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2014 Ford F150

2014 F-150 Lariat WhiteThe 2013 F150 was not a major update, but saw incremental improvements over the best selling pickup in North America. Ford has the #1 truck and had made significant upgrades recently including the new powertrain lineup in 2011, so major updates truly aren't necessary. It is anticipated that the 2015 F-150 will be the huge upgrade/overhaul for the F-150 lineup. Think: Ford Atlas Concept.

Here are the highlights of the new 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition and the new 2014 Tremor Edition F-150, in addition we cover other 2014 F150 details:

2014 F-150 - What's New

Overall the 2014 lineup is very similar to 2013. The trim levels are: XL, STX, XLT, FX2, FX4, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Tremor (new), Limited, SVT Raptor. If you counted, you'll see that's 11 trim levels (OK 10 if you count FX2/4 as one), so Ford has an F-150 for everyone.

What's new under the hood

The engine lineup remains the same, but notable for 2014 is the availablility of a CNG/LPG (compressed natural gas / liquid propane gas) prep package for the 3.7L V6 engine (business/fleet option). This factory-installed, gaseous-fuel prep package that includes hardened valves, valve seats, pistons and rings so it can operate on either natural gas or gasoline through separate fuel systems. This will make the F-150 the only half-ton pickup on the market with this capability. From Ford:

CNG/LPG engine prep from the factory costs approximately $315 before the customer chooses a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier to supply fuel tanks, fuel lines and unique fuel injectors. Upfits run approximately $7,500 to $9,500 depending on fuel tank capacity.

What's new on the outside

What's new on the inside

The F-150 is produced at the same two plants as last year, the Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Michigan, and the Kansas City Assembly Plant (KCAP) in Claycomo, Missouri.

2014 Ford F-150 Tremor Edition

Ford announced on June 27, 2013 a new model to the ever expanding F-150 lineup, the Tremor edition F-150. This shouldn't come as a huge surprise to anyone closely following the F-150 lineup recently. Ford dropped the Harley-Davidson Branded F-150 for the 2012 model year, and introduced a Limited Edition F-150 for 2013, so it's no surprise they are doing their best to keep their #1 position with F-Series truck sales.

Some of you may be thinking where have I heard the name Tremor before? Well yes this is a nameplate Ford used back in the early 2000's in the Ranger lineup. Looking at the specs of the previous Tremor truck, there really is no comparison. This Tremor packs a big punch with Ford's twin turbo 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine boasting 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque as the standard engine. This is the same engine that's been around since 2011 in the F-150, and similar to the engine also found in the SHO Taurus, Flex, etc.

2014 Ford F-150 Tremor in Red
2014 F150 Tremor in Red
Photo © Ford Motor Company

The most noteworthy features to mention regarding the 2014 F-150 Tremor are:

2014 Tremor F-150 Seats / Interior
2014 F150 Tremor Interior Seats
Photo © Ford Motor Company

"The new Tremor gives F-150 customers yet another option to drive a highly capable, distinctive performance truck with features typically found only in the aftermarket," said Brian Bell, F-150 product marketing manager. "Plus, the Built Ford Tough EcoBoost engine is available for the first time in a short-wheelbase F-150."

So as you can see, this truck is built for both show and go. It's got a very powerful but efficient engine, and an appearance package that helps it stand out. If you've been missing the SVT Lighting F-150, this would be an excellent truck for you! We've heard some call it a baby SVT Raptor or SVT Lightning successor, although Ford doesn't use those words.

Tremor Decal
2014 Tremor F150 Decal
Photo © Ford Motor Company

Our verdict on the Tremor? It looks like it will be an excellent street truck with a great engine and looks, we just wish it came lowered from the factory stance. Oh yeah, and a standard transmission would be a nice option too :-)

The F-150 Tremor is assembled at the Dearborn Truck Plant and goes on sale in the fall of 2013. Pricing has not yet been announced at time of writing.

2014 Ford F-150 Tremor in Grey
2014 Tremor Grey
Photo © Ford Motor Company

2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition

New for 2014 is a new special edition Raptor truck to the SVT Raptor lineup. The Raptor Special Edition has some unique touches that make this truck special. It is available in two exterior colors, Tuxedo Black Metallic or Ruby Red Metallic.

The special truck has no mechanical upgrades, the special items are "cosmetic". Features include:

The SVT Raptor (all models) get the 6.2L V8 producing 411 horsepower and 434 lb-ft of torque.

Here are some photos of the special edition 2014 Raptor SVT F-150:

2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition in Ruby Red Metallic
Ruby Red Metallic 2014 F150 Raptor
Photo © Ford Motor Company

2014 Raptor Special Edition Interior
2014 F150 Raptor Interior Special Edition
Photo © Ford Motor Company

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