2018 Expedition and F-150 Horsepower and Torque Figures Revealed

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2018 Expedition sees 400hp and power and torque numbers are up across the board!

We all know that the Ford F-150 is getting a refresh for the 2018 model year, including new engines. But until now, we didn’t know the power and torque that those engines would produce. That ends today, because we have all the powerful details of the F-150’s new power plants.

The 5.0L Coyote V8 makes 395 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. That’s an improvement of 10 horsepower and 13 lb-ft of torque over the 2017 model. Not only is Ford continuing to offer a V8, but they’re continuing to invest money and resources in improving the engine. At this time we have no reason to think Ford is going to give up on the Coyote engine. The V8s are here to stay (for now)!

The 2.7L EcoBoost, an engine that we are particularly fond of, makes 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. The horsepower number is unchanged, but the torque is up a healthy 25 lb-ft.

New for 2018 is a 3.3L V6, which replaces the old 3.5L naturally-aspirated engine (which replaced the 3.7L) seems like a real peach of an engine. It has 290 horsepower on tap and 265 lb-ft of torque. That’s 8 more horsepower than the old 3.5L and 12 more lb-ft.

The 3.5L EcoBoost is unchanged for 2018, as they went to the high output versions in 2017, so that means 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft in the normal version, and 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft in the Raptor.

The new Ford Expedition is powered by the 3.5L EcoBoost from the F-150, making 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft on 87 octane pump gas, but if you can get the 93 octane good stuff — sorry most of California — those numbers jump to 400 horsepower and 480 lb-ft.

On 93 octane that’s a 50 horsepower improvement over the last Expedition and a whopping 60 lb-ft more of torque!

It should be noted though, while the engines are similar in both the Expedition and F-150, the F-150 isn’t tuned to take advantage of the higher octane fuel. While you might see a benefit from running 93, it’s not configured to take advantage of the higher octane.

Fuel economy numbers will be announced closer to launch, but we’re expecting improvements across the board as these vehicles are all adopting 10-speed transmissions — except the 3.3L — which will help.

Also, we don’t yet know the numbers for the Power Stroke diesel in the F-150. That truck is expected to go on sale in Spring of 2018 and we will share those numbers once available. The rest of the trucks will hit dealerships this Fall.

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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