No Hybrid F-150 Yet, But Spring 2018 We'll Have a Diesel!


Last year, Ford announced it would be adding several new hybrid models to its lineup by 2020, including a hybrid F-150 pickup. That would certainly be... unique, though not entirely a bad idea. Electrified powertrains are known for their instantaneous delivery of torque without the need to rev up, which is exactly the kind of thing you want when towing.

The hybrid F-150 isn't here yet, but there is a new powertrain debuting for 2018 model—a diesel.

A 3.0-liter Power Stroke Diesel engine will be available for the 2018 Ford F-150 next spring, meaning diesel customers will be waiting impatiently on their haunches through the winter while gas-fueling drivers play with their newly restyled trucks. For some, it's well worth the wait.

Diesel engines are more efficient, and produce more low-rev torque than conventional gas engines—though Ford's turbocharged EcoBoost engines do the same thing. For many drivers, the exact engine specs don't matter. They just love the cranking sound a diesel engine makes. It's how a truck should sound.

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