Truck guys love numbers, and Ford has just announced specifications for the updated 2018 F-150 pickup truck lineup. The company claims three impressive and class-leading numbers. All specifications listed here are according to Ford.
2018 Ford F150 Specs
If you are buying a truck for towing, then you will be pleased to hear that a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 2018 F-150 is rated to tow up to 13,200 lbs. It is the first half-ton truck to claim maximum towing of over 13,000 lbs.
Whenever you hitch up a heavy trailer, truck’s payload capacity comes into question. After all, the trailer pushes down on the truck with about 10% of its weight. If you are looking for maximum payload/hauling capability, then Ford’s answer is to equip the truck with the 5.0L “Coyote” V8 to get a maximum payload number of 3,270 lbs. This does require an optional suspension package.
Finally, Ford has officially confirmed that the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 version of the truck will be EPA-rated at 20 MPG in the city, 26 MPG on the highway, and 22 MPG combined (this is for the 2WD model).
We reported (in July 2017) that the new 5.0L V8 and 10-speed automatic is estimated to be more efficient than the 3.5L Ecoboost V6 in crew cab 4×4 configuration. This was based on the estimates on http://www.ford.com. The final numbers EPA estimates suggest the opposite, according to today’s press release from Ford.
Here are the latest numbers:
3.3L NA V6 : 2WD : (MPG city/hwy/comb) 19/25/22
2.7L TT V6 : 2WD : (MPG city/hwy/comb) 20/26/22
5.0L NA V8 : 2WD : (MPG city/hwy/comb) 17/23/19
3.5 TT V6 : 2WD : (MPG city/hwy/comb) 18/25/21
3.3L NA V6 : 4×4 : (MPG city/hwy/comb) 18/23/20
2.7L TT V6 : 4×4 : (MPG city/hwy/comb) 19/24/21
5.0L NA V8 : 4×4 : (MPG city/hwy/comb) 16/22/18
3.5 TT V6 : 4×4 : (MPG city/hwy/comb) 17/23/19
Ford can also say that their half-ton trucks are the most powerful, when you consider the Ford Raptor and its 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque from the high-output 3.5L twin-turbo V6. The “regular” 3.5L EcoBoost is rated at 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque.
We will be driving these truck this week, so please stay tuned for many more videos and information coming up very soon.