2018 Ford F-150 Adds More Power, Better Fuel Economy

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Ford has announced that the 2018 F-150 has best-in-class payload, towing, and gas mileage.

The new pickup powered by the second-generation 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway for a 22-mpg combined rating, making it best-in-class for fuel economy. Gas mileage is boosted thanks to the segment-exclusive SelectShift 10-speed automatic transmission.

The 3.5-liter EcoBoost model has best-in-class towing at 13,200 pounds, while the 5.0-liter V8 model features best-in-class payload capacity at 3,270 lbs.

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For the 2018 model year, the F-150 comes standard with a 3.3-liter V6 engine providing 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque, which is 8 hp and 12 lb-ft of torque more than the previous model year. While horsepower for the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 remains unchanged, the engine does generate 25 lb-ft more torque than last year’s model, bringing it to 400 lb-ft. The 5.0-liter V8 is also improved, now with 395 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, which is 10 hp and 13 lb-ft more compared to the 2017 model.

The new 2018 Ford F-150 goes on sale this fall, with pricing starting from $28,675 including destination.

“The Ford F-150 lineup again delivers on its promise to give full-size truck customers even more value, functionality and smart technology innovations, with engines with best-in-class towing, payload and fuel economy,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. “Our new F-150 highlights Ford’s commitment to its hardworking truck customers and how we listen to their demands for their new F-150 to be even tougher, even smarter and even more capable for work and play.”

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  • Hans Feuss

    Never mind all that.
    Has Ford improved on the SEATS, the doors fitting better, are they getting rid of the rust ex factory, leaking & melting 3rd brake light etc. etc.; are they really building a better truck? Or does the toolbox still punch holes in the cargo box bottom when dropped. Is the cargo box still finished with an ill fitting aluminum sheet that is then covered up with a liner?
    BTW, I am driving a ’98 F150, no rust at all, because it got oiled/rust protected every year in Ontario.

  • WAGS

    Fuel efficient?? My 2013 Ecoboost gets 12.8 MPG……..17 highway….SUCKS
    Also cannot ride with rear windows down. Aerodynamics make the loudest roar you cannot hear a thing…….Very disappointing….

  • James Denke

    Hey mine is now getting 10.5 mpg lol it’s a joke and now having problems with both turbo’s