The Ford F150 has become one of the best-selling trucks of all-time and within good reason. Ford has done what most manufacturers have failed to do over the years while fine-tuning a concept that seems to improve on all of its own top aspects. The F150 has seen some huge improvements over the years while helping redefine the entire truck industry. As we look towards the upcoming 2018 Ford F150, it’s time to disclose all we know so far.
The 2018 F150 is already getting plenty of attention as the concept of a pickup has changed so much over the years. It sounds like Ford Motor Company has no ambition of slowing down as improving on the overall performance, adding more standard features, and improving the safety of the ride itself will appeal to both loyal pickup and new consumers alike.
The following preview on the new 2018 Ford F150 specs, features, price, and release date details the expected King Ranch, Lariat, Platinum, XL, and XLT models.
2018 Ford F150 Specs and Features – King Ranch, Lariat, Platinum, XL, and XLT Model
The new lineup of 2018 Ford F150 specs and features suggest we’ll be seeing many refinements over the current model. Some of the biggest rumours coincide with improved handling, performance, and much better fuel economy. Other upgrades expected include more towing capacity, more intuitive dash display, more standard features in the XL and XLT models, and a 7-speed transmission option.
The aluminium chassis is expected to be lighter, but more payload and towing capacity will be seen. Ford’s commitment to introducing a truck that’s more powerful, efficient, and has more features than the 2018 Dodge Ram 1500 and 2018 GMC Sierra remains to be seen.
Some of the most notable features will include a premium trim package in the King Ranch and Platinum models along with comprehensive tech package. Back up camera, panoramic sunroof, USB, AUX, Pandora music streaming, iPod support, Android and Apple compatibility, hands-free calling, Bluetooth, SiriusXM satellite radio, ambient lighting, and high-end safety features will all be seen.
Early leaks on the 2018 Ford F150 engine specs feature many options to choose from including a V6 365-hp and 2.7 litre EcoBoost engine boasting at least 325-hp. A V8 engine will also be available in a 3.5 and 5.0-litre option along with 285 and 385-hp respectively. We’re also hearing both a 6 and 7-speed automatic and manual transmission will become available with an estimated gas mileage coming in around 16-20MPG/city and up to 27MPG/highway.
2018 Ford F150 Price and Release Date – King Ranch, Lariat, Platinum, XL, and XLT Model
The launch price of the 2018 F150 will give consumers plenty of price points to choose from as the numerous options and models will make it a difficult one. With the King Ranch offering much of what you would expect from a high-end pickup and the Platinum being the premium model offering all of the top features on the inside and outside, purchasing power will lie with the consumer. Below, we have the latest details on the launch price expected for the King Ranch, Lariat, Platinum, XL and XLT models.
|2018 Ford F150 King Ranch Price||Starting at $49,500|
|2018 Ford F150 Lariat Price||Starting at $39,700|
|2018 Ford F150 Platinum Price||Starting at $51,900|
|2018 Ford F150 XL Price||Starting at $26,500|
|2018 Ford F150 XLT Price||Starting at $31,900|
The unveiling of the new F150 should take place at a launch event showcasing all 2018 Ford cars and trucks, but we’re already hearing plenty on the upcoming 2018 Ford F150 release date. Expectations are in on a late 2017 launch here in the US and most markets in North America with availability on the international market for the 1st part of 2018.
Be sure to check back often as we’ll be updating this review on all 2018 F150 specs, features, price, and release date info including all confirmations and rumours as fast as they become available.