Everything We Know So Far About the 2018 F-150 and Expedition

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Here’s a comprehensive guide to all things F-150 and Expedition for 2018.

Ford recently announced engine improvements and enhancements that will make the 2018 F-150 and 2018 Expedition more capable and efficient than ever before. With both 2018 models heading to dealerships in the fall, we’ll give you a rundown on the improvements you can expect.

Ford F-150

Drivetrain improvements mark the biggest changes to the 2018 Ford F-150. A smaller-displacement 3.3-liter V6 replaces the 2017’s 3.5-liter base engine. Despite its smaller size, the new V6 adds dual port and direct-injection to bump torque up 12 pound-feet with only a drop of two horsepower. That provides base numbers of 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque.

Ford also announced the introduction of a new 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbo diesel V6 for the F-150, which will join the truck lineup in Spring 2018.

Improvements to the injection systems on the current 2.7-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V6 and 5.0-liter V8 also increase output for 2018. The 2.7-liter gets a big torque bump to 400 pound-feet (from 375) while horsepower stays at 325. The V8 gets 10 more horsepower and 13 lb.-ft. to make 395 and 400, respectively.

Both of the available 3.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V6s retain the same power figures: 375 horsepower/470 lb.-ft for the standard 3.5L and 450/510 respectively for the high-output version.

In addition, the 5.0-liter V8 will be paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission jointly funded by Ford and General Motors. The Power Stroke diesel will also come with the 10-speed when it becomes available. All Ford trucks will be available with Auto Start/Stop, regardless of engine.

New 2018 Ford F-150s should turn up in dealerships in Fall 2017.

2018 Expedition

Ford will offer a lighter, more powerful 2018 Expedition with availability as early as this fall. Ford will build the body from aluminum alloy with a redesigned high-strength steel frame. These improvements will save 300 pounds from the SUV’s total curb weight. The strengthened frame will also allow a tow rating up to 9,300 pounds.

In addition, each of the Expedition’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 options will see power gains concurrent with trim level. The XL, XLT, FX4, and Limited models will make 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, up 10 and 50 respectively from 2017. Platinum-trim Expeditions will make 400 horsepower and 480 lb.-ft. of torque on 93-octane fuel.

You’re now informed!

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Eric Rood is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and LS1Tech, among other auto sites.

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