All-New 2018 F-150 Boasts Best-In-Class Payload & Towing Capacity

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2018 F-150

Ford continues to lead the pack with sophisticated new features and other must-haves for every truck owner.

What good is it to have a modern, good-looking, comfortable truck if it doesn’t fulfill the basic requirements of a pickup truck? It would basically render it useless.

Ford understands that, and that’s why they’ve just announced that the new 2018 F-150 leads the segment in payload and towing capacity. According to an official press release, the F-150 debuts with new, best-in-class figures in perhaps the most important aspect of a truck. This is possible thanks to a wide selection of more powerful engines for 2018.

Enhanced 3.5-liter EcoBoost and 5.0-liter V8 capacity specs:

  • Best-in-class towing of 13,200 lbs.
  • Payload capacity of 3,270 lbs.

2018 Ford F-150

Meanwhile, the baby of the lineup, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost retains its respectable 325 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. Towing and payload capacity figures weren’t revealed for the smaller EcoBoost, but Ford claims the second-generation engine features a best-in-class EPA-estimated rating of 20 mpg city, 26 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined. As of 2017, the 2.7-liter engine was rated at 8,200 lbs. for towing capacity.

Media drives of the 2018 F-150 should begin as early as next week, so we expect more details and specifications to begin pouring in throughout the month of August. Make sure to stay tuned to learn about the latest and greatest from the Blue Oval!

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Jerry Perez is a regular contributor to Ford Truck Enthusiasts, Corvette Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

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