We all know the Ford F-150 has been a staple in the Canadian workforce for so many years that it can be difficult to keep up with everything. Since 1948, in fact! It remains one of the dominant workhorses out there, with the power and performance you need for the work site. And that’s very much because the F-150 has been in a constant state of improvement, becoming better and better to keep its reputation up. So what’s changed with the 2018 Ford F-150 compared to the 2017 F-150?
Ford engineers certainly have had high standards to keep. Every single year, these engineers come up with significant improvements for the next generation of the F-150. And the 2018 year is no exception. The new Ford F-150 makes some big improvements over its predecessor, so let’s check things out and take a bit of a look at the differences here:
The Brand-New Engine
Ford isn’t messing around when it comes to making their pickup better, today. So for 2018, we have a brand-new standard 3.3-litre Ti-VCT V6 engine that’s more efficient all-around than the outgoing one. Greater power and fuel efficiency make the 2018 F-150 a better work buddy. The 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque make a good case for the new F-150, and you’re achieving this at a respectable 13.1 / 9.8 (City, Hwy) L/100 km. This kind of efficiency is what you can expect from Ford.
On the Topic of Efficiency…
You’ll also be getting a lot out of the 2.7-litre V6 and 5.0-litre V8, as they too have been improved upon. This theme of efficiency extends to the transmission too, with a new 10-speed automatic transmission paired to both of these engines. The available turbodiesel V6 engine completes the engine choices here.
There’s more, too: every 2018 F-150 engine now gets Auto Start-Stop Technology as a standard feature so you won’t be burning fuel as you idle. This is the most efficient F-150 to date, and one of the most efficient trucks available anywhere to consumers.
New Styling and Improved Safety
Ford engineers also decided to revamp the front and rear styling of the new F-150, giving it a more powerful impression, and we think you’ll appreciate it yourself. Just take a look at that new grille and those imposing headlights! A revised bumper and tailgate complement these improvements. You also get additional wheel choices for your 2018 F-150.
But the F-150 isn’t all brawn and show; it’s brain, bigtime. The new-and-improved forward collision mitigation system makes a strong case as your backup in the event of a collision. A smarter, safer vehicle is what you’re looking at with the new 2018 Ford F-150 compared to the 2017 F-150.
On top of it all, there are a number of additional Ford F-150 2018 and 2017 differences:
- Stop-and-Go Adaptive Cruise Control
- Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection
- 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Bang & Olufsen Play Sound System
It’s Here, Now
And there you have it: the 2018 Ford F-150 compared to the 2017 F-150. Your new 2018 Ford F-150 has arrived at Team Ford, and it’s ready for a test drive. For further details, we welcome you to contact us at Team Ford or start browsing our New inventory of Edmonton 2018 Ford F-150 models.