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2018 Ford F-150: pickup best-seller gets tow and FuelEco

The best sellers of pickup truck is at it again with this new fuel economy and towing capability van dubbed 2018 Ford F-150.
The aluminum bodied 2018 Ford F-150 truck gives the company a leading edge over its rivals with this new  second-generation EcoBoost engine for the economy improvement.
2018 ford F-150

The truck has an updated entry-level 3.3-liter V6 with torque up 12 lb-ft. over last year to 265 lb-ft. Its economy has nudged up, too, with Ford saying it will do 2 mpg better in 4×2 configuration overall, while the 4×4 version gets a point improvement.

Ford offers three of those on the 2018 F-150. The 2.7-liter offers the same 325 HP as before, but torque is up 25 lb-ft. to 400 lb-ft. On the 4×2 model, you’re looking at 20 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined. The 4×4 does slightly worse, with 19 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined. As standard, it’s paired with Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission.
2018 Ford F-150
If it’s maximum towing you’re interested in, mind, you will need the larger of the EcoBoost pair. Ford’s second-gem 3.5-liter turbocharged engine is now rated for 13,200 pounds of towing capacity – best in its class, Ford crows – and offers a diesel-besting 470 lb-ft. of torque. It’s almost 1,000 pounds more towing ability compared to the outgoing model, indeed, though there are no economy improvements unlike with the smaller EcoBoost.

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That’s not to say Ford is eschewing diesel altogether. In no distant time, the 2018 F-150 will be offered with a homegrown 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbo diesel V6.
2018 Ford F-150
No word on power or economy for the new engine, mind. It’s not Ford’s only unusual powertrain decision either, with plans for an electrified F-150 hybrid in 2020.

Meanwhile, 2018 also brings some added extras for the pickup. There’s a new adaptive cruise control system with support for bringing the F-150 to a complete stop, as a paid upgrade, along with pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection. A 4G LTE modem with WiFi hotspot is offered as an option too, along with a B&O PLAY audio system.

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