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2011 Ford F-150 Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2011 Ford F-150 was new.


Interior: 9.1

By and large, reviews of the 2011 Ford F-150's interior are positive. Reviewers are particularly impressed with the available high-tech cabin features, but also report that comfort and utility are in good supply as well. New for 2011 is a 4.2-inch LCD display screen that displays information about fuel economy, towing and off-roading.

  • "Two tactical errors: only a few of the F-150 tachometers are marked with a redline and trucks equipped with column shifts have the all-important +/- switch hidden behind the steering wheel rim." -- Automobile Magazine
  • "Hands-down, it's the best pickup truck trip computer, and it's the benchmark by which all others that follow will be measured. It has a fuel-efficiency monitor, pitch and yaw angles while off-roading and a robust set of towing apps that can store names and notes for up to 20 trailers, and provides a hitch checklist to help ensure you've hooked up the trailer properly." – PickupTrucks.com
  • "The 2011 Ford F-150's interior is both attractive and functional. Knowing men's hands would most often be using the controls, Ford designers made the knobs, buttons and switches brawny and put them within easy reach of the driver." – Kelley Blue Book


Most reviewers concentrate their praise on the F-150's interior features, rather than its seats.  Still, those that mention the seats are largely positive. A few reviewers report that rear-seat legroom is improved in the Crew Cab, and that comfort overall is good.

  • "Plenty of room on comfortable, supportive seats." -- Consumer Guide
  • ""Backseat comfort is superb thanks to abundant legroom, a flat floor and a seatback angle that's pleasantly reclined." -- Edmunds
  • "Ford also paid special attention to the seats, which are some of the most comfortable in our experience." – Kelley Blue Book
  • "The crew cab's cabin is genuinely spacious. Rear-seat legroom is huge." -- Kansas City Star

Interior Features

The majority of reviewers are very pleased with the interior features on the 2011 F-150. Many report that not only does the F-150 feature materials that range from utilitarian and easy-to-clean to luxurious, but that the truck's interior features a thoughtful and attractive design. Some reviewers express surprise at the quality and quantity of high-tech features available. Buyers can outfit the F-150 with Ford's SYNC voice-controlled infotainment system, a top-notch Sony stereo, various types of auxiliary audio inputs, and Navigation. Some reviewers also point out systems that are likely to appeal to buyers using their trucks for work, including a RFID tagging system that can help inventory tools, and an in-cab computing system that even includes Wi-Fi and a printer.

  • "Lower-line models are rather stark inside, but even though the tested uplevel Lariat has few padded surfaces, it features faux wood and aluminum trim that helps dress up a two-tone cabin that looks about as good as hard plastic can." -- Consumer Guide
  • "A USB port at the bottom of the stack accepts iPods, Zunes, other MP3 players, and USB thumb drives, indexing the music on any device and making it accessible with voice command. The Sony audio system is another luxury in the F-150, using 10 speakers and 700 watts of amplification." -- CNET
  • "Like learning a new smartphone, it’s rather overwhelming at first but intuitive and informative once you master the system." – Car and Driver
  • "Also, Ford is offering a package called Work Solutions. Designed for the truck-based entrepreneur, the system offers high-speed Internet access, navigation, fleet tracking and PC programs such as Microsoft Excel and Word, all built into the dash-mounted LCD display. With a wireless keyboard and printer, you can type out and print invoices right there in the client's driveway." -- Los Angeles Times


Most reviewers are pleased with the interior storage options in the 2011 Ford F-150. The deep center console, which can hold laptops and files, is a reviewer favorite, as is the flat load floor in the rear seat of the Crew Cab. With the rear seat folded up, many reviewers say that space is ideal for carrying large items, like a flat screen TV.

  • "SuperCrew's rear-seat cushion can be folded up to reveal a wide, flat-floor load space along with handy grocery-bag hooks. Cabin small-item storage is quite good, the huge center console and a few small bins making up for a tiny glovebox." -- Consumer Guide
  • "There are little creature comforts that add to it. There are more than 30 storage areas around the cab. The center console was made slightly bigger to accommodate file folders or hold a laptop. There are also two 12-volt outlets inside every cab to make sure all of those electronics stay charged up." -- Detroit News
  • "For instance, if you buy a truck equipped with a center console, the storage bin between the seats is designed to hold hanging folders. We haven't used hanging folders since our engineering days, but that's a pretty cool idea - especially for the contractor on the go." -- Jalopnik
  • "The flat rear floor contributes to a large weatherproof storage space when the back seat is folded." -- Kansas City Star

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