F150


If you take a look at the 3 best-selling trucks in the US, you will find the Ford F-150 among them. With millions of units sold so far, there is no question about this truck’s credibility. Ford has upgraded the vehicle for 2018 to account for the latest safety and driving standards as well as the requirement for bigger but cleaner powertrains. The 2018 Ford F-150 comes with 3 different cab styles as well as interesting cosmetic packages. Nothing comes close to the brilliance of the Ford F-150 pickup truck.


Engine & Performance

The F-150 is a mean machine that has tons of power allowing you to tow as much as 13,200 pounds of weight. The American vehicle manufacturer has refreshed the engine options for the 2018 version. At the top of the lineup, the 3.5-liter dual turbocharged V6 engine remains unchanged. Coming in second is the 5.0-liter V8 that has been juiced to produce extra power (395hp) and torque. Then there is the brand-new naturally aspirated 3.3-liter V6 that replaces the older 3.5-liter engine found in earlier F-150s. This new engine has better power delivery and increased torque along with a handsome fuel economy, thanks to port and direct fuel injection. Far down the line, you will find the 2.7-liter V6 that gets 25-pound-feet of increased torque. Except for the base engine, which is powered by a 6-speed gearbox, all other engines take power from a 10-speed transmission. Don’t be sad all of you diesel lovers, as this time Ford has decided to introduce a diesel engine for the F-150. The diesel variant is powered by a 3.0-liter V6.
All the trucks have ample power allowing you to have fun on both on-road and off-road. The extra power added in some of the engines has reduced the overall acceleration time of the 2018 Ford F-150. For example, the 5.0-liter engine rushes from naught to sixty in 5.9 seconds against the previous 6.3 seconds. The vehicle accelerates quicker thanks to the smooth gear shifting of the 10-speed transmission. The transmission does choke if you suddenly floor the throttle but overall it’s good.


Exterior

The 2018 Ford F-150 does not have a radical aggressive design as you would expect from a top class pickup truck. Instead, the truck has a fairly nominal appearance with all the focus going toward its nose. A sleek front fascia, huge side mirrors, extensive use of aluminum body panels for weight reduction, and refreshed split headlights complete the simplistic yet beautiful appearance of the F-150 truck. Ford also has personalization packages available for you to make your vehicle look distinctive. In other departments, such as weight, height and ground clearance, the F-150 is either better or at par with its competitors.


Interior

The luscious cabin of this pickup truck makes you feel right at home. After all, what’s not to like? The front massaging seats are a treat, the extensive sunroof lets in natural light, and the rear seats provide spacious legroom. The interior style remains similar to the 2017 model, however, there are some new options. The Lariat variant has standard leather front seats and optional SYNC® Connect powered by FordPass. Pickup trucks are roughly used, especially the floor gets poor really quickly. To protect your floor carpet, we advise Oedro floor mats. They are not only capable to take all the abuse and keep your underlay as good as new, but also can upgrade your car interior. Click here to learn how you can upgrade your interior with floor mats.

Tall guys might scream for more space in the cozy front, maybe that works as an advantage since you can reach all the controls on the center console very easily. The center console has an optional Voice-activated Navigation with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link®. There is 4G LTE connectivity and a brand-new Bang and Olufsen stereo system for the 2018 model.


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Safety & Assists

Almost all modern safety and assist features in the 2018 F-150 are optional. This includes a brand-new pre-collision system that includes pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, the stop-and-go technology that brings the truck to a halt in heavy traffic, lane-departure assist and more. The 2018 version is built on the 2017 model’s skeleton. The 2017 Ford F-150 was found to be one of the safest pickup trucks with a five-star rating from NHTSA and a Good rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).


Pricing

The base model of Ford F-150 costs $28,675 while the top of the line Limited version costs $65,000. The mid-level trim Lariat SuperCrew offers the best value with $50,910. The Lariat has the 2.7-liter V6 as standard, which can be updated to the 3.5-liter V6. All-wheel drive option is also available. The Lariat comes with awesome standard features such as leather front seats, an 8.0-inch infotainment system, climate control, as well as, heated and cooled front seats. Adding the Max Trailer Tow package to the mix allows the Lariat to reach its maximum towing potential of 13,200 pounds.


Competition

Remember, we talked about the top 3 pickup trucks in the U.S in the beginning? It’s time you know how each of these fare against each other. The top 3 include Ford F-150, the Ram 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado. When it comes to fuel economy, both the Ram 1500 and the Chevy Silverado lose to the F-150 which wins with its 16/18/22 mpg rating against their 15/17/20 mpg. However, with a small tank, the F-150 runs for 490 miles compared to Ram’s 570 miles and Silverado’s 510 miles range. On the other hand, the F-150 dominates in terms of power, as the premium class F-150 does 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds, compared to 7.0 seconds of the Ram and 7.2 seconds of the Silverado. It also has a higher towing capacity of 13,200 pounds against 10,620 & 12,500 pounds capacity of the Ram and Silverado respectively. The Ford F-150 wins in terms of headroom and legroom in the rear seats but loses in the front.


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Conclusion

It is clear from the facts and comparison above that the 2018 Ford F-150 is a dominating pickup truck that excites you both on the road and off. With so many options, you are sure to find the right match for yourself. And with the 3 years/36,000 miles warranty (whichever comes first), you have nothing to worry about. Buy the 2018 Ford F-150 and feel the true power.


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