2018 Ford F-150

2018 Ford F-150

2018 Ford F-150

Trucks used to be work trucks and nothing else, but now they have to fill a range of roles with all types of buyers. If you're not convinced, take a look at the 2018 Ford F-150 and see just how many ways you can configure and customize it to suit just about any task or chore you can imagine. Can you find a truck that does a better job of balancing passenger comfort, best-in-class capability, and performance? We don't think so.

Why Buy the 2018 Ford F-150?

Does it really matter how a truck looks? Maybe if these F-150s only did the heavy lifting at job sites, the answer would be no. But since they do double or triple duty as workhorses, commuter vehicles, and mobile offices, looks matter. The new 2018 Ford F-150 doesn't disappoint. Yes, the F-150 has had a few nips and tucks here and there for this model, but it looks just like you'd expect a good light-duty truck to look--just a bit more modern and stylish and ready to face the future with confidence. The front grilles and bumpers have been updated this year, unifying the Ford truck brand with the same two long, horizontal bars across their noses.

Since every F-150 driver is different, the wide array of trim levels and options give you essentially a customizable truck experience. No less than seven different trim levels, five engine options, two different transmissions, three bed sizes, three cabs and two drivetrain options are available with the 2018 Ford F-150. Honestly, if you can't find an F-150 that fits you, you may need to look for a different kind of vehicle. The only reason you should need to look beyond the F-150 is if you need even greater towing or hauling capacity than this light-duty model offers--and if that's the case, the recently redesigned Super Duty line should suit your needs well.

Is the Ford F-150 a Good Truck?

A truck is measured primarily by its performance--let's not pretend otherwise. The 2018 Ford F-150 offers plenty of power at your disposal. The base V-6 has reduced in displacement from a 3.5 to a 3.3-liter, but its ratings have increased to 290 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. of torque. The ten-speed automatic transmission that used to be in the Raptor is now more widely available as only the base V-6 models still use the six-speed auto. Most retail buyers will probably opt for the 2.7-liter EcoBoost turbo, which delivers plenty of usable power and some class-leading fuel economy ratings to the F-150. You can still opt for the ubiquitous V-8, but the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 produces almost as much power while offering a lot more torque and better fuel economy than the aging V-8.

But let's not forget the biggest update for 2018--the introduction of the 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel. It will roll out onto dealership lots in late winter 2018.

Does the Ford F-150 Come in Diesel?

Not yet--but very soon. The rumors of an F-150 diesel option has come true--but not until late winter 2018. The 2018 F-150 diesel will feature a powerful 3.0L V-6 turbodiesel engine, a development that will likely silence any critics who complained about the diesel-less light-duty line.