2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab
- New, more powerful and efficient engines
- New 10-speed automatic transmission
- Refreshed exterior styling
- Part of the 13th F-150 generation introduced for 2015
- 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
- Aluminum body panels tend to carry higher repair costs
- Fell short of some fuel economy estimates in our real-world testing
- Ride can be rough with an unladen bed
2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab pricingin Ashburn, VA
Which F-150 does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating4.0 / 5
Today's Ford F-150 offers the performance and power that personal and professional truck buyers require. Under the hood, the F-150 offers a choice of four different engine options, fuel economy of up to 22 mpg combined, and towing capacity rated up to 10,800 pounds. The F-150 also boasts a refined, modern touch with a well-crafted interior and helpful tech such as the Pro Trailer Backup Assist system, which allows you to control trailer direction via a dial on the dashboard. There's also the F-150's impressively quick Sync 3 infotainment system and amenities that range from utilitarian to luxury. Aluminum body panels and an aluminum bed (rather than traditional steel) help make the 2018 F-150 the lightest truck in its class, too.
With hundreds of available configurations, you'll have an easy time finding a 2018 Ford F-150 that meets your needs. Overall it's a comprehensive package that makes the F-150 one of our favorite trucks on the road.
Notably, we picked the 2018 Ford F-150 as one of Edmunds' Best Pickup Trucks for this year.
Trim levels & features
There's a deep catalog of features, options, packages, engines and bed configurations for the 2018 Ford F-150, starting with six main trim levels: base XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited. There's also the high-performance off-road Raptor variant that exists outside the standard lineup. The XL with the 101A package makes for a decent work truck, but upgrading to the XLT with the 301A package makes for a more passenger-friendly pickup. The Lariat is the gateway to the luxury truck you've been saving for.
The Ford F-150 offers three cab styles — regular, SuperCab (extended) and SuperCrew (crew cab) — and three bed lengths, depending on cab style. A standard bed (6 feet 6 inches) or a long bed (8 feet) is available on regular and SuperCab styles, while the SuperCrew offers either a short bed (5 feet 6 inches) or the standard bed.
Several engines are also available, starting with a new 3.3-liter V6 engine that makes 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. It pairs with a six-speed automatic transmission.
A turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 is next (325 hp, 400 lb-ft), followed by a 5.0-liter V8 (395 hp, 400 lb-ft), then a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 (375 hp, 470 lb-ft) available in two power grades: 375 hp and 470 lb-ft or 450 hp and 510 lb-ft. These three engines all pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Standard features on the base XL trim level include 17-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, trailer sway control, pre-wired trailer connections, manual mirrors and windows, vinyl flooring, a cloth-upholstered 40/20/40-split front bench, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a driver information display, air-conditioning, a 4.2-inch central display screen and a four-speaker radio with an auxiliary jack. SuperCab and SuperCrew models come with 60/40-split folding rear seats and two additional speakers, and four-wheel-drive models get front tow hooks.
The 3.3-liter engine is standard on most XL configurations, but some RWD extended- and crew-cab models require the 2.7-liter V6, and the V8 comes on 4WD versions of those models.
An optional 101A package adds power windows and locks (including the tailgate), power mirrors, remote locking and unlocking, cruise control, Ford's MyKey vehicle control feature, a larger driver information screen, Sync voice controls, Bluetooth, smartphone app integration, a USB port and a CD player.
Other XL add-ons include chrome and sport appearance packages, the FX4 Off-Road package, side steps, a tailgate assist step, drop-in or spray-in bedliners, remote vehicle tracking and trailer tow packages with Ford's Pro Trailer Backup Assist system (essentially a self-steering system to simplify backing up with a trailer).
The XLT trim includes features from the XL's optional 101A package along with alloy wheels, chrome bumpers and exterior trim, foglights, a keypad entry system, rear privacy glass, carpeting, driver and passenger seat lumbar adjustments, and additional interior storage bins and pockets.
There are a few options for the XLT. The Mid 301A option package adds heated mirrors, an auto-dimming driver-side and rearview mirror, a trailer hitch, a cargo management system with four tie-down cleats, an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat (with power lumbar adjustment), power-adjustable pedals, rear under-seat storage, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a rearview camera, and a seven-speaker sound system with satellite radio.
The Luxury 302A package builds on the above features with rear parking sensors, remote ignition, heated and 10-way power-adjustable front seats (with power lumbar adjustment), an 8-inch touchscreen (with Sync 3, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) and an additional USB port. Notable stand-alone options include box side steps, a regular sunroof (SuperCab), a panoramic sunroof (SuperCrew), blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, inflatable rear seat belts, and a navigation system.
When you step up to the F-150 Lariat, many of the XLT's Luxury 302A features come standard, as do the turbocharged 2.7-liter engine and 10-speed transmission. Also included are 18-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, power-adjustable pedals, dual-zone automatic climate control, driver-seat memory settings, ambient lighting, leather upholstery and ventilated front seats.
In addition to many of the options offered on the XLT, the Lariat also offers the Mid 501A package and Luxury 502A packages. The Mid 501A package adds upgraded mirrors, remote tailgate release and front-facing spotlights to the features listed above in the XLT's Luxury 302A package. The Luxury 502A package, meanwhile, adds LED headlights, automatic wipers, a heated and power-adjustable steering wheel, front bucket seats, heated rear outboard seats (SuperCrew), a navigation system, Sync Connect and an 11-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system with HD radio. Other options include lane departure warning, power-deployable running boards, a surround-view camera system, an automated parallel parking system, and adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning and mitigation.
The King Ranch trim is only offered as a SuperCrew and builds on the Luxury 502A package with a Western styling theme inside and out and with the 5.0-liter V8 underhood. With a bit more conventional luxury equipment, the Platinum trim adds 20-inch wheels, power-deployable running boards, and wood and aluminum interior trim. Essentially at the top of the range is the F-150 Limited, which comes with the turbocharged 3.5-liter engine, 22-inch wheels, upgraded leather upholstery in the front, unique styling details and many of the F-150's optional features as standard.
The off-road-focused F-150 Raptor uses a high-output version of the turbocharged 3.5-liter engine (450 hp, 510 lb-ft) and shares many of the same features as the XLT, but it offers a reinforced frame, a special four-wheel-drive system, a modified long-travel suspension, flared fenders, skid plates, 17-inch wheels with upgraded off-road tires, and special interior trim with leather and cloth upholstery. The Raptor offers many of the same options as the XLT and Lariat as well as a few exterior styling packages, a Torsen limited-slip front differential and forged, bead-lock capable wheels.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions, although trim levels share many aspects. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2015 Ford F-150 Lariat Crew Cab Short Bed (5.0L V8 | 6-speed automatic | 4WD | 5-foot-6-inch bed).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Ford F-150 has received an upgraded infotainment system, with Sync 3 replacing MyFord Touch in 2016. A 10-speed automatic transmission is also now standard with the V8 engine. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's F-150, however.
Noise & vibration5
Ease of use3.5
Getting in/getting out3.5
Child safety seat accommodation5
2018 Ford F-150 videos
[Music] I just got back from driving this 2018 Ford f-150 equipped with the new 3 liter power stroke turbo diesel v6 from Denver to Los Angeles and now we're at the test track and we're accompanied by our 2018 Ford f150 2.7 EcoBoost we've had this truck about six months and it's got 10,000 miles on it we've been keeping scrupulous fuel economy data it's rated at 21 miles per gallon combined and 24 on the highway our average is 17 miles per gallon and our best tank isn't even up to the combined number it's 20 point 6 so we're really falling short here well the diesel is slightly better on the window sticker it's 22 miles per gallon combined 25 miles per gallon on the highway on my trip from Denver I got 22 and a half miles per gallon so it's over achieved relative to the commandment number it's a pretty good result right but you know EcoBoost fuel economy is something we've had trouble with in the past and so of others so it's nice to see that the diesel may be doing that a little bit better the only downsides the diesel cost $4,000 more than the 2.7 EcoBoost and it's not available in a low trim levels the way the EcoBoost is right I can get the 2.7 liter EcoBoost all the way down to the XL and the very popular XLT this lariat is the lowest level you can get the Ford Powerstroke diesel in $52,000 kind of like the cheapest crew cab 4x4 diesel you can get the EcoBoost has 325 horsepower and at the track we just tested these trucks in the turbo diesel with it's 250 horsepower is about two seconds slower 260 and almost nine miles per hour slower in the quarter-mile and that has a big impact on towing performance I mean these are not drag racing machines but certainly these numbers that we've generated here do give us a window on what it might be like climbing a grade and you know this truck might struggle a little bit even though it's got a higher tow rate that's true but turbo diesel is a little bit more than ten thousand pounds max towing capacity whereas the two points of EcoBoost is about eight thousand pounds so there's a big difference in power and tow rating but the big unknown that we haven't even scratched the surface of yet is towing fuel economy that's going to be where the turbo diesel should shine but we'll have to test that so stay tuned thanks for watching for more videos about pickups SUVs minivans and sedans check out edmonds and make sure to click Subscribe.
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The 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke is the latest half-ton pickup to feature a diesel engine. Fuel economy and towing are the primary attractions, but how does it stack up against its gasoline-fed, EcoBoost-toting stablemate? We took Power Stroke- and EcoBoost-equipped F-150s to the test track to get a better idea of their strengths and weaknesses.
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite F-150 safety features:
- Active Park Assist
- Helps park the F-150 by identifying available parallel parking spots and automatically guiding the truck into the spot.
- Dynamic Hitch Assist
- Helps attach a trailer by displaying a central black line on the backup camera to denote the position of the F-150's hitch.
- Pre Collision Assist
- Warns you about an imminent forward collision and can automatically apply the brakes.
Ford F-150 vs. the competition
2018 Ford F-150
2018 Chevrolet Silverado
Ford F-150 vs. Chevrolet Silverado
The Silverado's available configurations mirror those of the F-150's, minus a specialized off-road variant. While the Ford has aluminum body parts and high-tech turbocharged engines, the Chevy's more traditional construction and three available V8s may be more attractive to some truck shoppers. We like the F-150 more, but choosing between the two could simply come down to brand preference.
Ford F-150 vs. Toyota Tacoma
The Tacoma is a smaller pickup than the F-150. It has fewer available configurations and starts at a lower price. Its smaller size and user-friendliness make it a solid choice if you want a more urban-friendly truck. Alas, Toyota's entertainment system lacks the speed and phone integration of Ford's Sync, and it's ultimately not as capable as the F-150 for towing and hauling.
Ford F-150 vs. Toyota Tundra
Relative to the F-150, the Tundra is available in fewer configurations, so you can't specialize as much in the ordering process. But that simplicity could make deciding on a model easier. The Tundra hasn't received a significant update in years, so it lags behind the F-150 when it comes to features and overall capabilities.
2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab for Sale
2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Overview
The 2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab is offered in the following styles: XL 2dr Regular Cab 6.5 ft. SB (3.3L 6cyl 6A), XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (3.3L 6cyl 6A), XL 2dr Regular Cab 8 ft. LB (3.3L 6cyl 6A), XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (3.3L 6cyl 6A), XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD 8 ft. LB (3.3L 6cyl 6A), XLT 2dr Regular Cab 6.5 ft. SB (3.3L 6cyl 6A), XLT 2dr Regular Cab 8 ft. LB (3.3L 6cyl 6A), and XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD 8 ft. LB (3.3L 6cyl 6A).
What do people think of the 2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab?
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Edmunds Expert Reviews
Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 F-150 Regular Cab featuring deep dives into trim levels including XL, XLT, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab here.
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2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (3.3L 6cyl 6A)
The 2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (3.3L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $35,800. The average price paid for a new 2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD 6.5 ft. SB (3.3L 6cyl 6A) is trending $4,113 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab XL 2dr Regular Cab 8 ft. LB (3.3L 6cyl 6A)
The 2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab XL 2dr Regular Cab 8 ft. LB (3.3L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $29,400. The average price paid for a new 2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab XL 2dr Regular Cab 8 ft. LB (3.3L 6cyl 6A) is trending $9,474 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab XL 2dr Regular Cab 6.5 ft. SB (3.3L 6cyl 6A)
The 2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab XL 2dr Regular Cab 6.5 ft. SB (3.3L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $29,100. The average price paid for a new 2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab XL 2dr Regular Cab 6.5 ft. SB (3.3L 6cyl 6A) is trending $8,045 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD 8 ft. LB (3.3L 6cyl 6A)
The 2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD 8 ft. LB (3.3L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,045. The average price paid for a new 2018 Ford F-150 Regular Cab XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD 8 ft. LB (3.3L 6cyl 6A) is trending $9,614 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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