The Ford F-150 has a long legacy of being America’s best-selling vehicle. Despite this, there has still been one point of contention many consumers have with the pickup truck: there is no diesel powertrain option. However, all of that is about to change with the 2018 model year.
Last year, the American automaker announced that the 2018 F-150 would offer a 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbo-diesel engine, and many truck lovers, including the team at Packey Webb Ford, couldn’t be more excited.
The 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke turbo-diesel is set to deliver an EPA-estimated 30 mpg on the highway and will not only offer best-in-class towing, but it will also offer the best payload capacity, diesel horsepower, and diesel torque.*
“For every truck owner who wants strong fuel economy while they tow and haul, we offer a new 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 engine that dreams are made of,” said Dave Filipe, Ford’s vice president global powertrain engineering, in a statement. “The more you tow and the longer you haul, the more you’ll appreciate its class-leading towing and payload capacity and how efficient it is at the pump.”
This engine puts out 440 lb-ft of torque at 1,750 rpm and 250 horsepower. It offers 11,400 pounds worth of maximum towing capacity and 2,020 pounds of max payload capacity.
The Power Stroke engine was tested at Arizona’s Davis Dam, allowing the truck to maintain consistent power as it climbed 13 miles at a 6% grade – all in temperatures of more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
To see the 2018 Ford F-150 diesel option for yourself, stop by Packey Webb Ford.
*EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.