The 2015 Ford F-150, equipped in our case with the tiny 2.7-L EcoBoost V6, has proven itself thus far to be a fun, economical truck. For serious duty, though, it has to be equally adept in foul weather among other things.
For the ultimate winter challenge, TFLtruck took the 2015 Ford F-150 2.7 up to Switzerland Trail, high in the Colorado mountains, after a brutal winter snowstorm. Here’s what happened:
Sure, four-wheel-drive and high ground clearance will allow lots of vehicles to traverse snow. In this case, though, the snow was especially heavy and wet, and we were the first to make tracks. Additionally, the trail starts at 7,700 feet above sea level and climbs to over 9,000, allowing the thin mountain air to work the EcoBoost that much harder.
Either way, the 2015 Ford F-150 felt solid, sure-footed, and capable, even without the optional FX4 off-road package. The 2.7-L EcoBoost was up to the task, pulling the truck strongly up six- to nine-percent grades at highway speeds, and the six-speed automatic transmission had no problem finding the right gear.
Stay tuned to TFLtruck for more 2015 Ford F-150 fun this week, including head-to-head battles with the 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 EcoDiesel.