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2012 Ford F-150 Truck - Overview

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$23,500 – $52,305 MSRP

$22,100 – $47,124 Invoice

11 / 16 MPG City/Hwy

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Power Circle Ratings

Overall Quality 3.0

Overall Performance and Design 5.0

Predicted Reliability 3.5

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2012 Ford F-150 Truck

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Overview

What's New for 2012:

  • FX Appearance package
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Neutral tow capability allows the F-150 to be towed with all wheels on the ground
  • Locking rear axle on 3.5-liter 6-cylinder engines

Exterior Features
The 2012 Ford F-150 is a full-size pickup truck, and is offered with three different cabs (Regular, SuperCab, and SuperCrew) and two beds (standard or long). There are 2- and 4-door body styles.

Interior Features
The 2012 Ford F-150 offers seating for up to 6 passengers. Base models feature vinyl upholstery and minimal equipment-just air conditioning and an AM/FM audio system. Upgraded models are fitted with cloth or leather upholstery, full power accessories, cruise control, and infotainment systems.

Optional Features
Ford's Work Solutions option includes an in-dash computer with Internet access and other productivity features. The automaker also offers a sunroof, rear parking sensors, trailer brake controller, premium audio package, GPS-based navigation system, and more.

Under the Hood
Ford F-150 models are fitted with one of four different engines. Base models feature a 3.7-liter V-6 engine rated at 302 horsepower. Optional engines include a 5.0-liter V-8 rated at 360 horsepower and a 6.2-liter V-8 rated at 411 horsepower. The newest engine is a turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 rated at 365 horsepower. Rear-wheel drive is standard, with 4-wheel drive optional.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Ford F-150 are:
  • Ford F-150 with 3.7-liter V-6 engine: 17/23 mpg (city/highway)
  • Ford F-150 with 5.0-liter V-8 engine: 15/21 mpg (city/highway)
  • Ford F-150 with 6.2-liter V-8 engine: 13/18 mpg (city/highway)
  • Ford F-150 with turbocharged, 3.5-liter V-6 engine: 16/22 mpg (city/highway)

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Ford F-150 include active front head restraints and side curtain air bags. In government crash tests, the 2012 Ford F-150 Regular Cab received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the F-150 received a "Good" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset crash protection.

Available Trims for the 2012 Ford F-150 Truck

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
XL 6 speed automatic $23,500 302-hp / 3.7L 6-cyl 17/23
STX 6 speed automatic $27,010 302-hp / 3.7L 6-cyl 17/23
XLT 6 speed automatic $28,215 302-hp / 3.7L 6-cyl 17/23
FX2 6 speed automatic $34,425 360-hp / 5.0L 8-cyl 15/21
Lariat 6 speed automatic $35,320 360-hp / 5.0L 8-cyl 15/21
FX4 6 speed automatic $38,005 360-hp / 5.0L 8-cyl 14/19
King Ranch 6 speed automatic $42,825 360-hp / 5.0L 8-cyl 15/21
SVT Raptor 6 speed automatic $42,975 411-hp / 6.2L 8-cyl 11/16
Platinum 6 speed automatic $44,635 360-hp / 5.0L 8-cyl 15/21

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