about how the shifter should be in the console. Looks like Ford followed GM's lead and is now offering it back on the column ...

@sk - Ford has always offered a column mounted shifter with the Lariat and lower trims. My 2010 F150 has a column shifter. I like having the 6 seat capacity.

@loubc
I don't think ford offered a column shifter WITH a center console before did they? I noticed that change as well

Yes and no. Ford is not following GM's lead on the shifter.

What they are doing is offering a flow through console.....on lower mid level trims (XL & XLT) that previously had collumn shift but only with a bench seat or half console.

XL and XLT Sport get floor shifters now so they are expanding the floor shifters in the console. Lariat and up trims stay with floor shifters.

Ford is expanding their lead on large flow through consoles on some models...... Adding more floor shifters to XL and XLT. But base xl/xlt/lariat still have collumn shifter same as before. Upper trims still have the floor shift with no collumn available. Not following GM.

Ford added the flow through console console option to XL and XLT. They also added a floor shifter option to XLT.

Last time I checked GM doesn't have a flow through center console on the base truck and they don't have any floor shifter anywhere.

Following GM? What Ford did has nothing to do with GM.

I bet all of you guys have a Calvin sticker on your back glass, pissing on a logo. You're all just trying so hard. It's cute.

@beebe - good catch.
Ford had the column shifter with just the 60/40 split front seat.
A column shifter with centre console would free up a ton of room for guys who need the storage space for files and laptops.



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