In the pickup business, Ford Motor Company still holds the dominant market share with its F-150, long a popular model. The company is also a tough competitor in the heavy duty class with its Super Duty F Series too. In this gallery we look at these trucks to offer you information you can use when it's buying time.
We'll start with the F-150 and the features you'll find for 2014, including some higher-end options, the engine choices and other top features. Then we'll move on to the Super Duty F series, which offers two top engine choices both with features farmers will like including flex fuel for ethanol use and a diesel that accepts the B20 biodiesel blend.
Ford is even pushing eco-friendly materials in new ways. The company recently pointed out that the F-150 has added rice hulls as its latest sustainable material for the 2014 F-150 model. That truck also uses soybeans and post-industry recycled cotton in carpet insulation or as a sound absorber.
In the larger Super Duty F series, 2014 brings plenty of hauling capacity, a new appearance package - the XL, and a range of other features you can check out in this gallery.
So click on the images to explore the new Ford F Series pickups from the F-150 and higher to learn more. You can also check out our other 2014 pickup galleries including the 2014 Ram Truck gallery , and the 2014 Silverado gallery .
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1. Creature comforts
In the F-150 class the Lariat trim level has set a standard for the light-duty truck competitor. For 2014 Ford offers a glove-friendly dash. The line also includes the popular SYNC with MyFord Touch allowing you to keep both hands on the wheel and make calls or get information by voice command. In this option class you'll find a larger screen for improved readability. There's even a conductive phone charging system - where you simply lay the phone on the system and it charge - it's a dealer-installed accessory and available in the FX, Lariat (trim level shown), King Ranch, Platinum and Limited series.
2. See better
High-intensity discharge headlamps are part of the new bolder front end of the F-150 series. These HID lamps are on the XLT trim level and above for 2014. Some other features in the F-150 for 2014 include AdvanceTrac Roll Stability Control; dual-stage airbags, and new color choices. The FX Appearance Package gets a new grill and 17-inch machined aluminum wheels with painted accents are now standard on the XLT and STX trim levels.<br>
Buyers have four engine choices for the F-150 series lineup including the following:
<strong> 3.7-Liter V6</strong> - At 302 hp with 278 lb.-ft. of torque, this engine is rated at 17 mpg city, 24 mpg, highway.<br>
<strong>5.0-Liter V8</strong> - 360 hp, 380 lb.-ft. torque, with 15 mpg city, 21 mpg highway (4x2)<br>
<strong>6.2-Liter V8</strong> - 411 hp, 434 lb.-ft. torque, 13 mpg city, 18 mpg highway (4x2)<br>
<strong>3.5-liter EcoBoost</strong> - 365 hp, 420 lb.-ft. torque, 16 mpg city, 22 mpg highway (4x2).<br>
All those engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission to get power to the ground.
3. Plenty of F-150 choices
Line them up and count the models. The F-150 class of trucks offers buyers a lot of choices including the XL, STX, XLT, FX2/FX4, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Tremor, Limited and the SVT Raptor. That gives you some choices when buying at this truck class. You'll even find new colors like the Sunset Metallic that's being offered for 2014. It joins Blue Jeans Metallic, Kodiak Brown Metallic and Red Clearcoat Metallic as part of a wider range of color choices for the F-150 lineup. You can also get 18- and 20-inch wheels in various trim packages too.
4. Ready to work
The Ford Super Duty F Series lineup of pickups offers the beefier engine choices and the towing capacity to get things done. For 2014 you'll have three model ranges - the F-250, F-350 and F-450 models and two engine choices. The Super Duty F Series even boasts top maximum gross vehicle weight rating of 14,000 lbs. And there are flexible fueling options too. Keep reading to learn more.
5. Rolling workspace
The interior of the 2014 Super Duty F Series offers the familiar glove-friendly design that also features SYNC system with MyFord Touch - so often you can get stuff done hands free. They system also offers a Vehicle Health Report and 911 Assist - which are lifetime, no-charge features. SYNC services including traffic alerts, business search and other features.
6. Looking back
The Super Duty F cabin offers a rear-view camera at some trim levels offering you more safety during operation. The large, bright screen makes getting information quick and easy too.
7. Base workhorse
The XL trim level of the Super Duty Line is a solid starting point and offers buyers a solid business-focused platform. The entire line gets brake system improvements that allow for higher payloads too and a larger parking brake is also part of the package.
8. All business
At the XL trim level, the interior offers a glove-friendly, all-business approach to pickup truck use. This is a work truck trim level that will appeal to a lot of buyers.
9. Two engine choices
Farmers will like the fuel choices for the two engine options available in the Super Duty F Series - note the B20 signature as part of the engine emblem.<br>
<strong>6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbocharged diesel</strong> - this engine, which can run on B20 biodiesel blends. This is a Ford built diesel that the company claims is the cleanest Power Stroke diesel offered. It's rated at 400 hp, with 800 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,600 rpm.<br>
<strong>6.2-liter V8 gasoline</strong> - this is a flex-fuel engine that can even run on E85. It's rated at 385 hp and 405 lb.-ft. torque 4,179 rpm. There is also a compressed natural gas/liquid propane gas prep kit available as an option for this engine, enhancing fuel flexibility further in some applications.<br>
Both are mated to a heavy-duty TorqShift six-speed automatic transmission.
10. Big on towing
The 2014 Super Duty F Series trucks have raised the towing capacity for the line to 18,500 lbs. depending on the model and trim. The top end towing capacity comes with the F-350 DRW 4x4 and that 6.7-liter diesel engine; you'll also get that capacity with the F-450 DRW 4x4. You can go even bigger with fifth-wheel towing in the F-450 DRW 4x4 with a rated towing capacity (with the diesel engine) of 24,700 pounds. For the popular farm sizes - the F-250 and F-350 with regular cab and the big diesel, towing capacity is 15,000 lbs. conventionally. In fifth-wheel trim, the regular cab F-350 4x2 can pull 23,200 lbs.; and the 4x4 can pull 22,900 lbs.
11. Visibility counts
When towing having the big picture view - to the rear - is important. The Super Duty F offers that with its top end outboard mirror choices.
12. Stopping power
When you're towing, or hauling, a big payload stopping is as important as moving forward. For 2014, the Super Duty F Series gets improved brake pads and engineers have retuned the booster to enhance pedal feel. That gives drivers more confidence. Brake rotor swept area is up 16.4% in front and 14.5% in the rear to help dissipate heat, which is great on long downhill runs. Brake rotor thermal mass has also been increased to deliver better performance and reduce fade. This change supports a boost in gross vehicle weight rating to 14,000 lbs. And a larger parking brake for the F-250 and F-350 models helps boost that maximum payload rating too.
13. Big family
The Super Duty F Series lineup is a large family of big pickups that offer a range of choices in cab size and engine capacity that allows Ford to match user needs. From smaller farms that need towing to market to big operations that have big chores to do, Ford can meet the need, and its farm-friendly fuel choices supporting both E85 and biodiesel are available too.