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Ford F-150 Brings More Muscle to the Table in 2018

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Are you shopping for a light-duty pickup, but don’t want to give up all the muscle and capability found in a heavy-duty model? There’s good news in the 2018 lineup as the Ford F150 trucks in Buffalo arrive on the lots loaded with updated powerplants that enable them to accelerate through traffic while towing your boat with total ease. Better yet, you might be surprised at the gas mileage ratings they offer with the latest improvements in engine technology.  Let’s see what’s hiding under the hood of the 2018 Ford F-150.

Second Generation 3.5L V6 Delivers More of Everything

While users of the first generation of EcoBoost engines loved the economical performance, they were still underpowered.  That has been fixed!  This year the updated engine features dual turbochargers and is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.  When you put the pedal down this 6-cylinder engine pumps out 375 horsepower and provides 470 pound-feet of torque.   Take your Limited to the office as its EPA-estimated 23 mpg highway means it performs well as a daily driver, too.  It also has the muscle to tow up to 12,100 pounds, ready to take your trailer on the road.

Meet Raw Performance on the 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor  

Okay, so ordinary is not in your vocabulary.  While tweaking the High Output Dual Overhead Cam 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine for Baja, the engineers managed to pump it up so it churns out even more power than the outdated 6.2L V8 powerplant.  This engine was tested out on the brutal desert race course and can be found under the hood of the Raptor ready to race off the line with 450 horsepower. Racing shocks, 4X4, a Torque-on-demand transfer case, and all-terrain tires will have you leaving the paved roads behind.

Add a PowerStroke 3.0L Turbocharged Diesel for Surprising Power

Maybe you would prefer the dependability of a diesel, but don’t really want a guzzling 6-liter monster.  Coming the in the Spring of 2018, you can find a PowerStroke under the hood of the Ford F150 trucks in Buffalo. Expect to see even more torque available to help you tow those full-sized loads while enjoying better fuel economy than the EcoBoost.  This could make your light-duty truck even more versatile on the job site while maintaining the rugged durability that is associated with the Ford Truck brand.

If you are tired of filling up the tank of your aging truck with a V8 under the hood, it’s time to check out all the latest Ford F-150s found on the lot at Orleans Ford in Medina. You will be loading up all the extra tools or gear for weekend adventures without blowing the budget on fuel.

Clare Louise

The author Clare Louise