New 2016 Ford Atlas will be one of the most popular truck in USA. When it came out, Ford Atlas concept pickup had really looked breathtaking. This was something unseen until then and actual production model was closely based upon it. All-new Ford F-150 now possibly looks the best in its almost seventy-year old history and full-size truck will continue going strong in 2016 as well.
The Engine options
Like in pretty much every segment, 2016 Ford Atlas, or F-150 benefits from new powertrain options as well. Like before, it offers four choices, but two of them are completely new, while other two are revamped and should give slightly better performance. Old horses that have remained are 3.5L EcoBoost V6 and the strongest 5.0L V8 which deliver between 365 and 385 hp and between 380 and 420 lb-ft of torque respectively. New option is the base 3.5L naturally aspirated V6 which replaces older 3.7L unit and puts up 283 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque.
Another new unit is the fuel-conserving 2.7L EcoBoost V6 making 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque, and all power in all available engines will be routed to the ground via 6-speed automatic transmission. Drivetrain configurations will be offered in both ways, as before, while another news is 2016 Raptor unit which should benefit from 400+ hp and lb-ft of torque power output thanks to V8 engine of still indiscernible displacement.
Styling – Inside and Outside look
Weight loss gained by extensive use of military-grade aluminum gave new Ford’s pickup the edge when it comes to performance and fuel efficiency alike. It also has new design and looks much better than before thanks to its sharp menacing lines. Grille is heavier, while Atlas’ own double deck headlights found their way to the production model as well. Other than that, 2016 Ford Atlas – F-150 pickup looks slightly higher, possibly thanks to the tone set by a new front end fascia.
Pickup’s interior was also redone, but still features plenty of angular lines all over the cabin. Cockpit-like layout is present again and both the dash and a center stack which divides the cabin seem to move in a singular motion. Cabin materials range from basic cloth to premium leather, depending on a trim level, while top grades even come with some wood accents as well. 4.2-inch touch screen display is standard across the board, but higher grades have the option to upgrade it to an 8-inch unit in a bundle with navigation. Safety features are also more advanced than before and highest grade models benefit from optional adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors and a lane-keeping system. 360-degree surround view camera is also available as a substitute to more standard rearview camera, while all mandatory options are present as well.
2016 Ford Atlas – Price details and MPG
Fuel economy ratings aren’t disclosed yet, but new F-150 or 2016 Ford Atlas in production, if you will, should have them raised by 5 to 20 %, depending on powertrain. That’s possible thanks to the 700-pound lighter frame and new, downsized engines. $25,000 to $50,000 is usually the price tag of F-150 and this won’t be changed in 2016 as well.
2016 Ford Atlas/F-150 is pretty much the best available choice when it comes to the full-size pickup market. Its closest rivals will have to do a lot of work to gain upon it and should undergo an extensive overhaul, like F-150 did, in order to stay competitive.