The 2008 Ford F-150 lineup offers a plethora of models for virtually every occasion or occupation, starting well below $20,000 and climbing beyond double that.The F-150 line offers something on the order of 75 permutations, more than some car companies' entire lineups.All are capable of work or play, even those models with luxurious interiors, and all have four doors.
One V6 and two V8 engines, the larger available as E85 compatible (for ethanol), and two transmissions are offered.Nearly every derivative is available with two- or four-wheel drive.
On-going refinement following a major 2004 redesign makes the Ford F-150 a refined, easy-to-drive pickup.It offers familiar and comfortable surroundings for previous Ford owners.
The smallest, least-expensive F-150 isn't boring, it leaves room for customization and keeps overhead down.With the segment's only rear-hinged side access doors, the Regular Cab gives excellent recline space and an easy reach to everything dropped behind the seat.At the other end of the scale, premium models include two-tone leather seats, polished 22-inch wheels and other touches: Within those extremes lies something for everyone.
2008 marks the first availability of an XL-grade SuperCrew with 5.5- or 6.5-foot bed: maximum people space with a work truck ethic.Detail changes for 2008 run the gamut from functional to decorative, the latter a Wheels and Stripes package for STX models, the former a standard tachometer for XL and STX with manual transmission, tire pressure monitors on the heavy-duty package, plus the availability of a cargo management system, remote start, telescoping towing mirrors, and a rearview camera (that does not require purchase of a navigation system).
With one of the deepest beds in the half-ton pickup segment, the F-150 has generous cargo volume out back and a maximum payload rating of 3,050 pounds.A properly equipped Regular Cab F-150 is rated to tow up to 11,000 pounds; other models max out in the 9000-pound range.