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2018 Ford F-150 Trim Levels Explained

2018 Ford F-150 LARIAT SuperCrew 

The 2018 Ford F-150 has earned the Truck of the Year Award from the experts at Motor Trend. Built Ford Tough, it has more best-in-class features and has achieved more best-in-class ratings. This review takes a look at what you can get from the seven trim levels.

Here’s a quick guide to the sizes. If you want the flexibility to choose any configuration, you want the XL or XLT. These offer both two rows cabs and are the only ones to offer a regular cab with either the 6.5-foot medium or 8-foot long bed. SuperCabs with the 6.5-foot or 8-foot beds are available on XL, XLT, and Lariat models. The third-tier editions also offer the SuperCrew. King Ranch and Platinum models come with a standard SuperCrew paired with either the medium bed or a 5.5-foot short bed. Limited models only come with SuperCrew cabins and short beds. Raptors come in Supercab or SuperCrew with the short bed.

Next you’ll want to focus on the engine. The first two trims have the V6 with 290 horsepower, an increase of 48 horses over last year’s model. You can choose one of the three other main engines. These include the 325-horsepower Ecoboost which is standard on the Lariat. It cranks out 400 lb.-ft. of torque. Available on the Lariat, the 395-horsepower V8 is standard on the King Ranch and Platinum. All three of these models also offer the 375-horsepower Ecoboost V6 with a best-in-class 470 lb.-ft. of torque. The luxury Limited has this engine as standard while the Raptor has an exclusive Ecoboost all its own. The high-output engine produces 450 horsepower and a whopping 510 lb.-ft. of torque.

You may make your decision based on configurations and engines, but the interiors will definitely sweeten any deal. For starters, the XL comes with cloth upholstery and an available sports cloth. XLT standards are available on multiple XL models. Drivers will be able to step up to the Sync system which uses AppLink and voice commands to access your Bluetooth streaming choices. XLT models also have a rearview camera and a 4.2-inch productivity screen.

Lariat models are high-tech choices with push-button start and many other advantages. These have the Sync eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also has an eight-inch productivity screen, ambient lighting, and dual-zone programmable thermostat. With this and higher trims, drivers get pampered by power chairs, heated and ventilated front seats, and power adjustable pedals.

The Lariat interior features leather and woodgrain trim accents. King Ranch models upgrade that to genuine wood and a high-grade, trim-specific leather upholstery. This trim level adds the B&O HARMAN audio system with HD radio and 10 speakers. Drivers will appreciate a heated steering wheel that is tilt-and-telescoping power adjustable.

Platinum editions and Limited editions have designer interiors with even more real leather and wood. Limited standards and Platinum options include the 360-degree split-view camera display, active park assist, a blind spot information system. Extra amenities include heated rear seats.

In a class by itself, the 2018 Raptor puts the emphasis on off-roading. While other Ford vehicles have four-wheel drivetrains as an option, the Raptor has a standard off-road 4x4 drivetrain. The special trim has skid plates, Fox Racing Shox, a long travel suspension, and other equipment to take you further down the trail.

If you are ready for a reliable truck, check out the 2018 Ford F-150 at Serramonte Ford. The experts at Kelley Blue Book have named it a 2018 Best Buy, assuring shoppers that they will get their money’s worth.

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