If you want to know why truck enthusiasts love diesels, look no further than the newly-released specs for the 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke diesel: 440 lb-ft of torque, an 11,400-pound towing capacity, a 2,020-pound payload rating, and an estimated 30 MPG on the highway. Those are fantastic numbers. The thing about pickup trucks, they aren’t known for great fuel economy. They’re big, heavy, usually boxy, and ride high off the ground on big tires. Lately, the truck industry has seen major improvements lately when it comes to the efficiency aspect of larger vehicles.
Spring 2018 marks the first time a diesel engine will be found under the hood of Ford’s F-150 full-size truck, with the inclusion of a newly-developed 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbocharged V6 diesel engine. For years, the Power Stroke name has been synonymous with the Super Duty lineup of heavy-duty pickup trucks Ford produces. The new 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbocharged V6 diesel engine found in 2018 F-150 models was developed by the same powertrain team as the Super Duty trucks, so it only makes sense for the factory to deliver a best-in-class 250 horsepower and 440 lb.-ft. of torque.
There are three versions of the new truck coming in 2018; Ford dealers will sell them in the price range of $51,080 to $60,200, depending on what model you choose and what additions you make to the truck to enhance its power on the road. Ford will begin taking orders for the 2018 F-150 with the Power Stroke V6 diesel engine beginning this month, and deliveries set to begin this spring. If you want to browse a selection of trucks before then, come on down to Lamarque Ford. We would be happy to help you find the right truck for you!