What Changed for the 2010 Ford F-150:
- The 2010 Ford F-150 is a carryover model
- New SVT Raptor version from the Ford Special Vehicle Team debuts for 2010
- The 2010 Ford SVT F-150 Raptor is a factory-built, performance off-roader including 320-hp, 5.4-liter V-8 engine or, later after its initial debut, a more powerful 6.2-liter V-8
- Raptor model is the only factory street truck equipped with internal bypass shocks from Fox Racing Shox, and they're visible to bystanders
- Raptor boasts 13.4 inches of rear suspension travel, 11.2 inches of front suspension travel, B.F. Goodrich All Terrain TA/KO 315/70-17 tires, and unique wheels
- Raptor model is equipped with Ford's first application of Hill Descent Control, and has a stability control system with Sport and Off-Road modes to reduce or eliminate intervention by the traction and stability systems
- Raptor model gets styling modifications with a new front end, vented hood, functional hood and fender air extractors, and a 7-inch stretch in width
- Raptor's interior includes unique dash and console detailing, auxiliary switch board that helps make aftermarket customization easier, and a black leather steering wheel with a molten orange centering line
- The luxurious F-150 Platinum gets more standard equipment, including ambient cabin lighting, power sliding rear window, heated front and rear seats, satin gloss Lacrosse Ash wood accents, Sony 6-disc CD changer, and other features
- Last year's F-150 SFE model, designed to maximize fuel economy, is discontinued for 2010, but its fuel-efficiency improvements remain available on several F-150 trucks
- Parents can use the F-150's new MyKey technology to program a limited top speed of 80 mph, ensure that the traction control is never turned off, to sound a persistent seat belt reminder until everyone is buckled up, and to limit stereo volume to 44 percent of maximum volume
- New Sync with Directions, Connections and Information provides hands-free access to personalized traffic reports, turn-by-turn driving directions, news reports, sports scores, weather forecasts, and local business directories
Ford's F Series pickup trucks have been around since 1948, and the entry-level F-150 has been Ford's best-selling full-size pickup since the 1970s. The Ford F-150 underwent a full design change for the 2009 model year, which mainly carries over to 2010. A new performance version, the F-150 SVT Raptor, makes its introduction this year, and the Harley-Davidson trim level has been restored.
For 2010, three body styles and nine trim levels are available. The regular cab model has a choice of a 78-inch or 96-inch cargo bed; the SuperCab adds a 66-inch option as well; and the Super Crew offers the two small beds (66-inch or 78-inch) and eliminates the eight-footer.
The base XL trim level has 17-inch wheels, vinyl seating, radio, and air conditioning. Various other trim levels add more amenities and accessories, up to the Harley-Davidson model, which has 22-inch wheels, heated and cooled front seats, leather upholstery, upgraded sound system, and more. The SVT Raptor, which is built for off-road use, features a suspension system, wheels, and tires that are suitable to rough terrain. The Raptor and the Harley-Davidson edition both feature exclusive exterior and interior styling treatments appropriate to their names.
The F-150 is available with three V8 engine choices, while a more-powerful fourth engine is available for the Raptor. With 4.6 liters of displacement, the base engine makes 248 hp and 293 lb.-ft. of torque and is paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. The next step up is a 4.6-liter engine that makes 292 hp and 320 lb.-ft. of torque. A 5.4-liter V8 engine produced 320 hp and 390 lb.-ft. Both of those come with a six-speed automatic transmission. The 5.4-liter engine is standard on the Raptor, while a 400-hp, 6.2-liter V8 is optional, and also paired with six-speed automatic transmission. With the 5.4-liter engine, the F-150 can tow up to 11,300 lbs. and carry a payload of 3,300 lbs.
The 2010 F-150 earned five stars on all NHTSA impact tests. The MSRP ranges from $22,060 to $39,915.