While the Ford F-150 gets ready for battle with fierce competition this year, it has pulled an ace or two from its sleeve in 2018. Back in 2015 the F-150 showed up contenders with a new aluminum body and steel frame, along with a slew of advanced technology and safety features. But this year, the improvements come in the form of better fuel economy, a more responsive transmission with more gears, more power, and a plush trim level that steers the former workhorse toward a more upscale demo. If you can dream big, and we always do, you’ll wish for the 2018 Ford F-150 Platinum.
If you’re going to do it, do it in style with the affectionately-dubbed Cowboy Cadillac. Why not choose the Platinum trim level, which offers a 5.0L TI-VCT V8 and a sweet 10-speed automatic transmission? Experience the thrill of driving this 395-horsepower, 400 pound-feet of torque beauty. Also new in 2018 is direct injection to optimize fuel efficiency with further performance improvements achieved by the Ti-VCT. What all this means is, when taken together, it’s one heck of a smooth, but powerful, and consistent ride.
Meet the new Ford F-150 Platinum—it’s big, it’s bad, and it’s even more fuel-efficient in 2018, with one extra mile gained in all driving conditions. The interior is dreamy and plush and is being compared to an entry-level BMW. We’ve certainly come a long way with pickup trucks. Contractors and their ilk who rely on their remote office can truly have it all now.
And there’s this: The Ford F-150 is the only model among the full-size pickup truck segment to receive a top safety award. The rest of the pickup trucks received either acceptable or a marginal rating.
Are you ready to join the legions who have chosen America’s best-selling pickup truck? Get thee to your local AutoNation Ford dealership and try one out today.