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2011 Ford F150, Super Duty, Ranger Trucks

2011 Ford F150

2011 Ford F150 Harley-Davidson EditionWhat's new for the 2011 F-150? Well the big news is that there are new engines across the board. Yup, the tried-and-true 4.6L and 5.4L Triton V8's are replaced with modern new, more powerful engines. The baddest engine is the 6.2L V8 as currently found in the Raptor. This 411hp engine will make it's way into the 2011 Harley F-150 model, and others such as the Platinum edition F150.

V6 F150 fans will also be happy again, as Ford is putting the 3.7L V6 engine into the F-150 again (appears to be the same engine as found in the 2011 Mustang but with some differences for the durability needed in a truck engine).

You'll also have the option of a 3.5L V6 EcoBoost (twin turbo) engine that gives the fuel economy of a V6 with the power of a V8. Ford has had great success with the EcoBoost engine in other products such as the Taurus SHO and Flex EcoBoost. In addition, the 5.0L V8 is back. Not seen since 1996, this will likely be the most popular truck engine. It's similar to the 5.0L V8 found in the 2011 Mustang.

As of now, Ford has confirmed and you can now buy a 6.2L V8 in the Raptor F-150 and the 2011 Harley-Davidson edition F-150. Ford has also confirmed that you will be able to order a SuperCrew cab Raptor. There were also rumors of a diesel F150 but Ford has decided to stick an EcoBoost V6 in the F-150 for better fuel economy instead of a diesel engine.

Also new for 2011 is the new Select Shift transmission. This appears to work the same as in many other vehicles. You can use Select Shift in your 2011 F-150 to manually shift your automatic transmission.

2011 Ford Ranger

2011 Ford RangerThe 2011 Ford Ranger is the end of the line for the Ranger in North America. Ford has announced that they are closing the Twin Cities Assembly Plan in St. Paul, Minn, that produces the Ranger. There were rumors of a new midsize unibody truck called the F-100 that might come out in 2012, but there has been nothing official announced. Another option is that Ford will not replace the Ranger at all. Instead, buyers will have to buy a V6 F150 or competitor's model if they want a replacement.

The big Ranger news is that Ford came out with an all-new, very impressive Ranger sold in over 180 countries, but it's not available in the US or Canada. The new "global" Ranger even has an available turbo-diesel 4-cylinder engine! Let me tell you there are lots of Ford truck enthusiasts in North America that would love to have that truck! Too bad, though. The tired and dated (but trusty and relieable) Ranger for 2011 is pretty much the same as the 2010 Ranger.

What's new on the 2011 Ford Ranger?

Well the changes are few. It's not so much "what's new", as "what's gone"... Ford discontinued the 6 CD changer, tilt/cruise on the XL model is not available to retail customers, and the 7.5" differential is no longer available. The 2.3L engine gets a 100A alternator (was 110A before), and the 4.0L engine gets a 110 amp alternator (was 115 amps). There are no other functional, interior, paint color changes.

2011 Ford Super Duty

2011 Ford Super DutyThe big news for the 2011 Ford Super Duty is of course the new 6.7L Powerstroke diesel engine, which is a Ford engine. In addition, the 2011 Super Duty got a refreshed front-end, and a new 6.2L V8 gas engine.

Also new is the in-dash productivity screen and an available new ToughBed option, which is a military-grade, factory-installed spray-in bedliner. In addition, seats based off the F-150 are included, and available with heat and cooling.