Video: POV Test Drive Of F-150 Diesel Pickup

By Chris Amos

May 23, 2018

If you tow a race car and trailer, but also use your pickup as a daily driver, you may prefer a half-ton pickup to larger trucks like the F-350 or the HD GM or RAM trucks. The 3/4 ton or 1 ton trucks tend to be large (may not fit in a garage) and unwieldy (try parking a dually) and often have harsh ride quality. Half ton pickups have been gaining in capability in the past few years. Ford now has a diesel option for the F-150 that brings the towing capacity in this test truck up to 10,700 lb. There are other drivetrains in this capability range, but some drivers prefer a diesel for unstressed torque delivery and better fuel mileage. With that in mind, in this video we give you a POV ride in a diesel F-150:

Specs of this test truck:

MODEL 2018 F-150 Platinum 4x4 SuperCrew EXTERIOR COLOR Ruby Red Metallic INTERIOR COLOR Black interior with Black leather WHEELBASE 145 in. TOWING 10,700 lbs. PAYLOAD 1,392 lbs. OPTIONS ▫ Preferred Equipment Group 701A ▫ Platinum Series ▫ Ruby Red Metallic Paint ▫ 3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel Engine ▫ 3.55 Electronic RR Axle ▫ Trailer Tow Package ▫ Wheel Well Liner ▫ Spray-In-Bedliner AVAILABILITY Spring 2018 BASE MSRP $57,910 PRICE AS EQUIPPED $66,880* *Includes $1,395 destination and delivery POWERTRAIN AND CHASSIS ENGINE TYPE 3.0L Power Stroke® V6 BORE x STROKE ............................................ 3.31 x 3.54 HORSEPOWER............................................... 250 @ 5000 rpm TORQUE........................................................... 440 @ 1,750 rpm TRANSMISSION ............................................. Electronic 10-Speed Automatic BRAKES - Front/rear Power four-wheel anti-lock vented-disc MAXIMUM PAYLOAD Best-in-Class Payload Capacity (4x2, Regular Cab, XL) ....................2,020 lbs. MAXIMUM CONVENTIONAL TOWING Best-in-Class Towing Capacity (4x2, Regular Cab, XL)..................11,400 lbs. EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS WHEELBASE 5.5' Box - 145.0 in 6.5' Box - 156.8 in. TRACK WIDTH - Front/Rear 5.5' Box - 4x2/4x4............. 67.6 in./67.6 in. 6.5' Box - 4x2/4x4............. 67.6 in./67.6 in. BASE CURB WEIGHT - 5.5' Box - 4x2/4x4 SuperCrew 4x2............................................5,011 lbs. 4x4 TOD....................................5,271 lbs. 4x4 ESOF..................................5,286 lbs. BASE CURB WEIGHT - 6.5' Box - 4x2/4x4 SuperCrew 4x2............................................5,077 lbs. 4x4 TOD................................... 5,320 lbs. 4x4 ESOF..................................5,335 lbs. CARGO BOX VOLUME 5.5' Box ...................................52.8 cu. ft. 6.5' Box ...................................62.3 cu. ft. INTERIOR DIMENSIONS Head room - Front ................... 40.8 in. Head room - Rear .................... 40.4 in. Shoulder room - Front ............. 66.7 in. Shoulder room - Rear .............. 65.9 in. Hip room - Front....................... 62.5 in. Hip room - Rear ....................... 64.7 in. Max Legroom - Front ............... 43.9 in. Leg room - Rear ....................... 43.6 in. MAX. SEATING CAPACITY - Five, Six FUEL ECONOMY (city/highway/combined) 4x2............................................22/30/25 4x4............................................20/25/22 FINAL ASSEMBLY Dearborn Truck Plant Dearborn, MI.