The new 2018 Ford F-150 has been a standout from the word go. It’s the official truck of Texas. In fact, it’s pulling down awards and recognitions from all over.


But the 5-star reviews and hardware aren’t fluff. The 2018 F-150 has the stellar improvements and features to backup its reputation. Once you get behind the wheel, you'll feel the power this truck delivers.


Here’s what you need to know about the 2018 F-150's performance, convenience, and more.


Performance and Handling


The engineer’s at Ford outdo themselves year after year, leading the field in pickup trucks. This year, they brought us a stunning engine line up -- including five engine choices for your new 2018 F-150.


For 2018, the previous 6-speed gearbox is replaced with a 10-speed automatic transmission, offering selectable driving modes:

  • Normal

  • Tow/Haul

  • Snow/Wet

  • EcoSelect

  • Sport

Those driving modes are included with 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 (325 horsepower and 400 lb. - ft. of torque) , 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 (375 horsepower and 470 lb. - ft. of torque), and the 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 (395 horsepower and 400 lb. - ft. of torque).


No matter which of the 5 powerful engines you choose for your new 2018 F-150, you'll be driving smart with the Auto Start-Stop Technology. As you power around town in your F-150, you’re reducing fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions, because the engine switches off when the vehicle comes to a stop, and seamlessly restarts once you let up on the brake.


(Plus - the Start-Stop Technology has a shut-off feature, in case it’s not right for you.)


Your new F-150 knows how to work hard, too. Properly equipped, it can tow more than any truck in it's class -- up to 13,200 lbs. conventional tow and 12,100 lbs. 5th wheel tow. And all models with 4x4 and automatic transmission offer four-wheel-down capability.


And keep in mind - the 3.0L Power Stroke® V6 Turbo Diesel engine will be available in the spring of 2018.

Inside the Cab

In addition to sharper looks and a more dynamic powertrain, this new truck also delivers an unmatched driving experience. Whether you’re working hard in the Golden Triangle, hopping over to Louisiana, or trekking out through the rest of the Lone Star State, you'll enjoy plenty of comfort and convenience in the astonishing new Ford F-150.

The new 2018 F-150 has an arsenal of top-of-the-line tech, like Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go Technology, which lets you set the distance between you and the car ahead. Then, your truck will alter speed to keep that distance.

The future is here, folks.

The Adaptive Cruise Control can even bring you down to a complete stop if the other driver fails to hit the brakes in time – helping you hopefully avoid or reduce the impact of a collision.

Plus, the SYNC Connect features in the Truck of Texas let you remotely start the truck and its climate control system from your smartphone. As if that weren’t enough, Ford’s app lets set a remote start calendar, so you can be prompted to start your F-150 on a regular basis - like just before you’re ready to hit the road each morning.

SYNC Connect can also locate your 2018 F-150 with GPS, and lock/unlock the truck remotely. And right from your smartphone, you can check fuel levels, approximate mileage, and miles until the next service is needed.

Design and Style Updates

The most striking update on the exterior is the front grill, which varies by trim level.

Just around the corner, the new 2018 model features more prominent wheel arches, which are accentuated by a wheel lineup ranging from 17" to 22."


New rear-end styling on the 2018 Ford F-150 shows all-new taillamps and tailgate trim. The King Ranch has a full-width chrome bar emblazoned with the King Ranch logo. The top of the new 2018 liftgate is engineered to function as a spoiler, enhancing the aerodynamics of the truck.

New 2018 F-150 Colors

Four additional color options are available on the new 2018 F-150: Guard (green), Lead Food (green/gray with accents), Magma Red, and Stone Gray. All four options are shown above on an F-150 XLT.


The new 2018 F-150 comes in the same trim level options as 2017: XL, XLT, Lariat, Raptor, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited.


Stop Reading and See for Yourself

It’s tough to get all the good stuff about the F-150 into one blog post - and we didn’t. But hopefully this is enough to show you exactly how this Ford has become Texas’ favorite pickup.

Ready to see all of the style, power, and convenience features of the new 2018 F-150 for yourself? Head on over to Sabine River Ford in Orange for a no-strings-attached test drive!

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