2018 F-150 Exterior Refresh: Hot or Not?
FTE Question of the Week: Do You Like the 2018 F-150 Exterior Refresh?
Ford Motor Company shocked us all by introducing a pretty heavily refreshed 2018 Ford F-150 at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. We knew that there were some styling changes coming, but few people expected these changes to come so soon -– or to be quite so drastic.
The most significant portion of the 2018 F-150 refresh comes up front, with a new face that looks like a mix of the current (2017) F-150 and the current Super Duty lineup. The angular, LED-lined headlights are back for 2018, but they are larger. The basic shape of the grille relative to the front end is similar, but the 2018 F-150 gets the bold twin bars across the middle of the grille on almost every trimline -– with some being painted and some being chrome. The result is an F-150 which is sportier or more luxurious looking, depending on the trimline, while having a more high tech feel with the larger headlights across the entire lineup.
The changes out back are far more subtle. However, the stamped F-150 logo across the face of the tailgate stands out far more than just a chrome badge in the corner. The LED taillights are a little bigger, too.
For our “FTE Question of the Week,” we want to know what you think about the 2018 Ford F-150 refresh, but we want to know your opinion on just the exterior aspect of the 2018 models. Put aside the new diesel engine, the added power of the other engines and the new transmission, and tell us whether or not you like the changes made between the 2017 and 2018 F-150.