Ford Company has its ups and downs during the decades, but one model always stayed at the top. In the last 40 years, the F-150 truck is the best-selling model on the US soil. The last month 2018 Ford F-150 gained Motor Trend’s title “2018 Truck of the Year” and also has won Kelley Blue Book Best Buy and 2018 Pickup Trucks Awards. These awards have once more proved that popularity of this truck is not an accident.
2018 Ford F-150 Engine Specs:
The most important things for somebody who is buying a truck is durability and power and new 2018 Ford F-150 has both. The variety of powertrains is amazing. New 2.7L EcoBoost V6 could be the star of this group. This engine delivers 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. The second engine of the new generation is a twin-turbo, DOHC, 24-valve, 3.5L EcoBoost V6 with 375 horses and 470 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will be paired with an electronic 10-speed automatic transmission. The towing power with the stronger engine can go up to 13,200 pounds.
Under the hood of the base model will be 3.3 liter V6. Matched with the 6-speed automatic transmission it will deliver 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. The biggest mill will be offered with King Ranch and Platinum trim. It will be Ti-VCT 5.0L V8, delivering 395 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Ford is also developing an F-150 hybrid, but it won’t be ready before 2019.
F-150 Diesel Power:
The biggest change in F150 is certainty new diesel powertrain. This Ford most popular truck has finally got the 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbocharged diesel engine. This engine is paired to the 10-speed automatic transmission. The 2018 Ford F-150 diesel release date is expected in January 2018.
The new 2018 Ford F-150 will, like its predecessor arrive in seven trim features: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited and Raptor. The price will vary from $27,380 to $40,685 for the first three trims, and from $51,000 to $60,200 for the next three. The starting price of the F-150 Raptor will be $49,800.
Interior of the base models will be more modest, equipped with manual single-zone AC, AM/FM stereo, automatic headlights and start/stop system. Safety features like a rearview camera, electronic stability control, and curve control will also come as standard. With the higher trims, a new owner can expect more chrome details on the exterior, LED box lighting and aluminum wheels. On the inside leather-trimmed, heated and ventilated front seats will be installed. From the gadgets, a voice-activated SiriusXM navigation and Ford’s infotainment system will be very useful.
All in all, thanks to the variety of the trims and engine options 2018 Ford F-150 can be a truck for different taste and wallet depth. It will be ready for heavy duty tasks and on the other hand for a pleasant and enjoyable ride. This will help it stay the bestselling truck in the USA.
What Is The Towing Capacity of the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel?
The F150 already has best in class towing capacity. For the 2-wheel drive models with EcoBoost engine, it is rated at 13,200 pounds. The AWD versions have a bit smaller towing capacity and it is rated at 13,000 pounds. When it comes to the diesel engine we don’t have information about towing capacity for this engine. However, we expect that it will be for at least 1000 pounds higher than for the versions with EcoBoost engine.