Experience the 2018 Ford F-150 Near Waterbury, CT

What Watertown & Waterbury Drivers Can Expect from the 2018 Ford F-150

The 2018 Ford F-150 has arrived here at Shaker's Family Ford soon, and you'll likely want to learn more about this rugged truck now that it's available in our showroom. For Watertown and Waterbury Ford pickup fans, the performance, features, safety and technology of your next durable work truck are all important. That's why we've touched on all those points in our research process for the all-new F-150, and we have outlined these characteristics for you below.

What's New in the 2018 Ford F-150?

Firstly, it is important to look at what's new for the 2018 model year, which is set to arrive in the near future. This Ford truck features a new base 3.3-liter V6 engine, along with more power in the upper tier of powertrain offerings respectively. These upper level engines are also paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission, so the ride quality that you experience is even more impressive than before.

2018 F-150: Capability

You won't be wanting for power if you choose the 2018 F-150. Ford offers five engines in the F-150 lineup, and each one is a solid choice.

If you mostly use your truck for commuting and the occasional furniture transport, the base engine will give you everything you need. If you need a truck for contracting work in the Waterbury or Bristol area and don't want to jump to a heavy duty pickup, you're still sure to find all the hauling and towing capacity you need in the F-150 lineup.

Engine Options

  • The base F-150 comes with a 3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine that'll give you 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. That's perfectly appropriate for most household chores and errands in the Waterbury area.
  • If you want more get-up-and-go, you can pick a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 for 325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.
  • A 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 gives you even more oomph, with 375 horsepower and a best-in-class 470 pound-feet of torque. This is your best bet for towing, as it offers the best-in-class rating of up to 12,200 pounds.
  • A 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 provides 398 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque for the best-in-class payload rating when properly equipped. If you need to haul 3,300 pounds of- well, anything- from Bristol to Naugatuck, the right new F-150 can do it.
  • If you like to head out of the Waterbury area and into the wilderness (or you just really like passing people on I-84), you'll want the F-150 Raptor's High-Output 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. It'll give you 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque to play with.

Paired with any of these engines, you'll find a smooth 10-speed automatic transmission with improved performance over recent model years and multiple drive modes, like Normal, Tow-Haul, EcoSelect, and more. The Snow-Wet mode will give you top performance in the middle of our snowy winters.

2018 Ford F-150 Trims & Options

F-150 XL

2018 Ford F-150 XL

The F-150 XL is a sturdy, capable pickup truck with a rearview camera, 2.3-inch productivity screen at the dash, cruise control, and more. Though it's relatively basic in equipment, its starting MSRP makes the XL a very attractive, high-value option for those looking for a powerful new pickup on a tighter budget.


Lots of options are available for the XL if you'd like to really customize your truck. Some of our favorites include packages to enhance your F-150 XL's already impressive capabilities; you can choose from the Heavy-Duty Payload Package, Trailer Tow Package, and Max Trailer Tow Package. If you'd like a more distinctive appearance to really stand out on the road, check out the Xl Chrome, XL Sport, and XL STX Appearance Packages.

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F-150 XLT

2018 Ford F-150 XLT

The XLT is an excellent balance of features and affordability, adding even more standard features to the already-great offerings of the XL. This popular trim level comes with Ford's SYNC system with AppLink, front seat lumbar adjustability, and keyless entry.


The XLT is enhanced with privacy glass, foglights, alloy wheels, and more. Upgrade with any number of available options and packages. The Heavy-Duty Payload Package and Max Trailer Tow Package can really beef up your capabilities, and Appearance Packages include the XLT Chrome and XLT Sport.

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F-150 Lariat

2018 Ford F-150 Lariat

The Lariat is a noticeable step up from the previous trims, with leather-trimmed upholstery, heated and cooled seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, SYNC 3, and the 8-inch productivity screen. It has power-adjustable pedals and intelligent access with push-button start.

To enhance the luxurious feel of the Lariat trim even further, you again have access to a great variety of packages and options, including the aforementioned Heavy-Duty Payload Package and Max Trailer Tow Package, as well as some new options like the Technology Package and Lariat Special Edition Package.

F-150 Lariat Inventory

F-150 Raptor

2018 Ford F-150 Raptor

The Raptor is a purpose-built off-roader, with every modification and accessory you'd want for a trailblazing foray into the wilderness. Enjoy the roar of the high-output 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine, offering up 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet or torque for an exhilarating blend of power and precision. Distinctive exterior features like its unique grille ensure that, even when it's not in motion, the Raptor is a truly formidable truck.

To really make the rugged Raptor your own, you can choose to add the Exterior Graphics Package and Hood Graphics Package. Get more tech features with the Raptor Technology Package, too.

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F-150 King Ranch

2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch

Stylish and opulent, the King Ranch welcomes its driver with a certain Southern charm. It comes with heated rear seats, an amazing audio system upgrade, and SYNC Connect with a wi-fi hotspot. Its interior is accented with beautiful wood and leather, and the flow-through console gives you ideal in-cab storage.

Choose the King Ranch Chrome Appearance Package or King Ranch Monochromatic Paint Package to take the distinctive style of this thematic trim to a new level. You can also add on the Technology Package, Trailer Tow Package, and more options.

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F-150 Platinum

2018 Ford F-150 Platinum

The F-150 Platinum offers the same features as the King Ranch, but without the Western aesthetic. The Platinum trim offers a strong, modern look and adds power deployable running boards to its long list of standard equipment.

With a standard 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine, 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, and heated seats - front and rear - you won't want for much in the F-150 Platinum.

F-150 Platinum Inventory

F-150 Limited

2018 Ford F-150 Limited

If you want the best of the best, you get the F-150 Limited. It includes almost every available feature throughout the F-150 lineup, but you can still add on a few items. The Limited is jam-packed with convenience, smart technology, and comfortable luxury.

The Limited comes with Ford's powerful 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 for the best-in-class tow rating.

F-150 Limited Inventory

2018 Ford F-150: Safety

With an available rearview camera and driver-assist features for trailering, you will be able to line up your towing equipment properly in the 2018 F-150 without hesitation. The optional parallel parking system will do the hard work for you when you find a trickier spot to park your vehicle as well, taking the stress and uncertainty out of parking your truck in tight spaces.

2018 Ford F-150: Technology, Style & Features

Shoppers from New Milford and Naugatuck will love to climb into the 2018 Ford F-150 and see the potential that lies inside. From the Ford Sync 3 infotainment system to a neat cabin with instruments placed strategically around you, comfort and entertainment will be top of mind every time that you begin your journey. Additional features such as a cargo management system for the bed of the truck, voice-activated controls, power-adjustable front seats and more are available through the variety of trim levels, bed styles and options this truck lineup includes.

Find Your 2018 F-150, Available Now in Connecticut

Connect with the Shaker's Family Ford team today to learn more about the all-new 2018 Ford F-150, now available at our Watertown Ford dealership. We know you'll want to choose a dealership that operates with transparency and values their ongoing relationship with you, long after the initial deal is done - and that's just what you'll find at our Waterbury area dealership.

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