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2007 New Car Model Guide:  Ford Cars, Trucks, & SUVs


FordFord builds the top seller for every truck segment -- compact, full-size and super-size. The line's leader -- full-size F-150 -- year after year out-paces all other nameplates, car or truck, to rank as top-selling vehicle in America. Trucks in Ford's 2007 collection divide into light-duty and heavy-duty models with strong powertrains on tap and unique variations available, such as a new King Ranch package for F-150 Lariat with trappings of a luxury car.

Ford F-150
2007 Ford F-150

Ford's full-size and light-duty (half-ton) F-150 trucks skew to many trims with V6 or V8 engines and three different four-door cab styles. Two-wheel-drive (2WD) traction is standard but four-wheel-drive (4WD) is available across the board. Ford upgrades F-150 powertrains this year, such as the 4.6-liter Triton V8 now pumping 248 hp or a flexible-fuel E85 option for Ford's 300-hp 5.4-liter Triton V8. A tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is standard in 2007 and power-folding exterior mirrors are available on FX4 and Lariat trim packages. New sheetmetal paint shades include Redfire, Pueblo Gold and Forest Green.

Ford F-250 Super Duty
2007 Ford Super Duty

Super Duty is Ford's descriptive for super-size work trucks. These trucks use gasoline engines in V8 and V10 sizes or a torque-king turbo-diesel V8. Ford's 5.4-liter V8 base plant produces 300 hp. A 6.8-liter V10 rises to 362 hp while the 6.0-liter V8 Power Stroke diesel hits 325 hp with massive torque. Super Duty trucks for 2007 appear in three configurations -- Regular Cab, SuperCab or Crew Cab. More equipment goes to Super Duty this year, such as a new Lariat Highline issue for SuperCab models or the Lariat Outlaw package on Crew Cab models.

Ford Ranger
2007 Ford Ranger

Ford's compact trucks pack more safety gear for 2007 with a new TPMS and SecuriLock anti-theft device now stock items. Ranger trims as XL, STX, XLT, Sport, FX4 and FX4 Level II, with cab styles of two-door Regular Cab plus two-door or four-door SuperCab. The FX4 Level II adds 4WD equipment like Bilstein off-road shocks, a Torsen limited-slip rear differential, plus undercarriage skid plates, tow hooks and forged aluminum wheels. Three engines continue for 2007. A 2.3-liter four-pack base plant makes 143 hp. A 3.0-liter V6 rises to 148 hp but the 4.0-liter V6 scores 207 hp.