2012 Ford F-150: What's Changed

2012 Ford F-150

The 2011 State Fair of Texas is currently under way, and Cars.com and PickupTrucks.com editors are down in the Lone Star State covering the latest in pickup truck-related news.

One of the first big announcements came from America’s best-selling vehicle, the Ford F-150. For the 2012 model year, the four-wheel-drive system gets upgraded on most trims, PickupTrucks.com reports. The system now has a two-speed automatic four-wheel-drive system for the Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum trim levels. There are now four-high, four-low, full-time and all-wheel-drive auto modes on the four-wheel-drive models. Hill start assist is also a new feature, and so is an electronic locking rear axle for the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 and 5.0-liter V-8, all of which are supposed to help improve traction capabilities.

A new, larger fuel tank that can hold up to 36 gallons is now standard on all four-wheel-drive EcoBoost F-150s, boosting the driving range to 750 miles.

The F-150 SVT Raptor gets some performance upgrades for the 2012 model year. A new optional traction-tuned front Torsen differential increases grip significantly for the front end of the truck, according to PickupTrucks.com. A new front-end camera on the Raptor helps the driver navigate tough terrain at slow speeds.

To get more nitty-gritty details, continue reading at PickupTrucks.com.

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By Colin Bird | September 29, 2011 | Comments (3)
Tags: Ford, Ford F-150

Comments 

Rockaby

Man, a 36 gallon tank in this truck is HUGE! Even with the city-rated 15mpg you can still go 540 miles on a tank!

But at $3.50 a gallon, it'd cost $126 to fill it back up!

Randy

I wish they would make compact cars with large fuel tanks..I'm talking 40+ gallons

And at most gas stations, It maxes out at $100 dollars. I can't even fill up all the way. On the good side, it will come with some pretty cool upgrades, not a bad truck at all.

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