2005 Ford F150 XL SuperCab 4x4 4.6L Triton V8 from North America
I love my F-150.
It has a lot of interior space, big bed and I love driving in on the snow.
However, 4.6L Triton V8 (231 hp) seems underpowered. Great for towing, but not for daily driving.
I wish XL would have more standard equipment. At least power windows, CD player and cruise control.
But overall, I got 4 door truck with V8 and 4x4 for only $21,000 and I'm really happy with what I got.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th June, 2007
11th Jun 2007, 12:36
Underpowered for daily driving, but not for towing? ehhh.
15th Jun 2007, 22:23
Towing and payload capacity numbers are great.
However, for daily driving 231 hp just isn't enough (I have '00 Mustang 3.8L 5-speed for daily driving; I use F-150 only when necessary). Maybe that's because I went from Mustang to F-150.
15th Feb 2009, 07:06
Why didn't you go with the 5.4 engine option?
When I was buying a new F-150 in 2005, I was picky, test driving the 4.6 engine was not exciting to me, then I found a 4.6 engine with a 3.73 rear axle, it was better, but still lacked the power and acceleration I wanted. I was ready to buy the Chevy, but at the last minute the dealer found me a new FX4 with the 5.4 engine and 3.73 rear, test driving it I fell in love and took it home. It came std with the power windows, door locks and shift on the fly 4x4 that I didn't want, but I learned to love it.
Don't believe the people that tell you the 4.6 and the 5.4 has the same power, the fact is these engines have a BIG difference in power.