You may want to check this chart. That is assuming you have a 2017.
Not to mention the huge price they charge up front for the diesel I just spent $3,200 for new injectors on my 6.0 diesel. The extra torque is nice on the hills and for fuel economy but you can buy an awful lot of gas for the cost of the D..While the diesel will definitely tow better, I do just fine with my 6.2L gasser towing my 31ft gooseneck tandem dually deckover. GCVW is 29,800#, but I am only licensed for 24,000# which is enough to cover my towing needs when I usually do not gross over 22,000#. Empty combined weight is 14,000#. I do not tow very often. If I did, I would most likely go for the diesel. Maintenance is much more expensive for a diesel as is diesel fuel.
I have never worn out a Ford engine since i went 100% synthetic. Ah, take that back I had a 98 Escort that died at 170,000 with a broken crank. Ran fine drove it to work and when i was ready to go home it wouldn't start. That escort was a rental return all my others were purchased new.I could tow pretty much everything I have with the 6. something gas motor that is standard but I would likely be close to or maxing out it's capacity. I like using only 50-70 percent of the capacity of the diesel. I have close to 200k on the 13 and 220k on the 15 and they both still run great.
I had a 13 Raptor that I loved. But the 5 1/2 bed got old, really the only reason I sold it. Got good money and set me up well for my 17 F250 purchase.I have had several Ford pickups, F150, F250, F350 had them all, my favorite was a 14 Raptor, but I just couldnt make myself tow heavy with it, just seemed "wrong" so I sold it, pocketd a bunch of delta cash and went old school with a seven three... low mileage 2002 under 100K, rides like ****, loud in the cab, slow as a pig, but its a beast. I'll keep this one a long time.
I put the 4" lift and 35s on it.
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Thanks for that - I really needed to know how it works in situations just like you describe.Adaptive CC was one thing I also told myself I wanted on the next vehicle. I actually wanted it on the last vehicle but I put it off. I was looking used and the Adaptive CC is what had me looking at Platinum trim level. While it can be found on Lariat, it isn't very common in what I was looking at. While some Platinums don't have it, it is about as common not to find it on a Platinum as it is to find it on a Lariat in my searches.
Now I have had my truck a bit over a month. I honestly haven't driven it all that much. My normal driving is mostly two lane county roads but this is where I want the Adaptive CC the most. It is where I like to give my leg a break as you say yet most people don't use cruise or at least seem and they can't maintain a speed to save their life. Making cruise unusable. At least on the interstate you can easily just go around them.
If you were really bored and looking for a challenge people are adding Adaptive CC to vehicles without it.
2015 - Present Ford F150 - 2018: Adding Adaptive Cruise Control - This thread is for discussion about adding Adaptive Cruise Control to 2018 models that aren't equipped with it from the factory. To start....has anyone attempted this?www.f150forum.com
It is a bit more work if I recall if you have a 2018+ because that is when it became full stop. Though you may have some of the components if you have the lane keep assist. I didn't look at this that much since I was looking for trucks that came with it.
As for how it works, it is great. The only thing I would say is a possible negative is that if you completely let it do its thing, for instance following a car to a full stop at a stop light or stop sign, it brakes a lot harder and later than I would. So I just hit cancel as we are coming up to a stop. Then hit resume once leaving the intersection. But that is no different than a traditional cruise. Actually what I do when coming to a stop at a stop light (doesn't work the same with a stop sign) is to hit cancel or the brake and as I am approaching the vehicle stopped in front of me and my speed is say 5-10 MPH I release the brake and tap resume. This slowly brings the truck to a stop and holds it there. Once the light turns green and the vehicle in front of me starts going I tap resume again. The truck then follows the vehicle through the intersection and maintains distance.
You don't have it now so it is no different than what you have today. If you had it today and the new truck didn't have it, then it would be a harder decision. I can say that this truck has so much tech in it that as I move forward it would be hard to step back. We just got home and the auto high beams, adaptive CC and other stuff will be harder to live without later on. Just like the push button start or more so the keyless entry. My last car had it and I wasn't considering anything without it. I am sure the other stuff will all fall in that bucket from now on.Thanks for that - I really needed to know how it works in situations just like you describe.
I also primarily drive 2 lane 55 mph roads here in a very rural area.
With my RA it helps so much if I can move my right leg some even if for only a couple minutes at a time.
Looks like something I could live without however if the deal was really good - that’s what I am trying to determine.
I feel the same. I insisted on a crew cab 2 trucks ago and have loved it since. However I really don’t need it - in the past 11 years not one person has been in the back seat.I really don’t need the crew cab .
I got lucky when I bought my present truck used a couple years ago. It seems a Lariat without a sun roof is a rarity around here but mine doesn’t have one. My last truck had one and the sun shade was closed the entire time I owned it.I would definitely do without the sunroof. Three years and have never opened it, might have rolled the shade back once or twice.
Good info - thanks!Adaptive cruise is something that can be somewhat useful but overall is more of a pain than not. If you do a lot of highway driving on 2-lane roads you might find it nice. Helps hold your distance behind the person in front. But if you drive multi-lane roads you may really begin to dislike it. It can detect a car in another lane sometimes. Worse, if you have it on and you are overtaking a vehicle while you're in the right lane you have to get over WAY early in order to pass normally. Otherwise it kicks in and slows you down. In normal driving you'd just get fairly close while cruise is on and then pull in the left lane to pass at normal cruising speed. Adaptive cruise makes you drive in the left lane a lot longer and I'm not someone who likes to be there any longer than required so I don't impede anyone else that may be overtaking me.
The cruise can also sometimes detect 'problems' that aren't there, like approaching someone in a turn lane slowing ahead of you at a curve. It thinks the vehicle is in your lane. I've had it start the beeping of "impending emergency braking" before for that situation.
If you're going to buy a vehicle that has adaptive cruise make sure it is easy to switch off as you're driving (versus having to be parked and go into deep system menus).