2019 Ford F-150 Limited SuperCrew – Top shelf refined capability bar none
Hanging out with us near the Hills Country Club in The Hills, Texas recently was a knock-out handsome 2019 Ford F-150 Limited SuperCrew 4×2 pickup.
Locals were heard to say that our Ruby Red Metallic Clear Coat pickup was a serious ‘Sunday go to meeting’ vehicle. With its color, stylish chrome accents and Power Deployable Running Boards outside and Camelback with wood accent luxury inside, it did give you that ‘feel’.
But, as we found out, this baby could both play and work with nearly the best of them (except maybe a Raptor) – every day of the week, including Sunday.
Setting the stage, please note our test F-150 SuperCrew Limited was the top-of-the-line full-size pickup from Ford. It has a MSRP $67,135. With a short list of options plus delivery, the sticker price was $71,150.
Whoa you say, that’s a lot of money. To which we answer – this 2019 Ford F-150 Limited SuperCrew 4×2 is a whole lot of truck. Let’s take a look.
Get Up and Go
Our Limited 4×2 was powered by the High Output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 (formerly Raptor only) engine producing 375 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque. Equipped with Auto Start/Stop, It was mated to the F-150 tuned 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with Tow/Haul, Snow/Wet, EcoSelect and Sport modes.
The fuel economy rating was 17/22 mpg city/highway and 19 mpg combined. Equipped with the 36-gallon fuel tank, our F-150 Limited had a highway range of over 650 miles.
Underneath, our Limited was equipped with an independent double wishbone and coilover shock front suspension and leaf spring with solid axle rear – both fitted with heavy-duty gas pressurize shock absorbers. Steering was electric power assisted with brakes power antilock vented disc front and rear.
Wheels were 22-inch polished aluminum and mounted with P275/45 R22 all-season tires that ran exceptionally smooth and quiet.
Our F150 Limited 4×2 was a seriously quick and fast machine both around town and on the highway. For those who know how dangerous RM 620 has become locally – this powertrain and running gear blasted us safely from blind intersections onto that highway – running away from oncoming traffic nearly as ably as a Bullitt Mustang.
Our Limited SuperCrew was a head turner from a distance and up-close starting with its Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clear Coat with Body Color Bumpers and Fascia.
Quad Beam LED headlamps, LED Daytime Driving Lamps and Fog Lamps with Chrome surround, set off the distinctive grille that features Satin Finish main bars, Chrome minor bars and Satin Finish surround with Silver inserts.
Body color cap Power Folding and Heated Side Mirrors with turn signals and LED Approach Lamps graced the doors. Bright Beltline Molding accents lined the body to the rear where LED Taillights, ‘Limited’ Satin Finish Applique and Chrome Dual Exhausts finished the look.
Standing tall with 8.4-inches of ground clearance, its 22-inch High Chrome styled wheels gave it a powerful elegance.
Of note were the Power Deployable Running Boards making entry easy for everyone.
The Ford F-150 Limited is the most stylishly outfitted in the line and this truck, with its elegant Camelback two-tone interior, genuine wood inserts and satin accents, was a superb example of that work.
Up front you find very comfortable Active Motion Multi-Contour Camelback two-tone high style bucket seating that is both heated and cooled. A matching flow through console features lots of storage that will also hold a laptop.
For drivers who are not so tall, the driver seat and steering wheel are power adjustable plus the Limited is equipped with adjustable pedals.
Rear Seating was also comfortable featuring a heated 60/40 foldup bench with flat floor deck and under seat storage for additional cargo capacity.
Of note, were the grab handles available at all four doors to assist in access and egress.
Other features of note included a large Twin Panel Power Moonroof, Ambient Interior Lighting, Tray Style Floor Liners and a Power Sliding Rear Window with defroster.
Work and Play
For work and play, our F-150 Limited was rated to haul over 2,040 pounds and tow up to 12,700 pounds. A whole lot of boat, camping trailer and gear – or whatever – can be hauled anywhere with this truck.
Underneath, the Limited is one tough truck with its fully boxed High Strength Steel frame with front coil and rear leaf two-stage suspension, rack and pinion steering and four-wheel power disc brakes. On the topside, this truck is not just gorgeous, but also very tough with its High Strength Military-Grade Aluminum Alloy body and bed.
For hauling that payload, our Limited came with a 5.5-foot bed with ToughBed Spray-in Bedliner, Cargo Bed Lamp, Remote Tailgate Release, Tailgate Step with Tailgate Lift Assist, LED Box Lighting and BoxLink Cargo System with tiedowns.
The F-150 Limited was also well set up to tow that 12,700 pounds starting with its 3.55 locking rear axle, Transmission Tow Haul Mode, and factory installed tow package that includes a LED Trailer Hitch light in the tailgate handle for hooking at night.
From there towing in our F-150 Limited only got easier starting with the Driver Information Center checklist for setting up the trailer correctly and then monitoring tow connections et al with the Smart Trailer Tow feature through the 8-inch Driver Information Center.
Other standard or available equipment for towing included the transmission Tow Haul mode, Trailer Brake Controller, Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage, Trailer Sway Control, camera-based Dynamic Hitch Assist, Pro Trailer Backup Assist, 360 Degree Surround View Monitor and LED Side-Mirror spotlights.
Technology and Infotainment
Technology and infotainment features included Intelligent Access with Remote Start, Push-Button Start, Dual Smart Charging USB Ports, 12V power points front and rear plus two 110V/400W power outlets.
The center stack was topped with a bright 8-inch color capacitive touch screen with split view display and Voice Activated Navigation.
Connectivity was provided by Ford’s new SYNC3 system featuring Applink enabling Apply CarPlay and Android Auto capability, Ford+ Alexa plus WAZE and more.
Audio entertainment was powered through a B&O (Bang and Olufson) 1000W Premium Audio with 10 speakers. Features included Single CD, HD Radio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with Traffic and Travel.
Our Limited was also equipped with FordPass Connect and 4GWI-FI Hotspot that can connect up to 10 devices up to 50-feet from the vehicle.
Whatever and however, you needed to connect or communicate, this Limited was completely equipped.
All Ford F-150 pickups feature AdvanceTrac with RSC (Roll Stability Control) and Curve Control, SOS Post-Crash Alert System and Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems. They also have driver and passenger dual-stage front air bags and Ford’s Safety Canopy system with side-curtain airbags and rollover sensor. Our F-150 also included Inflatable Rear Safety Belts and front mounted side impact airbags.
Active Driver Assist features included Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, Curve Control, Lane-Keeping System, Lane Departure Warning, BLIS (Blind Spot Monitoring System) with Cross Traffic Alert, Active Park Assist., Reverse Sensing and Trailer Tow Monitoring.
We would have added a soft folding tonneau cover ($525) to this truck to give it a more finished look taking the delivered price to $72,145.
Check all of the 2019 Ford F-150 trucks at: https://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/