How do you improve what’s already the best? Ford did just that when they designed the new 2018 Ford F-150.
Words like dependable, strong, and tough often come to mind when describing America’s top-selling truck brand. But just what is new about the already impressive Ford F-150?
Many Ford dealers in Oregon see their fair share of trucks, but all will agree that this one is a show-stopper.
At Crater Lake Ford, we’re breaking down the newest and best features of the 2018 Ford F-150 that will make you want to head to your local Medford Ford dealer and buy America’s top-selling truck today!
A Stronger Engine to Take You Further
Ford engineers work every year to make the F-150 engine more powerful and efficient. This year was no exception.
The 2018 Ford F-150 comes with five engine choices, including the high-output and efficient 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine.
The 10-speed automatic transmission is a step up from the 6-speed gearbox it replaced and improves overall performance and fuel efficiency.
The improved 10-speed automatic transmission will allow Ford F-150 XL, XLT, and Lariat drivers to experience the enhanced power that comes with the Ford Raptor, at a more modest price.
All 2018 F-150 models come with auto start-stop technology that automatically turns off the engine when the truck comes to a stop for more than three seconds, reducing fuel consumption and emissions. When the brake is released, the engine starts up again quickly.
Unafraid to Get Rough and Rugged
You can’t talk about a truck without talking about its body and bed.
Heavy-strength doesn’t necessarily equal high-strength. Many truck engineers think that heavier means stronger, but engineers at Ford are changing that thought.
Aluminum alloy replaces the conventional steel in the cab/bed of the stronger, yet lighter Ford F-150.
This isn’t your regular household aluminum. Ford’s aluminum alloy is heat-treated and hardened, the same high-grade 6000-series used in big military and industrial applications.
The stronger 2018 Ford F-150 weighs up to 700 pounds less than the previous generation, enhancing fuel efficiency and a higher maximum payload.
Want to drive your truck off the beaten path? Dare to get lost in the Oregon forest with your Ford F-150.
Shifting into four-wheel drive is easy with the F-150’s electronic shift-on-the-fly system. If you really want to be rugged, get the FX4 Off-Road Package that includes Hill Descent Control™, off-road tuned shock absorbers, and skid plates.
Get Smart with the Latest Truck Technology
Just because the Ford F-150 isn’t a “smart car,” doesn’t mean it can’t sport the latest innovative vehicle technology.
With Ford’s SYNC Connect®, you can track your vehicle’s location and remotely access features such as start, lock, and unlock. But wait. It gets better.
You can also schedule specific times to remotely start your vehicle, perfect for the chilly Oregon weather.
Innovative safety features sure aren’t lacking in the new 2018 F-150. Ford’s Lane-Keeping System vibrates the steering wheel when you drift close to a lane marker, helping you stay on course.
The Pre-Collision Assist feature scans the road ahead. While this safety feature doesn’t replace your eyes, it can help to detect a potential collision by giving you a visual warning on your windshield in addition to an audible alert.
It’s not hard nowadays to find a vehicle with a rear view camera. However, not all vehicles are equipped with a 360-degree camera.
The 2018 Ford F-150 comes with a 360-degree camera with split-view display. Feel confident when you park, back out, or tow something in your new truck, knowing you have the full picture.
Be the Best with a New 2018 Ford F-150 from your local Oregon Ford dealer.
Bring out your best self when you have the best truck on the market.
Oregon Ford dealers can’t get enough of this truck. The combination of the F-150’s strong engine, durable build, and advanced technology and safety features give it a leg up on the rest of the truck competition.
Ready to be the best? Crater Lake Ford is ready to help.