2014 Ford F-150

MSRP $25,025 - $38,965

Ranked #2 in Pickup-truck

8.0

Overall Rating

2014 Ford F-150 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 27, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Widely known as America’s best-selling pick-up truck, the 2014 Ford F-150 is still one of the most versatile and practical pickup trucks on the market. With more than half a million units sold annually, the F-150 Regular Cab offers plenty of options to choose from, starting with the basic work truck models to the range-topping Platinum model filled to the brim with luxury. Customers looking for performance can also opt for the SVT Raptor model which houses a 6.2L V-8 under its hood. While there are plenty of variants and powertrains to choose from, the regular cab model is only available in four trim levels.

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Pros

Plenty of options to choose from

Capable and efficient Ecoboost powertrain

Comfortable and refined cabin

Versatile with a good towing capacity

Cons

Ride quality still lags behind rivals

Engine refinement can be improved

Frustrating infotainment system

Looks dated compared to modern rivals

What's New?

New HID headlamps

New trailer tow mirrors


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$25025

bodystyle

2dr Regular Cab

passenger capacity

3

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

228 cu.in.

horsepower

302 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

278 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

6 speed automatic w/OD

chassis

suspension front

double wishbone front suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

126 in.

length

213.2 in.

width

79.2 in.

height

74.8 in.

curb weight

4685 lbs.

ground clearance

8.2 in.

capacity

passenger volume

64.8 cu ft.

cargo volume

17.4 cu ft.

towing capacity

5500 lbs.

payload capacity

1710 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.3 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

17/20/23 mpg

highway range

598 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

5 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

XL$25,025 onwards

STX$28,760 onwards

XLT$30,335 onwards

FX2$34,850 onwards

FX4$38,965 onwards

Colors and Styles

2014 Ford F-150 in Blue Flame color
Blue Flame

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Ratings

Pricing and Feature

9.0

Features

9.0

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

6.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

8.0

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.0

Overall Rating


For the 2014 model year, Ford has introduced the new F-150 Tremor model available exclusively in the regular cab body style and the short pickup bed. It gets plenty of off-road-ready features like a 4.10 rear axle, an electronically controlled locking rear differential, and the Ecoboost V-6 engine as standard. All other trims and models are carried over for 2014 with minimal updates. As always, the F-150 competes with other full-size pickup trucks like the GMC Sierra 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and Ram 1500.


9.0/10
Features

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

6.0/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety


2014 Ford F-150 Features

9.0/10

While Ford offers plenty of options and features with the F-150, the regular cab model is limited to just 4 trim levels including the newly launched FX2/FX4 Tremor model. All four trims are available with both 126” and 145” truck bed options, in either two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive configuration. Starting with the base XL model, the feature list is very limited and only includes steel rims, manual air-conditioning, vinyl upholstery, and split front bench seats.

Upgrading to the STX trim includes features like machined aluminum wheels, cloth seats with manual lumbar adjustment for the driver, a CD player, a central information system, and power windows. Next-in-line is the XLT model which includes some luxuries like automatic headlights, keyless entry, voice control, chrome bumpers, and fog lamps.

The newly launched FX Tremor trims sit at the top of the range with features like power-adjustable driver’s seat, 18-inch wheels, sports bucket seats (reducing passenger capacity to 2), 4.2-inch infotainment with satellite radio and steering mounted controls, and plenty of off-road-ready upgrades.

Trim

XL

STX

XLT

FX2/FX4

MSRP (RWD)

$25,025

$28,760

$30,335

$34,850

MSRP (4WD)

$29,665

$32,185

$33,760

$38,965

Key Features

17-inch steel rims

In addition to or replaces XL trim features with:

In addition to or replaces STX Premium trim features with:

In addition to or replaces XLT trim features with:

 

Manual air conditioning

17-inch machined aluminum wheels

Automatic headlights

18-inch machined aluminum wheels

 

Tilt steering wheel

Cloth seats

Keyless entry keypad

Sport cloth seats

 

Vinyl upholstery

Manual driver lumbar adjust

Ford SYNC voice control

6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat

 

40/20/40 split front seats

CD player

Chrome front and rear bumpers

4.2-inch MyFord information display

 

AM/FM radio

Central information display

Fog lamps

SiriusXM satellite radio

 

Day/night rearview mirror

Power windows with one-touch up/down

Chrome front grille

Steering wheel mounted controls

We Recommend

Considering all the standard options and the reasonable pricing, the XLT trim is the best pick of the lot for the perfect blend of luxury and practicality. You still get bench seats with space for three passengers along with several features like automatic headlights, voice control, keyless entry keypad, color-coordinated floor mats, and an improved exterior with chrome bumpers. The XLT trim also unlocks the equipment group 301A and 302A packages for even more feature additions.

2014 Ford F-150 Engine and Performance

9.0/10

All models of the 2014 Ford F-150 Regular Cab come as standard with a 3.7-L V-6 engine producing a modest 302 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque. While the range-topping Tremor model gets the more powerful 5.0L V8 engine producing 360 hp and 380 lb-ft as standard, it is also available as an option on the lower trims. Ford also offers their capable 3.5L Ecoboost engine that trumps the other two with 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque on all models, providing excellent performance and efficiency. Both the XLT and Tremor models can also be equipped with the massive 6.2L V8 engine, which bumps the power up to 411 hp and 434 lb-ft of torque.

All engines are paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission and get a rear-wheel configuration as standard. For $4,600, Ford also offers four-wheel drive on all four trim levels. Towing capacity stands at an impressive 11,300 pounds on the 6.2L V8 and Ecoboost models, while the base 3.7L V6 is limited to 6,700 pounds.

Whichever engine you choose, the F-150 still lacks in the handling and ride quality department, and drives like a typical pickup truck. Handling is average for the most part with a firm suspension setup. However, compared to more modern rivals like the Ram 1500 and the GM twins, the F-150 lacks refinement and ride quality.

Models

2014 Ford F-150 XL Regular Cab

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT Regular Cab

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab

2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman Regular Cab

MSRP

$25,025

$25,575

$26,075

$25,060

Engine

3.7-liter Naturally Aspirated V-6

4.3-liter Naturally Aspirated Gas/Ethanol V-6

4.3-liter Naturally Aspirated Gas/Ethanol V-6

3.6-liter Naturally Aspirated V-6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

302 hp

285 hp

285 hp

305 hp

Torque

278 lb-ft

305 lb-ft

305 lb-ft

269 lb-ft

0-60 MPH (seconds)

7.5

7.7

7.4

7.1

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

15.7

16

15.8

15.6

Top-Speed (MPH)

110

106

106

110

When equipped with the base 3.7L V-6 engine, the F-150 can match both the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra in terms of performance. However, the Ram 1500 is still the fastest of the bunch by a quarter of second thanks to its modern powertrain. The 8-speed automatic transmission seems to work better for the Ram 1500 as it also has the lowest torque output in the competition.

2014 Ford F-150 Fuel Economy

7.0/10

Considering the base 3.7L V6 engine, the F-150 returns 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highways, which is average for its class. As expected, the bigger V8 engines are less efficient, while the modern Ecoboost engine balances both performance and efficiency, returning a combined rating of 18 mpg. Like most pickup trucks, the F-150 gets a massive 26-gallon fuel tank, giving it a range of nearly 600 miles on the highway.

Models

2014 Ford F-150 XL Regular Cab

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT Regular Cab

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab

2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman Regular Cab

MPG (City)

17

18

18

17

MPG (Highway)

23

24

24

25

MPG (Combined)

19

20

20

20

Fuel Capacity 

26 gallons

26 gallons

26 gallons

26 gallons

Range (City/Highway)

442/598 miles

468/624 miles

468/624 miles

442/650 miles

Although efficiency figures are more or less average among all competitors, the F-150 returns 1 MPG less than all its rivals if we consider combined figures. The Ram 1500 is the most efficient on the highway, while both the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra return slightly fewer figures.

2014 Ford F-150 Interior

6.0/10

With no major updates for 2014, the F-150 gets a utilitarian interior with the usual rugged design. The regular cab models get seating for 3 passengers with a split-folding bench seat at the front. In typical Ford fashion, the center fascia is full of switchgear with a small information display at the front. Opting for the new Tremor model will add a flow-through center console, reducing the passenger capacity to 2, a console-mounted shifter, and black leather bucket seats with Alcantara inserts and red stitching.

The Tremor also gets a small 4.2-inch center display neatly placed above the controls. The black/gray interiors are starting to look outdated compared to modern competitors, and the quality is also average for the price point. The 2014 Ford F-150 Regular Cab models are available with either the 6.5 foot or 8-foot bed, making it an excellent work truck. Since regular cab models are usually used as work trucks, features are limited even in the range-topping FX/Tremor model. However, Ford does offer optional equipment packages on all trim levels for extra features.

Models

2014 Ford F-150 XL Regular Cab

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT Regular Cab

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab

2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman Regular Cab

Seating Capacity

3

3

3

3

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

41/65.9/41.4

42.4/66/45.2

42.4/66/45.2

40.3/66/41

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

65.5

61

61

57.5

The Ford F-150 manages to offer better interior space than the Ram 1500, however, it falls behind both the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra, both of which share the same platform. However, The Ford F-150 beats all the competitors in terms of the cargo area on offer, which is marginally better than the competition. Some standout interior features include:

  • 6-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Front sports seats with a center console on the Tremor model
  • Manual driver and passenger lumbar adjustment
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Keyless entry with keypad

How intuitive is the 2014 Ford F-150 Regular Cab’s infotainment unit?

While the base models get a standard infotainment system with a radio and CD player, the range-topping Tremor model gets a MyFord touchscreen interface with a 4.2-inch display. Features like voice activation, steering mounted controls, satellite radio, and more are available on the higher trims or as part of the equipment packages. Sound quality is average for the most part and the interface feels dated to use. Features are also limited compared to competitors. Some standout features include:

  • A 4.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • SYNC voice control
  • Satellite radio
  • CD player
  • Bluetooth hands-free connectivity

2014 Ford F-150 Exterior

6.0/10

With no updates in the styling department, the 2014 Ford F-150 Regular Cab continues to sport a rugged and imposing look with a massive grille at the front, flanked by edgy headlights. While the regular can models look basic compared to higher trims, it still manages to look good with 18-inch machined aluminum wheels and an inoffensive design that will appeal to most customers. 

However, modern trucks like the Ram 1500 and Silverado have taken the whole game forward, making the F-150 look outdated in comparison. To stand out from the rest, the new Tremor model gets unique badging all around, unique wheels, and the FX appearance package as standard.

Models

2014 Ford F-150 XL Regular Cab

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 WT Regular Cab

2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab

2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman Regular Cab

Curb Weight (lb)

5620

5104

5218

4514

Length (inches)

213.2

205.5

205.5

209

Width (inches)

79.2

80

80

79.4

Height (inches)

74.8

74

74

74.6

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.2

8.2

N/A

9

Wheelbase (inches)

126

119

119

120

The Ford F-150 continues to be the biggest and heaviest pickup truck in its class with a wheelbase of 126 inches. The Ram 1500 takes the second spot, while both the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are more compact. The Ram 1500 offers the best ground clearance in the competition at 9-inch, whereas the Ford F-150 and the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado share the same ground clearance at 8.2-inch. Some notable exterior features include:

  • 18-inch Machined
  • Chrome bumpers and grille
  • Unique rim design and badges with the Tremor model
  • Automatic headlights
  • Chrome surround grille with C-clamp insert

2014 Ford F-150 Safety

9.0/10

The Ford F-150 doesn't disappoint in terms of safety, securing the "Top Safety Pick" award from the IIHS. However, the NHTSA ratings are a mixed bag with a 4-star overall rating, and just 3 stars in the overall front test. The F-150 gets plenty of safety features right from the base model including an array of airbags, roll stability control, and more. The optional features include a rearview camera, parking sensors. Some standard safety features include:

  • Roll stability control
  • SOS post-crash alert system
  • Trailer sway control
  • Fuel pump inertia shutoff
  • Low tire pressure warning

2014 Ford F-150 Final Verdict

Despite the aging design and limited feature list, the Ford F-150 is still the best-selling pickup truck in America for good reason. Ford offers plenty of options to choose from including three body styles, several bed options, and a total of 4 powertrains including the excellent Ecoboost V6 that balances both performance and efficiency. The F-150 also offers good towing ratings and a rugged cabin, making it an excellent workhorse, especially in the regular cab trims. Overall, if you're in the market for a full-size pickup truck, the 2014 Ford F-150 Regular Cab is still an excellent option.

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