2016 Ford F-150 Special Service Vehicle Package
The F-150 just got sworn in
Ford Motor Company keeps on expanding its services to law enforcement and fleet customers. The automaker has just released a Special Service package for the 2016 F-150 designed for rigorous jobs like police duty and roadside assistance providers.
The truck can be specially ordered to accommodate any job, with a range of cab, bed, and drivetrain choices.
“Many officers need the extra space F-150 Special Service Vehicle offers,” said Stephen Tyler, Ford police marketing manager. “They can load the cargo box with equipment and still fit five people inside. Its utility is unmatched.”
The F-150 Special Service Vehicle comes in XL trim in either Super Crew or Super Cab configurations, with either the 5.0-liter V-8 or the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, and in 2WD or 4WD set-ups Regardless of engine choice, a high-output 240-amp alternator replaces the stock unit to accommodate for long idle times.
“We offer a whole family of police vehicles,” said Arie Groeneveld, Ford chief program engineer for police vehicles. “Our lineup aims to fulfill the unique needs of law enforcement officers, and our F-150 Special Service Vehicle is an extension of that offering. This vehicle definitely lives up to its Built Ford Tough reputation.”
Under all the specific features of the Special Service Vehicle package is a standard F-150. It rides on a high-strength steel frame that’s fully boxed. The body is of course stamped from aluminum, and the cab features the truck’s modern interior with plenty of creature comforts.
Continue reading to learn more about the Ford F-150 Special Service Vehicle Package.
What makes the Ford F-150 Special Service Vehicle Package special
Beyond the F-150 Special Service Vehicle’s trim, cab, and drivetrain options, Ford offers plenty to upgrades for specific jobs. As seen in the photos, there’s an option for a K9 cage, a front push bumper, a computer console, and a lighting package that includes a full-size light bar mounted on a headache rack.
Inside, the standard features include vinyl floors for easy clean-up, a vinyl bench seat in the rear that replaces the cloth bench, and two bucket seats up front with space in between for police electronic equipment.
These trucks will likely become popular with police departments, park services, fire departments, border patrol, and government vehicles. The scariest of all, however, will be the un-marked patrol vehicle. Imagine getting pulled over by an un-marked F-150 that was hiding in plain sight.
The Ford F-150 was completely redesign for the 2015 model year and features new technology throughout. The frame is now fully boxed and is constructed from high-strength steel. The body panels, including the cargo bed, are made from military-grade aluminum. The cabin features a new design that is more user friendly and ergonomic and offers tons of factory upgrades.
Under the hood, the truck offers four engine options: the 3.5-liter V-6, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6, the 5.0-liter V-8, and the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6. All are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and can be paired with either rear-wheel driver or the optional 4WD system.
Prices for the 2016 Ford F-150 start at $26,400 and can be optioned well above $55,000.
Read our full review on the Ford F-150 here.