Infotainment and Connectivity
Ford will provide an 8.0-inch infotainment display as standard that runs an improved version of the brand’s Sync 4 software, while a much larger 12.0-inch unit will be optional. This will match the Ram 1500’s optional 12.0-inch vertically oriented display, which dwarfs the 8.0-inch screens in both the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard, and we expect a Wi-Fi hotspot will also be offered; navigation and SiriusXM radio should be available as options as well as a premium stereo system from Bang & Olufsen. Sync 4’s new software provides over-the-air updates for future software releases, traffic-and- weather updates via the optional navigation system, and onboard telematics for fleet customers to help track vehicle location and usage.
Cab choices, box length
The Regular cab, available only on XL and XLT models, has two doors and seats three people. The SuperCab and SuperCrew each have four doors and seat five or six people, depending on whether the front has bucket seats.
SuperCab rear doors are rear-hinged, a style called “suicide doors” on 1960s Lincoln Continentals because exiting backseat passengers had nothing between them and oncoming traffic. Yikes! The SuperCab has the widest opening to the truck cab when both front and back doors are open; it’s available only with XL, XLT, Lariat, and Raptor models. Except for the Raptor, which only comes with a 5.5-foot box, the other three models can be ordered with the longest 8-foot box.
The SuperCrew style also has four doors but the rear doors are front-hinged, like a passenger car. The SuperCrew Style is only available with 5.5-foot and 6.5-foot boxes but can be ordered with all seven F-150 models.
Box length choices for Ford F-150’s are driven by storage needs. Boxes are available in 5.5-foot, 6.5-foot, and 8-foot lengths, all rounded to the nearest half foot. All boxes are 50.6-inches wide between wheelhouses and 21.4-inches high. Cargo volume (with nothing sticking up above the truck box walls is 52.8 cubic feet for the 5.5-foot box, 62.3-cubic feet for the 6.5-foot box, and 77.4 cubic feet for the 8-foot box. You can’t have the best cab for passengers with the highest capacity box; the SuperCrew cab and 8-foot box can’t be ordered on the same vehicle.
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2018 Ford F-150 Tech Sync 3
2018 Ford F-150 — 8-inch LCD productivity screen
2018 Ford F-150 — 110-volt 400-watt power outlet
2018 Ford F-150 — towing a boat
2018 Ford F-150 — trailer assist
The 2018 F-150s have a broad selection of standard and optional smart tech features. Some features help you be more productive like a standard rear camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist to help you hook up a trailer. Ford SYNC 3 with SYNC Connect works with FordPass, a mobile device app that lets you find your truck in a parking lot, check the fuel, lock, unlock, and start the truck, and even check fuel prices while you’re traveling.
An 8-inch dashboard LCD is standard on the Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited models and lets you monitor trip, vehicle, fuel economy, towing, and off-road displays. Ford now has an optional remote tailgate release operated by an inside door switch or the truck key fob, for hands-free SUV tailgate opening.
Four cameras are used with the optional 360-degree camera with a split-view display. You can use this feature for a bird’s eye view of the surroundings while backing into tight spaces — this adds another level of precision to the Dynamic Hitch Assist.
Available driver assist features include Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, a Lane-Keeping System, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go tech including full stops and starts in traffic, and BLIS, a Blind Spot Information System that not only signals when another vehicle is in a blind spot, it also detects cross traffic for the truck and for a trailer when one is attached.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Interior appointments receive an upgrade for 2021, which Ford needed to do in order to compete with the Ram 1500’s deluxe cabin. More premium materials are said to be used throughout and the cabin is dotted with more storage cubbies. Additional convenience features are intended to make things easier for those who use the F-150 as a mobile workspace. For example, the 10-speed automatic’s shift lever can be folded flat with the center console to create a large flat workspace. Similarly, the F-150 can be ordered with fold-flat front seats that can provide a place for sleeping. Passenger space is expected to be similar to the outgoing model, with the four-door crew-cab body style being the most spacious and family-friendly of the bunch. Out back, the F-150’s bed sees several improvements, starting with available power-operated running boards that now extend down the side of the truck to provide a handy step to reach into the cargo area. An optional onboard generator provides up to 7.2-kW of power to support electricity needs at the job site or at tailgate parties.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
We expect crash-testing to take place just before the truck goes on sale, so there’s nothing to report on that front yet. Ford is offering a host of driver-assistance features, but few are standard. More features will be available as buyers walk up through the F-150’s six trim levels, including a rear-facing camera for monitoring a trailer while on the go. A semi-autonomous driving system that Ford calls Active Drive Assist is currently in development; the company says it will make its way to the F-150 next year. Key safety features include:
- Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Available lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist
- Available adaptive cruise control
Комплектации и цены на Форд F-150 2018 года
Список стандартного оборудования включает:
- Галогеновую оптику главного света;
- Фронтальные и боковые эирбеги, а также боковые шторки безопасности;
- Камеру взгляда назад с динамической разметкой;
- Систему ABS;
- Систему Curve Control;
- Систему слежения за давлением в покрышках;
- Центральный замок;
- Руль с кожаной оплёткой;
- Стандартную аудиосистему;
- Тканевую отделку салона;
- Систему курсовой устойчивости;
- Дисковые тормоза и т.п.
В более продвинутых комплектациях модели оснащение может быть дополнено следующими опциями:
- Аналогово-цифровой комбинацией приборов;
- Мультифункциональным рулем;
- Двузонным климат-контролем;
- Кожаным салоном и вставками из алюминия и дерева на передней торпедо;
- Системой распознавания пешеходов и препятствий;
- Системой предотвращения лобового столкновения;
- Камерой круговой обзорности;
- Светодиодными передними и задними огнями;
- Электроприводом, а также подогревом и вентиляцией передних кресел;
- Функцией слежения за «слепыми» зонами, учитывающей длину прицепа;
- Продвинутой аудиосистемой от Bang & Olufsen;
- Электрическим приводом и подогревом внешних зеркал;
- Ассистентом парковки и т.д.