Ford F-150 Sport Mode 01

Does a pickup truck like the new Ford F-150 need a sport mode? The “crazy-smart” engineers at the Blue Oval seem to think so.

Thanks to the wonders of technology sharing, America’s favourite pickup truck is now available with a sport mode derived from the new Mustang, no less. It can be activated by pushing the tow/haul mode button twice and an amber “S” will illuminate in the lower-right portion of the tachometer to indicate the sport mode is active.

Ford F-150 Sport Mode 02

According to Ford, the mode requires less shifting yet makes driving more engaging as it changes the frequency of gearshifts, enabling the engine to stay in the sweet spot of the powerband. Not only that, the two-ton fullsize pickup truck can now enter a corner better thanks to a rev-matching feature calibrated similarly to the Mustang’s.

Usable in in two-wheel drive, four-wheel-drive automatic and four-wheel-drive high settings, the sport mode will be offered as standard in every F-150.

 

 



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