With seven trims available, it can be a tough challenge to keep them all straight. Let's take a look at the 2018 Ford F-150 Lariat to see what it has to offer.
2018 Ford F-150 Lariat
Why Buy the 2018 Ford F-150 Lariat?
Honestly, the Ford F-150 sells itself with its best-in-class capability and its best-selling reputation. But why choose the Lariat? The first reason is its upgraded engine--the Lariat is a middle trim, but it is the first that comes with the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine as the standard. You'll also get larger 18-inch wheels, leather trimmed seats, and a host of extra features that elevate the Lariat above other trims. One main point: the Lariat cannot be specified as a Regular Cab by the way, so this truck will either be a SuperCab or a SuperCrew cab vehicle depending on your needs.
What Features Come on the 2018 Ford F-150 Lariat?
Standard equipment in all versions of the 2018 F-150 includes keyless ignition, a rearview camera, an 8.0-inch information screen, SYNC 3 advanced infotainment, a six-speaker audio system, heated and cooled driver and right-front passenger seats with memory driver's seat, cruise control, duel-zone climate control and plenty more. Obviously there are plenty of options for upgrading your Lariat, with the likes of rear heated seats, a premium Sony audio system, two-tone paint, adaptive cruise control and parking assistance being popular choices.
How Does the Ford F-150 Lariat Perform?
With three engine options and two different cab formats, as well as a choice of rear or all-wheel drive, there's a wide range of capability offered by the 2018 Ford F-150 Lariat. As for the maximums, the most you can tow with a Lariat is 11,900 pounds with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine and rear-drive. When it comes to the maximum payload capacity, it can be as much as 2,980 pounds with a 5.0-liter V-8 and rear-wheel drive. Unsurprisingly, Lariat models equipped with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 return the best EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings of 19 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg combined.
The standard engine is the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 turbo that develops 325 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque, but that can be upgraded to the 5.0-liter V-8 that's been enhanced this year to produce 395 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. But if you want the most low-end grunt you can get in a Lariat, you can always opt for the 3.5-liter EcoBoost that puts 375 horsepower and best-in-class 470 lb.-ft. of torque at your disposal. Rear-wheel drive is standard with the option of upgrading to all-wheel drive, while electronic 6 and 10-speed transmissions with Tow/Haul, Snow/Wet, EcoSelect, and Sport Modes are standard, depending on the engine chosen.