Ford is ruthless. The F-150 pickup truck, the best-selling vehicle in America, the truck that chose an aluminum body and readily available turbocharged engines with a total redesign in 2015, the truck that simply released in fearsome Raptor guise, gets a significant upgrade for 2018 that makes sure to seal its status as the best half-ton rig you can buy.
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 develops launching, too, varying in size from 17 inches to 22 inches in size.
The goal is to visually broaden the truck, giving it a more planted position, while offering higher differentiation in between the different trim levels. For instance, 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 pretty much alone. The XLT Sport and Lariat Sport models are used with brand-new carbon fiber dashboard trim, and the upscale 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 help and crash 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 web from just about anywhere.
Music sounds better inside of the F-150, too, thanks to the available Harman-sourced B&O Play premium audio system, total with 10 speakers. Furthermore, the updated F-150 offers Sync Connect with a Ford Pass smartphone app that provides remote access to the truck’s locks, remote vehicle starting, and a vehicle area service.
2018 Ford F-150 Engine
Substantial attention has been concentrated on the F-150’s powertrain lineup. A new direct-injected 3.3-liter V-6 replaces the previous 3.5-liter V-6 and is expected to produce the exact same 282 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque as the previous engine however consume less fuel doing so. The 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 gets some love, too; the current system is replaced by a brand-new second-generation variation with port- and direct-injection technology (the previous 2.7 was direct injection only). The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 continues for 2018, and the 5.0-liter V-8 is modified, with enhancements in horse power and torque expected. Ford, nevertheless, is not yet launching specific output numbers for these engines. The company is stating that both EcoBoost V-6s and the V-8 will be coupled with the 10-speed automated transmission, and vehicle stop/start is basic throughout 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 obviously the crazy Raptor is still in the mix as well. They go on sale later on this year.