Today the Ford F-150 offers what a professional and personal truck buyer needs: performance and strength. It offers a choice of four different engine options, fuel economy and towing capacity up to 10,800 pounds. Inside, the F-150 boasts smooth and modern touch interiors with advanced technology such as Pro Trailer Backup Assist system, which lets you control the direction of the trailer through the buttons on the dashboard. There is also a responsive Sync 3 infotainment system and facilities from utilities to luxury.
With so many configurations available, you’ll be easy to find the 2018 Ford F-150 that suits your needs. Overall, it is a great package that makes the F-150 one of the favorite trucks on the road.
Trim, Features and Engine Specs
The 2018 Ford F-150 is available in six main trim levels: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited and the high-performance off-road Raptor. The Ford F-150 offers three cab styles regular, SuperCab (extended) and SuperCrew (crew cab). A standard bed (6 feet 6 inches) or a long bed (8 feet) is available on regular and SuperCab, while the SuperCrew offers either a short bed (5 feet 6 inches) or the standard bed.
Standard equipment on the 2018 Ford F-150 XL include trailer sway control, 17-inch steel wheels, pre-wired trailer connections, automatic headlights, manual mirrors and windows, air-conditioning, a driver information display, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a cloth-upholstered 40/20/40-split front bench, vinyl flooring, a 4.2-inch central display screen and a four-speaker radio with an auxiliary jack. SuperCrew and SuperCab models add two additional speakers and 60/40-split folding rear seats. Four-wheel-drive models get front tow hooks.
The optional 101A package for the XL includes Ford’s MyKey vehicle control feature, remote locking and unlocking, power mirrors, power windows, locks and tailgate, cruise control, a larger driver information screen, Bluetooth, Sync voice controls, smartphone app integration, a CD player and a USB port.
Other add-ons include chrome and sport appearance packages, FX4 Off-Road package, remote vehicle tracking, a tailgate assist step, side steps, drop-in or spray-in bed liners and trailer tow packages with Ford Pro Trailer Backup Assist system.
The 2018 Ford F-150 XLT includes the XL optional 101A package plus chrome exterior and bumpers trim, alloy wheels, foglights, rear privacy glass, a keypad entry system, carpeting, driver and passenger seat lumbar adjustments, additional interior storage bins and pockets.
The Mid 301A package for the XLT adds a trailer hitch, an auto-dimming driver-side and rearview mirror, heated mirrors, power-adjustable pedals, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat with power lumbar adjustment, rear under-seat storage, a rearview camera, a seven-speaker sound system with satellite radio, a cargo management system with four tie-down cleats.
The 302A package adds remote ignition, rear parking sensors, heated 10-way power-adjustable front seats with power lumbar adjustment, an 8-inch touchscreen with Sync 3, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, an additional USB port. Stand-alone options include blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, box side steps, a panoramic sunroof (SuperCrew), a regular sunroof (SuperCab), a navigation system and inflatable rear seat belts.
The 2018 Ford F-150 Lariat add 302A features along with keyless entry and ignition, 18-inch wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable pedals, driver-seat memory settings, leather upholstery, ventilated front seats and ambient lighting.
The F-150 Lariat optional package is the Mid 501A and Luxury 502A. The Mid 501A package adds remote front-facing and tailgate, upgraded mirrors and the content in the XLT Luxury 302A package. The Luxury 502A package adds automatic wipers, LED headlights, a navigation system, heated rear outboard seats (SuperCrew), front bucket seats, a heated and power-adjustable steering wheel, Sync Connect and an 11-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system with HD radio. Stand-alone options include adaptive cruise control, an automated parallel parking system, a surround-view camera system, power-deployable running boards, forward collision warning and mitigation and lane departure warning.
The 2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch is SuperCrew only and takes the Luxury 502A package plus a western styling, 20-inch wheels, power-deployable running boards, aluminum and wood interior trim. The F-150 Limited adds 22-inch wheels, unique styling details and leather upholstery.
The 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor shares the same features as the XLT plus a special four-wheel-drive system, reinforced frame, a modified long-travel suspension, skid plates, flared fenders, 17-inch wheels, special interior trim with cloth and leather upholstery. The Raptor also offers the same options as the XLT and Lariat as well as exterior styling packages, bead-lock capable wheels a Torsen limited-slip front differential and forged.
The 2018 Ford F-150s offers five gasoline engines plus the Power Stroke diesel coming later in 2018 for owners with extra-serious towing needs. All F-150 also now features with Auto Start/Stop engine to save fuel.
The base engine for the XL and XLT is a new twin independent variable cam timing (Ti-VCT) 3.3L V6 that produces 290 horsepower and 265 lb-feet of torque. This engine is paired to an electronic 6-speed automatic transmission with three driving modes: Normal, Sport and Tow-Haul. EPA fuel economy for the rear wheels at (19 city/25 highway/22 mpg combined). Four-wheel-drive models are rated 18/23/20.
The 2018 Ford F-150 Lariats gets 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine good for 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. EPA estimates for this engine at 20/26/22 mpg. Four-wheel-drive versions at 19/24/21 mpg. The F-150 King Ranch and Platinum come standard with the Ti-VCT 5.0L V8 for 395 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy at 17/23/19 mpg, or 16/22/18 mpg with four-wheel drive.
The F-150 Limited model has one engine choice, the second-gen 3.5L EcoBoost V6 with 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy rated at 18/25/21 mpg, or 17/23/19 mpg with four-wheel drive. All these three engine pairs with Ford’s electronic 10-speed automatic transmission.
The off-road-focused F-150 Raptor gets twin-turbo, intercooled DOHC, 24-valve, 3.5L EcoBoost V6 with port fuel and direct injection generates 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. The 10-speed automatic transmission has two modes: Normal and Tow-Haul. EPA fuel economy at 15/18/16 mpg.
Release Date and Price
The 2018 Ford F-150 is set to go on sale beginning this fall. It will compete with the Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado and Nissan Titan. The prices ranging start from $27,380 to a high of $61,815.