One of the defining factors which make Ford a leading car manufacturer is its commitment to making model improvements that reflect changes in technologies. Two models that are getting enhancements for the 2018 model year are the Ford F-50 and the Expedition SUV. Let’s take a look at some of these so you will know what to expect when these models arrive at your Ford dealership in Bloomington in the coming months.
Updates to the 2018 Ford F-150
For the 2018 model year, the F-150 will be receiving new engines and powertrains, paired accordingly and based upon the trim package selected.
- The EcoBoost’s twin turbo will feature new port injection to give the 2.7-liter engine an increase in torque up to 400 lb-ft.
- The new EcoBoost engine is going to come standard with a new 10-speed transmission.
- The current V-6 3.5-liter engine is being replaced with a small, but more robust 3.3-liter V-6. The new engine delivers more horsepower and torque than its predecessor, due to port and direct fuel injection, and offers 265 lb-ft of torque and 290 horsepower.
- All F-150 engines will now feature Ford’s stop/start technologies (standard).
- The V-8 engine is getting new bore liners directly from the Mustang Shelby line, along with direct and port fuel injection to increase horsepower up to 395 and torque up to 400 lb-ft.
- The new V-8 will also feature a 10-speed transmission.
- A new diesel engine will be available sometime in the spring of 2018, which will be a V-6 turbo-charged 3.0-liter engine, paired with a 10-speed transmission.
Updates to the 2018 Ford Expedition
The Expedition is getting many enhancements for the 2018 model year, in addition to several new engines and a new standard 10-speed transmission, which replaces the current 6-speed transmission.
- An all-new aluminum body styling borrowed from the F-150 to reduce weight by 300 pounds and increase fuel efficiency.
- Increased towing capacity, up to 9,300 pounds.
- The addition of the F-150’s Trailer Backup Assist.
- Increased torque and horsepower on the standard 3.5-liter, V-6 turbo-charged
- Platinum trim package engines now provide 480 lb-ft of torque and 400 horsepower—a bump up from the 2017 model year.
- The addition of the new FX4 Off Road package, which is an optional upgrade offered within the XLT trim package.
- Forward sliding and flip-up second-row seating to make access to the third row easier.
- Added power outlets and USB ports, including two of each in the third row.
- A removable floor tray that converts into a portable table
- Rear access loading lip to stop items from falling out when opening the rear door.
To learn more about the upcoming improvements and changes to the 2018 Ford F-150 for 2018 Ford Expedition or to find out when the new model year is expected to arrive, please feel free to visit Community Ford or call us at 317-831-2750 today!