Why Marietta Drivers Want to Buy the 2018 F-150

The 2018 F-150 is available at Jim Tidwell Ford in Kennesaw

Test Drive America's Best-Selling Pickup

Now in its 40 th year and celebrating 35 years as the best-selling vehicle in America, the 2018 Ford F-150 builds on its legendary toughness by improving its appearance, strengthening its engines and adding active safety technologies for 2018.

Over the last 4 decades, more than 26 million F-Series trucks have been sold, according to Automotive News Data Center. That means Ford sells an average of 102 trucks per hour or nearly 2 new F-150's every minute, every day, 7 days a week. So what does this all mean to drivers in Kennesaw, Marietta and Woodstock? It means that millions of Americans continue to buy the 2018 F-150 because they're tough, reliable and safe.

Now available for lease or purchase at Jim Tidwell Ford, the 2018 F-150 in Kennesaw, GA 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 F-150 at Jim Tidwell Ford near Marietta

More Power & More Efficient

New in 2018 is the new Ford F-150's available 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V6 engine. Other engine adjustments include improvements to the standard 3.3-liter V6. By making it a direct fuel injection engine, Ford was able to increase its horsepower to 290 - 8 more than last year's model.

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 pound-feet.

As far as towing and payload goes, the 2018 F-150 is a beast, offering a max towing capacity of 13,200 pounds (1,000 more pounds than the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado) and delivering best-in- class performance in max payload (3,270 pounds) and torque (470 pound-feet).

With 3 beds available (5-foot- 6-inch, 6-foot- 6-inch and an 8-foot.), the new F-150 also has the versatility to carry a variety of heavy items.

The 2018 F-150 is also incredibly fuel-efficient with an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, which is more than the new Silverado.

Safety features and interior of the 2018 F-150 - available at Jim Tidwell Ford near Woodstock and Marietta

Technology Steps Up

The new F-150 now features a new onboard 4G LTE data connection with a WiFi hotspot for its available SYNC 3 ® infotainment system. 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 the MyKey system which allows parents to set speed and volume limits for their teenage drivers and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.

New Safety Features

For the first time in 2018, the new F-150 now features adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning.

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.

The 2018 Ford F-150 at Jim Tidwell Ford is built for drivers near Kennesaw, Marietta and Woodstock who demand a truck that gets the tough jobs done with ease. Visit Jim Tidwell Ford to test drive, lease or buy your new F-150 today.

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