2018 Ford F-150 and F-250 Engine Options

How much power do you need from your Ford pickup truck for your workday? Learn about the myriad of engine options available for both the 2018 Ford F-150 and 2018 Ford F-250 in the following page created by the experts at Hutcheson Ford in St. James, MO. From towing and payload capacity to trim level availability, you’ll find out all you need to know to decide which Ford pickup truck engine meets your exact needs. If you have any questions for a product specialist at our Ford dealership, contact us at (573) 265-7015.

2018 Ford F-150 towing a tractor in a construction site

What engines are offered for the 2018 Ford F-150?

There are six impressive engine options available with the 2018 Ford F-150. The High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine provides the greatest horsepower, while the 5.0L V8 provides the greatest payload capacity. Examine the table below to find out which Ford F-150 engine best suits your workday needs.

Engine

3.3L V6

2.7L EcoBoost® I4

5.0L V8

3.5L EcoBoost® I4

High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost® V6

3.0L Power Stroke® diesel

Horsepower

290 HP

325 HP

395 HP

375 HP

450 HP

250 HP

Torque

265 lb.-ft.

400 lb.-ft.

400 lb.-ft.

470 lb.-ft.

510 lb.-ft.

440 lb.-ft.

Max. Payload

1,900 lbs.

2,470 lbs.

3,270 lbs.

3,230 lbs.

1,200 lbs.

2,020 lbs.

Trim Availability

XL, XLT

XL, XLT, Lariat

XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch®, Platinum

Limited

Raptor

Optional on Lariat, King Ranch®, Platinum

What is the best engine for towing?

Are you wondering which Ford F-150 engine has the greatest towing capacity? For your toughest towing jobs, you’ll want to choose the 3.5L EcoBoost® I4 engine with a maximum towing capacity of 13,200 lbs. This engine is standard with the 2018 Ford F-150 Limited trim level. Towing specs for all engine options can be found in the table below.

Engine

3.3L V6

2.7L EcoBoost® I4

5.0L V8

3.5L EcoBoost® I4

High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost® V6

3.0L Power Stroke® diesel

Max. Towing

7,700 lbs.

9,000 lbs.

11,600 lbs.

13,200 lbs.

12,000 lbs.

11,400 lbs.

Trim Availability

XL, XLT

XL, XLT, Lariat

XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch®, Platinum

Limited

Raptor

Optional on Lariat, King Ranch®, Platinum

2018 Ford SuperDuty

2018 F-250 engine options

Two engines are available with the 2018 Ford F-250: a gas and a diesel option. With both engines, you can choose a 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrain, and conventional or 5th wheel gooseneck-towing capability. For the most towing capacity, the 6.2L 2-Valve Gas V8 engine can tow up to 18,500 lbs., when equipped with a 4×2 drivetrain and 5th wheel gooseneck-towing capability. The table below details complete Ford F-250 engine specs.

Engine

6.7L Power Stroke® V8 Turbo Diesel

6.2L 2-Valve Gas V8

Horsepower

450 HP

385 HP

Torque

935 lb.-ft.

430 lb.-ft.

Transmission

TorqShift® 6-speed SelectShift® automatic with tow/haul mode

TorqShift® 6-speed SelectShift® automatic with tow/haul mode

Max. Conventional Towing

14,000 lbs. (4×2)

15,000 lbs. (4×4)

18,000 lbs. (4×2)

17,500 lbs. (4×4)

Max. 5th-Wheel Gooseneck Towing

15,700 lbs. (4×2)

16,400 lbs. (4×4)

18,500 lbs. (4×2)

16,400 lbs. (4×4)

Trim Availability

Limited

XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum

Test Drive a Ford F-150 or F-250 in St. James, MO

Have you decided which Ford pickup truck engine is right for your towing and hauling demands? Learn more about the features available with the Ford F-150 and F-250 in our in our model research pages, or head over to our new inventory to find a model that you want to test drive. Schedule your appointment by calling Hutcheson Ford at (573) 265-7015. At Hutcheson Ford, it’s not what we do, it’s how we do it.