Used 2018 Ford F-150
Used 2018 Ford F-150
The Ford F-150 is the best-selling truck in America. Quite frankly, the Ford F-150 continues to be one of the best-selling vehicles ever–and has been for decades. After the 2018 refresh of the model, the Ford F-150 continues to live up to all of those expectations–and the excitement brought on by a diesel engine? And, speaking of the 2018, you can save a bundle by buying a used F-150 from the 2018 model year. Read on for details.
What Was New in the 2018 Ford F-150?
Ford didn’t turn the F-150 truck on its end with design changes for 2018, but it did make a laundry list of tweaks to its best-selling light-duty truck. Comparing the 2018 to previous model years, you’ll notice the difference in the front grille, which looks like the 2017 Super Duty trucks with the two bar design, as well as in the headlights, taillights, tailgates, and wheel design. Of course, the biggest changes were to the engines. The 2018 Ford F-150 has either a 3.3-liter V6 or a EcoBoost 2.7L V6 and 5.0L V8. Those were big changes back in the day and still impressive today. Even more impressive was the introduction of a 3-liter V6 PowerStroke turbodiesel later that year.
Are Ford F-150s Good Trucks?
Ford was the very first American automobile company, and it’s been proving itself for more than a century. And for a substantial part of that time, the F-150 has been the best-selling full-size pickup. People buy trucks for capability and power, but they are increasingly using trucks for more tasks, like hauling family and creating a mobile office. The Ford F-150 offers buyers seven different trim levels to choose from, along with the option of customizing the engine and options to suit what you need. The 2018 F-150 has best in class towing, payload, and mileage for its model year. There were ten recalls issued for the 2018 model year, but buy from a licensed Ford dealer and those are already resolved before your test drive. With the 2018, you also get a host of tech options, including the impressive FordPass app, which allows you to see engine info, fuel levels, unlock/lock your truck, and turn it on or off to get the AC to a comfortable temperature before you get in–all remotely and from your smartphone. The Ford F-150 is the total package.
Is the Ford F-150 Frame Aluminum?
The 2018 continues the aluminum trend of the entire 8th-generation F-150. The actual frame of the 2018 F-150 is made of a high-strength steel. The frame is even stronger and more rigid than it was before the redesign in 2015. The aluminum, a high-strength military-grade aluminum alloy that is, comes into play in the cab and bed. This aluminum, the same kind used in military and industrial situations, allows the F-150 to be strong and resilient while making it lighter. A lighter truck means you can load it up even more and also works to improve fuel economy and efficiency.
Does the Ford F-150 Come in Diesel?
A diesel option on the F-150 was long awaited. In 2018, Ford finally delivered. A diesel engine, because diesel is a slower burning fuel, generally provides better fuel economy and, when it’s in a truck, also gives you more pulling power. So, PowerStroke was a welcome addition. When shopping for a used 2018 F-150, ask around for this option. You just might find one.