1994 Ford F-150 5.0 Specsby Ana Purna
The 1994 Ford F-150 5.0 is a half-ton capacity pickup truck. The 5.0 V8 engine is an option for increased power, along with a less powerful V6 version and a slightly more powerful 5.8 V8 edition. Anti-lock rear breaks came standard in F-150s of this generation, along with automatic locking hubs. This heavy duty truck can be found on the used market in good condition for around $2,000, as of December 2010. It is a favorite among those who have to tow trailers, large boats, or haul heavy cargo in the truck bed.
Engine and Fuel
The 1994 F-150 with the 5.0-liter V8 engine takes regular unleaded gas. The fuel tank has a capacity of approximately 37 gallons (several slightly different tank sizes were used). The mileage estimates are 13 to 15 miles per gallon in stop and start city driving, 17 to 20 miles per gallon on the highway. The 1994 V8 engine has 205 horsepower.
The 1994 Ford F-150 comes in regular and extended cab editions and long or short bed options. The regular cab, short bed measures 197.1 inches long, 79 inches wide, and 71 inches tall with a wheelbase of 116.8 inches. The regular cab, long bed edition is the same, but measures 213.3 inches in length, with a 133 inch wheelbase. The extended cab short bed edition measures 219.1 inches long, 79 inches wide, and 71.9 inches tall, with a wheelbase of 138.8. The extended cab, long bed version has the same measurements, except its 235.3 inches in length, and 155 inch wheelbase.
Safety Features and Capacity
Extended cab editions of the 1994 F-150 seat three people and regular cabs seat three. Headroom in both editions is 41 inches, with an extra .1 inches in the regular cab model. In 1994, the Ford F-150 began to come standard with a driver's side airbag. There was a recall issued for these airbags, as the warning light was found not to function, and the airbag occasionally deployed when the key in the ignition turned to "Start" and the passenger door slammed.
Ana Purna has covered outdoor adventure, travel, health and fitness for a variety of publications since 2003. Her work has appeared on the websites FeministReview and PaperDolls. Purna is a writer and radio producer in Texas who graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Arts in history.