The Ford F-150 has undergone a mild refresh for 2018, adding new engines – including a new 3.0-liter diesel option – and expanding the use of Ford’s new 10-speed automatic.
As a result, the starting price has increased somewhat for the new model year. According to website CarsDirect, which managed to obtain 2018 Ford F-150 order guides, the truck will start $270 higher in XL trim, regardless of cab configuration. That means prospective buyers will have to stare down a starting MSRP of $28,675 with destination for the 2018 Ford F-150 XL Regular Cab, and $32,760 and $35,215 for the XL SuperCab and SuperCrew, respectively.
The base XL trim comes with Ford’s new normally-aspirated, 3.3-liter V6 as standard. The engine replaces Ford’s 3.5-liter N/A, although power and torque should be about the same thanks to the new motor’s dual-injection system. Official ratings have not yet been announced. It will be paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the rest of the lineup benefits from another four forward gears.
CarsDirect also reports that the 2018 Ford F-150 gains an updated Adaptive Cruise Control system with stop-and-go, and pre-collision with pedestrian detection. Those systems will come as standard on the Limited model, but will cost $1,250 when optioned on Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum trucks.