This might sound a bit silly, but we’re sure you’re familiar with the sentiment. If you’ve ever purchased a new vehicle before, we’re sure you’ve come across a number of amenities that pop out and make you go “ooo.” Whether it be technological features, performance specs, or color options, there’s always at least one attribute that stands out to the consumer. This random inclusion could prove to be the decision-maker when you’re choosing between multiple vehicles.
This is especially true when it comes to the 2018 Ford F-150, as the vehicle includes a number of amenities that will certainly make customers gawk. We’ve reviewed several of these features below, and we’re sure this information will have you wanting to start pursuing Ford trucks…
OOO, the: Options
We understand that the majority of vehicles can be painted in a number of different colors. However, we’d reckon that few models provide as many offerings as the 2018 Ford F-150, which allows customers to choose from one of 14 different offerings. Each of these colors will give the pickup its own persona, whether the driver is looking for athleticism, elegance, or some other attribute.
Either way, it will be a tough decision for customers, as each of the 14 offerings are impressive in their own specific way. Ultimately, car buyers will have the opportunity to choose from:
- Ingot Silver
- White Platinum
- Lightning Blue
- Oxford White
- Ruby Red
- White Gold
- Shadow Black
- Stone Gray
- Blue Jeans
- Race Red
- Magma Red
- Lead Foot Gray
OOO, the: Performance
There’s a good chance that you’re going to pursue the Ford F-150 because of its incredible performance. However, even if you were anticipating this specific attribute, we’re sure you weren’t expecting the available engines to pump out this much muscle. At the end of the day, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better performer among pickup trucks.
Incredibly, Ford lets drivers choose from five different options, allowing them to prioritize power, efficiency, or a combination of the two specs. The 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 is the smallest of the bunch, but that doesn’t mean it skimps out on power. This system is still capable of pumping out a respectable 325 horsepower and 400 pounds-feet of torque. Combining with the brand’s impressive 10-speed automatic transmission, drivers can ultimately anticipate an equally-impressive 26-mile-per-gallon fuel efficiency from this unit.
The next step up is the 3.3-liter V6, which delivers a respectable 290 horsepower and 265 pounds-feet of torque. Despite all of the power, the system still manages to promise a 25-mile-per-gallon highway fuel efficiency. The 3.5-liter V6 is next in line, with the unit capable of producing 375 horsepower, 470 pounds-feet of torque, and a 25-mile-per-gallon highway fuel efficiency.
The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 might be the most hulking of the brand’s offerings despite it’s relatively small size. Ultimately, this system can crank out an absolutely incredible 350 horsepower and 510 pounds-feet of torque. The 5.0-liter V8 engine is actually the largest of the brand’s offerings, delivering 395 horsepower, 400 pounds-feet of torque, and a 23-mile-per-gallon highway fuel efficiency.
In other words, regardless of what attribute you value most in your pickup’s engine, you’ll certainly find a proper fit when it comes to the 2018 Ford F-150.
OOO, the: Technology
Pickup trucks aren’t generally known for their technological amenities… but then again, the 2018 Ford F-150 isn’t your typical pickup truck. Rather, the vehicle is chock full of innovative features that will both entertain and assist during any journey or commute. For starters, the brand’s SYNC 3 system will prove to be one of the most appreciated amenities, as drivers can rely on the system for radio or navigation. The eight-inch LCD productivity screen is just as essential, as this unit displays a host of important information right in front of the driver.
Some of the brand’s major technological amenities aren’t even included in the literal truck. The SYNC Connect smartphone application allows owners to remotely access their vehicle, meaning they can lock/unlock doors, operate the engine, and even view fuel levels. The FordPass is another notable smartphone application, as the companion will alert you of parking spaces, nearby fuel prices, and even any necessary maintenance or services.
OOO, the: Storage
The 2018 Ford F-150 is a pickup truck, so it’s rather predictably that the vehicle is an ideal choice for those who have to lug equipment or construction aggregate every day. However, the F-150 separates itself from other pickup trucks by including a number of amenities that will make this hauling process a whole lot easier.
For example, the exclusive remote tailgate release allows you to access your truck bed without even taking your keys out of your pocket. The system can detect your fob and activate automatically, thus providing you with the utmost convenience. The 360-degree camera with a split-view display is another appreciated inclusion, as drivers can monitor everything that’s happening in their bed (as well as everything that’s happening behind their vehicle).
OOO, the: Safety
Perhaps the most appreciated attribute of the 2018 Ford F-150 is the number of safety functions that are included in the vehicle. These features will play a significant role in keeping the vehicle and its occupants out of harm’s way.
For instance, the Blind Spot Information System provides drivers with an extra set of eyes, alerting them when it’s unsafe to switch over. The Pre-Collision Assist (and the accompanying Lane-Keeping System) will determine when a crash is imminent and adjust the brakes accordingly, lessening or preventing the impending collision. Finally, the Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go technology is one of the most innovative inclusions, as it will allow drivers to take a break without compromising safety. This unit is capable of accelerating and decelerating, so you can even rely on it when you’re traveling in traffic.