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Ford F-150 2018 crew cab
Trim Shown: Supercab XL
Ford's big-selling pickup truck has an all-aluminum body, which saves about 700 pounds over its steel-bodied predecessor. Engine choices include a new 3.3-liter V6, 2.7- and 3.5-liter turbo V6s, and a 5.0-liter V8. For 2018, the 2.7-liter and 3.5-liter turbo V6s and the V8 are teamed with a 10-speed automatic transmission. Both turbo V6s are quiet and effortless, lending themselves to towing. Fuel economy is commendable. In our tests the 2.7 got 19 mpg overall. The 2.7 is also surprisingly quick from 0 to 60 mph. The cabin is very quiet, but the ride is stiff and jittery. Handling is ponderous but ultimately secure. We recommend getting the optional Sync 3 infotainment system. The 2018 truck also gets pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control. Diesel and hybrid versions are on the horizon.

Road Test

Ford made a big splash in the pickup truck world when it announced that its top-selling F-150 would be put together with aluminum construction -- shaving about 700 pounds from the old model. The redesigned truck was also putting small-displacement tu...

Highs

  • Effortless EcoBoost power, even with the 2.7-liter V6 engine
  • Aluminum construction optimizes fuel economy and performance

Lows

  • Ride comfort pales next to the Ram 1500's coil spring set-up
  • Long-term questions about aluminum ownership, like corrosion/paint issues and difficulty to find authorized body shop for a repair

Best Version to Get

We'd get an XLT or higher trim, as the basic XL work-truck version limits the availability of desirable comfort and safety features. We'd also get the Sync 3 infotainment system. Unless you're pulling a heavy trailer and need the added towing capacity, our first engine choice would be the 2...

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-liter V6 turbodiesel (250 hp)
  • 3.3-liter V6 (290 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 turbo (375 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 turbo (450 hp)
  • 5-liter V8 (395 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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