2018 Ford F-150 Specs & Prices

2018 Ford F-150 Specs & Prices

Last Updated August 12, 2019 | Alison Smith
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In production since 1948, the Ford F-Series has been the best-selling truck in America for the past 41 years. The 2018 Ford F-150 is no exception. Already declared as the Motor Trend Truck of the Year for 2018, the Ford F-150 has retained its massive popularity over the years. With several 2018 F-150 models available at different price points, the F-150 lineup has a truck for everyone. If you’re in the market for a new truck, then the 2018 F-150 specs are going to be of utmost importance. With best-in-class payload and towing, the 2018 Ford F-150 is a powerhouse capable of towing up to 13,200 pounds! If that’s not impressive enough, the F-150 is not only stronger than ever, it’s also lighter than ever. Constructed from military-grade aluminum alloy and a high-strength steel frame, the F-150 is a whopping 700 pounds lighter than the previous generation. But that’s not all! Ford included several powerful engine options for the 2018 Ford F-150, including a High-Output 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine that puts out an incredible 450 horsepower. For the first time ever, Ford will be offering an F-150 Diesel for the 2018 model year. A new 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel engine will be available starting Spring 2018, so we can only imagine what exciting things Ford has planned for future F-150 generations.

There are seven different models available for the 2018 F-150:

  • XL
  • XLT
  • Lariat
  • Raptor
  • King Ranch
  • Platinum
  • Limited

Not sure which 2018 F-150 truck you should buy? All the choices can be overwhelming, but don’t worry! Keep reading for an in-depth look at the specifications for the 2018 F-150 models.

2018 F-150 XL

Although this is the starting point of the 2018 Ford F-150, it is anything but basic. With a 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine that is capable of producing 290 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. of torque, this model offers great power at a great price. If you plan to tow a trailer, the F-150 XL has Trailer Sway Control and Dynamic Hitch Assist to make hauling even easier! The front of the truck features a black grille with two bars for an aggressive look, as well as halogen headlamps. There are numerous packages available as add-ons to the F-150 XL, including an XL Sport Appearance package and an XL STX Appearance Package.

STX Appearance Package on 2018 Ford F150 XL

2018 F-150 XL Specs & Prices
Specification2018 F-150 XL
Base Price $27,705
Cab Styles Regular, SuperCab, SuperCrew
Box Lengths (ft.) 5-1/2, 6-1/2, 8
4WD Optional
Engine 3.3L Ti-VCT V6
Horsepower/Torque 290 horsepower/265 lb.-ft. of torque
Transmission Electronic 6-Speed Transmission with Tow/Haul and Sport Modes
Wheels 17-inch silver steel wheels
Fuel Economy
(city/highway/combined)
4x2: 19/25/22
4x4: 18/23/20

2018 F-150 XLT

The next step up from the F-150 XL is the XLT. When it comes to handling and power, there isn’t any difference between the F-150 XLT and the XL. However, the XLT has 17-inch aluminum silver-painted wheels that give the truck a nice, fresh look. Along with the standard AM/FM stereo, there is a single-CD player, SYNC, and SYNC with AppLink capabilities. SYNC AppLink works with your mobile device, allowing you to control certain applications on your phone with just your voice. Rather than a black grille, the XLT features a chrome grille with a black background as well as a chrome bumper. Additional appearance packages are available such as the XLT Chrome Appearance package and the XLT Special Edition Package.

4x4 2018 Ford F150 XLT

2018 F-150 XLT Specs & Prices
Specification2018 F-150 XLT/th>
Base Price $32,970
Cab Styles Regular, SuperCab, SuperCrew
Box Lengths (ft.) 5-1/2, 6-1/2, 8
4WD Optional
Engine 3.3L Ti-VCT V6
Horsepower/Torque 290 horsepower/265 lb.-ft. of torque
Transmission Electronic 6-Speed Transmission with Tow/Haul and Sport Modes
Wheels 17-inch silver-painted aluminum wheels
Fuel Economy
(city/highway/combined)
4x2: 19/25/22
4x4: 18/23/20

2018 F-150 Lariat

The 2018 F-150 Lariat has a 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine with power ratings of 325 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission enhances driving performance and offers several different driving modes including Tow/Haul, Snow/Wet, EcoSelect, and Sport. Leather-trimmed, heated seats can be found in the interior of the truck, along with dual-zone heating and air conditioning. For the entertainment systems, the Lariat is equipped with SiriusXM, SYNC 3, and SYNC with AppLink. SYNC 3 is the next generation of SYNC technology that has improved voice recognition and a capacitive touchscreen. Some of the truck bed features include the BoxLink cargo management system as well as LED box lighting. A Class IV trailer hitch comes standard on the Lariat, so you are ready to haul without any additional installation. Several appearance packages are available for the F-150 Lariat, including a Lariat Chrome Appearance Package and a Lariat Sport Appearance Package.

Ford Truck 2018 F150 Lariat

2018 F-150 Lariat Specs & Prices
Specification2018 F-150 Lariat
Base Price $40,685
Cab Styles SuperCab, SuperCrew
Box Lengths (ft.) 5-1/2, 6-1/2, 8
4WD Optional
Engine 2.7L EcoBoost® V6
Horsepower/Torque 325 horsepower/400 lb.-ft. of torque
Transmission Electronic 10-speed Transmission with Tow/Haul, Snow/Wet, EcoSelect and Sport Modes
Wheels 18-inch machined-aluminum wheels with Flash Gray pockets
Fuel Economy
(city/highway/combined)
4x2: 20/26/22
4x4: 19/24/21

2018 F-150 Raptor

A truck like no other, the F-150 Raptor is an off-roading machine. Under the hood is a High-Output 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine that puts out an impressive 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque. A grille with big, bold FORD letters makes the Raptor stand out from the rest of the F-150 pack. Off-road, high-output FOX Racing Shox enhance the Raptor’s off-roading performance with increased rear suspension travel. Of course, four-wheel drive is standard on the Raptor. Additional features that optimize off-roading performance include Hill Descent Control, an electronic-locking rear differential, a Terrain Management System with six different drive modes, and a trailer brake controller. In the rear of the truck, there’s a dual exhaust with dual tailpipes. Bucket seats with unique cloth and a leather-wrapped steering wheel can be found inside the F-150 Raptor. Rather than halogen headlamps, the Raptor is equipped with both LED headlamps and tail lights. Cast aluminum running boards make getting in and out of the Raptor hassle free. Heavy-duty skid plates for the front and engine protect your undercarriage while you’re driving over rocky, uneven terrain. An exterior graphics package and a hood graphics package are available for the F-150 Raptor. If you want an aggressive truck for off-roading trips and getting off the beaten path, then the F-150 Raptor is a no-brainer!

Ford Truck 2018 F150 Raptor

2018 F-150 Raptor Specs & Prices
Specification2018 F-150 Raptor
Base Price $50,675
Cab Styles SuperCab, SuperCrew
Box Lengths (ft.) 5-1/2
4WD Standard
Engine High-Output 3.5L V6 EcoBoost®
Horsepower/Torque 450 horsepower/510 lb.-ft. of torque
Transmission Electronic 10-speed Transmission with Tow/Haul Mode
Wheels 17-inch cast aluminum wheels with high-gloss machined face and Magnetic-painted pockets
Fuel Economy
(city/highway/combined)
4x4: 15/18/16

2018 F-150 King Ranch

For those who are fans of a V8 engine, meet the 2018 F-150 King Ranch. The King Ranch has a 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine with 395 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. If the engine doesn’t do it for you, perhaps the creature comforts that can be found on the inside will. With King Ranch leather-trim bucket seats, you can ride comfortably. With heated seats in both the front and the rear as well as a heated steering wheel, those cold winter mornings are no longer an issue. Ford collaborated with HARMAN to create an all-new sound experience, the B&O Play Audio System. The 2018 F-150 is the first Ford vehicle in America to offer this audio system, with the entertainment system being standard on the King Ranch model. With 10 speakers, an HD radio, and a single-disc CD player, you can rock out to your favorite music anywhere, anytime. The King Ranch also has SYNC Connect with WiFi hotspot and SYNC Connect powered by FordPass, which allows you to unlock and lock your vehicle, start the vehicle, and view status info remotely. For a truck that is both powerful and luxurious, the 2018 F-150 King Ranch takes the crown.

Ford Truck 2018 F150 King Ranch

2018 F-150 King Ranch Specs & Prices
Specification2018 F-150 King Ranch
Base Price $51,600
Cab Styles SuperCrew
Box Lengths (ft.) 5-1/2, 6-1/2
4WD Optional
Engine 5.0L Ti-VCT V8
Horsepower/Torque 395 horsepower/400 lb.-ft. of torque
Transmission Electronic 10-speed Transmission with Tow/Haul, Snow/Wet, EcoSelect and Sport Modes
Wheels 18-inch machined-aluminum wheels with Flash Gray pockets and Caribou King Ranch® logo ornaments
Fuel Economy
(city/highway/combined)
4x2: 17/23/19
4x4: 16/22/18

2018 F-150 Platinum

If the King Ranch doesn’t suit your fancy but you still want that V8 engine, then perhaps the 2018 F-150 Platinum is the truck for you. The Platinum is the same as the King Ranch when it comes to power and handling. The inside is just as luxurious as the King Ranch, with multi-contour leather front bucket seats. Automatic high beams and rain-sensing wipers make driving even easier. Power-deployable running boards make hopping in and out of your truck a breeze. Extra safety features include a Blind Spot Information System with a Cross-Traffic Alert and second-row inflatable safety belts. All of the entertainment systems equipped in the King Ranch are also standard in the F-150 Platinum.

Ford Truck 2018 F150 Platinum

2018 F-150 Platinum Specs & Prices
Specification2018 F-150 Platinum
Base Price $54,155
Cab Styles SuperCrew
Box Lengths (ft.) 5-1/2, 6-1/2
4WD Optional
Engine 5.0L Ti-VCT V8
Horsepower/Torque 395 horsepower/400 lb.-ft. of torque
Transmission Electronic 10-speed Transmission with Tow/Haul, Snow/Wet, EcoSelect and Sport Modes
Wheels 20-inch polished aluminum wheels
Fuel Economy
(city/highway/combined)
4x2: 17/23/19
4x4: 16/22/18

2018 F-150 Limited

As Ford’s most expensive F-150 model, the 2018 F-150 Limited has a 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine capable of putting out 375 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque, with a 10-speed electronic transmission equipped with several driving modes. A twin-panel moonroof allows natural light in the truck’s cabin, letting passengers feel at one with nature. A 360-degree camera with a split-view display, a lane-keeping system, and pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection are just a few of the extra features of the F-150 Limited. If you’re searching for a truck with all the bells and whistles, you can’t go wrong with the 2018 F-150 Limited!

Ford Truck 2018 F150 Limited

2018 F-150 Limited Specs & Prices
Specification2018 F-150 Limited
Base Price $60,520
Cab Styles SuperCrew
Box Lengths (ft.) 5-1/2
4WD Optional
Engine 3.5L V6 EcoBoost®
Horsepower/Torque 375 horsepower/470 lb.-ft. of torque
Transmission Electronic 10-speed Transmission with Tow/Haul, Snow/Wet, EcoSelect and Sport Modes
Wheels 22-inch polished aluminum wheels
Fuel Economy
(city/highway/combined)
4x2: 18/25/21
4x4: 17/23/19

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2018 Ford F-150 Specs & Prices

Buying a truck is a big decision, but you can’t go wrong with the 2018 Ford F-150! The F-Series line of trucks has been America’s best-selling truck for the past several decades. It’s clear to see why this truck has an immense following when we take a look at the 2018 F-150 specs. With several models and engine options available, there’s bound to be an F-150 that will suit your needs! From the basic F-150 XL to the off-roading F-150 Raptor, Ford offers a truck for everyone.

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