Worldwide a Ford F-150 is sold every thirty seconds! Now for the 2018 model year Ford gives us another treat: this is the first time that Ford has fitted a turbo-diesel engine into a half-ton pickup. Is it worth its weight in towing gold? Now to get the diesel engine option (which costs $4000) you have to opt for a minimum Lariat level trim which starts at $41,515.

Under the hood is a 3.0 liter turbo-diesel that makes 250 horsepower and 440 lb-ft. of torque. Fuel economy is rated for 30 MPG on the highway. The transmission is a 10-speed automatic. The real magic of the truck unfolds when you are on the road. Ford did a tremendous job of making the F-150 a great driving vehicle.

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Comments

    • mwmarks7713
      mwmarks7713

      Great video! Very informative.

      about 1 month ago
    • Mad Giffer
      Mad Giffer

      Yes, the eco 3.5 has more HP and just slightly greater torque but that torque is at much higher RPMs. I believe the max torque for the gas engine is at 3800 RPMs while the max for the diesel is at 1800 RPMs. That is just about cruising RPMs. I would gladly put the diesel up against the 3.5 towing down a highway. When you hit a hill I have a feeling that 3.5 is going to stuggle. I was towing my 7500lb camper on cruise control set to 70 with no issues on the hills. I would really love to see the 3.5 do that. I also want to point out that the specs on the 3.5 is only using the expensive unleaded gas not the cheap stuff. That is usually more than diesel but not always.

      about 2 months ago
    • Duviel Hernandez
      Duviel Hernandez

      Im a diesel lover but I think that this truck is a rip-off. Who’s gonna buy a diesel engine that is designed for 150k miles plus it has timing belt and another belt for the high pressure pump . And def dpf and all that crap that make diesel engines this days not reliable at all . No thanks im going back to gas engines .

      about 4 months ago
    • Blake Buchanan
      Blake Buchanan

      Great Review. I own this truck and I absolutely love it! AND I am also wearing flip-flops

      about 5 months ago
    • Perry2186
      Perry2186

      that painted grill is on there not because its a lariat its because it has the SPORT package normal Lariat is chrome

      about 5 months ago
    • protect your 2nd
      protect your 2nd

      What a disappointment in performance for the half ton diesel truck. The less expensive 3.5 EcoBoost kicks it's ass in power on less expensive fuel with a lower engine cost at purchase. I have been waiting for it to finally hit the market so I could buy one but, I think I have to keep my EcoBoost.

      about 5 months ago
    • Miles Standish
      Miles Standish

      Yet another 'review' if a diesel vehicle where the 'reviewer' doesn't know jack squat about diesels.
      This guy went on and on about how great it is that you can use the trans manual function to keep the speed in check while going down hill, but didn't mention the fact that this thing DOESN'T come with an exhaust brake(like its competition does), which by design is there to keep the vehicle's speed in check going down hill without taxing the trans or brakes.

      about 8 months ago
    • Tommy Truth
      Tommy Truth

      A "shorty" bed is worthless.

      about 8 months ago
    • Ren J
      Ren J

      he said they sell one every 30 seconds so that's not counting lease

      about 8 months ago
    • Anthony Rodriguez
      Anthony Rodriguez

      Just an FYI. Lariat does not mean the bumper is painted the same color as the truck. The sports package is what makes the truck all in one color, in this case the grill.

      about 9 months ago
    • The Glamourous One
      The Glamourous One

      THAT TRUCK IS A DOG!!! SLOWER THAN SHIT!!!!! GET THE COYOTE!!!!

      about 10 months ago
    • Zachary Cifers
      Zachary Cifers

      I also agree trucks are expensive these days

      about 11 months ago
    • Zachary Cifers
      Zachary Cifers

      Well diesel is more money then gas also def is expensive too

      about 11 months ago
    • Stevonoles1
      Stevonoles1

      I'm a Chevy guy but this is a very nice truck. Love the color. Are the smaller Powerstrokes made in Chihuahua Mexico like the 6.7? Could be a deal breaker.

      about 11 months ago
    • salty
      salty

      How does a lariat not have navigation? That to me is crazy my 2017 f150 xlt with the 302a package has navigation and everything this truck has and more.....Except leather.

      about 1 year ago
    • Craig Stadnyk
      Craig Stadnyk

      I feel like this guy is wrong in so many ways . The cost outweighs so much benefit ... The eco boost will do better in most ways

      about 1 year ago
    • Drez
      Drez

      I’ve always been a chevy guy, but these new fords really have my attention. I WILL be buying one soon!

      about 1 year ago
    • Barbaro Matos
      Barbaro Matos

      Thanks you for your information I have one I love

      about 1 year ago
    • Jesse Tousek
      Jesse Tousek

      Yuppie

      about 1 year ago
    • The Bandit JR
      The Bandit JR

      It isn’t fords 10 speed transmission, they bought it from gm.

      about 1 year ago
    • Autobytel
      Autobytel In reply to The Bandit JR

      It was a joint collaboration between Ford and GM

      about 1 year ago
    • Fun2 Drive
      Fun2 Drive

      $54K for a 2 wheel drive? This is the engine that Ford developed in 2003 that they told us would be in 2004 F150's but they pushed it off to Europe. Nothing like being a mere 13-14 late. Ram has had this type of diesel since 2104 240HP 440 pound foot torque but also is expensive. Is the diesel worth 4500 bucks more? I had a Super Duty ran until I sold it flawlessly 189K miles. My current diesel is the Jeep Grand Cherokee with the same 3.0L that is in the Ram. I am on a trip right now and my first fill up was 29 mpg and this tank 33.3 mpg and it is 4 wheel drive.
      I think I will be going to a Ridgeline Honda. The 17 model I had is in the hands of my former fiancee' and we both loved it. Fuel mileage finally jumped to 28 mpg. However it is between a Ranger and F150 which is the size I prefer. It is so quiet and rides so well that it seems more car than truck. The Ram by the way drove like a ponderous pig and I will never buy the 1500 RAM. If the F150 is a cumbersome as the Ram I will never buy one. I am betting the F150 is a lot more nimble and more car like ride than the Ram. It was worse than my Super Duty which to me was an amazing ride with tons of space in crew cab. True seating for 6 in comfort...

      about 1 year ago
    • bob
      bob

      Engine Exhaust Regeneration and DEF... don't walk away from it; RUN!!!!! Run away from it as fast as you can.

      about 1 year ago
    • Brendon Walters
      Brendon Walters

      That color by far is my favorite!

      about 1 year ago
    • Hiram Rosa Jr
      Hiram Rosa Jr

      Garbage

      about 1 year ago
    • nick beaman
      nick beaman

      2wd. Resale will suck. And for that money buy a full size.

      about 1 year ago
    • good luck
      good luck

      Sweet i love it !

      about 1 year ago
    • Faladod
      Faladod

      Ram all day👊🏿

      about 1 year ago
    • Times Up
      Times Up

      No max payload option? GVWR 7,850lbs. or 7,050lbs.?

      about 1 year ago
    • Persi A.
      Persi A.

      Price please? $55-$60? Ridiculous

      about 1 year ago
    • Bla Bla
      Bla Bla In reply to Persi A.

      Persi A.
      20K ridiculous 😥

      about 1 year ago
    • 1mlb704
      1mlb704

      Great review

      about 1 year ago