2018 F-150: Horsepower, Torque, and MPG Guide

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2018 F-150

The 2018 F-150 offers more horsepower, higher payload capacity, and better fuel economy than its predecessor.

We’ve anxiously waited to learn all the details surrounding the 2018 Ford F-150. While some engine details were released earlier this year, it wasn’t until recently that we were given the whole enchilada. Ford has finally graced us with what we’ve been dying to know all along: horsepower, torque, and fuel economy figures. Except the 3.0-liter Powerstroke diesel, of course.

2018 F-150

Base Engine

In short, almost every engine option in the 2018 F-150 offers more horsepower and better fuel economy than the outgoing 2017 models. The all-new, naturally-aspirated base 3.3-liter V6 which replaces the outgoing 3.5-liter V6 produces 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. The new engine also returns 19/25/22 mpg city/highway/combined (18/23/20 in four-wheel-drive). All of that equals improvements of eight hp, 12 lb-ft of torque, and two mpg over its predecessor.

Baby EcoBoost

The second-generation 2.7-liter EcoBoost produces 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Horsepower is unchanged from 2017, but torque rises an impressive 25 lb-ft. Fuel economy improves one mpg in both two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive to 20/26/22 and 19/24/21 mpg (city/highway/combined) respectively.

2018 F-150

V8 and 3.5-liter EcoBoost

Every enthusiast’s favorite engine — the 5.0-liter V8. It certainly wasn’t ignored by Ford, as the iconic Coyote motor now produces 395 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. That’s an improvement of 10 hp and 13 lb-ft. Fuel economy improves one mpg across the board with ratings of 17/23/19 mpg in two-wheel-drive and 16/22/18 in four-wheel-drive (city/highway/combined). Both the standard 3.5-liter EcoBoost and the high-output version for the Raptor are unchanged for 2018.

Clever Technology

Every engine in the lineup, except for the base motor utilizes advanced dual-port and direct-injection technology. That, combined with auto stop-start technology and the new 10-speed automatic transmission deliver these new and improved figures. For consumers, it’s a clear win-win.

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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