The F-150 was one of the most popular trucks of 2016. Consumers chose it for its affordability, functionality and quality. As 2017 rolls around many are asking what is different about the 2018 model and whether the improvements warrant a purchase. We’re going to be focusing on the features of the 2018 Ford F-150 XLT as it was the most popular last year, and mention some improvements on the F-150 overall.
One of the most striking additions is the option to create a wifi hotspot in your F-150. This is a brand new feature for the F-150 and is a great option for anyone who wants to stay connected on the go. Another noticeable difference is the exterior. The 2018 F-150 can have up to fifteen different front ends, allowing for a much greater level of customization and preference when buying. There are also four additional color choices that customers can choose from as well as a variety of wheels. Under the hood, there are still similar offerings with EcoBoost and V8 options. However there is a new 3.3 Liter V6 engine that offers 265 pounds of torque and 290 horsepower with an automatic six speed transmission in the XLT. It also has three driving modes, providing versatility and functionality for everyday tasks.
Whether or not the 2018 improvements on the F-150 XLT are enough to warrant a purchase over the 2017 will ultimately depend on your needs. If you value connectivity and want a wifi hot spot as well as the ability to sync to your truck, than the 2018 can satisfy that. The 2018 F-150s also offer a greater amount of customization, and the 3.3 Liter will satisfy a large amount of customers. Feel free to visit us at Petrie Ford and take a test drive or ask questions so we can help you choose the vehicle that’s right for you.