For decades Ford has been producing one of the best trucks on the market — the F-150. So when you find yourself looking around for your next work truck, why look any further than Ford’s 2018 F-150? Here are a few reasons you should buy the 2018 Ford F-150.
With seven trims to choose from, in addition to SuperCrew and SuperCab options, there will definitely be an F-150 for the job at hand. They all have fully boxed frames, front coil suspensions, rear two-stage, variable rate leaf suspensions, electronic rear-locking differential systems, and power rack-and-pinion steering.
The entry-level F-150 XL is ideal for fleet-level work. Available four-wheel drive gives you the flexibility of going places other trucks dare not. If you need to transport passengers to one of those places, the SuperCrew is the one for you. If it’s gear or equipment you are hauling, SuperCab gets the nod. So when you need several trucks to handle the work, get behind the XL and get the job done.
The XLT is the next level trim, and both the XL and XLT come standard with a 3.3-liter Ti-VCT V-6 engine with an optional upgrade to a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine for more power. The V-6 puts out 375 horsepower and 470 foot-pounds torque. Put that together with its 10-speed automatic transmission and the F-150 delivers a best-in-class towing capability of 13,200 pounds.
The Lariat trim is the next step up, and it comes standard with a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine. Joining the Lariat in the upper tier are the King Ranch and the Limited trims. The Lariat offers hill-descent control and trailer-brake control as an upgrade, but they come standard in the King Ranch and Limited trims. While the Lariat comes standard with a 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine, the King Ranch is the only model that comes standard with the 5.0-liter V-8, making it the true workhorse of the bunch.
Complete with driver and passenger front airbags, side front airbags, and side curtain airbags, you can feel safe. Coupled with AdvanceTrac with roll-stability control, you are better protected from a rollover accident in the F-150.
Ford’s rearview camera with dynamic hitch assist makes hooking up that load quick and easy. Ford’s available blind-spot information system with cross-traffic alert provides additional safety on busy roads. Standard curve control, four-wheel drive antilock brakes, and a tire-pressure-monitoring system are the cherry on top of safety.
Available on all are leather-trimmed, 10-way adjustable seats with driver-seat memory. Dual-zone temperature controls keep everyone comfortable. Ford’s Sync 3 system is standard with optional Wi-Fi hotspot and Applink technology keep you connected.
Sirius XM Radio is standard, and voice-activated navigation with Sirius XM Traffic is available on the Lariat but standard on the King Ranch and Limited trims.
The bottom line is the F-150 has everything you need and more in your next work truck.
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