2018 Ford F-150 Trim Levels Explained

2018 Ford F-150 LARIAT SuperCrew

Every F-150 is made for hard work, making them a good member of any business team. Some models lean toward luxury living while others are all set for adventure. In this review, we will look at how the different F-150s can address your particular needs. While any F-150 is likely to please its owner, there are ways that the seven trims set themselves apart.

For the biggest value, it’s a tie between the XL, XLT, and Lariat trims. XL and XLT offer all four engines, all three beds (5.5-, 6.5-, and 8-foot) and all three cabs (regular, SuperCab, SuperCrew). The least expensive engine choice is the smart V6. It has been an improvement this year, and horsepower increased to 290. Businesses enjoy these two trims because they save money and still get a high-quality product. For XL models, do not worry about getting dressed up. Ready to work hard, the interiors are functional but more refined than work trucks of the past. With AppLink and voice commands, it’s easy to get what you want from the Sync system, standard on the XLT.

The Lariat lineup offers the three top engine choices, either two-row cab and all three beds. It is the premium model of the three, but the combination of features is hard to beat at any price. The pedals and seats are power-adjustable. The dual-zone automatic climate controls are complemented by power-ventilation and power-heat for the front seat positions. The advance dash tech includes a Sync 3 touchscreen and USB ports. There are multiple connectivities with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A standard Ecoboost provides high torque and 325 horsepower paired with Ford’s ten-speed automatic.

If you want luxury, you’ve got three unique choices. King Ranch editions have their own leather-clad style and goodies like a power-adjusting steering wheel. The V8 engine moves this ride with a power outlay of 395 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque, an increase from last year. You can choose either of the large cabs and substitute the 375-horsepower Ecoboost engine.

Also powered by the V8, the Platinum is offered with the large cabs and the medium or short beds. It has Ford’s Multi-Contour seats. If you haven’t tried these out, you’re in for a treat. The chairs provide a massage to keep your body limber even when you are stuck behind the wheel. Safety systems include the Ford blind spot monitor.

Powered by the 375-horsepower Ecoboost, the Limited driver commands 470 lb.-ft. of torque. This top-of-the-line F-150 has a designer interior that rivals a luxury SUV. The truck has cutting-edge safety features not found on all rivals. This includes a lane watch, a lane assist, and a forward collision warning.

Each of these trucks offers significant payload and tow ratings, based on the combination of truck size, bed size, and engine power. Pro Trailer Backup Assist is an exclusive Ford feature that is available on all trims. The rearview camera, standard on XLT, has a special Hookup Assist.

The 2018 Ford Raptor stands apart from the lineup. It has its own interior design and a generous menu of standard and available interior features. It is focused on adventure, and it has the tools to handle rough trails. If off-roading is your passion, but the Raptor isn’t right for you. Rest assured, every F-150 has plenty of adventure ahead. With the four-wheel drivetrain, any edition can be outfitted for trail duties.

What is driving you toward a Ford F-150? You are sure to find a good match in the truck lineup at Westway Ford.

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