The 2018 Ford F150 comes as an overhaul of the iconic model, reducing the F-150’s total weight by making use of lightweight aluminum materials. Also, the model introduces a new design language, a familiar line of engines with a brand new, feisty 2.7-liter EcoBoost delivering plenty of power and better fuel economy. Moreover, it features some unique as-yet unseen performance features.
Exterior and Interior
The 2018 Ford F150 comes about 700 pounds lighter than the previous generation, and offers an an evolutionary design inspired by the Atlas concept.
The front fascia features a distinct three-bar grille flanked by sharp headlights with LED technology for improved night vision. Integrated LED fog lights flank the grille on either side of the bumper section.
Around back, the model introduces revised taillights and LED lighting within the bed. The tailgate now features a more prominent spoiler and revised foldable/stowable step. It also offers an electronic-operated tailgate.
The standard upgrades list lane-keeping assist, the 360-degree camera system, and Ford’s all-new Pro Trailer Backup Assist. Plus, power-deployable running boards, remote tailgate release, and the class-exclusive panoramic glass roof.
Inside the cabin, the new F150 features a dashboard covered in soft touch materials. New technologies like SYNC, MyFord Touch and an 8-inch “productivity screen” in the instrument cluster are all available.
In addition, Ford introduces 400-watt and 110-volt outlets inside the cabin, eight-inch LCD productivity screen that shows that displays important items, like towing and fuel economy tips.
Five sets come with black and Mojave leather offering heating and cooling functions, plus a 10-way power adjustment and Ford’s multicontour massaging. Rear seats are also heated.
The 360-degree view camera system makes parking and tight-corner maneuvering that much easier a task. The unit utilizes front-, rear-, and side-mounted cameras to produce a bird’s-eye view of the truck on the navigation screen.
The 2018 Ford F150 is equipped with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. The twin-turbocharged unit delivers 365 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque, and still comes back at 17 mpg city, 24 mpg highway, making it 20 mpg combined.
Another unit for the 2018 is the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 with an Auto Start-Stop system delivering 325 horses and 375 pound-feet of torque.
Paired to the EcoBoost is a six-speed automatic transmission that features manual shifting capabilities Ford calls SelectShift, a tow/haul mode, and even a sport mode. Properly equipped the model can tow up to 10,100 pounds.
2018 Ford F-150 Release Date and Price
The 2018 Ford F150 features a wide range of prices starting at $26,615 for the base level trim and climbs up to $52,155 for the Platinum trim.