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The Ford F-150 continues its ongoing evolution, with a styling update, new 3.0-liter diesel engine, and more advanced safety features for 2018. A hybrid variant is on the horizon. The F-150 gains a new base 282-hp, 3.3-liter direct-injection V6. The updated 2.7-liter V6 and the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 will be teamed with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 is updated, as well, with more horsepower and torque. Automatic start/stop is standard across the range. The F-150 gains pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go function, 4G LTE WiFi, and an uplevel B&O Play audio system.

Highs

  • Effortless EcoBoost power, even from the 2.7-liter engine, especially when towing
  • Innovative aluminum construction manages to be both lightweight yet very solid feeling

Lows

  • For all the hype, the F-150 is not a revolutionary advance in fuel efficiency compared to rivals
  • Handling and ride comfort pale compared to the Ram's unique coil spring set-up

Best Version to Get

We'd get a XLT or higher trim, as the basic XL work-truck version limits the availability of desirable comfort and safety features. We'd also get Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system; this well-designed touch screen is a big improvement over the MyFord Touch system that it replaced. U...

Specifications

Seating
3 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , Rear
Warranty
  • Basic: 3 year/36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 5 year/60,000 miles
  • Rust through: 5 year/unlimited
  • Roadside aid: 5 year/unlimited
Body Styles
extended cab
regular cab
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 10-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.7-liter V6 turbo (325 hp)
  • 3.3-liter V6 (282 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 turbo (375 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 turbo (425 hp)
  • 5-liter V8 (385 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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