It's no secret that Ford trucks have always been at the forefront of automotive power and capability, and the 2018 F-150 XLT is no different. Thanks to the available engine options that the F-150 XLT boasts, you'll be able to build a truck that is every bit as powerful as you need it to be. Coming standard on the F-150 XLT is a 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine that utilizes a twin independent variable cam timing system to open and close the valves on the engine in a precise duration which adapts accordingly to operating conditions. This innovative engine is able to optimize power across the entire performance band, and provides drivers with 290 horsepower and an impressive 265 lb-ft of torque.
Available on the F-150 XLT, the second-generation 3.5L EcoBoost® engine is able to out-perform all of its gas and diesel competitors. Best-in-class 470 lb-ft of torque, and an exhilarating 375 horsepower ensure that your F-150 XLT will be more than ready to tackle jobs of any shape and size. This engine also gives the F-150 XLT a best-in-class max towing capacity when properly equipped meaning you'll finally be able to buy that bigger boat you've had your eye on. This engine is paired with a high-end-efficient 10-speed transmission to give you a boost in fuel economy as well as power.
In addition to being one of the most powerful and capable trucks on the road, the 2018 F-150 XLT is also one of the most innovative. With a host of standard and available technologies, you'll be treated to all the modern amenities of a luxury car while you're hauling gravel away from the job site. The available Blind Spot Information System, for example, paces the industry by providing information on not only your truck's blind spot, but the blind spot of your trailer as well. Sensors along the rear panels of the truck keep an eye on these blind spots, and will automatically send you alerts when there is another vehicle alongside your truck and/or trailer in an area that you may not be able to see.
Also available on the 2018 F-150 XLT is the Pro Trailer Backup Assist system. Even for the most seasoned vets, perfectly backing up with your trailer can sometimes be a bit of a hassle. Instead of having your co-pilot get out of the truck to direct you, this system gives you a way to effortlessly guide your trailer to exactly where you want it to go. By turning a dial located near the centre console, you'll be able to guide your trailer without having to worry about which way to turn your truck. When you want your trailer to go right, turn the dial to the right. If you want it to go left, well, you get the picture. The F-150 is the first pickup to offer this incredible technology.