Ford is ruthless. The F-150 pickup truck, the best-selling vehicle in America, the truck that chose an aluminum body and offered turbocharged engines with a complete redesign in 2015, the truck that simply launched in terrifying Raptor guise, gets a significant upgrade for 2018 that makes certain to seal its status as the very best half-ton rig you can purchase.
2018 Ford F-150 Exterior
Ford updates the F-150’s front and rear styling for 2018, setting up brand-new headlights, taillights, bumpers, grilles, and a more sculptural tailgate with “F-150” boldly stamped into the aluminum. 6 new aluminum wheel designs launching, too, ranging in size from 17 inches to 22 inches in diameter.
The objective is to visually expand the truck, giving it a more planted stance, while providing higher differentiation between the various trim levels. For example, the F-150 Lariat with the Sport Package features body-color grille bars. Unique tailgate appliques set the luxury-themed King Ranch, Platinum and Limited models apart.
2018 Ford F-150 Interior
Inside, Ford leaves the F-150 practically alone. The XLT Sport and Lariat Sport models are provided with brand-new carbon fiber dashboard trim, and the high end versions get brand-new leather treatments called Kingsville (King Ranch), Dark Marsala (Platinum), and Navy Pier (Limited).
2018 Ford F-150 Technology
In addition to motorist support and collision avoidance systems, the brand-new F-150’s Sync 3 infotainment system now provides a 4G LTE Wi-Fi internet hotspot connection that supports up to 10 devices. You pay the expense of service, and you can access the internet from practically anywhere.
Music sounds much better within the F-150, too, thanks to the available Harman-sourced B&O Play premium audio system, total with 10 speakers. Additionally, the updated F-150 uses Sync Connect with a Ford Pass mobile phone app that provides remote access to the truck’s locks, remote vehicle starting, and a vehicle area service.
2018 Ford F-150 Engine
Significant attention has been concentrated on the F-150’s powertrain lineup. A brand-new direct-injected 3.3-liter V-6 changes the previous 3.5-liter V-6 and is expected to produce the very same 282 horse power and 253 lb-ft of torque as the previous engine however take in less fuel doing so. The 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 gets some love, too; the present unit is changed by a brand-new second-generation version with port- and direct-injection technology (the previous 2.7 was direct injection just). The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 continues for 2018, and the 5.0-liter V-8 is modified, with enhancements in horsepower and torque anticipated. Ford, however, is not yet launching particular output numbers for these engines. The company is saying that both EcoBoost V-6s and the V-8 will be paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission, and vehicle stop/start is basic across the lineup.
2018 Ford F-150 Release Date
The F-150 will once again be offered in XL, STX, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trims, and naturally the crazy Raptor is still in the mix too. They go on sale later on this year.