A quick, comfortable, two door sport truck that you can drive every day- for a price.
Model: F-150 Tremor 4X4
Model Year: 2014
Engine: 3.5L EcoBoost turbocharged 6-cylinder
365-horsepower @ 5,000 RPM – 420 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
- 365-horsepower EcoBoost engine packs a punch with a 4.10 rear end
- SYNC and My Ford Touch work well to keep you connected
- Remains a usable day to day vehicle
- This two seat, regular cab pickup comes at a very stiff price
- Built on an out-going platform, the Tremor is a dead man walking
- The EcoBoost V6 is eerily quiet, even at full throttle
Ford’s popular F-150 pickup is set to be all new in 2015. So, why are we reviewing an old 2014 model? It’s simple, really. Ford decided to send off the previous generation with a one year, special edition, regular cab sport truck. They call it the Tremor and we took it for a spin.
The Tremor is compelling at first glance. A unique FX graphics package with 20-inch flat black wheels makes a statement without calling attention.
While subtlety sporty outside, the Tremor features obvious luxury inside. My Ford Touch, navigation, and SYNC make living in this pickup easy. Red accent stitching is sporty and unique.
The obligatory large “name of truck” badge on the rear side of the bed. The Tremor has been compared to the Ford Lightning of year’s past. While it’s a cool nod, the Tremor is not a Lightning. It’s a unique package of otherwise available F-150 parts.
The Tremor comes with a unique flat black sport stripe down the side, blacked out headlights, grille, and a polished exhaust tip. The red F-150 badges stand out, especially against this color, “Blue Flame”
The choice of a V6 engine at first seems odd, considering the amazing 5.0L V8 that you can already get in a regular cab F-150. But let it be known the 3.5L EcoBoost is a great engine on its own merit. Paired with a 4.10 rear end, it accelerates faster than you’d expect while remaining fuel conscientious. 365-horsepower in a light pickup isn’t something to scoff at.
The Tremor comes in 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive. This 4×4 model carried some additional heft but New England winters would make it a necessity. Ford made an effort to keep the Tremor practical.
Pirelli Scorpion tires provide more grip than a pickup deserves.
Go ahead, take the Tremor off road or down that dirt trail. It has no limitations over any other F-150. Useful for when when you need your pickup to act like one.
Alcantara leather inserts provide the grip your seat needs to hold you in place. The seats otherwise didn’t have much bolstering and focused on comfort. The Tremor also features a unique pass through center console that you can’t get on a “normal” regular cab F-150.
There’s no doubt, the Tremor is fun to drive and fun to look at.
The Tremor offers a unique package of cab size, engine, and rear gearing, over what you could typically order at your Ford Dealer. Unfortunately, that’s it, and it costs a lot. While we can’t complain about the EcoBoost V6, there’s an argument to be had that the power and exhaust note of the 5.0L or 6.2L V8 could have made the Tremor a better sidekick to the beloved Raptor.