2018 Ford F-150

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2018 Ford F-150 Interior Review

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Interior: 8.6

The 2018 Ford F-150 features generally high-end materials, and the upper trims feel more like a luxury vehicle. Both rows of seats are spacious and supportive. There aren’t a ton of standard features, but the F-150 offers a lengthy list of comfort and convenience features that includes several active safety technologies.

  • "Today's pickup truck is a laughably lavish way to spend an afternoon. Top F-150 trim levels have miles of leather with contrasting stitching (the dark blue Navy Pier option is the best), a big, easy-to-use touchscreen and massaging front seats -- in a pickup! But Ford did keep it real with big knobs for tuning, volume and climate control." -- Autoweek
  • "The F-150 Lariat gets high marks for everyday ease of use and interior quality. Combined with the ratings for comfort, it's simply a pleasant place to spend a full day on the road." -- Edmunds
  • "Ford's new F-150 offers a spacious, quiet cabin with firm seating and all controls within easy reach of the driver. Models like the King Ranch and Platinum feel luxury-car lavish." -- Kelley Blue Book (2017)

Seating

The F-150 seats three in Regular Cab models and five or six in SuperCab and SuperCrew models. Cloth upholstery is standard, and flip-up rear seats are standard in SuperCab and SuperCrew models. Vinyl and leather upholstery, front bucket seats, power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, massaging front seats, and a heated steering wheel are available.

The front seats are a great place to spend time. They’re comfortable and supportive, and they’re highly adjustable, making it easy to find a good driving position. SuperCab and SuperCrew models have spacious back seats. And by spacious, we mean you can fit three adults in the back without a problem. That’s not the case in some trucks. That’s not even the case in many large sedans. The only complaint some people might have is that there’s a high step up to get into the truck.

Models that have rear seats also feature two full sets of LATCH connectors. Note that if you have to hook in a child seat (or two), the tether anchors are hard to find and easy to confuse with other hardware in the cabin, which is typical for pickup trucks. Fortunately, you’ll have no such trouble with the easily identifiable lower anchors, which make it easy to snap in a car seat.

  • "The fabric-trimmed seats felt more comfortable than the leather options, and rear-seat room is bigger than most full-size sedans." -- Autoweek
  • "Large and tall occupants will find plenty of space, yet the driving position is adjustable enough to prevent smaller drivers from feeling as if they're in a cavern. The SuperCrew's back row will comfortably seat three tall adults, with plenty of head- and legroom as well as shoulder room." -- Edmunds
  • "The SuperCrew (crew cab) is extremely roomy, with rear-seat legroom that would make some full-size sedans envious. … Also making the cab comfortable are seats that have been carefully sculpted to reduce fatigue." -- Kelley Blue Book (2017)

Interior Features

The F-150 – like most pickup trucks – offers few features beyond a radio and basic climate control, though it does come with a rearview camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist. There are plenty of options, however.

Available features include a twin-panel moonroof, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio, a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, a Wi-Fi hot spot (SYNC Connect), MyKey, and the voice-activated SYNC system with a 4.2-inch display screen, Bluetooth, a USB port, and smartphone app integration. The SYNC 3 infotainment system with enhanced voice recognition, an 8-inch touch screen, navigation and Siri Eyes Free is also available. SYNC 3 updates automatically when connected to Wi-Fi.

Available driver assistance features include a 360-degree camera system, rear parking sensors, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control (updated for 2018 to feature stop-and-go technology), forward collision warning, active park assist, and pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, which is new for 2018.

The user-friendly SYNC 3 system has an intuitive interface and a responsive touch screen, and there are physical controls for some features as well. Connectivity features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto make it easy to connect a smartphone, and the F-150 is now available with a Wi-Fi hot spot that lets you connect up to 10 devices.

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  • "The 2018 F-150 gets a number of new active safety features, including pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection. The most notable new feature is the adaptive cruise control specifically designed and tuned with trailer towing in mind. This is the first application of this in a light-duty truck. Like other systems, Ford's adaptive cruise uses a combination of radar and cameras. It can bring the truck and trailer down to a complete stop." -- Autoblog
  • "The Sync 3 infotainment system that comes on midtier and above F-150 models is quick to respond to user inputs and easy to use. Smartphone-friendly amenities, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, are also on tap to beam popular apps onto the touchscreen." -- Edmunds
  • "More commonly found on luxury sedans and SUVs, the 2017 Ford F-150 offers a 360-degree surround camera. The system not only shows drivers important blind spots when parking or towing, it can also give a clear view down low, a real bonus when navigating obstacle-packed off-road trails." -- Kelley Blue Book (2017)

Cargo

The F-150 offers three bed lengths: 5.5-foot, 6.5-foot, and 8-foot. Not every bed length is available with every cabin. No matter which size bed you want, you’ll love the F-150’s available bed features. You can get stowable loading ramps, an integrated tailgate step, and Ford’s BoxLink system, which provides moveable tie-downs to make it easier to secure cargo. There’s also an LED lighting system for the bed.

The F-150 has a good amount of cabin storage as well. You can fit plenty of stuff in the center console (if you have front bucket seats), and there’s a flat floor under the rear seat of SuperCab and SuperCrew models, which makes for a nice storage spot.

  • "The F-150's floor is flat, making the middle rear seat comfortable, while also allowing more room for storage." -- Kelley Blue Book (2016)
  • "The best innovations, though, might be the simplest ones. There's now a flat floor in the cabin so you can actually stack boxes when you fold the rear seats, and the new BoxLink system adds four anchors in the sides of the bed that allow drivers to hook in tie-downs, bungee cords, or E-track, a cargo-management system familiar to those who move snowmobiles, ATVs, and the like in trailers." -- Car and Driver (2015)
  • "There are a brace of LEDs to illuminate the cargo box, too, and a rather trick optional Boxlink cargo management system employing easily configurable cleats to restrain loads or hang ramps out of the way." -- Autoblog (2015)
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