There are good pickup trucks, and then there are trucks that are ranked as the #1 Full-Size Pickup Truck currently on the market, according to U.S. News and World Report. The 2018 Ford F-150 is the latter, and its strong showing in categories like performance, technology, and capability make it so.

This review will cover several important aspects of this chart-topping vehicle to give you an idea of what makes the F-150 so popular with drivers in Newtown Square, Glen Mills, and Malvern. Contact us with any further questions-we're happy to assist you!

Performance Specifications

A great deal of a vehicle's capability comes from what's happening under the hood. In the case of the 2018 Ford F-150, you can expect a respectable amount of power from its 3.3L V6 engine that comes standardly mated with a rear-wheel drivetrain and a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Four additional engines are available for this vehicle's many trim levels, including the high-output 3.5L EcoBoost® engine. Found in the premium trim level of the F-150, the Raptor, this engine comes paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and Auto Start-Stop Technology. This technology saves fuel by turning the engine off when the vehicle comes to a stop. This engine also delivers a whopping 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft torque.

Maximum Capability & Power

Not only did the body of the Ford F-150 shed 700 pounds in transition from the previous generation, its once steel body is now made of aluminum alloy, making for a stronger build without all the weight.

This weight loss makes off-roading a much easier venture, especially when coupled with the vehicle's four-wheel drive option. The Electronic Shift-On-The-Fly system that can be found in the base trim level of the F-150 lets you choose between two 4-wheel-drive options and the standard 2-wheel-drive option. Go from the freeway to lakeside dirt roads without incident by just the turn of a dial.

If you plan on taking things along with you, know that you'll be able to tow up to 13,200 pounds of it with ease, when properly equipped.

F-150 Technology Features

In addition to an exterior that works hard for its drivers and passengers, the Ford F-150 also has an interior stocked with advanced technology features that will work just as hard.

This vehicle comes standard with Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go technology. Using a combined radar and camera system, the F-150 can adjust to the flow of traffic so you don't have to. The system can assist your truck with speeding up and slowing down on its own, depending on the surrounding traffic. It can even come to a complete stop, all without your guidance.

When you choose to manually man your vehicle, there's other available features that can assist you in that as well. One helpful feature is the 360-degree split-view display fitted right into the front dashboard. This display gives you a bird's eye view of the vehicle's surroundings, so you don't have to worry about missing a vehicle or object in your blind spots.

Try the Ford F-150 for Yourself

We at Fred Beans Ford of West Chester are proud to provide informational resources, like this Ford F-150 review, to our new and returning customers. Now that we've given you the information you need to move forward in your car-buying process, we'd like to take the next step with you.

Our convenient proximity to Newtown Square, Glen Mills, and Malvern makes coming down to our dealership and taking a test drive in the 2018 Ford F-150 a breeze. Reach out to us today for more information about our inventory , and then schedule a test drive. You can also fill out an information request form on our website.

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