1998 Ford F-150 Review | Edmunds.com

1998 Ford F-150

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Ford F-150 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.2 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 210 hp @ 4750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Ford F-150

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Best-in-class interior styling, powerful engine choices, and great on-road handling make this one of our favorite full-size trucks. Does pretty well off-road, too.

  • Cons

    Exterior styling has too many swoops and dips for our liking. Hard-to-see fenders make parking this thing a chore.

  • What's New for 1998

    The 1998 F-150 gets a 50th Anniversary decal affixed to the lower left corner of the windshield. Other changes include making the locking tailgate standard on XLT and Lariat trims, optional on XL and Standard models. Foglights become optional this year on all four-wheel-drive models except for the Lariat, which gets them standard. An STX package featuring 17-inch tires, aluminum wheels and color-keyed grille debuts as an option for the XLT 2WD. The Lariat receives a color-keyed steering column, leather-wrapped steering wheel and outside power signal mirrors. Silver Metallic paint replaces Silver Frost paint, and Light Denim Blue replaces Portofino Blue.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
/
  • 18
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Hello fellow fordeneirs

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Vehicle: 1998 Ford F-150 XL 2dr Regular Cab SB

I bought the truck with 169,820. I put about 4200 mi on it since may 08. Gets about 20 hwy 15 cty, always starts, it's very peppy. I put a cherrybomb on it and eventually I will put 265/75/16 on a 2wd. I hoping it'll pay off in the winter. All in all great truck to own!




10 years of excellent service

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Vehicle: 1998 Ford F-150 XL 2dr Regular Cab SB

Bought new in August 98. XL 4.2 V6, 5- speed 3.55 axle, with XLT interior. TX/OK package. Reliability - one of the best vehicles I've owned. Never had a breakdown, only real repair was replacement of turn signal switch. Good power for a 6 cylinder, have towed way more than recommended limit for short distances. Only complaint is fuel economy (lack of). 15-16 MPG in urban driving, 20 on highway cruise at interstate speed. Owned two Chevy p/u's before, this F150 is better truck by far for a work vehicle/tough truck. Chevy's were more confortable, more economical to drive. Gonna miss the old ford when it goes to a new owner shortly. First Ford, was great choice!




Best vehicle i've owned

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Vehicle: 1998 Ford F-150 XL 2dr Regular Cab SB

I bought this truck used; it was four years old then, and now I've had it four years. I've done nothing but routine inspections and change the oil and filters regularly. It has never been to the shop for anything. Even the battery lasted eight years. Only 75k miles on it, but this truck has been nothing but a joy to own. I will never ever consider buying a Chevy again.




My f150

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Vehicle: 1998 Ford F-150 XL 2dr Regular Cab SB

over 100k , the truck has required regular maintenance only. Has never left me on the side of the rode.




Excellent truck!

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Vehicle: 1998 Ford F-150 XL 2dr Regular Cab SB

I bought my 1998 NASCAR edition new, after 3 1/2 years all I have replaced is the temp control knob. This is the best built truck I have ever owned



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Full 1998 Ford F-150 Review

What's New for 1998

The 1998 F-150 gets a 50th Anniversary decal affixed to the lower left corner of the windshield. Other changes include making the locking tailgate standard on XLT and Lariat trims, optional on XL and Standard models. Foglights become optional this year on all four-wheel-drive models except for the Lariat, which gets them standard. An STX package featuring 17-inch tires, aluminum wheels and color-keyed grille debuts as an option for the XLT 2WD. The Lariat receives a color-keyed steering column, leather-wrapped steering wheel and outside power signal mirrors. Silver Metallic paint replaces Silver Frost paint, and Light Denim Blue replaces Portofino Blue.

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Talk About The 1998 F-150

1998 Ford F-150 Discussions See all Started By

Brutus
Brutus
04-28-1998
give you the dealer invoice pricing for the 1997 F-150 models. Make sure to also look under the "Rebates and Incentive" area to see what may currently be available on the 1997 models. As ...


mattn2
mattn2
04-07-2005
I bought my first F-150 in 1998, it was a 98 XL 4.2L V6 4 speed auto, after 5 years and 90K miles it didn't go to the shop one time....


darrinc
darrinc
06-17-1998
1998 F-150's have 2 types of transmissions:...



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