Specs at a Glance

2018 Ford F-150

2018 Ford F-150

  • Standard Engine3.3L V6
  • Horsepower290
  • MPG (city/hwy) *19 / 25
  • Transmission6-Speed Automatic

2017 Ford F-150

2017 Ford F-150

  • Standard Engine3.5L V6
  • Horsepower282
  • MPG (city/hwy) *18 / 25
  • Transmission6-Speed Automatic

2018 Ford F-150 vs 2017 Ford F-150

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It will be hard to pick a pickup truck in the United States as iconic as the Ford F-150. For several decades, the nameplate has provided millions of Americans with an outstanding mix of power, ruggedness, and family-friendly transportation. The 2017 and 2018 models are entries in the truck’s third production cycle, which only kicked off in 2015. That didn’t stop Ford, though, from making major updates on the 2017 model, which automatically means that the 2018 model is also a beneficiary. The trims available on the two model years are the XL, XLT, LARIAT, Raptor, King Ranch®, Platinum, and Limited.


From 2015 to 2017, the standard engine on the Ford F-150 was the 3.5-liter Cyclone V6, which put out 282 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque. Starting from the 2017 model year, the truck uses a smaller, more fuel-efficient 3.3-liter Cyclone V6 instead. It’s also more powerful: with an output of 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The other three engines available on the Ford truck are upgraded a bit; they are the 2.7-liter EcoBoost® V6 with 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque (a boost from 375 lb-ft of torque), the 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 with 395 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque (a boost from 385 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque), and the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 with 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque (a boost from 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque). Notably, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 has a “high output” version, providing 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. On the 2017 F-150, only the 2.7-liter V6 had stop/start technology while the 2018 model has this technology extended to the 3.5- and 5.0-liter engines. Plus, the F-150’s maximum towing ability is increased to 12,000 lbs.


The 2017 and 2018 Ford F-150 models are available in three body style sizes. There’s the two-door Regular Cab, which accommodates up to three people; and there’s the SuperCab and significantly bigger SuperCrew, which seats up to twice that number. The body styles can be combined with any of the following three bed lengths: 5.5 feet, 6.5 feet, and 8 feet. The 2018 F-150, though, stands out with a single-bar front grille (instead of the tri-bar one on the 2017 model) and a rear end that now sports an “F-150” logo and slightly restyled tail lamps.


Standard comfort and convenience features on the Ford F-150—whether it’s the 2017 model or the 2018 model—include cruise control, an AM/FM radio tuner, and a 2.3-inch productivity screen. Upgrades, depending on trim, include leather seat trim, keyless entry, dual-zone automatic control, remote start, a Wi-Fi hotspot for wireless Internet service, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a single-disc CD player, a complimentary SiriusXM® satellite radio subscription, and SYNC® infotainment integration. For restraint and cushioning, the F-150 truck comes with dual front impact airbags, dual front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and dual roof-mounted side-curtain airbags. Also standard to provide safety and security are AdvanceTrac® (for electronic vehicle stability control) with roll stability control, curve control, a post-crash alert system, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, and a theft-deterrent system. On the 2018 model, the rearview camera is standard instead of optional as it is on the 2017 version.

Ready to try out either the 2017 or 2018 version of the Ford F-150? We welcome you to our dealership in Richardson, Texas, to try out the 2017 or 2018 editions of the Ford F-150 to see what works best for you. At our dealership, we enjoy a grand reputation for ensuring customer satisfaction (as evidenced by aggregated reviews on Google and Cars.com). Call us today to set up an appointment with one of our sales specialists.

* EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.