Nice looking trucks, but I still thing Ram has them beat.
There sure is a lot of bashing going on, although I will say it's fairly well played, but here's my thoughts on ALL the "Big 3" trucks from the last few years:
GM - AFM issues abound, the 6L and 8L transmissions are pretty lame, oil burning (mostly was, now) a big issue. The left hand motor mount loves to fail, I replace them with the factory solid mount from the chassis cabs. The '15+ trucks have TONS of issues: A/C condensers that have a known design fault, vacuum pumps for the brakes that fail and suck engine oil into the brake booster and ruin it, and they STILL can't make a set of oil or transmission cooler lines that don't leak @ 50k. The plus? You can buy a 3 year old Denali that's fully loaded with less than 40K on it for $28-$30k. It's a lot of truck for the money.
Ram - We all know the earlier 3.6's had issues with timing sets and lifters that would fail and take out the cam. That, and the early cylinder head issues. The Hemi is good, but still has cooling issues. All FCA cars have their share of dumb electrical issues, and Ram's are no different. the TIPM's love to fail and cause all kinds of goofy issues. Alternators are big on the 3.6. Front suspension isn't known to be the strongest, wheel bearings seem to fail mostly but that was back a few years. Positives: Well, the Hemi. It's just a good engine. Also, the ZF (licensed) 8-speed transmission. Great unit.
Ford - Again, cooling issues. I see so many little valves and hoses fail on Ford's. The turbo's just add to the complexity. I don't care what anyone says about the 3.5EB: It's just not a great design. Powerful? Smooth? Absolutely. Economical, as Ford so defiantly stated? Not even close. Reliable? Eh, 50/50. That engine needs GOOD oil, like... really good. And frequent changes. Also, they've updated and re-designed the timing components at least 3 times. The early engines have issues... it's a fact. Everything from VTC actuators to chain tensioners. That being said, the 2.7 is a completely different beast. THAT'S how a turbo engine should be built: take a diesel block, use beefy lower end parts, and design a well flowing head. Heavy? Yes. That's the point. IT SHOULD BE! Kudos to Ford for taking a chance and giving the 2.7 it's all. Phew, anyways: other than that I've seen plenty of issues with the Sync radios, usually the ACM or Audio Control Module fails. Basically the radio brains behind all the buttons on the dash.
I, personally, think that the 3.5 will eventually be dropped as they refine and tune the 2.7. There's really no reason for 2 separate, somewhat over-lapping turbo V6's. The 3.5 won't go away, but it's really unnecessary for the F150. NA V6 for the work trucks, 2.7 turbo next, diesel for those guys, and the 5.0 for the V8 guys. That's all you need.
Side note: What will be REALLY interesting is when someone takes the new 7.3 "Godzilla" engine out of the Super Duty and puts it in a base model 2WD F150. Ford already confirmed it will fit, and I'm sure someone could make the electronics work. Modern day Ford Lightning, anyone?