Ford offers test drives at home for F-150

2011_ford_f150.top.jpgThe 2011 F-150 uses a EcoBoost V-6, which Ford says is just as a powerful as a V-8. By Aaron Smith, staff writer


NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Ford Motor Co. is launching an aggressive campaign for its top-selling F-150 pick-up truck featuring the new EcoBoost engine: the company is bringing the truck to your house for a test drive.

Ford (F, Fortune 500) said it is launching a 60-city tour to push its 2011 F-150 Roundup. Potential buyers can sign up for a Ford representative to bring the truck to the participant's house or place of work for a 30-minute drive.

This newest model of the F-150 has the EcoBoost V-6 engine, which uses twin turbo charging and direct fuel injection. Ford is touting this EcoBoost engine as being just as powerful as a V-8, with its 365 horsepower, up to 11,300 pounds of trailer tow capacity and up to 3,060 pounds of payload capacity.

"We want to give as many customers as possible the opportunity to drive it before it's even available at their local Ford dealership," said Marc Lapine, F-150 consumer marketing manager, in a press release.

Ford plans to start the tour in Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. The home test drive offer will run through January. To top of page

Frontline troops push for solar energy
The U.S. Marines are testing renewable energy technologies like solar to reduce costs and casualties associated with fossil fuels. Play
25 Best Places to find rich singles
Looking for Mr. or Ms. Moneybags? Hunt down the perfect mate in these wealthy cities, which are brimming with unattached professionals. More
Fun festivals: Twins to mustard to pirates!
You'll see double in Twinsburg, Ohio, and Ketchup lovers should beware in Middleton, WI. Here's some of the best and strangest town festivals. Play
Find Your Next Car
Index Last Change % Change
Dow 17,079.76 -18.69 -0.11%
Nasdaq 4,589.79 9.52 0.21%
S&P 500 2,001.45 -1.92 -0.10%
Treasuries 2.41 0.06 2.73%
Data as of 11:42am ET
Company Price Change % Change
Apple Inc 103.56 1.06 1.03%
Bank of America Corp... 16.16 0.07 0.40%
Staples Inc 12.50 0.83 7.06%
Facebook Inc 75.61 0.79 1.06%
Intel Corp 34.54 -0.39 -1.10%
Data as of 11:27am ET

Sections

Online flower peddler is buying fruit gift basket retailers for $142.5 million. More

Gas prices are falling to nearly $3 a gallon in some parts of South Carolina, and that will soon be common in much of the country. More

Microsoft is expected to begin showing off Windows 9's features later this month. Here are the expected changes you should be thrilled about. More

The Coolest Cooler is the most successful Kickstarter campaign in the site's history, raising $13.3 million from over 62,000 backers. More

A scam where fraudsters impersonate IRS agents has now stolen $5 million from taxpayers, and this woman - who lost her entire life savings -- is just one of its victims. More

Market indexes are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer Morningstar: © 2014 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and have been licensed for use. All content of the Dow Jones IndexesSM © 2014 is proprietary to Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Chicago Mercantile Association. The market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. Most stock quote data provided by BATS.