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2018 Ford F-150 gets new front, new butt

The venerable pick-up truck is getting some visual updates for 2018, as well as a new powerplant option.

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Emme Hall
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The Ford F-series has been America's best-selling truck for 40 years, but 2018 is going to bring us a different F-150.

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The new model gets a sculpted and stamped tailgate and new taillights.

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The front fascia gets an updated grille, headlights and bumper treatment.


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New to the lineup is a 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine.

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If you prefer your engines to be of the petrol variety, Ford will offer a new base 3.3-liter V6, as well as the 2.7-liter and 3.5-liter EcoBoost and the 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8.

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All engines will be mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

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Standard in all F-150 trucks will be adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology.

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Available for 2018 are precollision brake assist with pedestrian detection as well as 4G LTE Wi-Fi and an upgraded stereo system.

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Sync and Sync 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are available.

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The 2018 model has lane-keep assist, a 360-degree camera and a nifty blind-spot monitoring system that can monitor a trailer in tow.

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No word on pricing yet, but the 2017 F-150 can be had for $24,775 to $60,590, depending on trim.

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