1995 Ford F150 (Specs And Features)

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In 1995, Ford continued to make the best-selling vehicle of all time, and to celebrate its legacy; Ford enticed potential buyers with an Eddie Bauer edition.

The 1995 F150 was the fourth year of Ford’s ninth-generation F-Series. The pick-up remained unchanged from the previous year. New trim lines, Special and Eddie Bauer, were introduced. Engine choices remained at 4.9L inline six, 5.0L V8, and 5.8L V8. ‘95 was the final year for the SVT Lightning.

Ford continued its pursuit of profits by raising pricing and slashing production costs as the ‘95 model year dawned. While the nation’s economy was slowing and employment was leveling off, the good news was that consumers were still spending their hard-earned dollars. While personal credit was rising, automakers sought to capitalize on the trend by offering innovative ways to finance new customers. Ford continued to dominate the car and truck world with the Taurus and the F150, but the Dodge RAM had been increasingly eating into market share with a 250% increase in yearly sales. Let’s look at the 1995 Ford F150 as Ford gears up for the tenth-generation half-ton pickup in the following years.

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The Features of the 1995 Ford F150

The 1995 F150 remained virtually unchanged for the model year. Still, the company sought to increase its customer base with the new lower-tier Special trim and the top-tier Eddie Bauer editions.

Overview

Ford could still celebrate that the F150 was America’s top-selling truck with more repeat buyers than any other brand (F-Series), but it knew it was living on borrowed time. Other competitors were catching up, and Ford started looking toward the next generation of the F-Series. For 1995, the company would continue to produce a limited number of SVT Lightning trucks (2.280).

Ford decided to widen its trim levels to offer more options. They included the Special below the XL and the Eddie Bauer above the XLT. The Special was virtually indistinguishable from the XL, and the Eddie Bauer was similar to the XLT with the 507A package, only with Bauer badging.

Special

Designated as the 498A package, the Special trim level was offered for 1995. This trim offers a vinyl bench seat with black rubber flooring. The truck’s exterior featured black mirrors and argent steel wheels. While few options were available, it did come with AM/FM stereo radio and a digital clock.

Eddie Bauer

Ford had been offering the Eddie Bauer edition on the Bronco for over a decade. (it was not available on any Ford cars). The truck featured a lower accent two-tone paint scheme, color-coordinated cab steps, and forged aluminum deep dish wheels. The interior had a luxurious feel with cloth console 40/20/40 seats, with all of the amenities from the 507A (Preferred Equipment Package - Ford designated the new Eddie Bauer trim as Pkg 508A). While things like AM/FM stereo with cassette were standard, owners could opt for many options, like a CD player, rear privacy glass, and upgraded towing or rear suspension.

The SVT Lightning

1995 would be the final year of production for the SVT Lightning. While only 2280 units were produced during the model year, and the demand for the unique truck had not materialized as Ford had expected. The truck was a product of Ford’s SVT (Special Vehicle Team) and featured an upgraded 5.8L V8 with GT40 heads. The monochromatic color scheme included the bumper and was offered only in Black, Red, or White.

Cab/Bed Configuration

The standard F150 truck continued in Regular and SuperCab configurations, with a 6 ¾’ or 8’ beds. Two-wheel and four-wheel drive options were available. Ford only offered the CrewCab on the F350s. (It would take six years before Ford would offer it on the half-ton).

Exterior

There were no changes to the exterior of the 1995 F150.  The grille and headlight treatments remained the same as the 1995 F150. Straight lines gave the truck a simple, straightforward appearance. Ford offered four-wheel customers an optional Off-Road package adorned the truck with a Rally Bar installed at the front of the cargo box, off-road lights above the cab, a bedliner, and decals.

Ford changed its color palette to 14 for the F150 in 1995. Colors from the 1994 scheme were held over, like Tobago Green, Electric Red, and Iris, and a new Sunrise Red (almost pink) was added. Interiors were either Ruby Red, Medium Mocha, Opal Grey, or in some rare cases, Royal Blue.

Engine

Ford continued to offer the same engine lineup as before, with the 4.9L inline-six as the standard and the 5.0L V8 and the 5.8L V8 as options. All engines were EFI (electronic fuel injected).

Engine Horsepower Torque
4.9L inline-six EFI 145 hp @3400 rom
150 hp @ 3400 rpm
265 ft/lb @2000 rpm (man)
260 ft/lb @ 2000 rpm (auto)
5.0 L V8 EFI 205 hp @ 4000 rpm
195 hp @ 4000 rpm
275 ft/lb @ 3000 rpm (man)
270 ft/lb @ 3000 rpm (auto)
5.8 L V8 EFI 210 hp @ 3400 rpm 325 ft/lb @ 2000 rpm

Transmission

Ford offered only two transmissions for 1994 - ‘95 with a standard five-speed manual with overdrive and an optional 4-speed automatic (AOD - E). Ford offered the automatic electric touch drive as an option on 4WD models, allowing drivers to access the off-road capability with the flick of a button.

Interior

The interior was kept the same as in 1994. With the addition of the driver’s airbag the previous year, the 40/20/40 seat had a convertible center console section that could be folded up to accommodate a middle passenger or folded down to reveal cupholders and a center storage area. The power driver’s seat was only available for the XLT and Eddie Bauer SuperCabs, but not for the Regular Cab. Captain’s Chairs with power were available in SuperCabs, along with a rear cloth bench seat.

Many other options were available, including extra insulation in the headliner and doors, dual fuel tanks, an AM/FM stereo with cassette, and a chrome rear step bumper. Customers could pay for remote keyless entry, hood covers, and bed liners, among other items.

What Are The Specs For The 1995 Ford F 150?

Item Specification
Cab Configurations Regular Cab
SuperCab
Length 197.1 “ (6 ¾ bed - Reg)
213.2 “ (8 ‘ bed - Reg)
219 “ (6 ¾ bed - SC)
235.1 (8’ bed - SC)
Wheelbase 117 “ (6 ¾ bed - Regular Cab)
133 “ (8’ bed - Regular Cab)
139 “ (6 ¾ bed - Super Cab)
155 “ (8 ‘ bed - Super Cab)
Max GVWR 6250 lbs (Reg and Super Cab)
Payload Capacity Regular Cab
1450 - 1540 lbs (Styleside short bed - Reg)
2285 - 2405 lbs (Styleside long bed - Reg)
1830 - 1915 lbs (Styleside long bed-SC 4x2)
1670 lbs (Styleside long bed-SC 4x4)
Engine 4.9L inline six EFI (std)
5.0L V8 EFI
5.8L V8 EFI
Horsepower 150 hp @ 4000 rpm (300 inline six EFI auto)
145 hp @ 4000 rpm (300 six EFI - manual)
195 hp @3400 rpm (302 V8 EFI - auto)
205 hp @ 3400 rpm (302 V8 EFI - manual)
210 hp @ 3600 rpm (351 H0 V8 EFI)
Torque 260 ft/lb @ 2000 rpm (300 inline six - auto)
265 ft/lb @ 2000 rpm (300 inline six - man)
270 ft/lb @ 2000 rpm (302 V8 EFI - auto)
275 ft/lb @ 2000 rpm (302 V8 EFI - manual)
315 ft/lb @ 2200 rpm (351 HO V8 EFI)
Bore 4.0 (All engines)
Stroke 3.98 (300 inline EFI)
3.0 (302 V8)
3.5 (351 V8 EFI)
Compression 8.8:1 (300 inline EFI)
9.0:1 (302 V8 EFi)
8.8:1 (351 V8 EFI)
Fuel Tank 18.2 gallon (std - Longbed) (16.5 shortbed)

What Is a 1995 Ford F150 Worth Today?

Hagerty states that a 1995 F150 in good condition is worth $10,200. A used Lightning truck in good condition will fetch close to $25k. For a review of free listings of 1995 F-Series trucks on sale, vehicle history, and consumer reviews, see the classiccars.com website.

Many Classic car websites are also available to sell vehicles and will guarantee good prices. The availability of stock parts for the 1995 Ford F150 is plentiful, and many collectors seek these trucks out for restoration projects.

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