When Ford announced the introduction of a more than $60,000 pickup truck in 2015, consumers and auto industry folks alike were taken aback. No one could imagine that Indianapolis car dealerships would be able to sell such a high priced pickup truck.
Well, it is now mid-2016 and, believe it or not, consumers have shown that they are willing to pay that price for the luxury 2016 Ford F-150 Limited 4×4. This is a pickup truck unlike any other.
Top of the Line
There were already Platinum and King Ranch models in the F-150 family, so what makes the Limited so much better? To be honest, it may be called a pickup truck, but the Limited is not a truck you will want to get dirty; it’s the luxury limit of luxury trucks. With a satin chrome finish grille, chrome exhaust tip, chrome 22 in. wheels, body matching front bumper caps and rear bumper, there’s nothing about this truck that doesn’t scream exclusivity and style. It’s almost too pretty to drive, but there’s more to this beauty than just exterior good looks.
How many pickups contain real eucalyptus wood trim, Mohave leather seats, de rigeur stitched dash top, and laser engraved VIN plate in the armrest? Just one: the Ford F-150 Limited 4×4! Massaging front seats, heated rear seats, Ford SYNC3, and remote tailgate release are just a few of the luxuries that the 2016 Limited offers.
Not Just a Pretty Face
Despite the fact that you won’t want to dirty up this gorgeous truck, it is still a very powerful and well performing vehicle that you could use for working. Powered by a 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 engine, the Limited produces 365 horsepower and 420 lb. ft. torque, and can tow up to 10,100 pounds.
All of this power, and it still has unexpected fuel efficiency with 17 mpg. city and 24 mpg. highway. Electronic six-speed auto transmission with tow/haul or sport mode featuring SelectShift, Pro Trailer Backup assist, and all sorts of technology and electronics options make this pricey model one that earns each dollar.
If you don’t believe that a pickup truck could possibly be worth such a hefty price tag, you should head over to Bloomington Ford and check one out for yourself. Spend a few hours in the lap of luxury test driving this amazing truck, and you may change your tune. Eric Peterson, marketing manager of Ford said, “This is the most advanced and luxurious F-150 that we’ve ever built. There’s more standard and available technology in this truck than anything else we’ve brought to the market before.”
To many people, a pickup truck isn’t supposed to be pretty; it’s supposed to be sturdy and hard working. The 2016 Ford F-150 Limited 4×4 is the complete package. There’s no doubt that it is pretty and luxurious, but underneath the hood and built into the frame is a heavy duty workhorse of a truck. Go ahead and get it dirty; it can always be washed!