2018 Ford F-150 Review

Modern, dependable, and brimming with class-leading capability, no other pickup on the market encapsulate these qualities like the 2018 Ford F-150. Drivers throughout Ocala, Starke, and Gainesville, FL, are sure to be impressed with its superb towing capacity and advanced tech that turns the cabin into a mobile command center.

At Ocala Ford, we’re committed to helping drivers better understand our full line new and used Ford models. Continue reading our review to better determine whether the 2018 F-150 deserves a spot in your driveway!

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2018 Ford F-150: Performance and Capability

Ford F-150 PerformanceOutfitted with a new lightweight, military-grade aluminum alloy frame, the F-150 supplies seven distinct trims to match your personal needs and style. It also comes equipped with four powerful engines options including:

  • 3.3L V6 engine with 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque
  • 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 engine with 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque
  • 5.0L V8 engine with 395 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque

As well as a high output 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine that packs an astonishing 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque available on the F-150 Raptor.

This class-ranking performance is seamlessly managed with help from either a 6-speed or 10-speed automatic transmission. Its exceptional ride comfort and handling is partially the result of features like Torque-on-Demand and a Terrain Management System that allows drivers to seamlessly switch between four distinct drive settings.

Towing and Payload

If you’re regularly towing big loads, you’ll appreciate the F-150’s special Trailer Tow Package that’s loaded with a number of useful features like: frame-mounted hitch receiver, wiring harness for rear lights and braking system, special engine and transmission cooling modifications, and an optimized suspension to help bear the extra weight.

Even without any special add-ons, this pickup is a heavy-lifting machine. Whether you’re moving a half-ton of stone to the job site or hauling the family camper, the F-150 supplies the juice to get you there and back:

Engine Type

Max Towing Capacity

Max Payload Capacity

3.3L Ti-VCT V6

7,700 pounds

1,990 pounds

2.7L EcoBoost® V6

9,000 pounds

2,470 pounds

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

11,600 pounds

3,270 pounds

3.5L EcoBoost® V6

13,200 pounds

3,230 pounds

2018 Ford F-150: Interior Design and Technology

Ford F-150 Interior TechnologyWhether you’re running errands around town or loading up the family for a weekend adventure, the 2018 F-150 delivers a level of space and comfort you just won’t find in other pickups. Providing three distinct cab sizes including a 4-door SuperCrew® that seats up to six, the F-150 also includes unique in-cabin storage to help secure your most important items.

Step behind the wheel and you’ll see that the F-150 delivers a laundry list of standard and available advanced tech features including:

  • SYNC® 3 with AppLink™ and Wi-Fi® hotspot
  • 360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display
  • Voice-activated Navigation with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link®

As well as comfortable inclusions like dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control and a large center console that perfectly balances a laptop or large tablet device.

Test Drive the 2018 F-150 at Ford of Ocala Today!

If you’re a driver near Ocala, Starke, or Gainesville interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2018 Ford F-150, stop by our convenient location or go online to schedule a personal test drive today!