Consumer Test Drive Tour of All-New Ford F-150 Coming to the Chicago area

  • Consumers can test drive the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 before the truck is available in showrooms
  • Tour visits 38 markets across the United States; Chicago stop is scheduled for Oct. 21-26
  • Consumers can register and schedule their test drive at

CHICAGO, OCT. 16, 2014 – Consumers in the Chicago-area wanting to drive the future of trucks can get behind the wheel of the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 Oct. 21-26, as one of 38 tour stops for the toughest, smartest, most capable F-150 ever.   Retail stores and office campuses across the country will host the drives, which take place between Oct. 13 and Dec. 21. Consumers can drive 2015 F-150 trucks on a short route with product experts along for the ride to explain the new innovations and answer questions.   The tour will stop in Chicago from October 21-26 at:  Olson’s Ace Hardware 10135 Grand Ave Franklin Park, IL 60131   Consumers can register and schedule their test drive at Walk-up participation is encouraged. “The new F-150 is a game changer,” said Doug Scott, Ford Truck group marketing manager. “Truck customers are going to learn about and experience the F-150’s new features and improved performance from the best place possible – the driver’s seat.” Tour vehicles will feature the all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 that produces 325 horsepower and 375 lb.-ft. of torque and includes Auto Start-Stop designed to enhance fuel economy in stop-and-go driving. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost that produces 365 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque will be available to test drive as well. Participants registered online or in attendance at the event can enter for a chance to win an all-new 2015 Ford F-150.* The tour also will feature interactive displays to help consumers gain a better understanding of the technical aspects of the all-new F-150, including its high-strength steel frame construction and high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body panels. Drive events will take place in the parking lots of large retailers and office parks. Details can be found “This is the most anticipated truck in Ford history,” said Scott. “Consumers will see for themselves how Ford reinvented the pickup, and experience how the all-new F-150 is a more capable and efficient tool that can make their daily lives easier and more productive.” Consumers can visit to find the tour stop nearest them. Here is a list of tour stops by route:

Week of West West Central East Central East
Oct. 13 Seattle Minneapolis Buffalo, N.Y. Boston
Oct. 20 Portland, Ore. Chicago Cleveland New York
Oct. 27 Sacramento, Calif. St. Louis Pittsburgh Philadelphia
Nov. 3 San Francisco Kansas City, Kan. Columbus, Ohio;Indianapolis Washington, D.C.
Nov. 10 Salt Lake City Tulsa, Okla. Nashville, Tenn. Raleigh, N.C.
Nov. 17 Denver Oklahoma City, Okla. Little Rock, Ark. Atlanta
Dec. 1 Phoenix Dallas Baton Rouge, La. Orlando, Fla.
Dec. 8 Riverside, Calif. Austin, Texas New Orleans Tampa, Fla.
Dec. 15 Los Angeles San Antonio Houston Miami