2019 Ford F-150 for sale near me | Longmont Ford

May 4th, 2019 by

It sounds like an oxymoron, but the 2019 Ford F150 is light yet strong. How did Ford achieve a contradictory juxtaposition of flexibility and durability? The F150 is constructed with a military-grade aluminum alloy. The alloy is strong like steel, but it is also lightweight.

2019 Ford F-150 Frame
A fully boxed frame made of 78 percent high-strength steel rests underneath the lightweight body of the F150. The cross-sections that hold the frame together are larger than in previous models which adds to the strength of the construction. The roll-forming fabrication process used to make the components of the frame minimizes weight, thus making the frame up to 60 pounds lighter than in previous models.

2019 Ford F-150 Off-Roading
For hitting the trails, Ford offers an electronic shift on the fly (ESOF) system that makes shifting into four-wheel drive as simple as turning a dial. With ESOF, drivers can choose between two four-wheel drive modes (4×4 low or 4×4 high) and using two-wheel drive. An automatic four-wheel drive mode is included on LARIAT, King Ranch, Limited, Platinum and Raptor models. The Fx4 Off-Road Package is more than just a decal. The package includes an electronic-locking rear differential which locks the rear axle to provide added traction at both wheels, Hill Descent Control, off-road tuned shock absorbers and skid plates. Also, an available 360-degree camera that has a split-view display helps to maneuver when off-roading or simply in a tight space.

2019 Ford F-150 Technology
The F150 offers an available eight inch LCD productivity screen that provides pertinent information like towing data and fuel usage on the instrument cluster. A customizable home screen uses four menu options to allow drivers to access the screens they use the most in one location. Those menu options are Trip/Fuel, Truck Info, Towing and Off-Road. A 360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display uses four cameras to provide a bird’s eye view of the truck’s surroundings. A camera in the grille, under each side mirror and one in the tailgate take images of the area around the truck, and those images are knitted together to provide a comprehensive view of the surroundings. This system also includes a dynamic hitch assist feature that helps with hooking to a trailer by providing a line of sight for lining the hitch ball with the trailer. Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go technology allows drivers to set a cruising speed and distance from preceding vehicles. Stop-and-Go technology can completely stop the truck when traffic is at a standstill and then resume the preset speed when traffic begins moving again with little effort from the driver.

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