The Ford will be coming up with F-150 truck model with upgraded engine specifications, striking styling, attractively personified features and breathtaking performance in the coming year. The Ford F-150 will be available in models: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum models.
Ford Lariat 2018 Engine
The Lariat comes powered by 2.7 liter EcoBoost direct injection V6 engine with 325 hp and 400 pound feet of torque. This has been coupled with advanced electronic 10 speed automatic transmission which lends the vehicle more power and performance. Furthermore, it also exhibits enhanced acceleration capability. The fuel efficiency delivered by this engine configuration comes out to be 20 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highways. Another optional engine type would be 3.3 liter Ti-VCT V6 engine with 290 hp and 265 pound feet of torque, 5.0 liter Ti – VCT V8 engine with 395 hp and 400 pound feet of torque and 3.5 liter V6 EcoBoost engine with 375 hp and 470 pound feet of torque. The Lariat 2018 will be available in 3 cab styles; Regular, SuperCab and SuperCrew. The Regular cab style Lariat holds a seating for three, however, the SuperCab and SuperCrew cab styles Lariat holds seating for five to six people. The towing capacity of the regular cab Lariat is mostly more than 12000 lbs. However, it can be best depicted after making the choice of engine and cab style configuration.
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2018 Ford Lariat Exteriors
The 2018 Ford Lariat receives Chrome Bumpers, front and rear. Although they can be body colored as well, as a choice. The front fascia has been designed with two – bar grille and black surround and background mesh. The headlamps are halogen lighted. The heated, power folding side mirrors are body colored and have LED Security Approach lamps. The 2018 Ford Lariat gets a power single panel or double panel moonroof and windshield wiper de-icer on up-gradation. With an overall length of around 209.3 inches and overall width of 79.9 inches, the Ford Lariat showcases a boxy appearance and massive cabin and cargo space. There are 18 inch aluminium wheels available as standard. Optional wheel types include 18 inch chrome wheels, 20 inch chrome wheels and 20 inch aluminium wheels.
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2018 Ford Lariat Interiors
The interiors are made up of good quality materials that render a comfortable feel. The seats are leatherette with front seats with seat heaters, ventilator and driver memory feature. It has been kept optional for the buyer to have front bucket seats. The Steering wheel is heated on up-gradation and leather wrapped. The feature Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control allows for the serene atmosphere inside the cabin. The Infotainment system SYNC3 includes 8 inch display screen and comes compatible with Satellite Radio, AppLink, Wifi Connectivity and Navigation.
2018 Ford Lariat Safety Features
The innumerable safety features that the 2018 Ford Lariat comprises of includes Rear View Camera, Hill Descent Control, Anti – Lock Brakes, Intelligent Cruise Control, Intermittent Windshield Wipers, 360 degrees Camera with Split – View Display, Blind Spot Monitoring System with Cross – Traffic Alert, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Pre – Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Automatic High Beams, Lane Keeping Assist, Rain Sensing Wipers and Reverse Sensing System. Some of these features come standard, however, few are available as options. The Advanced Airbag System encompasses frontal airbags for the driver and front passenger, seat-mounted side airbags for the driver and the front passenger and side curtain airbags for both the rows. There are additional safety belts with Active Restraint System and Pretensioners. There is Anti – Theft Alarm, Post – Crash Alert System and Enhanced Security Pack for extra safety and security.
Price and Release Date
Ford will be releasing the Lariat in the last quarter of 2017 or early 2018 as a 2018 model. The pricing has been kept competitive with other vehicles in the same class with the starting price going around $28,000 and more.