2018 Ford F-150

The Toughest of Them All: How Does the Ford F-150 Stand Up to Its Competition in Ferndale


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Want to Learn More About the 2018 Ford F-150?

Do you want more details on how the 2018 model is changed from previous versions of the Ford F-150? And what about features and trims that this newest version offers? Let's take a closer look at all of this and more.

You'll be able to choose from four different engine sizes with this truck, offering you plenty of options. Additionally, you can choose one of hundreds of configurations, making this one of the most versatile trucks on the market today. With aluminum body panels and an aluminum bed in place of the steel used traditionally in trucks, the 2018 Ford F-150 is also the lightest truck in its class. A Pro Trailer Backup Assist system makes all the difference when you're reversing with a bulky load. Oh, and did we mention that this model can tow up to 10,800 pounds?

Other new features on the 2018 model of the Ford F-150 include a standard 3.3-liter V6 engine which takes place of the previous 3.5-liter V6 engine. The new engine offers a bit more power and fuel efficiency. Both the 2.7-liter V6 and the 5.0-liter V8 engines have been revised and updated. Additionally, every Ford F-150 engine now has an auto start-stop feature. Styling on both the front and rear of this pickup along with an improved forward collision mitigation system has also been undertaken.

You'll have options too, when it comes to trim levels. You can select the Ford F-150 XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited or the off-road capable Raptor. SuperCab or SuperCrew are options when it comes to the cab size, and you'll be able to choose from a few different bed lengths.

Meet the Ford F-150 in Person in Ferndale

At Suburban Ford of Ferndale, we can go on and on about all of the wonderful qualities that make our Ford F-150 the best truck around. You already know it's the bestselling pickup for American drivers, and you already know it beats the competition hands down in side-by-side comparisons. Now, don't you think it's time you meet one in person and take one out for a test drive?

We have a vast assortment of topnotch F-150 trucks available on our Ferndale lot. Our collection covers an assortment of transmission options, available engines, utility ratings, exterior colors, and trim levels. Because we want our customers to have the broadest selection possible, we keep a huge number of options available. Some of the F-150 trucks you can regularly find available include:

  • Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab with V6 engine
  • Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab with V8 engine

Best of all, our various Ford F-150 trucks come with standard features lists that are loaded with the amenities Michigan drivers want. Which features your exact truck comes with depends on which model you choose, but, some of the features to be on the lookout for include:

  • Automatic headlights
  • Navigation system with voice controls and touchscreen
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Ford's signature SYNC 3 infotainment system
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Keyless entry
  • Power-operated rear window

Now, let's learn about how it stacks up against the competition:

Ford F-150 vs. Chevy Silverado

When it comes to mastering the elements, reliably traveling, and handling the roads with confidence, few vehicles are more up for the challenge than a sturdy truck. The question that follows, then, is: which truck is best for me?

Here at Suburban Ford of Ferndale, we trust the Ford F-150. Not only has the F-Series been America's best-selling trucks for forty years straight, there have been continuous updates to the model, launching it into the digital age.

So how does the F-150 stack up against its competition? How does it compare with a truck like the Chevrolet Silverado?

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There are a couple of immediate things to notice about these two vehicles:

  • The Ford F-150 is slightly more affordable than the Chevy Silverado.
  • The Ford F-150 has the government's highest overall safety rating - 5 stars.
  • The F-150's 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine is more powerful, and provides more torque, than the Silverado's 5.3L Ecotec3 V8 Engine.
  • The F-150's engine options have either better, or comparable, fuel economy when compared to the Silverado.

To put it simply, the F-150 is more affordable, is incredible safe, has a more powerful engine option, and better fuel efficiency than its competition. This is just scratching the surface of the F-150's capabilities, though. There is plenty more to love about this truck, from its technological additions to its capabilities.

Is the Ford F-150 right for you? If you're looking for something rugged and reliable which is also comfortable and packed full of great perks and features, then the answer is yes. The 2018 Ford F-150 has all of this and more. Why not stop in and visit us here at Suburban Ford of Ferndale to learn more? We have a wide inventory of new Ford F-150 models to choose from. Feel free to browse our lot and check out our inventory in person. We're happy to set up a test drive for you if you'd like, or just answer any questions you have about the specs, features or any other information on the 2018 Ford F-150.

Ford F-150 vs. Ram 1500

When the pros here at Suburban Ford of Ferndale used our Ford F-150 expertise to examine another close competitor, the results were similar. The F-150, when compared to the Ram 1500 pickup truck, comes out ahead in several key areas, making it a smarter pickup truck investment for our Ferndale area customers.

Here are a few of the things about the F-150 that we've discovered that make it a superior choice over the Ram 1500:

  • Every Ram 1500 pickup truck, regardless of which engine you choose or which trim level, comes with only an eight-speed automatic transmission. Drivers who want more or less are out of luck. However, Ford understands that not every driver wants the same transmission. That's why they have a new ten-speed automatic available on their more-powerful engine options, and a standard six-speed automatic for others.
  • The Ford F-150 gives drivers a broader range of choices for how they want their truck equipped as well. In addition to offering more transmissions, the F-150 allows you to customize your power, too. There's a standard V6, a couple of optional V8 engines, and a new V6 diesel. Comparatively, the Ram has only three choices - a V6, a V8, or a diesel.
  • The maximum tow rating for a Ram 1500 is less than the Ford F-150's max, by several hundred pounds. If you have a boat, camper, or work trailer you need to take along with you, a few hundred pounds can make all the difference.
  • The Ford F-150 also gives drivers more standard features than the Ram 1500. Starting right at the base model, entry level, the F-150 gives you a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and a central display screen for the driver. The entry level Ram, on the other hand, is a basic base model lacking in some of the same features.
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