Have you been planning to purchase a Ford truck? Chances are that you’ve already conducted research online and are preparing to visit a local car dealership to learn more about what’s available. You may, for example, have your mind set on either the 2017 or 2018 Ford F-150.
The 2017 Ford F-150
Consumer Reports states that this pickup truck is a major seller. This model has an all-aluminum, rather than steel, body. Another plus is that you can choose between different types of engines:
- 3.5-liter V6
- 2.7-liter turbo V6
- 3.5-liter turbo V6
- 5.0-liter V8
You may also be interested to know that there are other options available. The 3.5-liter turbo, for example, has an optional ten-speed automatic. The other models, however, have a six-speed automatic.
Your Ford dealer will be able to tell you more about all of the safety options. Consumer Reports, however, notes the following safety features:
- Forward-collision warning
- Blind-spot monitoring
- 360-degree-view camera
- Integrated loading ramps
The 2018 Ford F-150
Curious about next year’s model? According to Consumer Reports, the Ford F-150 has an updated style. Furthermore, since this series is constantly evolving, they indicate that there will be a hybrid version in the future.
Here are just a few of the new and/or updated features:
- 3.0-liter diesel engine
- 3.3-liter direct-injection V6
- Updated 2.7-liter V6
- 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6
- 5.0-liter V8
- Automatic start/stop
- Pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection
- Adaptive cruise control with a stop-and-go function
- 4GLTE WiFi
- B and O Play audio system
This model also has a ten-speed automatic transmission available with the updated 2.7-liter V6 and the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. This alone may be your deciding factor.
There are some additional safety features available with the 2018 model as well as some cool devices:
Visit Your Local Ford Dealership for a Test Drive
When you visit your Ford dealership, remember to ask them about maintenance, financing, and other important issues. Whether you’re buying a new vehicle or a pre-owned one, it’s always a good idea to test drive a few. Once you slip behind the wheel of your new Ford pickup truck, you’ll know exactly which one is right for you. Just imagine how great it will feel to drive your new Ford pickup off the dealer’s lot!