The 2018 Ford F-150 updates are more than just cosmetic exterior changes. The refreshed truck does come with six distinct new grilles, four new interior themes, four new exterior colors, and six new wheel designs. Ford also worked on the chassis and increased the steel thickness in the rear section of the frame and the rear axle tube in order to increase hauling and towing capabilities of the truck.
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The 3.5L EcoBoost V6 (with the 10-speed automatic) is the truck with the highest towing rating of 13,200 lbs. This is the first half-ton pickup truck with a rating of over 13,000 lbs.
The 5.0L V8 (with the 10-speed automatic) can be configured for highest payload capability of 3,270 lbs.
The 2.7L EcoBoost V6 (with the 10-speed automatic) is the one with the best fuel efficiency in the 2WD model with a rating of 20 MPG city, 26 MPG highway, and 22 MPG combined.
There is also an all-new 3.3L naturally aspirated V6 that is rated at 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. This engine is available in the base XL and XLT trims, and it is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The 2018 F-150 lineup also gets very useful high-tech features such as Wifi hotspot and Adaptive cruise control with full stop-n-go functionality. When following another vehicle, the truck is able to automatically come to a complete stop, wait up to three seconds, and resume motion all by itself. If the wait time is more three seconds, the driver will be prompted to resume cruise control manually.
Driving impressions on the 2018 F-150 are embargoed until 12:01am EST on August 14th, 2017. Stay tuned for many more new F-150 videos.
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