Video: Five Cool Things About the 2015 Ford F-150

Maybe you're among the nation's legions of dyed-in-the-wool pickup-truck fanatics, or maybe you can't possibly imagine a pickup ever being practical for your life. In either case, you'll be just as entertained (and informed) by watching the video above in which Mark Williams, editor of PickupTrucks.com, ticks off the five coolest features on the 2015 Ford F-150 — now building big buzz at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

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Williams makes note of the F-150's extensive use of LEDs, a new 360-degree-view camera and, perhaps coolest of all, the intricate but seemingly simple-to-use next generation of tailgate steps (this you gotta see). Check out the video above for more.

By Matt Schmitz | January 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

2015 Ford F-150 Video

America's best-selling vehicle gets a complete redesign inside and out for the 2015 model year. Debuting at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the 2015 F-150 has an upgraded cabin, a new exterior look and gives shoppers a choice of four unique powertrains, including two turbocharged fuel-efficient engines. PickupTrucks.com reviewer Mark Williams says Ford has made big changes that should improve the F-150 in many ways.
Watch the video above.

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By Robby DeGraff | January 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Everything You Need to Know About the 2015 Ford F-150

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It is arguably the most important single nameplate in the automotive industry and a new version has just been unveiled.

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The 2015 Ford F-150 looks different, of course, but is unmistakably an F-150 with the requisite gigantic grille — a variety of them, in fact — improved interior, added aluminum used throughout to shave off about 700 pounds and more than one new powerplant under the hood.

Check out the extensive coverage from our partner site Pickuptrucks.com along with our photo gallery:

2015 Ford F-150 Design
2015 Ford F-150 Powertrains
2015 Ford F-150 Body and Cabs
2015 Ford F-150 Trim Packages
2015 Ford F-150 Frame and Suspension
2015 Ford F-150 Technology and Electronics
2015 Ford F-150 Bed Tech
2015 Ford F-150 Photo Gallery

By David Thomas | January 12, 2014 | Comments (2)

2015 Ford F-150 Photo Gallery

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Last year, Ford wowed the crowds at Cobo Hall with its Atlas truck concept, a precursor to the just-revealed 2015. The design of the truck is new, but it isn’t as important as all the technical specs, cab configurations and trim packages, but all of the changes will stir lengthy debates.

All You Need To Know About the 2015 Ford F-150

Besides the grille and interesting tailgate treatment, the deeper windows — designed to improve visibility — help differentiate the new version from the outgoing model.

Check out the full gallery below and click any image for a larger version.

By David Thomas | January 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Honda Courts Suspense With Next-Gen Ridgeline Teaser

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Like the Master of Suspense stepping into his own silhouette in an episode of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," the shadowy outline of the just-announced next-gen Honda Ridgeline in a teaser image is intended to titillate the audience for what comes next. Honda seems to be going out of its way to generate suspense over the redesign of the midsize pickup, offering no info about size or capabilities, and saying cryptically that it will arrive sometime in "the next two years," possibly after the scheduled mid-2014 end of the current generation's production run.

For the full story, go to PickupTrucks.com.

By Matt Schmitz | December 10, 2013 | Comments (4)

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Video

Join PickupTrucks.com Editor Mark Williams for a sneak peek at Chevrolet's redesigned-for-2015 Colorado. Highlights of the all-new pickup include a more dramatic looking front end, higher-quality interior materials, a versatile cargo bed and three available engines, including a new 2.8-liter turbo-diesel. Check out the video for more details, and go to PickupTrucks.com for the full story.

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By Jennifer Geiger | November 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

2015 Chevrolet Colorado Photo Gallery

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Pickup truck buyers who aren't interested in full-size trucks need more choices and Chevrolet's new Colorado should prove to be a compelling option, says PickupTrucks.com editor Mark Williams. The new-for-2015 truck is a combination of GM's best designs and solutions from the 2014 Silverado 1500 and the heavier-duty new global Holden Colorado, Williams says.

GM will unveil the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado this week at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show. For the rest of Williams' in-depth report on the new Colorado, go to PickupTrucks.com. For more photos, check out the gallery below and click on any image for a larger version; all photos by Cars.com photographer Evan Sears.

By Jennifer Geiger | November 19, 2013 | Comments (4)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

In a continuation of our truck-heavy lists of late, PickupTrucks.com's heavy-duty towing contest, the King of Beasts, also ascended to the most-watched-videos throne, debuting at No. 1. The flex-off between the 2013 Ford F-450 Super Duty and 2013 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty was followed by truck-centric holdovers from past weeks, with lone non-truck newcomer the 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander rounding out the top five. Check out what else was popular:

1. King of Beasts
2. 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

3. 2015 Power Stroke Will Make More Power
4. First Look: 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe
5. 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander

By Matt Schmitz | October 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

Ford, Ram Square Off in PickupTrucks.com's King of Beasts Bout

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You could almost hear ring announcer Michael Buffer telling the tale of the tape as two reigning heavyweights stepped onto the canvas for a PickupTrucks.com face-off to determine the true King of Beasts. This title bout gathered experts in Arizona and Colorado to test the real-world towing capacity of the 2013 Ford F-450 Super Duty and 2013 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty on a stamina- and strength-sapping 1,600-mile haul, pulling extreme loads. Which contender went the distance to win by decision? Follow the link below to get ringside — and GET READY TO RUMBLE!

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By Matt Schmitz | October 16, 2013 | Comments (3)

Most-Watched Videos of the Week

It's another truck-tastic week on our list of most-watched videos. Last week's No. 4 — in which PickupTrucks.com Editor Mark Williams gets the scoop on the Ford's 2015 Power Stroke engine from technical specialist David Ives at the 2013 State Fair of Texas — motors into first place. Meanwhile, the week's only non-truck offering, our 2013 Toyota RAV4 Limited all-wheel-drive exhaust-note video, makes itself heard at No. 5. Check out what else was popular:

1. 2015 Power Stroke Will Make More Power
2. 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel
3. First Look: 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe
4. 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD
5. 2013 Toyota RAV4 Limited AWD Exhaust Note
By Matt Schmitz | October 12, 2013 | Comments (0)

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