2016 FORD F-150: Bumper-to-bumper, the 2016 Ford F-150 is the smartest version ever built. Features such as a 360-degree rear camera, dynamic trailer hitch assist and a host of driver-assist technologies put F-150's truck "brains" at the head of the class. Under the hood, consumers can fill the bay with one of four engine options that include an all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost with standard Auto Start-Stop technology. That engines creates 325-horsepower, has an 8,500-lbs towing capacity and can haul a maximum payload of 2,250-lbs. An available 3.5L V-6 is rated at 282-hp and can tow up to 7,600-lbs. Top engine choice is the 385-hp 5.0L V-8. It's capable of 11,100-lbs towing and 3,300-lbs. payload. An electric six-speed automatic transmission is standard equipment. Consumers have a choice from six trim levels: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. The FX4 off-road package can be added to most four-wheel-drive models, improving trail capability with an electronic locking rear axle, skid plates, and off-road-tuned shocks. For the first time, high-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloys are used throughout the F-150 body. These alloys, already used in aerospace, commercial transportation, and other industries, make the new truck's body lighter, stronger and more resistant to dents. Overall, the F-150 is up to 700 pounds lighter, helping the truck tow and haul more, accelerate and stop faster, and operate more efficiently. Bodies include Regular, SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations. All models deliver enhanced interior designs with buttons and controls sized so that a person wearing work gloves can operate them. A newly available power tailgate lock allows for locking, unlocking and releasing with remote tailgate release. 

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