Ford’s F-Series is more than just the best-selling truck of all-time; it is the best-selling vehicle of all-time, out-selling cars, crossovers, SUVs and basically anything on wheels. (Wait. Someone get me some historical data on bicycle sales, STAT!)
All jokes aside, Ford has never been one to rest on their laurels. This may be most evident coming off of recent years’ effort to reduce weight through the integration of an aluminum body, as well as a number of other adjustments. In doing so, Ford has been successful in making the F-150 more fuel-efficient, in improving its performance and by reducing braking times.
While the rumor that Chevy is due to follow suit does little to diminish the impact of Ford’s effort, the 2018 F-150 shows a marked decision to keep the F-Series in the foreground. Less an offensive effort to divert attention, and more a show of brand pride reinforcing the truck’s iconography, the 2018 Ford F-150 gets a lot of things right.
With so much worth exploring, let’s serve up a quick run-down.
Available in six primary trim levels (not counting the Raptor variant) the F-150 is available in Regular, (extended) SuperCab and SuperCrew styles, and bed lengths ranging from 5’6” to 8’.
The standard engine has changed from a 3.5 to a 3.3-liter V6 (albeit with an improved output of 290 horsepower and 256 lb-ft of torque). This is only one of a number of powertrain options which include a turbocharged 2.7-liter V6, a 5.0-liter V8, and a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6. Regardless of which you opt for, the F-150 throws up strong numbers (up to 450 hp and 510 lb-ft).
Truth be told, we’re doing it a major disservice by just rambling off specs. With that in mind, let’s rectify that with a truly in-depth look that does the 2018 Ford F-150 justice.
Of the countless videos produced, this is easily one of my favorites. Well worth the 15:02 runtime, YouTube channel Everyman Driver manages to cover the gamut of everything that makes the 2018 Ford F-150 such a worthwhile consideration for anyone who wants the versatility of an F-Series, but may not need Super-Duty capabilities. Enjoy!