2012 Ford F-150  -  $24,495


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $24,495
Base Invoice: $23,095
Destination Charge: $995
Options: $0
Trim: 2WD Reg Cab 126" XL
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 19 | City: 17 | Hwy: 23
Body Style: 2WD Regular Cab 6-1/2 Ft Box XL
Transmission: 6-speed electronic automatic transmission w/OD & tow/haul mode
Engine: 3.7L V6 FFV engine

Pros

Smooth, strong new powertrain lineup; fuel efficiency; class-leading towing and payload capacities; wide range of models for all budgets, tastes, and needs; available luxury features


Model Highlights

There are four different engines offered on the F-150: a 302-hp, 3.7L V6; a 360-hp, 5.0L; a 411-hp, 6.2L V8; and a 365-hp, 3.5L turbocharged V6. All four come hooked to a 6-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul mode and they can be had with either 2- or 4-wheel drive. There are also several bed lengths as well as Regular, SuperCab and SuperCrew cab styles.

The newest of the four engines 'the EcoBoost turbo V6' is the star of the lineup. It produces V8 levels of power, but with V6 fuel efficiency. Peak torque for the EcoBoost V6 is 420 pound-feet, which starts as low as 1,700 rpm, and models with this engine are rated at a best-in-class 11,300 pounds and a best-in-class payload of 3,060. What's more, this engine, which Ford will be promoting as an alternative to step-up V8 models from competitors, runs just fine on regular unleaded gas.

Both the new 3.7L V6 and 5.0L V8 engines incorporate Ti-VCT variable valve timing, which harnesses oil pressure, directed with electronically controlled solenoids, to quickly change engine timing as needed for more power or better fuel economy. As a result, they produce impressive power and torque while also posting fuel economy improvements over the engines they replace. The base V6 returns EPA ratings of up to 16 mpg city, 23 highway, while the 5.0L 'Coyote' V8 is rated at 15 city/21 highway. The 6.2L V8--still the likely choice for those who have to tow heavy loads for long distances--gets 12/17 mpg.

F-150 trucks are purchased for an array of uses, ranging from simple construction work to weekend hauling to cowboy commuters and those who use their rigs as a family vehicle, so Ford offers a wide range of cab, bed, and trim levels to fit almost everyone.

Ford's SYNC interface is available throughout the lineup; the feature allows an easy Bluetooth-based, voice-command-driven interface with phones and smartphones, and allows other features such as traffic reports, news, and weather. For those who truly work out of their trucks, Ford is again offering a Ford Work Solutions in-dash computer with, among several noteworthy features, a tracking system for tools.

The F-150 lineup includes ten different models, including XL, STX, XLT, XLT Custom, FX2/FX4, Lariat, Lariat Limited, King Ranch, Platinum and Harley Davidson F-150. Base XL models have vinyl seats, manual windows and wind-up windows, but they do include air conditioning and an AM/FM stereo. The STX adds keyless entry, cruise control and power accessories, while the XLT gets a little more of a dress-up, with fog lamps, a chrome grille and upgraded wheels. On the XLT, you can option up to the V8, but the Lariat includes it, along with some of the features of a luxury vehicle, including power-adjustable pedals, leather upholstery, SYNC and Sirius Satellite Radio. Lariat Limited and Platinum models add even more luxury, including remote start, power seats, ventilated seats, and wood and leather trim. The Lariat Limited also gets huge 22-inch wheels. Harley-Davidson and King Ranch models put it over the top in luxury, with a moonroof, heated second-row seats, a navigation system and special badging. The Harley Davidson model of course bows to its motorcycle namesake in appearance, while the King Ranch's interior is swaddled in top-caliber hides.

If you want a truck that's equipped more for sport, you should go for the FX2/FX4 models, which include a power driver's seat, SYNC, telescopic steering adjustment, blacked-out trim, 20-inch off-road wheels, and a power inverter. There's also a separate, even more intense off-road machine: the F-150 SVT Raptor--featuring the 411-hp, 6.2L V8 plus a long-travel off-road suspension, skid plates, wide fenders, a new locking front differential and special electronic off-road controls.


Model News

After several engine updates last year, the Ford F-150 receives only minor changes for 2012. Among them is a larger, 36-gallon fuel tank standard on all 4-wheel-drive EcoBoost F-150s, which increases range to 750 miles. A new FX appearance package is available on FX4 and FX2 models that includes black and red fender and tailgate badges, 20-inch black wheels, chrome exhaust tip, blacked out exterior trim and decals and a red-stitched steering wheel.

On 4-wheel-drive Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum models, a 2-speed automatic 4-wheel drive system replaces last year's electronic shift-on-the-fly transfer case. In addition to 4-high and 4-low, the new system offers a full-time all-wheel-drive instantly transfers torque to the front wheels if the rear wheels lose traction. The system also includes a neutral position, which means the F-150 can be flat-towed if required.

Finally, in the performance-oriented F-150 SVT Raptor, Ford has added a new locking front Torsen differential, a front camera to allow drivers to see what's happening directly in front of each tire, and subtle exterior and interior changes to further separate the model from the rest of the F-150 lineup.


Value Writeup

Ford claims class-leading fuel economy, as well as best-in-class towing and horsepower for both its base V6 engine as well as both of the available V8s. Ford also says that it's the only automaker to offer a 6-speed automatic transmission across its entire model lineup. The F-150 is also the only full-size pickup so far to offer electric power steering, which saves fuel and gives an improved steering feel.

Across the lineup, the F-150 carries through with the full redesign that the truck received for 2009; since then, the F-150's very purposeful, upright instrument panel and vastly upgraded interior materials have stood out in this very competitive class. And with the new 36-gallon fuel tank, the F-150's 750-mile driving range puts it in a class by itself.


Trim Curb Weight
4685.00 lbs

Standard Weight - Front
0 lbs

Standard Weight - Rear
0 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Front
2675.00 lbs

Base Trim Weight - Rear
2010.00 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front
3150 lbs

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear
3500 lbs

Curb Weight - Front
2675 lbs

Curb Weight - Rear
2010 lbs

Option Weight - Front
0.00 lbs

Option Weight - Rear
1.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Front
475.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity - Rear
1489.00 lbs

As Spec'd Curb Weight
4686.00 lbs

As Spec'd Payload
1764.00 lbs

Maximum Payload Capacity
1765.00 lbs

Gross Combined Wt Rating
10400 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
825 lbs

Frame Type
Fully-boxed

Suspension Type - Front
Double-wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Live axle

Spring Capacity - Front
3150 lbs

Spring Capacity - Rear
3500 lbs

Axle Type - Front
Long-Spindle

Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Float Beam

Axle Capacity - Front
3750 lbs

Axle Capacity - Rear
3800 lbs

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front
36.1 mm

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear
32.0 mm

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.3 in

Front Tire Order Code
T7B

Rear Tire Order Code
T7B

Spare Tire Order Code
T7B

Front Tire Size
P235/75R17

Rear Tire Size
P235/75R17

Spare Tire Size
P235/75R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.0

Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
20.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
41.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.8 x 0.6 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.7 x 0.5 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
26 gal

Fuel Tank Location
Midship

Gross Axle Weight Rating
6650.00 lbs

Curb Weight
4685.00 lbs

Reserve Axle Capacity
1964.00 lbs

Total Option Weight
1.00 lbs

Payload Weight Front
0 lbs

Payload Weight Rear
0 lbs

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
6450.00 lbs

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
23 MPG

Cruising Range - City
442.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
19 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
598.00 mi

Engine Order Code
99M

Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6

Displacement
3.7L/226

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
278 @ 4000

Trans Order Code
446

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
750

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
155

Total Cooling System Capacity
15.0 qts

Passenger Capacity
3

Front Head Room
41.0 in

Front Leg Room
41.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
66.6 in

Front Hip Room
60.5 in

Wheelbase
125.8 in

Length, Overall w/o rear bumper
213.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
79.2 in

Height, Overall
74.6 in

Overhang, Front
38.3 in

Front Bumper to Back of Cab
134.4 in

Ground to Top of Load Floor
34.1 in

Body Length
0.00 ft

Cargo Box Length @ Floor
78.8 in

Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear
60.3 in

Cargo Box Width @ Floor
60.3 in

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
50.0 in

Cargo Box (Area) Height
22.4 in

Tailgate Width
60.3 in

Cargo Volume
65.5 ft³

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V198000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 30, 2012

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected
101

Summary
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 F-150 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 6, 2011, THROUGH NOVEMBER 15, 2011. INCORRECT SOFTWARE FOR THE OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM MODULE (OCSM) WAS INSTALLED ON THE VEHICLES EITHER AT THE TIME OF MANUFACTURING OR DURING THE COURSE OF REPLACEMENT OF THE MODULE AS PART OF A SERVICE REPAIR. UNDER CERTAIN DRIVING CONDITIONS, THE OCSM MAY MISCLASSIFY THE PASSENGER SEAT'S OCCUPANT SUCH THAT THE PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG DOES NOT DEPLOY WHEN IT SHOULD, DOES NOT DEPLOY AS INTENDED, OR DEPLOYS WHEN IT SHOULD NOT.

Consequence
A FAILURE TO DEPLOY, FAILURE TO DEPLOY AS INTENDED, OR A DEPLOYMENT WHEN NOT INTENDED, INCREASES THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE PASSENGER SIDE SEAT OCCUPANT.

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE OCSM FREE OF CHARGE. FORD EXPECTS TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MAY 21, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.

FORD'S SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 12S31. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V190000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 30, 2012

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BACK UP LIGHTS

Potential Number of Units Affected
10,500

Summary
FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 FORD F-150, 2012 EXPEDITION AND LINCOLN NAVIGATOR, AND 2012-2013 MUSTANG VEHICLES, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NOS. 102, "TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER SEQUENCE, STARTER INTERLOCK, AND TRANSMISSION BRAKING EFFECT" AND 108 "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A TRANSMISSION RANGE SENSOR (TRS) THAT WAS CALIBRATED OUT OF SPECIFICATION FOR REVERSE GEAR.

Consequence
IF THIS CONDITION EXISTS, THE TRANSMISSION MAY NOT GO INTO REVERSE OR WHEN THE DRIVER PUSHES THE SHIFT LEVER IN THE REVERSE "R" POSITION AND THE VEHICLE'S TRANSMISSION DOES GO IN REVERSE, THE "R" MAY NOT ILLUMINATE ON THE DASHBOARD OF THE F-150, EXPEDITION, OR NAVIGATOR MODELS AND/OR THE BACKUP LAMP ON THE REAR OF THE F-150, EXPEDITION, NAVIGATOR, OR MUSTANG VEHICLES MAY NOT ILLUMINATE. THESE CONDITIONS INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH OR A PEDESTRIAN BEING STRUCK DUE TO THE VEHICLE'S NOT SIGNALING IT IS IN REVERSE.

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND REPLACE THE TRS AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT JUNE 25, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.

FORD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 12C23. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V248000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 27, 2016

Component
POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected
184,000

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Ford F-150 trucks manufactured August 19, 2011, to March 9, 2012, 2012 Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator vehicles manufactured August 19, 2011, to December 19, 2011, and 2012 Ford Mustang vehicles manufactured August 19, 2011, to February 21, 2012. The affected vehicles are equipped with an automatic transmission that may unexpectedly downshift to first gear, regardless of vehicle speed.

Consequence
An unexpected downshift into first gear can cause the vehicle to slow down suddenly without warning and the rear tires may slide or lock, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the powertrain control module with updated software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 23, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S19.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Not Rated

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
19.8%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Not Rated

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

3.7L V6 FFV engine

6-speed electronic automatic transmission w/OD & tow/haul mode

3.55 axle ratio (REQ: 99M Engine)

Rear wheel drive

78-amp/hr (750CCA) maintenance-free battery

Trailer sway control

6.5' pickup box

(4) pickup box tie-down hooks

6450# GVWR, 1710# maximum payload

Long-spindle double wishbone front suspension w/coil-over-shock IFS

Leaf spring rear suspension w/2-stage variable rear springs

Gas shock absorbers

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front/rear disc brakes

Easy Fuel capless fuel filler system

2-ton jack

P235/75R17 all-terrain BSW tires

17" gray styled steel wheels

Full-size spare tire w/lock, under frame winch-type carrier, safety catch

Painted argent front bumper w/black lower valance & upper fascia

Argent front/rear step bumper

Black front/rear stone cuffs

Black grille surround w/black "bar style" insert

Cargo lamp integrated w/high mount stop light

Black manual side mirrors

Fixed rear window

Rear solar tint glass

Variable speed intermittent wipers

Black door & tailgate handles

Removable tailgate w/key lock & lift assist

AM/FM stereo w/clock

Vinyl 40/20/40 split bench front seat

Black vinyl floor covering (N/A w/47R Floor Mats)

Driver & passenger door scuff plates

Black urethane steering wheel

Tilt steering column

Gauges -inc: fuel gauge, voltmeter, oil pressure, engine coolant temp, speedometer, tachometer, odometer

Display center -inc: warning messages & text functions

SecuriLock anti-theft ignition (PATS)

Manual air conditioning

Black ring w/black vanes air conditioning registers

Deployable cupholder under middle seat

Instrument panel mounted cigar lighter

Front pwr point

Sunvisors w/driver side strap, passenger mirror

Front passenger side A-pillar grab handle

Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

AdvanceTrac w/roll stability control (RSC)

Hill start assist

Dual stage driver & passenger front airbags

Dual stage driver & passenger seat-mounted side airbags

Safety Canopy front side curtain airbags

SOS post crash alert system

Outboard front lap & shoulder safety belts -inc: height adjusters, pretensioners, energy management retractors

Center front 3-point safety belt

Auto lock safety belt feature for child seats

Tire pressure monitoring system

Dual note horn

 
STANDARD EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS SYSTEM
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS SYSTEM NOT REQUIRED
$0

 
CALIFORNIA PUBLIC SERVICE/EMERGENCY VEHICLE EXEMPTION
$0

 
NON-CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS/NON-CROSS-BORDER STATES DEALER ORDER FOR CALIFORNIA STATES REGISTRATION
$0

 
3.7L V6 FFV ENGINE
$0

 
5.0L V8 FFV ENGINE
$1,000

 
6-SPEED ELECTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION W/OD & TOW/HAUL MODE
$0

 
3.55 AXLE RATIO
$0

 
3.31 AXLE RATIO
$0

 
3.73 AXLE RATIO
$50

 
3.73 AXLE RATIO W/LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
$400

 
3.31 AXLE RATIO W/ELECTRONIC LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL
$520

 
3.55 AXLE RATIO W/ELECTRONIC LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL
$470

 
XL SERIES ORDER CODE
$0

 
P235/75R17 ALL-TERRAIN BSW TIRES
$0

 
P255/65R17 ALL-SEASON OWL TIRES
$325

 
MONOTONE PAINT
$0

 
DARK BLUE PEARL METALLIC
$0

 
VERMILLION RED
$0

 
TUXEDO BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
STERLING GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
INGOT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
GREEN GEM METALLIC
$0

 
OXFORD WHITE
$0

 
STEEL GRAY, VINYL 40/20/40 SPLIT BENCH FRONT SEAT
$0

 
STEEL GRAY, CLOTH 40/20/40 SPLIT BENCH FRONT SEAT
$0

 
XL DECOR GROUP
$115

 
XL PLUS PKG
$450

 
PWR EQUIPMENT GROUP
$950

 
XL WORK PKG DISCOUNT
$-500

 
CREW CHIEF TELEMATICS BY TELOGIS W/1-YEAR SERVICE
$800

 
CABLE LOCK BY MASTER LOCK
$120

 
PLASTIC DROP-IN BED LINER
$350

 
SPRAY-IN BED LINER
$475

 
CHROME BUG SHIELD
$150

 
TRAILER TOW PKG
$375

 
TRAILER BRAKE CONTROLLER
$230

 
17" MACHINED ALUMINUM WHEELS W/PAINTED ACCENTS
$375

 
4" BLACK TUBULAR RUNNING BOARDS
$300

 
PICKUP BED ACCESS STEPS
$325

 
TAILGATE STEP
$375

 
FOG LAMPS
$140

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
$0

 
COLOR-COORDINATED CARPET
$145

 
ALL WEATHER RUBBER FLOOR MATS
$95

 
PRICED DORA
$0


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