Shifting into four-wheel drive is as easy as turning a dial with the electronic shift-on-the-fly (ESOF) system. ESOF lets you choose two four-wheel-drive modes (4×4 low or high) as well as two-wheel drive. LARIAT, King Ranch® Limited and Platinum models also include automatic 4WD mode. Raptor offers a two-speed automatic AWD with mechanical locking 4WD.
The FX4 Off-Road Package is optional on F-150 4x4s and includes electronic-locking rear differential, Hill Descent Control™, off-road tuned shock absorbers, plus skid plates. A 4×4 “FX4 Off-Road” decal is also included. In addition, F-150 offers the available class-exclusive 360-degree camera with split-view display.
Try to avoid water higher than the bottom of the hubs and proceed slowly. Refer to your owner’s manual for detailed information regarding driving through water.
There are six preset modes for the truck depending on terrain and driving conditions.
Normal mode is well-suited for everyday driving, while Sport mode offers higher performance during on-road driving. Weather mode offers confident control in rain, snow or ice. For muddy and sandy terrain, choose Mud and Sand mode. Baja mode is helpful during high-speed desert running and Rock mode is your go-to for low-speed rock crawl mode.