Sneak peek: Pickup Trucks
Here’s an excerpt from Herb Ellis’ review of the 2019 pickup trucks running in our Oct/Nov issue.
After big changes in 2018, the 2019 Ford F-150 offers add-ons that make your job easier. The F-150 has a pickup bed with available features including flexible, configurable BoxLink system, stowable loading ramps, tailgate step with lift assist, and a remote tailgate release that lets you lock, unlock, and lower the tailgate.
The BoxLInk system is worth a mention. It comes with four lockable cleats that plug into ports – two on each side of the box. They will let you use a wide range of aftermarket accessories such as cargo dividers and stowable loading ramps.
Box side steps are available on all cab configurations.
Backing up a trailer involves navigating two vehicles at the same time – the truck often going one way and the trailer going in the opposite direction. The available Pro Trailer Backup Assist makes this often-tricky manoeuvre as easy as turning a knob. Simply rotate the knob left or right in the direction you want the trailer to go.
F-150 offers standard trailer sway control, part of AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control.
MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY
2.7L V6 (10AT)
3.3L V6 (10AT)
3.5L V6 (10AT)
5.0L V8 (10AT)
3.0L V8 (10AT)