2018 Ford F-150 Wants To Be The Best At Everything

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Based in India, Surya has been writing about cars for over two years now. His work has been published in popular online publications including BMWBlog and GTspirit. He is particularly interested in the business side of the automotive industry.


, Automotive Editor - August 14, 2017

Ford has gone all-out with the mid-cycle update of its F-150 pick-up truck. A new engine for the base model and new ten-speed automatics for every other engine improve fuel economy and performance, a tempting combination for truck buyers.

The 2018 F-150 is available with five engines (if we count the monstrous Raptor). First, there’s an all-new 3.3-liter V6 that makes 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque, an increase of 8 horsepower and 12 pound-feet over the 2017 model. Then there’s an updated 2.7-liter Ecoboost engine, which makes 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, enabling a best-in-class 20 miles per gallon in city, 26 highway, and 22 mpg combined with two-wheel drive. Moving on to the 5.0-liter V8 mill, Ford tweaked this popular powerplant to produce 395 hp, 400 lb-ft of torque, and a best-in-class payload capacity of 3,270 pounds. Comparatively, F-150’s rival, the Dodge Ram 1500, provides a payload capacity of 1,880 pounds.

Finally, the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 unit generates 375 hp and 470 lb-ft. While this is the only engine without any power or mileage increases, it helps the F-150 score a best-in-class title towing capacity of 13,200 pounds. For reference, the Ram 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 have a towing capacity of 10,640 pounds and 12,500 pounds respectively.

The 2018 F-150 is already on sale and the prices start at $28,675 (including destination).

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, Automotive Editor

Based in India, Surya has been writing about cars for over two years now. His work has been published in popular online publications including BMWBlog and GTspirit. He is particularly interested in the business side of the automotive industry.