In 2015, Ford Motors took a risk. The company gambled over $1 billion to overhaul its existing steel designs in favor of new aluminium bodies for the 2015 Ford F150 truck. Ford claimed that this new design would allow the new F150 to shed an estimated 700 pounds in weight from previous models, and would also lead to a number of other benefits, including improved fuel economy, increased towing capacity, improved power-to-weight ratios, and a significantly more rust-resistant design overall. While many of these claimed benefits did come to fruition in the 2015 model, it was not until 2018 that the innovative Ford F150 truck truly hit its stride. Combining state-of-the-art design features with industry-leading performance and reliability, the 2018 Ford F150 may be just be the best truck from Ford yet — and it’s the unanimous winner of Motor Trend’s 2018 Truck of the Year. To quote Motor Trend’s Chief Test Editor, Chris Evans: “It was a pretty resounding win. Nothing really came close.” At Sea Breeze Ford, we are proud to announce our full line of 2018 Ford F150 trucks available to buy now from our trusted Wall Township, NJ, dealership. Read on to learn more about why Motor Trend unanimously awarded the coveted Truck of the Year award to the 2018 Ford F150, and get behind the wheel of this winner here at Sea Breeze Ford today!
An industry-leading line: Excellence in every model
The 2018 Ford F150 truck line features seven models — the XL, XLT, LARIAT, Raptor, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited — four of which (the XLT, LARIAT, Platinum and Raptor) were put to the test by Motor Trend. Base-level 4×2 XL and XLT models feature a 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine with a six-speed transmission and the Ford-first port fuel and direct inject system. This best-in-class engine produces 290 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Motor Trend test editors noted the ease with which the 3.3L’s towed loads in excess of 5,000 lbs. The 3.3L-equipped XL and XLTs boast the F150 line’s second-best gas mileage ratings at 19/25 mpg in city/highway.
The 4×4 LARIAT features a 2.7L twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 engine, which produces 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque and bumps up the 3.3L-equipped vehicles’ gas mileage by 1 in the city and on the highway. (Drivers can also opt for the for the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine.) On the 4×4 Platinum, the 2.7L V-6 engine is upgraded to a 5.0L Ti-VCT V-8, which boasts a robust 395 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. For those who need to haul large loads, the Platinum is the right call.
Drivers looking for a sleeker pickup might opt for the Raptor, which features 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine generating 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. More importantly, as Motor Trend notes, the Raptor “does 0–60 mph in 6 seconds flat and can do a burnout with a trailer attached.” That’s Truck of the Year material.
Tech upgrades and interior features
In addition the 2018 Ford F150 models’ impressive performance numbers, these trucks also boast a wide range of tech upgrades and interior features every driver will love. Tech innovations include a brilliant 8″ LCD Productivity Screen, available Sync Connect® powered by FordPass™ for easy vehicle monitoring and remote-access features, a class-exclusive remote tailgate release, an available -in 360-degree camera with split-view display, state-of-the-art driver assist and lane-keeping technology, adaptive cruise control, backup assistance, and more.
The 2018 Ford F150 line features a host of interior options and welcome features, including plush seating with available comprehensive power driver capabilities as well as seat heaters. On the safety side of things, Ford again leads the way with airbag-equipped seat belts for rear passengers and the aforementioned lane-keeping assist system that, as Motor Trend notes, “gently caresses (rather than nudges) the truck back to the center of the lane.”
The right full-size light-duty pickup for your needs
Featuring best-in-class payload, best-in-class towing, an optimized, class-defining pickup box, supreme all-terrain handling and more, the 2018 Ford F150 is far and away the best full-size light-duty pickup of the year. Whether you go with the base level XL or XLT — or opt for the powerful Platinum or adventurous Raptor — you can rest assured that you will have a truck that not only meets your expectations, but exceeds them. Want to try the full line of 2018 Ford F150 trucks for yourself? Come test drive them all at our Wall Township, NJ dealership here at Sea Breeze Ford.
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