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2018 Ford F-150 available technology features

2018 Ford F-150 available technology features
2018 Ford F-150 available technology features

As there are some many ways to specify and configure a 2018 Ford F-150 pickup truck, it would probably take a book the size of War and Peace to document all the available features. As pickups like the Ford F-150 become more and more like utilitarian workhorses these days, technology features play an increasingly important part. Once again, if we took a top of the range F-150 Limited or Raptor and tried to list and describe all the tech features that are available or come standard we'd probably need another book. So, here are some of the technology features that are available for the 2018 F-150.

8-inch Productivity Screen

We're all used to screens playing a dominant role on the dashboards of our vehicles these days, but a pickup truck driver needs to know information the drivers of cars and other passenger vehicles probably don't have to trouble themselves with. That's why the F-150 has the available 8-inch LCD productivity screen that provides useful information about everything from fuel economy to towing data. All the relevant information is displayed right in front of the driver on the instrument cluster. The home screen can be customized using the six menu options of My View, Trip/Fuel, Truck Info, Towing, Off-Road and Settings. You can access your most frequently used screens all in one place, and this feature is standard in F-150 Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited trims levels only.

FordPass

FordPass is basically a phone app that operates as a one-stop destination for helping you move more freely throughout your working day. The app allows you to find, reserve and pay for parking in advance; compare fuel prices at gas stations along your route; keep up to date with key vehicle info such as the service schedule; lock, unlock and start the vehicle remotely; and even get friendly, useful help from a FordGuide.

Sync Connect powered by FordPass

With the available Sync Connect feature in your F-150 it allows you to use the FordPass system to track the location of your vehicle and remotely access a number of useful features, such as start, lock and unlock, and to receive vehicle status updates including the amount of fuel in the tank. It also allows you to schedule specific times for remotely start your F-150 so it’s ready to hit the road as soon as you are and prepped the way you want it to be.

Remote Tailgate Release

It's not just drivers of luxury sedans who don’t have to get their hands dirty opening the trunk anymore as there's now a remote tailgate option for the F-150. This feature lets you lock or unlock the tailgate with the key fob or with the switch located inside the door. And this is just one of the the features that redefine the work space of the F-150 pickup bed, such as the integrated tailgate step with lift assist and the deployable box steps.

360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display

This incredibly useful available system uses four cameras in the grille, tailgate, and under each of the side view mirrors to allow drivers to see all sides of the truck by stitching the images together and displaying them on a screen in the center stack. It’s particularly useful when maneuvering in tight spaces and on wilderness trails, and also helpful is the included hitch assist feature giving a dynamic sight line to help direct your hitch ball to the trailer receiver.

For more details on these and any other features on the 2018 Ford F-150 or any Ford trucks and to schedule a test drive to experience them for yourself, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today here at Southern California Ford Dealers.