Bluebonnet Motors is Proud to Announce the 2018 Ford F-150 is MotorTrend Truck of the Year


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In the wake of the announcement that the 2018 Ford F-150 we offer has won MotorTrend’s “Truck of the Year” title, some have been asking why it didn’t happen sooner. True, the F-150 shook up the industry in a big way when it was launched with aluminum alloy skin back in 2015. But Ford wasn’t done. With the 2018 mid-cycle refresh, the F-150 has both silenced the critics, and the competition in one fell swoop.

In their write-up of the 2018 F-150, MotorTrend also answered the same question. The difference between the truck they tested in 2015 and today’s model, they said, was the details. And where the variant unveiled three years ago was certainly exceptional, the way Ford had refined the truck’s minutia added up to a pickup that was more than competitive, but best-in-class.

But Ford didn’t just change a detail here and there. By tweaking the inner workings of its engine lineup, the 2018 model sees performance and capability improvements across the board. For example, the TI-VCT V8 received new cylinder heads and port injection, and can accommodate a class-topping 3,270 lbs. maximum payload when equipped with available suspension. Even the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6—the sole engine left untouched—saw a raise in its best-in-class max towing to 13,200 lbs. while retaining its best-in-class 470 lb-ft of torque.

But the “Truck of the Year” write-up didn’t just focus on its benchmarks. In testing the new 3.3-liter V6, MotorTrend found that it could tow a 5,000 lb. trailer in base XL form without breaking a sweat, along with strong, smooth acceleration. A Lariat model they tested with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 earned acclaim for its 400 lb-ft of torque, which was marked as impressive in spite of engine displacement. Overviews of class-exclusive options like Pro Trailer Backup Assist, and others were covered in the review.

The award-winning 2018 F-150 can now be found right here at our Ford dealership in New Braunfels, TX. If you want to learn more about the features and available options that this model offers, our sales representatives would be happy to assist you. Contact our showroom at your convenience, and we’ll get the ball rolling!

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