The Ford F-150 has been the best selling full-sized truck in America for 40 consecutive years. That's a lot of reputation to uphold--will the 2018 continue that trend? What does the 2018 Ford F-150 bring for the new model year?
2018 Ford F-150
What's New in the 2018 Ford F-150?
After a massive redesign in 2015, that gave the F-150 a military-grade aluminum body and a new lease on modern truck life, the 2018 F-150 is only giving buyers and truck enthusiasts the smallest changes. You'll notice some tweaks to the design of the grille, the tailgate, and just about any light you can find on the F-150, along with some engine tweaks as well.
The biggest change to the 2018 Ford F-150 is the addition of a new engine to the line-up--a 3.0L PowerStroke diesel engine. But you'll have to wait a little longer on that one, even though it might be one of the most exciting changes in recent years.
Are F-150s Good Trucks?
The reputation of the Ford F-150 precedes it, as does Ford's reputation as industry leader for more than a century. However, if that doesn't convince you that choosing an F-150 is the right move, you might consider that the 2018 F-150 also has best-in-class payload, best-in-class towing capacity, and best-in-class fuel economy. The F-150 has Pro Trailer Backup Assist to make trailering easier than ever. FordPass lets you unlock and lock your truck, check engine stats, including fuel levels, and remember where you parked, all remotely and from your smart phone.
Are F-150s Good Off Road?
Honestly, trucks are built for tough duty, even though they are beginning to be used for nearly everything else. In the case of the F-150, there's a reason they call it Ford tough. It's not just for the work site. The high strength, military-grade aluminum body unveiled in 2015 makes the F-150 tough but lighter, making it trail ready. You can switch to four wheel drive on the fly with the turn of a dial. And, if you're serious about off-roading, the Fx4 package comes with electronic locking rear differential, extra skid plates, and off-road adjusted shock absorbers. Honestly, if that's not enough for you, you need to take a look at the F-150 Raptor which includes things like FOX Racing Shox, 450 horse power, and 510 lb-ft of torque. With seven trims to choose from, Ford has made sure that there's an F-150 for any job or any terrain.
Does the F-150 Come in Diesel?
To be short, almost. After teasing truck lovers with the idea of a F-150 with the powerstroke diesel engine, this feature will finally become available in late winter/early spring of 2018. The diesel engine will help push the F-150 over the edge even more for towing capacity and fuel economy. If you're looking for the most power and the best mileage, diesel is the way to go.