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2018 Ford F-150: 7 Things Buyers Need to Know

The 2018 Ford F-150 delivers a new look, new features and new options to users starting later this year. This is what you need to know about the 2018 Ford

This is what you need to know about the 2018 Ford F-150 and a quick look at how it compares to the 2017 Ford F-150 that is currently on sale.

Ford also announced a hybrid F-150 earlier in the week alongside a Hybrid Mustang, but neither will arrive until 2020. This is in addition to the Ford Bronco and Ranger coming back as well.

We are still waiting for Ford to announce some details, but there is a lot that we already know.

2018 Ford F-150 Release Date

Ford announces the 2018 Ford F-150 at the Detroit Auto Show. Credit: Ford.
Ford announces the 2018 Ford F-150 at the Detroit Auto Show. Credit: Ford.

The 2018 Ford F-150 release date is set for fall 2017. There is no specific date yet, but expect to see the new F-150 roll out to dealers early in the fall. If you want to be one of the first to get your hands on the new Ford F-150, you should make your presence known at a local Ford dealer.

2018 Ford F-150 Price

The 2018 Ford Price is not confirmed at this time. We typically learn this information much closer to a release as Ford spends time determining the exact costs and observing the competition.

That said, you can expect to pay a similar amount to the current Ford F-150. We could see some small price changes for 2018 Ford Trim levels thanks to new carbon fiber accents and other trim level upgrades.

You can expect to see 2018 Ford F-150 prices start around the amounts listed below. Pricing and trim options will likely change as the launch nears.

Expect the 2018 Ford F-150 base price to come in between $26,700 and  $27,700. The 2018 Ford F-150 Limited price will likely start just under, or near $60,000.

2018 Ford F-150 Trim Levels

New 2018 Ford F-150
Expect a range of familiar trim levels for the 2018 F-150.

Ford confirms a handful of 2018 Ford F-150 trim levels already. So far we know of 8 different trim levels for the 2018 Ford F-150.

  • Ford F-150 XL
  • Ford F-150 XLT
  • Ford F-150 XLT Sport
  • Ford F-150 Lariat
  • Ford F-150 Lariat Sport
  • Ford F-150 Limited
  • Ford F-150 Platinum
  • Ford F-150 King Ranch

The 2018 Ford F-150 Platinum gains a new Dark Masala seating color and the F-150 Limited gains a Navy Pier interior option. Ford confirms carbon fiber appearance appliques for the F-150 XLT Sport and Lariat Sport as well as new Kingsville Appointed seats in the 2018 F-150 King Ranch.

2018 Ford F-150 Walk Around Video

Take a closer look at the 2018 Ford F-150 inside and out at the Detroit Auto Show. Your best look at the new 2018 F-150 until it arrives at a dealer near you later this year.

2018 Ford F-150 Photos

Below you can see a number of 2018 Ford F-150 photos that show you what’s new in the looks department of the new truck.

2018 Ford F-150 vs 2017 Ford F-150: What’s New

Although Ford just recently delivered an all-new F-150, the company is dedicated to mid-cycle refreshes like this that bring bigger changes than we typically see in between a total makeover.

There is a new standard 3.3-liter V6 engine with direct injection, reduced internal friction and better efficiency. With this 3.3-liter V6 you can expect the same 282 horsepower and 253 lb.-ft. of torque as on the 3.5L V6 found in the 2017 Ford F-150. Ford is not discussing the 2018 Ford F-150 fuel economy yet.

Another engine option is the all-new second-generation 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine. this includes dual port and direct injection to deliver better efficiency and durability. Ford pairs both engine options with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Buyers can also choose a 5.0-liter V8 that includes upgrades for more power and torque. This is also coming with the 10-speed automatic.

Rounding out the engine options there is a new 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine. This is the first diesel F-150 to come to market.


Every engine includes standard automatic start/stop technology to improve fuel economy. This is built-in for all the models listed above, including diesel. Other new Ford F-150 features and options include;

  • New enhanced segment-first available adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality allows drivers to set a cruising speed. They then use radar and camera technology to monitor traffic ahead to maintain a set distance between vehicles – even following a vehicle down to a complete stop.
  • Segment-first available Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection helps the driver avoid or mitigate collisions with vehicles and pedestrians.
  • With a new available embedded 4G LTE modem for a Wi-Fi hot spot, customers can connect up to 10 mobile devices at one time, virtually anywhere.
  • New B&O PLAY available audio system takes advantage of high-end speakers, sound and tuning to deliver a richer, more engaging listening experience.
  • Available SYNC® and SYNC 3 with FordPass enables compatibility of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – plus mobility services to help customers move more efficiently
  • Optional 360-degree camera technology helps improve driver confidence when parking and can help reduce stress when connecting a trailer – allowing customers to see more so they can focus on specific tasks such as lining up a hitch
  • Available lane-keeping system is designed to help reduce unintentional drifting of the vehicle outside the intended lane
  • Available Blind Spot Information System with trailer tow technology is optimized for F-150 to include the length of a trailer up to 33 feet; BLIS® uses radar sensors in the taillamps to monitor areas that may not be visible to the driver

Expect to learn more about the features, options, trims and fuel economy later this year.

2018 Ford F-150 Raptor Rumors

There was no mention of the 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor in the announcement or at the Detroit Auto Show. The 2017 F-150 Raptor just went on sale last fall and it already includes a 10-speed transmission. In the Future Motoring podcast Brian Bell of the Ford F-150 team shares that the “Raptor will be unchanged, appearance wise for ’18 model year.” We hope to learn more about this special F-150 later in 2017.

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