2018 Ford F-150: Staying on Top in the Pickup Truck Race

2018 Ford F-150 Exterior

Ford has refreshed the Ford F-150 pickup truck for the 2018 model year. The 2018 Ford F-150 represents the 13th generation of the F-150, first introduced as a 2015 model. The 13th generation is significant because it signaled the switch to an aluminum body for the Ford F-150 pickup truck. Ford took a huge gamble by committing to this major change in materials. How huge? To this day, no other pickup truck manufacturer has dared to go to aluminum!

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The benefits of going to an aluminum body? The new F-150 has achieved a weight savings of 750 pounds over the previous all-steel version. Yet with all these changes, the Ford F-150 remains the top-selling pickup of all. With the 2018 Ford F-150, the best pickup truck gets even better.

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Big Changes To 2018 Ford F-150 Engines and Transmissions

The 3.5L V6 from the previous Ford F-150 has been replaced by a new 3.3L high efficiency direct-injected V6. The new 3.3L engine has the same 282 horsepower and 253 lb.-ft. of torque as the old 3.5L. The new second-generation 2.7L EcoBoost engine features improved levels of output, efficiency, quality and durability. The powerful 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine returns unchanged.

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The 5.0L V8 engine gets several improvements, with more power and torque. But the huge engine news for the 2018 Ford F-150 is the available all-new 3.0L Power Stroke diesel engine. This will be the first-ever diesel offered in the F-150.

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There’s a brand-new transmission, too! A new 10-speed automatic is the first of its kind in the full-size pickup segment. This new 10-speed is mated to the 2.7L and 3.5L EcoBoost engines, the 5.0L V8, and the new 3.0L Power Stroke diesel. But wait, there’s more: the 2018 Ford F-150 is the first full-size pickup to have automatic start/stop as standard equipment on all models and engines!

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The 2018 Ford F-150 Has Plenty More That’s New

The new 2018 Ford F-150 pickup truck hits the road with bolder front and rear styling. All 2018 Ford F-150 pickup truck models get new grilles, headlamps and bumpers. This makes it easier to tell the models apart, since there are now design variations for each model. On the Lariat model with the Sport package, the signature horizontal grille bars are painted in the body colour.

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The 2018 Ford F-150 offers two new seating colours. Dark Marsala makes its first appearance on the F-150 Platinum, while the top-of-the-line F-150 Limited offers a Navy Pier interior colour scheme.

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The rear end of the 2018 Ford F-150 features newly redesigned taillights alongside the new sculpted tailgate, which has “F-150” stamped into it. The Platinum, King Ranch, and Limited models also get a special tailgate applique.

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State Of The Art Driver Assistance Tech on the 2018 Ford F-150

The 2018 Ford F-150 pickup truck offers you several high-tech driver-assistance systems. These make driving less stressful, safer, and more relaxing:

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· Available lane-keeping system helps reduce unintentional drifting outside of your lane

· Available pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection helps the driver avoid or mitigate collisions with vehicles and pedestrians.

· Available 360-degree camera technology helps improve driver confidence when parking and can help drivers to see more during tasks such as lining up a hitch.

· Available adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality allows drivers to set a cruising speed. The system monitors traffic ahead to maintain a set distance between vehicles, even following a vehicle down to a complete stop.

· Available blind spot information system with trailer tow technology is optimized to include a trailer up to 33 feet long.

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The 2018 Ford F-150 Gives You More of a Very Good Thing

The 2018 Ford F-150 is without a doubt the finest pickup truck you can buy today. It has raised the standard for what an outstanding pickup truck should be.

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Lamb Ford in Camrose is where you’ll find the entire lineup of Ford trucks, including the 2018 Ford F-150 that’s perfect for you. Contact us today for a test drive in this versatile, rugged, all-purpose pickup truck. Ford trucks rule!

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2018 Ford F-150

2018 Ford F-150 Interior