2016 Ford F-150

#1 in 2016 Full Size Pickup Trucks Overall Score: 8.7 / 10
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2016 Ford F-150 Overview

The Ford F-150 has excellent towing capabilities, outstanding handling, powerful engines, and top-notch available safety features. On the downside, its spacious cabin doesn't match those found in rivals. 











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Pros & Cons

  • Potent turbocharged engines
  • Agile handling
  • Spacious and comfortable seats
  • Rival cabins are more upscale

Notable for 2016

  • SYNC 3 infotainment system now available
  • Pro Trailer Backup Assist now available

Ford F-150 Rankings and Research

The 2016 Ford F-150 ranking is based on its score within the 2016 Full Size Pickup Trucks category. Currently the Ford F-150 has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 27 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.


Overall: 8.7
Critics' Rating: 9.5
Performance: 8.8
Interior: 8.3
Cost to Own: 8.6
Safety: 9.7
Reliability: 3_5

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2016 Ford F-150 Review

By Cody Trotter June 27, 2017

The Ford F-150 has excellent towing capabilities, outstanding handling, powerful engines, and top-notch available safety features. On the downside, its spacious cabin doesn't match those found in rivals. 

Is the 2016 Ford F-150 a Good Used Truck?

The 2016 Ford F-150 outdoes rivals in almost every way with its wide range of options and nearly unlimited body and powertrain combinations. Because of its mix of quality, features, and value, the 2016 Ford F-150 was a finalist for our 2016 Best Full Size Truck for the Money award.

Used 2016 Ford F-150 Performance and Interior

The 2016 F-150 has a wide lineup of powerful engines, ranging from the base 282-horsepower V6 to a 385-horsepower V8. However, the real stars are two twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engines that make 325 and 365 horsepower. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine gives you the highest towing capacity in the class, at 12,200 pounds. Though it’s a big truck, the F-150 is agile, with precise steering that makes it easy to maneuver. The F-150 gets an estimated 15-19 mpg in the city and 21-26 mpg on the highway, which are average numbers for the class.

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The Ford F-150 can seat three or six depending on which cab configuration you choose. SuperCab models provide adequate back-seat room, while SuperCrew trucks are as spacious as some large sedans and SUVs. The front seats are comfortable, but overall the F-150's interior isn't as upscale as some rivals are. This is especially true of lower trim levels, but even the higher trims don't match the quality of rivals like the Ram 1500. In F-150s with a second row, there are two complete sets of LATCH car-seat connectors in the outboard seats and a tether anchor in the middle seat. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the system a Marginal rating (the second worst) for ease of use.

The base F-150 is slim on standard features, but it does come with the voice-activated SYNC infotainment system, which includes Bluetooth and smartphone app integration. Available features include the touch-screen SYNC 3 system, which is generally easy to use, a moonroof, satellite radio, and navigation. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard with the upgraded SYNC 3 system, but some earlier 2016 models may require an over-the-air or service update to add them.

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Used 2016 Ford F-150 Prices

Used 2016 Ford F-150 models cost between about $22,600 and $53,200. Prices vary depending on the model you choose and its condition, mileage, and location.

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We Did the Research for You: 27 Pieces of Data Analyzed

To help you decide if a used 2016 Ford F-150 is right for you, we've gathered and analyzed 27 data sets. Our expert Ford F-150 review incorporates professional reviews, crash test results, reliability ratings, and predicted ownership costs.

Why You Can Trust Us

U.S. News & World Report has been ranking and reviewing cars, trucks, and SUVs for 10 years, and our autos team has decades of combined experience in the industry. To keep our reviews unbiased, we do not accept expensive gifts or incentives from car companies, and a third party handles the ad sales for our site.

How Reliable Is the 2016 Ford F-150?

J.D. Power and Associates gives the 2016 F-150 a predicted reliability rating of 3.5 out of five, which is slightly above average compared to all cars on the market but just average among full-size pickups.

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How Safe Is the F-150?

The 2016 F-150 gets very high safety scores. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the F-150 a perfect five-star overall rating, with four stars in the rollover test. The F-150 also earned the highest rating of Good in all five Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests, and it was named a 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick.

There are no standard advanced safety features in the 2016 F-150, but several are available. Available safety features include front and rear parking sensors, a 360-degree camera, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and forward collision warning.

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Should I Consider Another Used F-150?

The 2016 F-150 is part of the truck's 13th generation, which began with the 2015 model and includes the 2017 F-150. For 2016, it received an upgraded available infotainment system with SYNC 3 replacing MyFord Touch. The 2017 model received a new base engine and an optional 10-speed automatic transmission. If those updates aren't important to you, you can save money with the otherwise similar 2015 F-150.

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Which Used Ford F-150 Is Right for Me?

The 2016 F-150 is available in numerous configurations. Three different cab choices (Regular, SuperCab, or SuperCrew) seat either three or six, and bed sizes range from 5-feet-6-inches to 8 feet. There are also multiple engines and trims available, but you'll want to find an F-150 with one of the two twin-turbo EcoBoost engines in either the XLT or Lariat trim. The SYNC 3 infotainment system is standard in the Lariat (it's available in the XLT), along with leather seats.

You may also consider a certified pre-owned F-150. For all of its certified pre-owned vehicles, Ford extends the original new-car powertrain warranty to seven years or 100,000 miles and provides a one-year/12,000-mile limited warranty. Each CPO vehicle must pass a 172-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the Ford warranty page carefully.

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2016 Ford F-150 and Other Trucks to Consider

Which Is Better: 2016 Ford F-150 or 2016 Chevrolet Silverado?

The 2016 F-150 is a better truck overall, but the Chevy Silverado has a more luxurious interior compared to the F-150, especially in lower trims. It also doesn't require any updates to activate Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (as some F-150s might). Both trucks have several powerful engine choices, though the F-150 can tow a couple hundred pounds more. The Silverado doesn't have the F-150's impressive safety scores, but it is predicted to be more reliable.

Which Is Better: 2016 Ford F-150 or 2016 Ram 1500?

The 2016 Ram 1500 earns praise for its high-class cabin and comfortable seating. For its combination of quality and value, the 1500 was named our 2016 Best Full Size Truck for the Money. Though the Ram 1500 has one of the lowest towing capacities in the class, an available turbodiesel engine gives it excellent fuel economy. The Ram has a soft and cushioned ride, but it isn't as athletic as the F-150. The Ram also gets lower safety and reliability scores than the rest of the class.

Which Is Better: 2016 Ford F-150 or 2016 Toyota Tundra?

The Ford F-150 is a better truck than the 2016 Toyota Tundra in almost every way. The Tundra's limited engine options and harsh ride quality result in unappealing performance, and the cabin is awash in hard plastic materials. The Tundra gets lower safety scores than the F-150, and its base engine gets meager fuel economy estimates. It can tow above 10,000 pounds, which is good but not as good as the F-150. However, the Tundra does have the best off-road chops in the class.

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