The Ford F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in America for a very long time. One can say the F-150 is how Ford mints money and is essentially the bread and butter for America’s most fabled auto brand. The question then becomes why mess with a good thing? The answer beyond regulatory requirements is that innovation requires fundamental changes to existing practices and products. The new Ford F-150 is aluminum-based making for incredible weight savings paired with a new V-6 option from a 2.7 L engine. You read that right – a 2.7 L V6 yet it makes 325 HP and 375 lb-ft of torque. Both of these figures trump the old Triton 5.4 L V8’s which powered both the Expedition I had and F-150’s. The EcoBoost has been an innovative marvel that has found its way into millions of Ford vehicles and in the F-150 it shows it is capable of heavy-duty action and professional-grade duty. I drove the F-150 for a week and having been quite familiar with the past V-8, I was impressed with the power and durability shown by the F-150. There was no discernible difference in how it handled or accelerated versus other V8’s I have driven from Ford and I am still shocked it was a 2.7L engine. The F-150 4X4 gets an estimated18 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway. The F-150 4X4 Supercab I drove started at $37,005 and with options like the EcoBoost engine, chrome appearance package, tailgate step and more, it came to $43,085 delivered. For more information, visit www.ford.com.