If you delayed getting a Ford F-150 until you could snag the 2018 model with its refreshed looks, the option of seven different grilles, and updated powertrains, you’ll be paying a price premium for all that newness. The good news is that for all the updates, the price difference is a bit of a bargain, as Ford is adding a mere $270 to the MSRP when the 2018 F-150 goes on sale this fall.
That’s according to Cars Direct, which offers insights gleaned from an order guide. That includes pricing for the new 3.3-liter V6, which will come standard on the XL and XLT models. Base price with the 3.3-liter is $28,675 in the XL Regular Cab, which is $270 more than the outgoing model with its 3.5-liter V6. The SuperCab starts at $32,760 with the SuperCrew’s starting MSRP at $35,215.
Unfortunately, we still have no exact output figures for the 3.3-liter V6. Ford tells us it will be about as potent as the motor it replaces, which made 282 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque. If you’re wondering about the new 3.0-liter diesel Ford will offer in the F-150 next summer, you’re going to have to wait on that also, as details still aren’t available.
The 2018 F-150 will offer adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, plus a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection. This tech comes as standard on the F-150 Limited, and will be part of a $1,250 option on the Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum versions when paired with a Luxury Equipment Group. If that sounds like it’ll get expensive, Cars Direct lists a number of available “hidden” equipment discounts when adding certain packages to certain models. Configure your new F-150 correctly, and you could save up to $2,500.