This truck is very impressive. The ride is surprisingly smooth and the 5.0L engine has plenty of power to pull through traffic with ease even fully loaded. Braking is just as quick slowing the truck down to a halt without hesitation. The regular cab has more room behind the seats than it appears allowing me to keep a few tool bags back there with room to spare. The long bed gives you as much room as you'll ever need with an extra deep bed. This is by far the best truck for the money period.
I took a chance on this truck knowing Ford has had reliability issues in the past. My brief experience with this truck, before I returned for a refund only, reinforced this concern. The truck, an EcoBoost 3.5L V6 version, was experiencing significant Engine Timing Cover Oil Leak at only around 40k miles. Online searches turned up many others complaining of the same problem. Also, take this for what it's worth but online searches of the EcoBoost 3.5L V6 F150 turned up a lot of complaints of sudden loss of power on highway under acceleration as well which I found to be pretty alarming. I will admit I was impressed with the acceleration but I never did get close to the advertised MPG stated by Ford even when I was driving conservatively.
The truck is a 3.7 liter v6 and I average 19 mpg. I was surprised at the amount of power that truck puts out. The v6 will easily out do the v8 in my 94 chevy p/u . The ride is supper smooth, and the interior is very comfortable. I highly recommend getting the xlt over the lx model. you get so much more for your money. One thing to keep in mind the gas millage goes down quite a bit if you always keep your tools in the back of the truck.