Today’s Ford F-150 offers the performance and power that personal and professional truck buyers require.
Under the hood, the F-150 offers a choice of four different engine options, fuel economy of up to 22 mpg combined and towing capacity rated up to 10,800 pounds.
The F-150 also boasts a refined modern touch with a well crafted interior and helpful tech such as the Pro Trailer Backup Assist System, which allows you to control trailer direction via a dial on the dash board.
There’s also the F-150’s impressively quick Sync 3 infotainment system and amenities that range from utilitarian to luxury. Aluminum body panels and aluminum bed (rather than traditional steel) help make the 2018 F-150 the lightest truck in class too.
The Ford F-150 receives a variety of changes for 2018. A new standard 3.3-liter V6 engine replaces the previous 3.5-liter V6, and with it comes slightly more power and fuel efficency. This year’s F-150 also gets more power from revised versions of the turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 and 5.0-liter V8.
Ford is paring a 10-speed automatic transmission to these latter two engines, and every F-150 engine now has auto stop-start. Later in the model year, a turbocharged diesel-powered V6 is expected to debut. Revised front and rear styling and an improved forward collision mitigation system round out the changes for 2018.
The F-150 features plenty of anchor points in the bed to secure cargo, and interior storage is generous. The center armrest bin is positively huge, as are the door pockets, and there are clever spots to hold your personal items. There’s no shortage of places to store small items in the F-150s cabin.
There’s a small bottle holder and a larger bin on each door, and on either side of the front center console is another cubby to throw items in. The bin under the front armrest has massive cargo space.
The floor is perfectly level in the back, so storing a lot of gear in the back is as simple as flipping the 60/40-split rear seats up. The seats also conceal a useful storage bin underneath.
The Sync 3 infotainment system that comes on midtier and above F-150 models is quick to respond to user inputs and easy to use. Smartphone-friendly amenities, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, are also on tap to beam popular apps onto the touchscreen.
Come into Jim Trenary Ford today to see our selection of Ford F-150 trucks .
Article courtesy of Dan Frio, Edmunds editor, edmunds.com.