The 2018 Ford F-150 has outmuscled its competitors in the pickup sales war with a margin that is greater than the total number of GMC Sierras plus the Nissan Titans sold last year. This best-selling Ford F-150 receives a major update for its 40th year birthday. Beloved for its heroic work ethic, the 2018 Ford F-150 is the truck to beat. There is an offer of four engines. A 3.3-liter V-6 with a 265 lb-ft torque, a 2.7-liter twin turbo V6 with 400 lb-ft torque, a 3.5-liter twin turbo V6 with 470 torque and lastly a 5.0 liter V8 with 400 lb-ft torque. All engines except the base V6 get a ten-speed automatic; a diesel engine is expected in the spring of 2018. A touchscreen infotainment system is optional. So is its 4G LTE Wi-Fi, an automated emergency braking system as well as the adaptive cruise control.
What is new in the 2018 Ford F-150?
The big news in the 2018 Ford F-150 is a 3.0 liter Power Stoke turbo diesel V6 as well as the reassessed gasoline engine. The power ratings have not been revealed though. The ten-speed automatic is now widely available. Other changes include the new front end and rear end that include exterior lighting, grille, and tailgate. The interior is very colorful, and SYNC 3 offers more infotainment and connectivity features.
What are the interior features of the 2018 Ford F-150?
Starting with the seating comfort, the armrest is placed at a perfect level, so you can rest your elbows and steer on long drives. There is plenty of space for large and tall occupants. Yet the driving position is still adjustable enough to make smaller drivers feel comfortable. There is also enough of leg and headroom space for tall passengers at the back.
Forward and side visibilities are perfect, and the optional surround-view camera system takes it to another level, hence parking into a tight space is never hectic. Despite its workhorse abilities, its interior is pleasantly luxurious and free of squeaks and creaks.
What are the exterior features of the 2018 Ford F-150?
The 2018 Ford F-150 appears ready to rocket off into sand dunes. It has a unique bumper, and its heavy-duty skid plates give enough approach and temperature angles for steep inclines as well as protection from off-road risks. Integrated clearance lights, front and rear tow hooks, dual exhaust pipes as well as aluminum running boards are standard. The off-road kit includes large BFGoodrich all-terrain tires seated onto 17-inch wheels and a set of 17-inch beadlock rims.
What are the safety features of the 2018 Ford F-150?
The refreshed 2018 Ford F-150 pickup received a fantastic five out of five-star rating from the NTHSA, and it is also considered a number one safety pick by the IIHS.
It boasts of a front crash prevention feature designed for its optional adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support. The pre-collision assists with pedestrian detection, which warns the driver first and before provoking the braking action to reduce impact, while the adaptive cruise control detects the stop and go traffic lights which makes it more efficient in jam cruising.
How does it feel like to drive the 2018 Ford F-150?
Both the V6 and the V8 have perfectly adequate engine powers. They both deliver a great engine sound while accelerating. The F-150 can do 19mpg in the city and 25mpg on the highway. The Ford maneuvers well thanks to its accurate steering. There is a good visibility all-round the vehicle and a smooth steering. The F-150 offers four-wheel drive, and that means that it's doing pretty good on off roads. It has a locking differential and an off-road-tuned suspension which improves the ability to handle any terrain. Even better is the fact that it hauls a maximum of 3300 pounds of load making it a leader in its class.