What To Expect in the 2018 F-150
March 28th, 2017 by Sara
Just like the 17 Ford F-150, the 2018 Ford F-150 is going to be available late 2017. While we wait for it to show up at dealerships, here are the new features worth getting excited about.
A new look. We aren't losing the aluminum body, but now the F-150 is going to look more like the Super Duty. The new look starts with a two bar grille that changes shape depending on the trim. The headlights have also been reshaped to wrap around the edges of the grille. If you get yours with the LEDs, they will now surround the high and low beams separately, and the turn signal light can be found in between. Although the tail lights aren't changing shape, if you get one with LEDs, you will see the LED outlining the high and low lights individually, instead of one big outline. While the tailgate shape looks a lot like the 2017, it will now have F-150 stamped into it the same way the Super Duty does (on XL, XLT, and Lariat). The higher end models (King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited) get a chrome applique instead. The wheels are getting a new look too. There are 6 new designs ranging from 17-22".
The 2018 headlight is on the left, and the 2017 is on the right
A new set of engine options will also include a diesel. The 2018 will come with an all-new standard 3.3L Ti-VCT V6, and the option of a 3.0L Power Stroke Diesel Engine. Both the 2.7L Ecoboost, 5.0L Ti-VCT V8, have been revised to deliver more power. You will also get to experience that 10-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, a standard option across the F-150 lineup is the Auto Start-Stop Technology. Although this technology isn't new (it's currently available on both the 2.7L and 3.5L Ecoboost), what is new is that it will be standard.
An all new sound experience. You will be able to get B&O Play in the 2018 model. This includes 10 speakers perfectly placed to give you the best listening experience every time you get in the truck.
New features to keep you safe. Although the 2017 has adaptive cruise control, it does not have the ability to stop. In fact, the 2017 does not detect vehicles going slower than 20 km/h. In the 2018 model, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go will be available. This means the vehicle can stop in traffic and then get back up to speed while maintaining your preset gap. Another new safety feature is the pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection. When the system sees that there is the potential of a crash, it has a number of responses it can take, from a heads-up display warning, to pre-charging the brakes, to extreme cases where the system will actually apply the brakes.*
Want to learn more? You can always stop in at Island Ford to check out what we have, and learn about the new vehicles we will be getting.