F150 2018 Bold Design Updates

The 2018 F150 is getting its first major update since 2015.  According to Ford, “Explore the new 2018 Ford F-150 pickup with massive towing capacity and innovative features that will keep you protected on (or off) the road.”  Below is a quick overview of what to expect.  Visit the official site here.

Updated F150 Grill and Tailgate

The Ford designers have decided that a 2-bar gill is the way to go.  This look characterized the 2017 Super Duty trucks and the new look is being transported to the 2018 F150s.  Along with the grill update comes a new tailgate design.  More inset with stronger lines and an inset F150 spanning the bottom.  There are differences depending on which appearance package you get, but either way the new look is bold, and will make the 2018 F150 stand out from its predecessors.

18 F150 Grill 18 F150 Tailgate

F150 Appearance Packages

Appearance packages are all the rage, and once you see the options you will understand why.  The options are:

  • chrome
  • sport
  • special edition
  • STX

Each package gives the truck a distinct look, and allows you to drive a truck that matches you style and personality.  

New Standard Engine in the F150

The old 3.5L V6 is finally being put to pasture.  Though this has been a quality reliable engine, it was always a little under powered for an F150.  It is being replaced with an even smaller displacement 3.3L V6.  The new V6 boasts 290 HP and 265 lb-ft of torque. vs 282 HP and 283 torques from the old V6.  The bottom line is more horse power, better fuel economy and less cost.

For information about the 2.7L V6 and the 5.0L V8 check out this post.

Should you buy a new F150?

My guess is that Ford will be cutting back on rebates as the 2018s begin arriving over the next few months.  So, if you are looking for the best deal, now is the time to grab a 2017 with $5000 – $6000 in factory rebates.  If you want to stand out from the crowd, go with a 2018 with the special edition or STX appearance package.  These are going to be some hot looking trucks, and you will be the envy of many if you are the first to get one!

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