2018 Ford F-150 Powertrains Get Power, MPG Bumps

2018 Ford F150 Power

Although the Ford F-150 will not get any significant upgrades for the 2018 model year, it will offer a few strong powertrain improvements.

With five engine choices across the lineup, Ford makes the new-for-2017 10-speed transmission available with every engine (except the base motor, for now), in most cases delivering a 1 mpg improvement in EPA city or highway ratings.

Additionally, the two naturally aspirated engines — the all-new 3.3-liter V-6 and enhanced 5.0-liter V-8 Coyote — will be offered with dual-port direct injection, which gives them both significant horsepower and torque improvements over the engines that filled those slots last year.

Naturally Aspirated Engine Outputs

  • 3.3-liter V-6 with dual-port direct injection: 290 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm, 265 pounds-feet of torque @ 4,000 rpm; fuel economy improves 1 mpg city/highway and 2 mpg combined for 4x2s, and 1 mpg city/combined for 4x4s
  • 5.0-liter V-8 with dual-port direct injection: 395 hp @ 5,750 rpm, 400 pounds-feet of torque @ 4,500 rpm; fuel economy improves 2 mpg city and 1 mpg highway/combined for 4x2s, and 1 mpg city/highway/combined for 4x4s[JB3]

Twin-Turbo EcoBoost Engine Outputs

  • 2.7-liter V-6 with direct injection: 325 hp @ 5,000 rpm, 400 pounds-feet of torque @ 2,750 rpm; fuel economy improves 1 mpg city for 4x2s and 1 mpg city/highway/combined for 4x4s
  • 3.5-liter V-6 with direct injection: 375 hp @ 5,000 rpm, 470 pounds-feet of torque @ 3,500 rpm
  • High-output 3.5-liter V-6 with direct injection: 450 hp @ 5,000 rpm, 510 pounds-feet of torque @ 3,500 rpm[JB5]

Even with a five-engine lineup, the 2018 Ford F-150 initially will lack a diesel offering, but we're hearing that's coming a little later in 2018. When that happens, it will give the Ford half-ton a significant leg up on the competition before the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500 and Ram 1500 debut as all-new pickups for the 2019 model year.

We'll have more to come up about how the 2018 F-150 drives once we get behind the wheel, so stay tuned.

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Comments

This is good info, but bigger news is the Ranger regular cab model Ford is testing...

Dear Ford,

DO NOT MAKE THE FORD BRONCO A 4-DOOR. Thanks.

-Frank


Maybe PUTC should note that the HO 3.5LTT is only available in the Raptor.

Yawn, so the China made timing chains will break faster, not impressive if you ask me. Did they ever figure out how to put real eco in the crapo boost, or fix the limp mode problems with the intercooler yet LMBO!

When I squint, I can't unsee that prominent Chevy-style bar running across the middle of the grill. Not to mention Ford must have really liked Chevy's stacked headlight look.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

What's next? Will Ford drop the rainbow wheel wells for a square shape?

When I squint, I can't unsee that prominent Chevy-style bar running across the middle of the grill. Not to mention Ford must have really liked Chevy's stacked headlight look.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

What's next? Will Ford drop the rainbow wheel wells for a square shape?

guess time for new engines, old ones falling apart

agree with Frank. Do not make the bronco four doors!

Best power train choices of any manufacturer. Outside of a few restrictions you can get almost any engine in any trim/cab/box configuration. Want an XL regular cab 8' box 4x2 with 470 ft-lbs of torque, no problem!

@RAMMINGS - maybe you're squintting too much LOL...this '18 Ford trucks look far better than anything GOVT motors can come up with let alone dream about...HAHAHAHA!!!

How can the 3.3 motor be "up" one MPG when there's no previous version of the 3.3???

Ford needs to bump power and FE, the thirsty slugs.

Way better than the Garbage motors trucks.

Ford is the beast.

Best power train choices of any manufacturer.
Posted by: Matt | Aug 10, 2017

@Matt

Best choices?

Not unless you happen to want a 6.2 V8 in your half ton pickup. Ford inexplicably dropped the 6.2 option for the F150 a few years ago. A shame.

That's because Ford can't make a 6.2L that doesn't drink gas through a fire hose.

I still can't believe Ford went with a v6 in the Raptor. What a waste. Your Halo truck sounds like a ricer.

Way to go Ford. /sarcasm

The 5.0 makes it's peak torque at 4,500 rpms? lol

@papa, nobody wants a 6.2 v8, even chevy guys, they dont sell well either

That last comment is bull-sh-t. Ecoboost = fix or repair daily. Will keep my 2014 6.2 Lariat.

Redbloodedxy: Hate to burst your bubble, but 2 things about the Ranger Reg. Cab: 1. It's not a certainty that the regular cab will make it to production, which brings me to 2. If it does(big IF) it'll be a bare-bones, long-bed work truck, rather than a daily driver or sport truck.

Ford needs to bump power and FE, the thirsty slugs.
Posted by: GMSRGREAT | Aug 10, 2017 10:40:24 PM

Gosh, the 2.7 already runs neck and neck with the GM 6.2L and embarrasses the 5.3 GM Facts...... 2.7 vs 5.3, Ford has 15 more HP and 60lbftat rear wheels (source 5 star tunning dyno) and the 2.7 got 4mpg better city and 3mpg better hwy on a fuel economy run by MotorTrend....

http://www.fordf150blog.com/2-7-liter-ecoboost-vs-chevy-5-3-v8/

@Frank and others

Good things to remember here:
The base engine only gets the six-speed and, yes, the only available F-150 that gets the high-output EcoBoost is the Raptor, effectively making this a four-engine F-150 lineup for now. We've also noted that the 10-speed was an option with the 3.5L EcoBoost last year. Would also offer the reminder that Ford still pipes in false engine noise on upper trim levels to inside occupants to make the V-6 engines sound throatier and more like bigger V-8s.



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