Here are some things that potential buyers of the Ford F-150 and Ford Expedition could look forward to for the 2018 model year. The 2018 models of the F-150 pickup truck and the Expedition sports utility vehicle are now available with new engines that don’t only offer greater performance, but also provide better efficiency than the mills they are replacing.
Ford notes that the 75 percent of 2017 F-150 trucks sold were powered by V6 engines. Thus, the carmaker is now introducing new engines, including a new V6 mill. The 2018 F-150 could be powered by a new 3.3-liter V6 engine that provides more power output and torque – as well as more efficient -- than the larger 3.5-liter V6 it replaced. Ford was able to squeeze greater levels of performance and efficiency into this smaller V6 engine by adding dual port and direct-injection technology.
Compared to 3.5-liter V6 engine in the 2017 F-150, the new 3.3-liter V6 mill in the 2018 F-150 produces 8 hp more max output (290 hp at 6,500 rpm) and 12 lb.-ft. more peak torque (265 lb.-ft. at 4,000 rpm).
Also gaining a boost for the 2018 model year is the 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine, which is now on its second generation. Thanks to advanced dual port and direct-injection technology, this 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine offers a 25 lb.-ft. increase in peak torque available in lower engine speeds (at 400 lb.-ft. at 2,750 rpm). This improved version of the 2.7-liter EcoBoost will be mated in the new F-150 to a 10-speed automatic transmission for 2018.
Ford also enhanced the output and torque levels of the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine for the F-150, with the addition of advanced dual port and direct-injection technology. Thanks to the upgrade, this V8 engine offers 10 hp of more output to 395 hp and 13 ft.-lb. of more torque to 400 lb.-ft.
On the other hand, Ford is also providing the 2018 Expedition – featuring a high-strength, aluminum-alloy body and redesigned high-strength steel frame – with a new and powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine. This new engine is tuned to offer two power ratings, depending on the trim level picked by the customers.
For the XL, XLT and Limited trims, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine delivers 375 hp of max output at 5,000 rpm and 470 lb.-ft. of peak torque available at 3,500 rpm. This means that this new engine – when matched to its equivalent predecessor – offers 10 hp more output and 50 lb.-ft. more torque. Its other flavor, as available in the Platinum edition of the Expedition, generates 400 hp of output at 5,000 rpm and 480 lb.-ft. torque at 3,250 rpm, making it more powerful by 35 hp and 60 lb.-ft. than its equivalent predecessor.