Powering the 2018 Ford F-150 Platinum is the standard 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine. This legendary engine has been designed to provide you with more power than ever before, as well as a best-in-class payload rating. Thanks to innovations in its twin independent variable cam timing, this engine is able to optimize every single drop of fuel across the entire power band in order to increase performance no matter what the driving condition. All this power means that the 2018 F-150 Platinum is able to provide you with a robust 395 horsepower and an eye-popping 400 lb-ft of torque ready as soon as you press down on the accelerator.
Those looking for an uptick in torque are encouraged to check out the second-generation 3.5L EcoBoost® engine available on the F-150 Platinum. This beast of an engine gives the F-150 Platinum a best-in-class 470 lb-ft of torque as well as a best-in-class maximum towing capacity. In addition to adding torque, this engine also helps to optimize your fuel efficiency. Thanks to the Auto Start/Stop technology, when you come to a complete stop, your engine will automatically turn itself off to save you fuel. When you take pressure off the brakes, your engine will instantly turn back on.
The 2018 F-150 Platinum isn't just a powerful workhorse. It's also one of the most innovative and technologically-advanced trucks on the road. Take the standard Blind Spot Information System for example. This helpful technology uses sensors located along the side panels of your truck to keep an eye on your blind spots. When it detects that another vehicle is entering the blind spot of either your truck or your trailer, it will send you an alert on the appropriate side-view mirror letting you know that it isn't safe to change lanes. While other vehicles have this technology, only the F-150 watches the blind spot of your truck and trailer.
Available on the 2018 F-150 Platinum, the Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go technology is another way that the F-150 Platinum monitors the road. This time, the sensors are located in the front of the vehicle, and they keep an eye on the area between your F-150 Platinum and the vehicle ahead of you. When the system detects that the distance is beginning to shrink, it will automatically slow down your engine speed in order to keep you and your precious cargo at a safe distance behind. When traffic clears or speeds back up, you will return to your normal cruising speed.