2018 Ford F-150 vs 2017 Ford F-150
A lot can happen in a year. A truck can strive to improve its power ratings, payload and towing capacities or fuel economy. Or, if it's an F-150, it can improve all of them. As the 2018 Ford F-150 vs 2017 Ford F-150 reveals, Ford accomplished every single one of these goals in the last year of truck engineering. Now it's time to show all of them off!
When truck drivers pay an extra $270 for the base 2018 F-150, they are receiving the new standard 3.3-liter V6 engine, which is proud to replace the 2017 model's 3.5-liter V6. Please note that all of the specifications in the chart below represent the 2018 and 2017 base trims of the F-150, an XL with rear wheel drive and the standard cab and bed.
|2018 Ford F-150||vs||2017 Ford F-150|
|290 hp, 265 lb-ft||Base Power Ratings||282 hp, 253 lb-ft|
|1,990/5,100 lbs||Max. Capacities (Payload/Towing)||1,910/5,000 lbs|
|20/26 mpg||Fuel Economy (city/hwy)||18/24 mpg|
A Year of Differences – 2018 Ford F-150 vs 2017 Ford F-150
As already mentioned—and conveniently displayed in the chart above—the base 2018 F-150 overwhelms the base 2017 F-150 in power ratings, maximum payload and towing capacities, and even fuel economy. All of these advancements put the 2018 Ford F-150 at the top of its segment, as it can hold more, tow more, drive farther, save more money, and even provide a punchier driving experience.
While all signs in the 2018 Ford F-150 vs 2017 Ford F-150 comparison do highlight the superiority of the 2018 model, it's also important to note the role of the 2017 F-150. Without its great foundation, the advancements of the 2018 F-150 wouldn’t have been possible. Both are great trucks, but, of course, newer is better.