In A Battle Of Strength, Ford F-150 Outmuscles Chevy Silverado

The 2018 Ford F-150 is available at Rivertown Ford in Columbus, GA

The 2018 Ford F-150: Better Looking, Safer and More Powerful Than Ever

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Now in its 40th year of production and celebrating its 35th year as the best-selling vehicle in America, the new 2018 Ford F-150 at Rivertown Ford won't be relinquishing its title anytime soon. That's because in the new model year, Ford made the truck even better - keeping the Chevrolet Silverado in the back seat by improving the new F-150's aggressive looks, adding more power to its engines and more safety features than ever before.

Now available for lease or purchase at Rivertown Ford, the 2018 F-150 offers 3 bed lengths, 3 cab options and 7 trim levels - XT, XTL, LARIAT, King Ranch®, Platinum, Limited and the Raptor performance model.

Exterior of the 2018 F-150 at Rivertown Ford near Phenix City, AL

New Engines, Greater Strength and More Fuel-Efficient

Ford introduced an available 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V6 for 2018.

But that's hardly all. Improvements were also made to the standard 3.3-liter V6. By turning it into a direct fuel injection engine, Ford was able to increase its horsepower to 290 - 8 more than last year's model and 5 more than the standard Silverado.

Ford also added a new exhaust-gas-recirculation system to its available EcoBoost twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 engine. This adjustment helped boost the engine's torque to 400 lb-ft - nearly 100 lb-ft of torque more than what the standard Silverado offers and 17 lb-ft of torque more than Silverado's upgraded V8 engine delivers.

As far as towing and payload goes, the new Ford F-150 is a true weightlifter, offering a max towing capacity of 13,200 pounds (nearly 1,000 more pounds than the Chevrolet Silverado) and delivering best-in-class max payload (3,270 pounds) and torque (470 lb-ft).

With 3 beds available (5-foot-6-inch, 6-foot-6-inch and an 8-foot.), drivers in Columbus, LaGrange and Opelika-Auburn will love the versatility the 2018 Ford F-150 provides.

The new Ford F-150 is also incredibly fuel-efficient, getting an EPA-estimated 19/25 city/highway MPG, which is more than the 2018 Chevy Silverado achieves.

Safety Features and Interior of the 2018 F-150 - available at Rivertown Ford in Columbus near Fort Benning, GA

A Step Up In Tech

The 2018 Ford F-150 includes a new onboard 4G LTE data connection with a WiFi hotspot for its available SYNC 3® infotainment system in 2018. The SYNC 3® system allows drivers to link their smartphone to make hands-free calls and stream music.

Other standard and available tech features include satellite radio, a 10 speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, an 8-inch touchscreen, the MyKey system which allows parents to set speed and volume limits for their teenage drivers and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

More Safety Features

Adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning are, for the first time in 2018, available features in the new F-150.

Other available safety features include a 360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display and a handful of tech features that make trailering easier. These features include Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ and Active Park Assist.

See Why The F-150 Is The Truck Of Choice Among Drivers in Columbus, Opelika-Auburn and LaGrange

The 2018 Ford F-150 in Columbus, GA is built for drivers who demand a truck that gets the tough jobs done with ease. Visit Rivertown Ford to test-drive, lease or buy your new F-150 today.

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