We’re sure you’re expecting incredible power from your new pickup, and the 2018 Ford F-150 more than delivers in this regard. The brand offers customers the opportunity to choose from an incredible five different engine offerings, meaning customers can pursue the option that best fits their needs.
The 3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine may be the “weakest” of the offerings, but the unit still pumps out more power than your standard pickup engine. The system ultimately delivers 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque, which should be more than enough muscle to keep up with your fellow drivers. Plus, this offering proves to be one of the most fuel-efficient offerings in the class, promising a 25-mile-per-gallon highway fuel economy. Meanwhile, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine may be the most versatile offering. Despite it’s standing as the smallest offering, the engine still promises 325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, as well as an incredible 26-mile-per-gallon highway fuel efficiency.
Next up is the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, which cranks out 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. The 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine takes those numbers to another level, promising 395 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Finally, the H.O. 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine is for those seeking the utmost muscle. This hulking unit is capable of pumping out a practically unmatched 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, which proves to be some of the best numbers in the entire class.
Whether you’re going to be relying on your new Ford F-150 as a commuter or a worksite companion, you’ll surely require some technological amenities. Well, you can surely expect that from the 2018 variation of the beloved pickup, as the truck is stocked full of useful amenities. For instance, the SYNC 3 system will prove to be the perfect accompaniment. Accessible via the accompanying touchscreen, drivers can easily pull up a navigation unit or their preferred radio station.
The vehicle is also equipped with an eight-inch LCD productivity screen, which allows the driver to monitor important information at all times. That way, if you’re looking for info on your fuel efficiency, speed, or vehicle diagnostics, you won’t have to strain your neck or take your eyes off the road in order to access this information.
Of course, if you’re going to be operating a large pickup truck, you’ll surely want the vehicle to be equipped with a number of safety functions. Fortunately, the 2018 Ford F-150 includes a number of features that are intended to prevent accidents from occurring altogether.
For instance, the Blind Spot Information System (with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Coverage) provides drivers with an extra set of eyes, allowing them to easily switch lanes without worrying about safety. The Lane-Keeping System plays a similar role, assuring that drivers are constantly remaining on their intended path. The Pro-Collision Assist is also notable, as the built-in sensors will detect when a collision is imminent. The technology will warn the driver, and the vehicle can automatically apply the brakes to lessen or prevent impact.
The Adaptive Cruise Control unit is one of the more clever inclusions, as the system allows drivers to take a brief break without compromising safety. Thanks to the accompanying Stop-and-Go technology, the vehicle can even accelerate or decelerate to accommodate the flow of traffic, thus maximizing security and safety.