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The 2018 Ford F-150 Will Be Able To Tow Up To 13,200 Pounds

Ford today revealed some titillating new stats regarding the revised, 2018 Ford F-150 pickup truck, including a best-in-class towing rating of up to 13,200 pounds on some 3.5L EcoBoost-equipped models, and a best-in-class EPA-estimated fuel economy of up to 22 mpg combined with the 2.7L EcoBoost. Each engine in the range save for the 3.5L EcoBoost (revised for 2017) has been updated for the new model year with dual injection, and the full-size truck has gained Auto Start-Stop across the board, all of which enables greater power, torque, and efficiency.

All engines except for the base 3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6 are now also paired with Ford’s new 10-speed automatic transmission.

On top of this, the 2018 Ford F-150 with 5.0-liter Coyote V8 now boasts the greatest payload rating in its class, with the ability to haul up to 3,270 pounds. The engine has been optimized not only with the new dual-injection system, but also a spray-in bore liner borrowed from the Shelby GT350 Mustang’s 5.2L Voodoo engine.

2018 Ford F-150 Output And Fuel Economy

3.3L Ti-VCT 2.7L EcoBoost 5.0L Coyote 3.5L EcoBoost
Power / Torque 290 hp
/ 265 lb-ft
325 hp
/ 400 lb/ft
395 hp
/ 400 lb-ft
375 hp
/ 470 lb-ft
Versus 2017 +8 hp
/ +12 lb-ft
+0 hp
/ +25 lb-ft
+10 hp
/ +13 lb-ft
EPA Fuel Economy 4×2
(City / Highway / Combined)
19 / 25 / 22 mpg 20 / 26 / 22 mpg 17 / 23 / 19 mpg 18 / 25 / 21 mpg
Versus 2017 +1 / +1 / +2 mpg +1 / +0 / +0 mpg +2 / +1 / +1 mpg
EPA Fuel Economy 4×4
(City / Highway / Combined)
18 / 23 / 20 mpg 19 / 24 / 21 mpg 16 / 22 / 18 mpg 17 / 23 / 19 mpg
Versus 2017 +1 / +1 / +0 mpg +1 / +1 / +1 mpg +1 / +1 / +1 mpg

The revised, 2018 Ford F-150 will go on sale this autumn, with production taking place at Dearborn Truck Plant (Michigan) and Kansas City Assembly Plant (Missouri). The first-ever factory diesel option for the F-150 is scheduled to arrive later, in spring 2018, powered by a twin-turbocharged, 3.0-liter diesel V6, coupled with the same 10-speed automatic that’s made its way into the rest of the lineup.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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  1. CWJ

    Hope Ford doesnt think the annoying a plus…..that could be a deal breaker for some….on and off…in say town driving….have enough problems…wrecks etc at intersection…to have to worry if engine is going to crank….and not to mention..constant on and off….when in drive threw at fast food…or ball game etc…..mccccccccc

    1. Michael Fornetti

      Agree, annoying stop/start is something everybody hates.
      Drive up to your garage door and it stops and starts in 2 seconds.
      So…….how much is this new starter gong to cost when the original wears out???????
      If you must have it, than make the default so it is not activated and those who want to activate it will be required to program it on.

  2. Michael Fornetti

    One more stupid attorney driven thing Ford needs to correct.
    On by 2017 F-250, you cannot view the bed camera with the truck in drive for some stupid safety reason.
    So, if you want to check your cargo tiedowns to see if everything stays secure, you can’t.
    How stupid.
    Is this an attorney design, if yes, fire them.
    There is so much other crap on that sync 3 screen anyway, not sure how one more, with hard bottom would make any safety difference.


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