2018 Ford F-150

2018 Ford F-150 Ames Ford

2018 F-150: The Gold Standard

When it comes to Full-Size Trucks, the Ford F-150 is the gold standard and 2018 is no exception. The 2018 Ford F-150 brings the most advanced powertrain lineup ever and the best in class torque and capability prove it. Payload for the 2018 Ford F-150 is a whopping 3,270lbs, more than any in its class. Towing is an astonishing 13,200lbs, and that is just the beginning.For 2018 the F-150 is 700lbs lighter than the previous model. This gives the truck a higher power to weight ratio as well as better fuel economy. Believe it or not, but strength is actually increasing with weight loss. Ford was able to achieve this by hardening Aluminum Alloy. This new heated and treated material is the same high-grade 6000-series seen in Military and Industrial applications. By hardening the aluminum alloy and increasing the strength without more material, F-150 can increase it's payload capacity. Now that's engineering!

2018 Ford F-150 Engines, Ames Ford serving IAFord's engine line up is impressive to say the least. Shoppers will have a variety of options to choose from, all offering some impressive highlights.

3.3L Ti-VCT V6

With responsive power and capability, the 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 can handle the demands of everyday jobs. The twin independent variable cam timing (Ti-VCT) opens/closes the valves in precise duration to suit operating conditions, so power output is optimized at every point across the performance band. The 3.3L also has the Ford-first port fuel and direct-injection system (PFDI). This means two injectors per cylinder, one mounted in the air intake port and another positioned inside the cylinder. The 6-speed automatic transmisssion has three selectable modes to suit the driving condition: Normal, Tow-Haul, and Sport. The 3.3L V6 offers 290 horsepower and 265lb-ft of torque.

2.7L EcoBoost

The smaller and more powerful ecoboost is the next step up. The smaller engine paired with a turbo increases power and fuel economy over the 3.3L Ti-VCT V6. Power is now up to 325 horsepower and 400lb-ft of torque. The 2.7L EcoBoost engine also sports Ford-first PFDI and a upper block and cylinders made of high-strength compacted graphite iron which is also used in the Super Duty 6.7L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel.

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

This legendary Ford V8 delivers even more muscle than ever and delivers best-in-class payload. Drivers can experience robust 395 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque, thanks to twin independent variable cam timing (Ti-VCT) and new direct injection (DI). DI injects gas at high pressure directly and precisely into each cylinder, extracting as much power as possible from every drop of fuel. The 5.0L offers a CNG/Propane Gaseous Engine Prep Package for conversion to compressed natural gas (CNG) or propane autogas. A Snow Plow Prep Package is also available.

3.5L EcoBoost

For those wanting the upmost performance, Ford offers the 3.5L EcoBoost in both F-150 and Raptor F-150. The Baja-bred F-150 Raptor is perfectly at home on a typical street road. But going from mild to wild on the most unforgiving terrain (this is territory where the Raptor excels with its extraordinary capability, beginning with raw power.) Unique to the Raptor is a twin-turbo, intercooled DOHC 24-valve, 3.5L EcoBoost with port fuel and direct-injection system and 10-speed automatic. This high-output EcoBoost generates more power than the previous 6.2L V8 - a massive 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque. For those needing the power but not quite the wild side, the 3.5L is available in the standard F-150. Power is still 375 horsepower and 475lb-ft of torque!

2018 Ford F-150 Models and Colors

Plenty to choose from

The 2018 Ford F-150 comes in 7 different models and 14 different colors. Pair that with the multiple engine and transmission drivetrains, and you have the perfect selection of options to choose from! If you are looking for some help on a more personal level, feel free to contact us any time. One of our friendly and trained sales staff can help you in your truck search! We feel that it is very important for you to be relaxed and have fun when shopping for a vehicle. That's why our entire staff works together to put you at ease. You can also stop in anytime! Our store is open, bright, clean, and inviting. We care about how you feel in our dealership and we want you to be comfortable here.

 

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