2018 Ford F-150 Buyer's Guide


The Ford F-150 is one of America's best selling vehicles. Its reputation for dependability and strength has turned it into the go-to truck for millions of people. Thanks to its array of options and trim levels, there isn't a job the F-150 can't handle. Need a work truck that's tough as nails and isn't afraid to get dirty? How about a baja-inspired truck that is just as comfortable racing through the desert as it is cruising to the grocery store? It doesn't matter what you need, there is probably an F-150 for you. To help you find the F-150 for your situation, we've put together this Ford F-150 Buyer's Guide. Below you will find more information on the different trim levels and their available cab sizes, bed lengths, engine options, drivetrain options, and transmission options.

In a hurry? Feel free to check out our F-150 Buyer's Guide Cheat Sheet for all of this information at a glance.

Ford F-150 Trim Levels

The 2018 Ford F-150 features 7 different available models: the XL, XLT, LARIAT, Raptor, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. The XL, XLT, and LARIAT are your go-to everyday work trucks. The King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited are for those looking for a bit more luxury and comfort. The Raptor on the other hand is a full-blown performance machine. All F-150s though are engineered and built to handle anything you throw at them.

  • XL: Base model. Key features include a 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine with Auto Start/Stop Technology, AM/FM Stereo with Clock, SelectShift® Automatic Transmission, 4.2" Center-Stack Screen with Audio Controls, and Available STX Appearance Package with SuperCab or SuperCrew® (non-3.3L V6 FFV Engine). View XL Inventory.

  • XLT: Mid-tier model. Includes XL basic features plus Ford SYNC® infotainment system, the Power Equipment Group package (power windows, locks, mirrors), and a Chrome Front and Rear Bumper. View XLT Inventory.

  • LARIAT: Higher-end model. Includes XLT basic features plus the latest Ford SYNC® 3 infotainment system,Intelligent Access with Push-button Start, and a Rear View Camera. View LARIAT Inventory.

  • Raptor: Performance model. Key Features include a High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine, Unique Cloth seats with flow-through console and floor shifter, High Performance Off-Road Fox™ Racing Shocks, and Unique IP Center Stack and Door-trim Appliqué finish. View Raptor Inventory.

  • King Ranch: Ranch-inspired luxury model. Includes LARIAT basic features plus a 5.0L V8 with Flex Fuel Capability, Two-Tone Paint with Caribou Lower Accent-Color, and a B&O PLAY™ Premium Audio System. View King Ranch Inventory.

  • Platinum: Luxury model. Includes LARIAT basic features plus Unique Genuine Wood Interior Trim Accents, a B&O PLAY™ Premium Audio System, and a Voice-Activated Navigation System. View Platinum Inventory.

  • Limited: Top-of-the-line model. Key Features include a 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine, the latest Ford SYNC® 3 infotainment system, and a Twin-Panel Moonroof. View Limited Inventory.

Ford F-150 Cab Sizes

The 2018 Ford F-150 has three cab sizes available. The Regular, SuperCab, and SuperCrew®. The Regular cab is simply just a two door with a 40/20/40 split front bench seat. The SuperCab is a four door with the back two doors rear-hinged for easier access to the back seats. The SuperCrew® is a traditional four door bodystyle. Every trim level is available with the SuperCrew® cab size.

ModelRegularSuperCabSuperCrew®
XLXXX
XLTXXX
Lariat
XX
Raptor
XX
King Ranch

X
Platinum

X
Limited

X

Ford F-150 Bed Lengths

The 2018 Ford F-150 features 3 different bed lengths. A 5-1/2' bed, 6-1/2' bed, and an 8' bed. The 5-1/2' bed is available with every trim package, while the 8' bed is only available with the XL, XLT, and LARIAT.

Model5-1/2' Bed6-1/2' Bed8' Bed
XLXXX
XLTXXX
LariatXXX
RaptorX

King RanchXX
PlatinumXX
LimitedX


Ford F-150 Engine Options

The 2018 Ford F-150 has five engine options available. A 3.3L Ti-VCT (Twin-independent Variable Cam Timing) V6, 2.7L EcoBoost® V6, 5.0L Ti-VCT V8, 3.5L EcoBoost® V6, and a high output 3.5L EcoBoost® V6. The 3.5L EcoBoost® is available on all models, with exception to the high output version which is exclusive to the Raptor. The 5.0L V8 is available on all models except the Raptor and Limited. The 3.3L V6 is only available on the XL and XLT, and the 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 on the XL, XLT, and LARIAT. 

Model3.3L Ti-VCT V62.7L EcoBoost® V65.0L EcoBoost® V83.5L EcoBoost® V6High Output 3.5L EcoBoost® V6
XLXXXX
XLTXXXX
Lariat
XXX
Raptor



X
King Ranch

XX
Platinum

XX
Limited


X

Ford F-150 Drivetrain Options

The 2018 Ford F-150 is available with both all-wheel and rear-wheel drive. All models are available with either rear or all-wheel drive, with exception to the Raptor which is only available with all-wheel drive.

Model4x24x4
 XLXX
 XLTXX
 LariatXX
 Raptor X
 King RanchXX
 PlatinumXX
 LimitedXX

Ford F-150 Transmission Options

The 2018 Ford F-150 has two available transmission options. A 6-Speed Automatic with Tow/Haul and Sport Mode, or a 10-Speed Automatic with Tow/Haul, Snow/Wet, EcoSelect and Sport Modes. The 6-Speed Automatic is only available on the XL and XLT models, while the 10-Speed Automatic is available on all models. 

Model6-Speed Automatic10-Speed Automatic
 XLXX
 XLTXX
 Lariat
X
 Raptor
X
 King Ranch
X
 Platinum
X
 Limited
X

2018 Ford F-150 For Sale In Wickliffe

Now that you know a little more about all the available options and trim levels, it's time to find the perfect 2018 Ford F-150 for sale near you. AutoNation Ford East has an extensive inventory of F-150s available. Browse our inventory and you'll have no problem finding just what you need. Feel free to also give us a call at (440) 296-3020 and one of our knowledgeable team members will be happy to answer any additional questions you may have.



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