There’s simply no beating around the bush – the 2018 Ford F-150 is simply the most capable 1/2-ton pickup currently on the market. It’s best in-class towing (up to 13,200lbs) and best in-class payload (up to 3,270lbs) is amplified by advanced technology like the class-exclusive Pro Trailer Backup Assist which allows you to simply turn a knob to dictate which direction you want the trailer to reverse. Even hitching up is now made easy thanks to Dynamic Hitch Assist which uses a line-of-sight guide to ensure the ball meet receiver every time. The technology continues inside where you’ll find advancements like SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so you can remain connected even when on the move. Other advancements a Wi-Fi hotspot that allows up to 10 devices to connect remotely from up to 50 feet so your whole crew can remain online, and FordPass which allows you to use your smartphone to schedule start times, find the cheapest gas along your route, remotely lock and unlock your vehicle, and much more!
The 2018 Ford F-150 doesn’t take safety for granted, and uses cutting-edge technology to keep you, your load, and your family safe while on the move. BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Coverage detects when a vehicle is in your blind spot and illuminates a small warning in the side mirror to notify you of the potential danger. And should you be backing out of a tight parking space, the Cross-Traffic Alert notifies you should their be a vehicle crossing behind you. Better yet, the standard Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go automatically adjusts your speed when cruise control is active to maintain a safe distance. This system is so advanced it can even bring your F-150 to a complete stop, then accelerate again once traffic resumes moving.
The heart of any pickup is its engine, the for 2018 the Ford F-150 now has five to choose from. The standard engine is a 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 making 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque, and is perfect for those seeking a basic work truck. Next up is the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 with 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque – ideal for those who want a balance between fuel efficiency and towing capacity. The familiar 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 returns, and now makes a sturdy 395 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. The top-level 3.5L EcoBoost engine is perfect for those who want maximum towing capacity with its 375 horsepower and massive 470 lb-ft of torque. Finally an all-new 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel arrives this spring with 440 lb-ft of torque at just 1750 rpm for diesel aficionados.