pros & cons

pros

  • High towing and payload ratings are ideal for work or play
  • Comfort and safety tech spans blue-collar basic to luxury living
  • Multiple engines deliver exceptional balance of power and fuel economy
  • Raptor model's gonzo off-road ability

cons

  • Ride can be rough with an unladen bed
  • Fell short of some fuel economy estimates in our real-world testing
  • Aluminum body panels tend to carry higher repair costs
Ford F-150 Regular Cab Pickup MSRP: $36725
Based on the XLT Auto 4WD 3-passenger 2-dr Regular Cab Pickup with typically equipped options.
EPA Est. MPG 20
Transmission Automatic
Drive Train Four Wheel Drive
Displacement 3.3 L
Passenger Volume N/A
Wheelbase 122 in
Length N/A
Width N/A
Height N/A
Curb Weight N/A
Ford F-150 Regular Cab Pickup MSRP: $36725
Based on the XLT Auto 4WD 3-passenger 2-dr Regular Cab Pickup with typically equipped options.
  • USB Inputs
  • Bluetooth
  • 6ft Bed
  • Standard Cab
  • Back-up camera
  • Alarm
  • Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
  • Tire Pressure Warning
  • AWD/4WD
  • Post-collision safety system
  • Aux Audio Inputs
  • Stability Control

Ford F-150 2018

2018 Ford F-150 Track Test

Ride along with Edmunds Photo Editor Kurt Niebuhr as he shows us how fast the 2.7-liter V6-equipped 2018 Ford F-150 Lariat 4WD test truck is from 0 to 60 mph. He also clocks it in the quarter-mile.

Transcript

KURT NIEBUHR: Hi, I'm not Carlos Lago, and this is a 2018 Ford F-150 with the 2.7-liter twin turbo, EcoBoost engine. It also has the FX4 Off-Road Package, and it has the new 10-speed automatic. So let's see how fast it goes. [ENGINE HUM] It's quiet. It has a lot of shove. 20 years ago, if you put a V6 engine in a pickup truck, it was the engine you did really not want to buy if you could help it, but there is nothing wrong with this engine. That was really subtle, and really fast. OK, so we've made the key-up run. That's the run where we don't change any settings. I'm going to see if I can make it go a little faster. We're in a modern truck, so I actually have drive mode settings here on the side of the shifter. And it's got Normal, Tow Haul, Snow and Wet, Eco-- nobody wants Eco-- and Sport. So we're going to leave it in Sport now, and see if that helps pick up the pace a little bit. A little on the throttle. There's a surge of boost at about 3,000 RPM. It pulls to about five-- it shifted at about five, and it's fast. It's almost 100 miles an hour, in a truck-- in a giant truck. Now I'm going to try and do a little throttle brake overlap, that usually lets the boost build up, and hopefully I can leave the line with a little bit more ferocity. So let's see, we're going to put the left foot on the brake pedal and bring the revs up to about 2,000. Little chirp from the tires, little spin. It's already in third gear, fourth gear, fifth gear. It almost gets into sixth gear at the end of the quarter mile. This is not your grandfather's truck. And it actually has brakes to slow it at the end of the quarter mile, which is greatly appreciated. I'd like to apply a little bit more brake pressure, a little bit more brake torque before I launch, so I'm going to put this into four-wheel high, and that's going to ensure that the rear wheels don't break traction when I launch it. Basically, I'm going to push the throttle pedal even harder to the floor, let the truck wind itself up, I'll feel it flex, you might be able to hear it flex a little bit, and then I'm going to launch it. And we'll see if that improves the 0 to 60 time. Drive, Sport Mode, traction control off, four-wheel high is already selected on here. Left foot on the brake, right foot on the throttle, mash it. Yes, that's quite fast. Switch it into two-wheel high. That is faster. Holy cow! This is a 2.7-liter V6, and this thing is trucking. I suppose because it's a truck and it's got brakes, ooh. This motor's hot, this motor's hot. If you don't care what your engine sounds like, boy, oh boy. That's fast. That's fast. What a sleeper. Oh. For more information on the Ford F-150, visit Edmunds. For more videos like this, hit Subscribe. [MUSIC PLAYING]

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safety & reliability

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Overall
Not Rated
Driver
Not Rated
Passenger
Not Rated

Side Barrier Rating

Overall
Not Rated
Driver
Not Rated
Passenger
Not Rated

Rollover

Rollover
Dynamic Test Result
No Tip
Risk Of Rollover
19.1%

Side Crash Rating

Overall
Not Rated

Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

Front Seat
Not Rated
Rear Seat
Not Rated
No information currently available.
Side Impact Test
P
M
A
G
Not Tested
Roof Strength Test
P
M
A
G
Not Tested
Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint
P
M
A
G
Not Tested
IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results
P
M
A
G
Not Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test Results
P
M
A
G
Not Tested
Initial Quality - Overall
3
Overall Quality - Mechanical
2.5
Powertrain Quality - Mechanical
3.5
Features and Accessories - Mechanical
3
Body & Interior Quality - Mechanical
2
Overall Quality - Design
3.5
Features and Accessories - Design
3.5
Powertrain Quality - Design
4.5
Body & Interior - Design
3
Ratings are based on J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study for the 2016 Ford F-150, which is the most recent data available.

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