This time round, Ford decided to offer the 2015 Ford F-150 XL as the basic model. The XL comes as a unique version with most of its features and specs different from those on other F-series models. For instance, it uses the 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 as its standard engine, gets new and improved interior features as well as a stronger and more beautiful exterior. It gets a SelectShift automatic transmission coupled with progressive range select and more aggressive bumpers and suspension.
2015 Ford F-150 XL Highlights
As it was the aim of Ford, the new Ford F-150 XL 2015 includes a range of brand new features and specs. The first most noticeable feature is the 6 speed close-ration SelectShift automatic transmission that is designed strong and powerful. Also, the new F-150 XL features a spring-loaded Capless fuel filler essential for helping you fill the fuel tank with ease. The model uses the new 3.5 V6 EcoBoost powertrain that makes 365 horses of power and 420 pounds-feet. To add on these great features, the new 2015 Ford F-150 XL features a brand new SYNC that is incorporated with MyFord system essential for making driving easier and more comfortable.
Interior and Exterior Specs
When examining the exterior and interior of the new 2015 Ford F-150 XL, they look a bit robust, spacious and resourceful. Looking at its exterior, the XL gets a range of specs including a 3-bar style griller coupled with black nostrils, cargo box tie-down essential for storing accessories like mowers and motorcycles, LED side mirrors, halogen headlamps, underframe rear space for store spare tires, daytime running lights, handles and door tailgates and stronger rear and front bumpers. In the interior, this model features a variety of specs among which are manual air conditioning systems, manual door locks, 12-volt front PowerPoint, intermittent windshield wipers, passenger-side mirrors with visors, 2.3 inch productivity display, black vinyl floor covering and FM/AM stereo system.
2015 Ford F-150 XL Power and Handling
The standard engine for the 2015 Ford F-150 XL is a 3.5 liter Ti-VCT V6 which has a towing capacity of 7600 lbs. This engine is able to deliver 280 horses of power and 255 pound-feet of torque. Power transmission needs are handled by a 6-speed close-ratio transmission. This transmission system offers an adjustable haul and tow mode which is made to enhance its hauling performance. Other standard power handling features include a power rack-and-pinion steering system, Electronic-Shift-on-the-Fly, Fully boxed steel frame, trailer sway control, independent front and axle suspension, advance Trac coupled with roll stability control and optional SelectShift automatic transmission. As for the wheels, you can choose between the standard 17-inch silver steel wheels or optional silver painted aluminum wheels.
This model is equipped with a variety of high-tech safety features and specifications. Among the main ones are passenger and driver airbags, automated 4-wheel anti-lock vented disc brakes bestowed with high-grade aluminum, Active Restraint System, energy management retractors, 3-point shoulder belts coupled with height adjusters, anti-theft SecuriLock passive system, spare wheel and tire lock, SOS post-crash alert system and curve control. The new 2015 Ford F-150 XL is also offered with optional safety features such as perimeter anti-theft alarm, remote keyless entry system and rear view camera.