The Ford F-150 has been one of the top-selling pickup trucks for decades. This full-size truck combines a modern aluminum-body construction with an excellent selection of potent engines and innovative tech features. In addition, it comes with many trim options, configurations, and appearance packages to suit every purpose and preference.

Trim Levels

The 2018 F-150 is available in seven trims: the base XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Raptor, Platinum, and Limited. This truck is one of the best-looking in its class with its handsome, hard-nosed styling. This year, it becomes more recognizable with updated grilles and revised headlights and taillights. Modifications on different trim levels include twin grille bars, nostril-like intakes, varying mesh patterns, and new wheel designs. On higher trims, the tailgate features a horizontal appliqué or an "F-150" logo.


The base F-150 models are equipped with a new 3.3-liter V6 that delivers 290 hp and teams with a six-speed automatic transmission. There are also two Ecoboost turbocharged engines available that offer more power and comparable fuel efficiency. The larger one produces 375 hp and an impressive 470 lb-ft of torque, making it the best engine for towing.

Next up is a 395-hp 5.0-liter V8 that produces a great sound and plenty of power. With this engine, the truck can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 5.9 seconds. However, the most powerful engine is under the hood of the Raptor. The twin-turbo V6 churns out a whopping 450 hp. With the exception of the base engine, all engines pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.


Despite its size, the 2018 F-150 is agile and easy to maneuver. It remains composed on curvy roads and around corners and rides smoothly over uneven surfaces. With optional 4WD, the truck also performs well on off-road trails. It's an even better off-roader when equipped with the off-road package, which includes an off-road-tuned suspension system and a locking rear differential. The Raptor shines above the rest in the dirt, thanks to its tremendous power and multi-terrain features such as beadlock wheels.

The F-150 has a class-topping towing capacity of 13,200 pounds. It also surpasses all its rivals in hauling with a maximum capacity of 3,270 pounds. In addition, the truck is also one of the least thirsty in its class, getting 19/25 mpg (city/highway).


Depending on which body configuration you choose, the 2018 F-150 can seat three to six people. Both the front and rear seats are supportive and spacious enough to keep you and your passengers comfortable on long trips. The truck offers two infotainment systems: a basic unit and a SYNC 3 system with an 8-inch display and navigation. Optional tech features include a 10-speaker audio system, Wi-Fi hotspot, and satellite radio.

Safety Features

The 2018 Ford F-150 earned a "Good" crash safety rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. It comes standard with airbags and a rearview camera. For better safety, you can opt for forward-collision alert, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, rear cross-traffic alert, and a surround-view camera.

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