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2015 Ford F150 FX4 Pickup Truck Review | Northway Ford Brantford in Brant County

2015 Ford F150 FX4 Pickup Truck Review | Northway Ford Brantford in Brant County

2015 Ford F-150 FX4 

Available at Northway Ford Brantford in Brant County, located between Burlington & Cambridge

The 2015 Ford F-150 FX4 is the off-road dedicated model of the best-selling Ford truck. It had a look all of its own with off road chops to match. While the look is not quite so distinctive in this years model, it can still go anywhere at any time. It will also still be the go-to choice for light truck duties that involve driving through the rough stuff. Rather than being a trim all of its own, the FX4 is now an options package across the F-150 range.

2015 Ford F-150 FX4 design

The 2015 Ford F-150 FX4 option is immediately obvious from the logos on the outside of the truck. However, the design cues from previous models have been toned down a lot and that’s now the only clue as to the trucks capability.

That’s good for anyone who didn’t like the black sportier trim of previous FX4, but not so much for those of us who loved the old look. However, when you order your 2015 Ford F-150 FX4, just select the Sport package to recreate much of that old look.

The interior echoes the improvements made across the F-150 range that includes better materials, more technology, a comfortable seat, commanding driving position, plenty of space and those three cab options. The inside is actually a very nice place to be.

Engine and transmission

The 2015 Ford F-150 FX4 has either a 3.5-liter V6, turbo 3.5, 5.0-liter V8 or the turbocharged 2.7-liter V6. The 3.5-liter V6 produces 283 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque while the turbocharged 3.5 produces 365 hp and 387 lb-ft of torque. The 5.0-liter V8 generates 385 hp and 387 lb-ft of torque while the turbo 2.7 is good for 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque.

All engines come with a six-speed automatic transmission and AWD. The AWD system is electronic with a low-range transfer case.

2015 Ford F-150 FX4 summary

The most important aspect of the FX4 is the inclusion of Hill Descent Control, off-road tuned shocks, skid plates, fuel tank protection, transfer case and front differential protection. Those are what gives the 2015 Ford F-150 FX4 its off-road capability.

The 2015 Ford F-150 FX4 also benefits from all those improvements Ford made to the standard F-150 this year. That aluminum body shell, improved engines, improved interiors, more fuel efficient engines and hundreds of other smaller enhancements.

The 2015 Ford F-150 FX4 is an excellent truck for those who need to off-road often. It has all the benefits of the standard truck but with real 4x4 ability. It’s the ideal blend of form and function.

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