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Ford F-150 XL (2014) review: 35 facts and highlights

Ford F-150 XL (2014)
Ford F-150 XL (2014)

Why is Ford F-150 XL (2014) better than the average?

  • larger fuel tank
    98lvs92.55l
  • greater payload capacity
    1.42tvs931.8kg
  • greater maximum trailer weight
    5.13tvs3.72t
  • shorter length
    5.42mvs5.53m
  • lower ground clearance
    208mmvs220.21mm
  • more headroom (front)
    1.04mvs1.03m
  • more headroom (rear)
    1.04mvs1.01m
  • more horsepower
    302hpvs289.19hp

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General info

1.Has air suspension
Ford F-150 XL (2014)

Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.

2. longer drivetrain warranty (km)

96561km

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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160934km

3. longer basic warranty (years)

3yrs

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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3yrs

4. longer basic warranty (km)

57936km

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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57936km

5.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Ford F-150 XL (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

6.Has rear-wheel drive
Ford F-150 XL (2014)

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.

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Dimensions

1.weight

2.13t

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2.07kg

2. larger rear bed

4.2 x 5.6cu ft

The rear bed of a pickup truck is the open-top area for storing cargo. A greater area means you can carry larger loads.

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5.5 x 8.1cu ft

3. greater payload capacity

1.42t

The total weight of cargo that can be carried in the cab and cargo bed, including passengers.

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1.42t

4. greater maximum trailer weight

5.13t

The maximum weight of a trailer that can be towed by the vehicle.

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5.67t

5. longer wheelbase

3.2m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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3.7m

6. shorter length

5.42m

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5.22m

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Engine

1. more cylinders

6

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.

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8

2. larger fuel tank

98l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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132l

3. larger engine size

3.7l

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.

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6.2l

4. more horsepower

302hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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5. more valves

24

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.

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32

6. better fuel economy (city)

16.6l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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10.7l/100 km

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Features

1.USB ports

0

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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2

2.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Ford F-150 XL (2014)

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

3. more airbags

6

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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6

4.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Ford F-150 XL (2014)

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

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