The Blue Oval company knows best how to retain its crown for the best-selling pickup truck – it has been king for the past four decades, and that means the F-Series needs all the best elements available.
In America, the so much-loved trucks are also regarded as vehicles that need to achieve the best possible combination of features, comfort and performance – but also as of late, fuel economy. Ford is delivering with the two-wheel drive 2018 F-150 when packing the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 and all-new 10-speed automatic transmission – the EPA estimate is of 22 miles per gallon on average, with 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg highway. This means the F-150 takes the best-in-class position when discussing gas engine fuel economy – while still receiving 325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque – 25 more than with the 2017 model year.
In case you don’t care about fuel economy but want the best-in-class towing and cargo capacity, Ford again obliges – and you’ll only have to select and pay for the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 or 5.0-liter V8 to achieve that. They are both rated at 13,200 pounds of towing capacity, with 3,270 pounds of bed cargo capacity. Naturally, the four-wheel drive models with the V8 will only do 16 mpg in the city and 22 highway, the V6 also taking a toll at 17 city mpg and 23 mpg highway.