2018 Ford F-150
The 2018 Ford F-150 is a powerful and capable full-size pickup truck offering outstanding interior comfort and tech features. Put it all together, and the F-150 offers plenty to write home about for drivers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny.
At Charles Gabus Ford, it’s our goal to ensure you have a vehicle you love to drive. Our team has put together this review of the F-150 to discuss towing capability, seating, and available tech features. Read on below to learn more about the 2018 F-150 and of course, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our experienced sales team for more information.
Ford F-150: Power and Performance
The F-150 is all about power and performance, with towing and hauling capabilities, as well as engine choices, which deliver solid fuel economy in this competitive segment. It offers a base 290 horsepower V6 engine, which can make every work day productive, thanks to the maximum towing capacity of 13,200 pounds.
With the available 3.5L EcoBoost® twin-turbo V6, the F-150 offers 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, which lets you haul large boats and other items along winding roads and highways. If you really want to experience the power of the F-150, the Raptor trim features a 450 horsepower, twin-turbo V6. With so many engine options and an efficient 19 city/25 highway MPG on the base trim, this full-size pickup is useful and dependable, even when on longer drives.
Interior Comforts and Cargo Space
Depending on the cab you choose, the F-150 can seat anywhere between three and six people. In the regular cab, there’s 40.8 inches of front headroom and 43.9 inches of front legroom—plenty of space to relax and stretch out while feeling comfortable and supported. The regular cab seats three, while the SuperCab and SuperCrew cabs seat five or six depending on configuration.
In terms of cargo space, the F-150 has three available bed lengths: 5.5 ft, 6.5 ft, and 8 ft. Select the bed that’s right for you depending on what kind of work you expect to be doing in the F-150. There are also generous amounts of cabin storage, too. With a large center console and flat floor available in the SuperCab and SuperCrew trims, there are many convenient places to store personal belongings.
If you want tech features, you’ll find them in the F-150. The available 8” LCD productivity screen gives you plenty of information right at your fingertips, including economy and towing data. The available remote tailgate release is another worthwhile feature. This lets you lock or unlock the tailgate with your key fob or from a switch inside the door, making the pickup bed much more intuitive and easy to work with.
When towing, a little bit of assistance can go a long way. The F-150 has an optional 360-degree camera, which uses four cameras, so you can see all sides of the truck on one centralized screen. This is a perfect feature when working in tight spaces and driving on winding roads, letting you keep a close eye on cargo or a trailer.
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The 2018 Ford F-150 offers outstanding performance and towing capabilities, but also graces drivers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny with comfortable seating and reliable tech features.
The team at Charles Gabus Ford hopes this review has helped you learn about this pickup truck. Now, see it for yourself. Contact us or schedule a test drive with our sales staff today.