2018 Ford F-150

Starting MSRP: $27,380 - $60,520

Estimated MPG: 19 city / 25 hwy

2018 Ford F-150 Review

A top seller for decades, the Ford F-150 may very well be the definitive American truck. The 2018 F-150 provides everything you expect from a pickup and then some, offering robust power, abundant configurations and a refined cabin.

By Warren Clarke
Last Updated 08/14/2017

The 2018 Ford F-150 is a pickup offered with three cab styles and three bed lengths. It's sold in base XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited and Raptor trims, and it may be configured to seat three, five or six passengers.

For 2018, the F-150 comes with a bevy of new engines, including an all-new 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 and enhanced V6 and V8 gas engines. All models get new headlamps, grilles and bumpers, as well as a new taillamp and tailgate.

Exterior

Exterior

Blocky and lantern-jawed, the 2018 Ford-F-150 looks ready for action. An immense grille dominates the front fascia, and tall headlights cast their gaze on the path ahead. The F-150 is sold as regular, extended-cab (SuperCab ) and crew-cab (SuperCrew) models. Five-foot-6-inch, 6-foot-6-inch and 8-foot beds are available, depending on the trim level.

Base models come with black front and rear bumpers, halogen headlamps, daytime running lights, a capless fuel filler and manual-folding side mirrors. The list of available exterior upgrades includes a power sunroof, a power-locking tailgate, a tailgate step with lift assist, stowable loading ramps, step bars, spray-in bedliner, quad-beam LED headlights, heated power-adjustable side mirrors, running boards, LED box lighting, LED fog lamps and 18-, 20- or 22-inch wheels.

Interior

Interior

The 2018 Ford F-150 offers a roomy front row. Regular cabs accommodate three passengers. Extended-cab and crew-cab models provide two rows of seating and may be configured to seat five or six.

Standard features include cloth upholstery, a 40/20/40-split folding front bench seat, air conditioning and a manual tilt-and-telescoping steering column. The list of available features includes wood trim, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column, a heated steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals, ambient lighting, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats and vinyl or leather upholstery.

Performance

Performance

With the 2018 Ford F-150, you get agreeable handling and lots of towing power. A 3.3-liter V6 provides 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque, and it's mated with a six-speed automatic transmission. The F-150 delivers up to an EPA-estimated 19/25 mpg city/highway with this engine.

There's also a turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 good for 325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Next up is a 5.0-liter V8 that generates 395 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. A turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 doles out up to 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque; in the high-performance Raptor trim, this V6 has been tuned to provide output of 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission governs all three of these engines.

Both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are offered. When properly equipped, the 2018 F-150 can tow up to 12,100 pounds.

Technology

Technology

Base F-150 models come leanly equipped with an AM/FM stereo, a rearview camera and an auxiliary input jack. However, there are lots of available technology amenities, and the list includes a CD player, satellite radio, Ford's Sync or Sync 3 infotainment interface, Bluetooth connectivity, a Wi-Fi hot spot, voice-activated navigation, rear parking sensors, a premium sound system and keyless entry and ignition.

Driver-assistive features such as a surround-view camera, a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, a lane-keeping system, collision mitigation with pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control are offered.