2018 Ford F-150 Engines | Great Lakes Ford of Muskegon, MI

The 2018 Ford F-150 has made some impressive changes to the powertrain options for the new model year. The newest updates include a new base engine, an improved 2.7L EcoBoost® and 5.0L V8, and an improved 10-speed transmission. Whether you need a supremely capable engine for the worksite or a more efficient option for daily driving, the 2018 Ford F-150 has an engine to suit your needs. Learn about what each engine has to offer your workday with this page created by experts at Great Lakes Ford in Muskegon, MI.

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2018 Ford F-150 Engine Options side by side

3.5L EcoBoost® V6

The second-generation 3.5L EcoBoost® engine has been engineered to deliver 375 HP and best-in-class 470 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is paired with an impressive 10-speed automatic transmission, and features a maximum towing capacity of 13,200 lbs. and a payload capacity of 3,230 lbs. The 3.5L EcoBoost® engine has also been updated with all-new twin turbochargers for greater power when you need it most. You can find this engine option standard on the 2018 Ford F-150 Limited trim level.

2018 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Engine

2.7L EcoBoost®

The 2.7L EcoBoost® engine powered the F-150 prototype that competed in the 2018 Baja 1000. Standard on the XL, XLT, and Lariat trim levels, this engine is ideal for drivers who are looking for better acceleration power and speed. Delivering 325 HP and 400 lb.-ft. of torque, the 2.7L EcoBoost® engine has been upgraded with a new dual-injection system to improve efficiency and power. This engine can tow up to 9,000 lbs. and has a maximum payload capacity of 2,470 lbs.

2018 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost Engine

3.3L Ti-VCT V6

For the 2018 year, this engine has been designed with a higher compression ratio and maximum combustion peak pressure for an impressive performance. The base 3.3L V6 engine option delivers a higher towing capacity than ever before with 7,700 lbs. Standard on the XL and XLT trim levels, drivers will enjoy the 6-speed automatic transmission, 290 HP, and 265 lb.-ft. of torque. The 3.3L V6 engine also has a maximum payload capacity of 1,990 lbs.

2018 Ford F-150 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 Engine

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

The legendary 5.0L V8 engine delivers unparalleled power with a best-in-class payload capacity of 3,270 lbs. Both the Snow Plow Prep Package and CNG/Propane Gaseous Engine Prep Package are available exclusively with this engine option that comes standard on the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch®, and Platinum trim levels. The 5.0L V8 engine is also paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission for the first time ever. The maximum towing capacity with this engine is an impressive 11,600 lbs.

2018 Ford F-150 5.0L TI-VCT V8 Engine

High-Output 3.5L V6 EcoBoost®

Available only with the 2018 Ford F-150 Raptor trim level, the Baja-bred High-Output 3.5L V6 engine generates a mind-blowing 450 HP and 510 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine is paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission and features a Tow/Haul mode and a Terrain Management System™ for a truly customized driving experience.

 2018 Ford F-150 High Output 3.5L EcoBoost Engine

3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel

The 3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel engine is the very first diesel engine available in the Ford F-150 lineup. This brand new engine delivers 250 HP and 440 lb.-ft. of torque, both best-in-class figures. This engine option is ideal for the toughest towing jobs with a maximum capacity of 11,400 lbs. This engine will be available with the Lariat, King Ranch® and Platinum trim levels.

2018 Ford F-150 3.0 Power Stroke Turbo Diesel Engine

2.7L EcoBoost® vs. 3.5L EcoBoost®

Are you wondering what the differences are between the 2.7L EcoBoost® engine and the 3.5L EcoBoost® engines? The best choice between the two options depends on your towing and hauling needs. The 3.5L EcoBoost® provides over 5,000 lbs. more towing power than the 2.7L EcoBoost®. Both engines produce over 300 HP, but the 3.5L EcoBoost® has an impressive 375 HP. The 2.7L EcoBoost® comes standard on three trim levels, while the 3.5L EcoBoost® is standard only on the Limited trim level. The table below breaks down the specs for both engines.


2.7L EcoBoost®


3.5L EcoBoost®

325 HP


375 HP

400 lb.-ft.


470 lb.-ft.


MPG city/highway


9,000 lbs.

Max. Towing

13,200 lbs.

2,470 lbs.

Max. Payload

3,230 lbs.

XL, XLT, Lariat

Trim Availability


Ford 2.7L EcoBoost & 3.5L EcoBoost Engines

Automatic Start/Stop Technology

Automatic Stop/Start technology, available now on the 2018 Ford F-150, is designed to reduce fuel consumption and emissions. Auto start/stop turns on automatically when you start your vehicle, but you can also utilize the on/off button located on the center console.

When you place your foot on the brake and come to a full stop at a red light or stop sign, your engine will shut off, while all other vehicle functions will remain the same. When you release your foot from the brake, your engine restarts seamlessly and without delay. The Ford F-150 is equipped with a heavy-duty battery to accommodate the engine stopping and starting.

2018 Ford F-150 Inventory in Muskegon, MI

Have you found a 2018 Ford F-150 engine that suits your daily needs? Find your favorite engine and available trim level in the Ford F-150 inventory at Great Lakes Ford in Muskegon, MI. Then, schedule a test drive with the model of your choice by calling our Ford dealership at (888) 538-8577. Don't forget to check out our F-150 lease deals for great savings on your new Ford pickup truck.


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