In the Spotlight: 2018 Ford F-150 XLT Hauls Through Baltimore

The new F-150 is back and better than ever for the 2018 model year. From aggressive grille nostrils to pronounced tailgate, standard and available smart tech to hard-charging engine lineup, you can count on upgrades in abundance. But that's just at base. What happens when you step from the capable 2018 Ford F-150 XL here in Baltimore? You find a bevy of full-size pickup features to make the grade, and then some.

The new 2018 F-150 XLT is just such an example. Surely, the towing champ's choice of regular, SuperCab, and SuperCrew configurations presents to accommodate anywhere from three to six passengers and that figurative ton of equipment you need to get the job done. The new Ford truck even continues the standard offering of its time-honored and reliable 4x2 and all-terrain 4x4 drivetrains.

But it's in the powerplant and related job site-and-offsite perks that the XLT trim of the 2018 Ford F-150 shines. A 3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6 puts out an energetic 290 horsepower, backed by the pulling power and turning authority of 265 pound-feet of torque. An optional electronic locking rear differential, integrated with standard AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control (RSC®), delivers excellent traction control.

You'll find standard Auto Start/Stop engine tech for efficiency, and that the new Ford pickup sips fuel shows in a new set of good economy stats. Count on up to an estimated 19 city mpg, 25 highway mpg, and 22 mpg combined with a 4x2 build. F-150 XLT 4x4 even remains respectable for the long haul, weighing in at up to 18 mpg in the city, 23 mpg on the highway, and a combined 20 mpg.

Smooth gearshifts are more than a matter of course with a standard six-speed auto. Normal, tow/haul, and sport modes present to suit drive styles from urban cruiser to highway commander and off-road enthusiast alike. Upgrade to an available electronic 10-speed transmission, and get further settings first-rate for slippery conditions, snow, and overall efficiency. There's also a standard Curve Control, providing for automatic slowing when angling bends at excess speed. 2018 F-150 XLT 4x4 models even feature available electronic shift-on-the-fly (ESOF): turn a dial, and you're in 4x4 mode. It's that easy.

But there's plenty more to equip you for the Baltimore drive where these came from. Take the short drive out to see us here at Koons Ford of Baltimore,6970 Security Blvd. We'll show you the 2018 Ford F-150 XLT difference.

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