The 2012 Ford F-150 provides so many models and useful features that buyers should have no problem finding one that fits their needs. Ford F-150 Regular Cabin offers the following pros: Comprehensive and economical motor lineup; inviting and functional cabin; distinctive special-edition models; high-tech controls features. Ford F-150 Regular Cabin drawbacks are: Extended cab's less comfortable clamshell back doors.
The 2012 Ford Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck is available in three body styles: regular cabin, extended cabin (supercab) and crew cabin (supercrew). Trunk box size choices vary as well: Regular cabs and Supercabs come with a 6. 5-foot or 8-foot trunk bed, except the Raptor with its 5. 5-foot bed. The Supercrew can have either the 6. 5-foot or 5. 5-foot bed. Reverse-opening back doors are traditional on Supercabs for easier cabin access, while Supercrews have four full-size doors.
There are nine versions offered: base XL, sporty STX, popularly equipped XLT, rugged FX2/FX4, premium Lariat, leather-saddle-inspired King Ranch, blinged-out Platinum, bad-boy Harley-davidson and extreme off-roader SVT Raptor.
Geared toward commercial use, the bare-bones XL comes with 17-inch metal wheels, vinyl seats, an AM/FM radio, air-conditioning and not much else. The STX is similarly equipped but adds body-color trim, cloth seats, full performance accessories, cruise control and an updated audio system with a CD player and an optional stereo slot. The volume leader XLT is alike but features chrome look trim and foglamps.
The FX2 (2WD) and FX4 (4WD) option a towing suite, 18-inch wheels, front bucket seatings, a six-way performance driver bench, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, the Sync multifunction voice-command system (includes Bluetooth and an Ipod/usb stereo interface), a trip computer, a telescoping helm, a 110-volt performance outlet and radio. The FX4 also contains underbody skid plates and retuned springs/shock absorbers.
The Lariat provides upscale dashboard trim, leather upholstery, heated eight-way performance driver and passenger seatings with power-adjustable lumbar, power-adjustable pedals, a power-sliding back window and dual-zone automatic conditioning.
The King Ranch, Platinum, Harley-davidson and Lariat Limited are all alike to the Lariat but option wheels, look trim, and dashboard materials and badging that are original to a particular theme or interest. They typically have a few more features, too, like power-folding mirrors, heated/ventilated front seatings and heated second-row seatings. The SVT Raptor is intended for off-road use with special tires and a heavily updated suspension. Other Raptor features include an electronically locking back differential, sport seatings and exclusive look and dashboard look-and-feel. The Raptor is available in either Supercab or Supercrew cabs with 5. 5-foot beds.
Most of the functional features found on the upper trim levels can be added to the lower trims as features. Aimed at those who work out of their trucks, Ford's Work Solutions features include an in-dash computer with Internet access, a Midbox cargo system (a lockable compartment located between the cabin and bed) and Tool Link (a system that keeps tabs on tools stored in the truck's box via radio-frequency tracking). Other feature highlights include a sunroof, a rearview camera, back parking sensors, a trunk management system, a stowable bed extender, a trailer brake controller, a luxury Sony stereo system, a hard-drive-based navigator with Sirius Travel Link and a rear-seat entertainment system. .