Automotive Press is Loving the 2018 Ford F-150’s Engine Updates

With the fast approach of the 2018 Ford F-150’s street date, the Blue Oval has made its full spec sheet (sans the forthcoming turbodiesel) public. They’ve also put some units in the hands of reviewers, and the takeaways all mention the impressive power and efficiency gains of the five engines. With best-in-class max towing, torque, and payload, the F-150 is pulling further ahead.

Oddly, the one unchanged engine has also managed to net improvements from elsewhere in the truck, and it’s the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 that arrived for 2017. It’s best-in-class max-tow rating has risen by half a ton to 13,200 lbs. The 5.0-liter V8 beneath it retains best-in-class payload, and gets more power to show for it: 395 horses and 400 lb-ft, to be exact. The 2.7-liter EcoBoost also gets the same torque figure, while the base engine is entirely new, and is both more powerful and efficient than the outgoing 3.5-liter V6. Save for that base mill, all engines come standard with a new ten-speed automatic transmission.

With many engines seeing efficiency gains of two or more mpg over their outgoing counterparts, the F-150 continues to offer the value and potency truck owners crave. To experience it for yourself, schedule a test drive with our Ford dealership in Florissant, MO as it’s convenient.

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