This week we’re behind the wheel of what will likely be the tow vehicle of choice for many racers in the coming years – the all-new 2015 Ford F-150. Based on the Atlas Concept that Ford showed off at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, perhaps the biggest news about the new truck is the incredible diet it has gone on - one which has allowed the F-150 to shed 700 pounds of weight in the process (in certain configurations).

The vast majority of that weight loss can be attributed to the use of aluminum alloy in the truck's body panels, as well as the increased use of high-strength steel in the truck's ladder-box frame. In terms of the former, Ford has gone to great lengths to reassure its customers that the transition to aluminum alloy will actually translate not only into better performance and fuel economy, but a tougher truck as well. Indeed, the aluminum alloy used here is very similar to what the US Military uses on vehicles like the Humvee and M2 Bradley, and Ford expects this new alloy to be even more resistant to dents and dings than ever before.

Here in Supercrew form and equipped with the 5.0-liter V8 – the biggest eight cylinder motor now offered and slotted below the range-topping 3.5L EcoBoost V6 – we’ve got 385 horsepower and 387 pound-feet of torque on tap, which translates to a towing capacity of 11,100 pounds, and a payload rating of 3050 pounds in the four wheel drive configuration of our tester.

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Comments

    • Rick David
      Rick David

      I just got my 2018 Platinum, I was wondering about the shift lever on the center console?
      Does your gear indicators light up on the center console ? Mine don’t. It’s a super nice truck but I was wondering if I have an issue or if that is normal?

      about 11 months ago
    • Gabriel Sanchez
      Gabriel Sanchez

      Can you do one of a 2013 and up Ford Taurus please

      about 11 months ago
    • Marvin Mcmiller
      Marvin Mcmiller

      Nice video. Two weeks a i bought a 2015 f 150 supercrew. Love my truck.

      about 11 months ago
    • Adrian M
      Adrian M

      I love the way the interior of the truck lights up like an aircraft.... wow.. is this the v6 or v8 model?

      about 1 year ago
    • someguyZERO
      someguyZERO In reply to Adrian M

      V8

      about 1 year ago
    • Kikin Tovilla
      Kikin Tovilla

      I love this truck!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Eric Jimenez
      Eric Jimenez

      Can u do a 2017 ford explorer platinum at night and day

      about 1 year ago
    • the unknown
      the unknown

      go v8

      about 1 year ago
    • Graham Clarence
      Graham Clarence

      Love the sound of that V8!

      about 1 year ago
    • Donaldo Tinoco
      Donaldo Tinoco

      LO QNESECITO ES PONERLE IDIOMA ESPAÑOL AL TABLERO DE LA FORD F150 PLATINUM 2016 Q ALGUIEN M EXPLIQUE X FAVOR

      about 1 year ago
    • Nota Loka Pr G27
      Nota Loka Pr G27

      This is the v8 ?

      about 1 year ago
    • Adventures of Robert
      Adventures of Robert

      My brother's 2015 F150 is a 5 speed manual. Looks like that one is a 10 speed automatic.

      about 2 years ago
    • Sunny Deng
      Sunny Deng In reply to Adventures of Robert

      Adventures of Robert all new f150s come in auto...

      about 10 months ago
    • CineRaphael
      CineRaphael

      I bet this thing is sound more powerful than a new raptor

      about 2 years ago
    • Octen
      Octen

      Literally my favourite car channel right now, these POV videos to me are what really show you what a vehicle is really like

      about 2 years ago
    • Adam Kowalski
      Adam Kowalski

      1:50 wtf is this road?

      about 2 years ago
    • Lil Chavi
      Lil Chavi

      I really love this truck I have a truck it's ford king ranch f250 the engine is v8 turbo power stroke I drive this truck every day I really love this truck 🚗

      about 2 years ago
    • Eric Jimenez
      Eric Jimenez

      Does anyone else feel the road sound soothing

      about 2 years ago
    • Spike Wars!
      Spike Wars!

      does anyone else hate how ford is getting rid of their v8 cars

      about 2 years ago
    • Sup
      Sup

      Nice car

      about 2 years ago
    • Saul Salomon Moreno
      Saul Salomon Moreno

      You make awesome videos but I feel like it would be awesome if you drive the truck/car that you're testing on the video hard for like 5 minutes and then drive it in a more relaxing way in order to watch how it is with noise isolation and that kind of stuff

      about 2 years ago
    • Jose Romo
      Jose Romo

      I just bought one 4 days ago & I still can't believe it.

      about 2 years ago
    • Zach Moscatello
      Zach Moscatello

      Does anyone else find this relaxing

      about 2 years ago
    • Nathan Heads
      Nathan Heads In reply to Zach Moscatello

      I get my v8 fix on this page

      about 4 months ago
    • jill leone
      jill leone In reply to Zach Moscatello

      Zach Moscatello 6(8888

      about 5 months ago
    • Eric Jimenez
      Eric Jimenez In reply to Zach Moscatello

      Zach Moscatello me

      about 1 year ago
    • Spicy Boy
      Spicy Boy In reply to Zach Moscatello

      Absolutely

      about 2 years ago
    • Some Southerner
      Some Southerner

      really love this truck.

      about 2 years ago
    • Leandro Lopes
      Leandro Lopes

      peço a Deus que realize o meu sonho de um dia ter um veículo desse. 🙏

      about 2 years ago
    • Jj Jimenez
      Jj Jimenez

      I thought I'd buy a lux sedan if I win the lotto. Watching this, I'd rather get a truck.

      about 2 years ago
    • filmer6216
      filmer6216

      I've been wanting to have one of these.

      about 2 years ago
    • Niels Willemse
      Niels Willemse

      How are these cars called with the closed back? I mean the ones with the streched cabines.

      about 2 years ago
    • Niels Willemse
      Niels Willemse In reply to Niels Willemse

      michaeltass1, thanks for the answer.

      about 2 years ago
    • michaeltass1
      michaeltass1 In reply to Niels Willemse

      Niels Willemse regular cab (2 door no back seat) supercab ( 2 full size doors and 2 half sized doors) supercrew ( 4 full sized doors)

      about 2 years ago
    • Sávio Pinho
      Sávio Pinho

      We gotta love the american trucks :D

      about 2 years ago
    • Auri Media
      Auri Media

      Anyone else find the road noise soothing lol

      about 2 years ago
    • Greyhound
      Greyhound

      It must feel amazing to drive one of these, I drove a 2005 once and I felt the king of the road.

      about 2 years ago
    • Jack G
      Jack G

      So excited. I will be 16 pretty soon. My older sister has a 2014 Volvo XC60, which I will sell, and get about 25k for. My grandma has a 2015 Lexus RX350, which she plans on giving me. I will sell that, and make about 30k. Now I can afford a brand new Ford F-150 platinum!

      about 2 years ago
    • Lil Puss
      Lil Puss In reply to Jack G

      Jack G i hope youve got a plan bc with complete respect, having stuff handed to you only teaches you that the world is easy.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jack G
      Jack G In reply to Jack G

      I am a Persom I'm not going to waste my time working if I don't have to. I'd rather do something fun! Sorry you have such a boring life.

      about 1 year ago
    • Lil Puss
      Lil Puss In reply to Jack G

      Jack G I currently dont NEED a job but still have one because ive learned a lot of life skills and will have a better understanding of the working life when i graduate college.

      about 1 year ago
    • Jack G
      Jack G In reply to Jack G

      I am a Persom I'm sorry your family cannot afford a nice car for you! why work if you don't have to? Makes no sense. Lol.

      about 1 year ago