2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch Vs Platinum Trim
The 2018 Ford F-150 brings the versatility, utility, and ruggedness of America’s favorite pickup truck to the next level. The 2018 Ford F-150 picks up a brand new exterior design and front grille, which brings the medium-duty pickup truck in line with its Super Duty counterparts. This change also brings about new headlights which wrap around the grille. New headlights feature LED accent lights. New taillights are on board as well which match the style of the front headlights. New wheels, a new tailgate and a stamped F-150 badge round out exterior differences.
The F-150 brings these improvements to two of its most popular trim levels – the King Ranch® and the Platinum. Both trim levels are based on the 2018 F-150 Lariat with some key improvements and trim upgrades. The significant difference between the two is their styling. Where the 2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch® is built with a western theme, the Platinum is built with an upgraded, luxurious modern finish ideal for urban jobs. Here are some more details:
2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch®
2018 Ford F-150 Platinum
|18” Machined aluminum with King Ranch® branding||Standard wheels||20" polished aluminum wheels|
|Chrome two-bar style with chrome surround and caribou mesh insert||Grille||Satin chrome two-bar style with satin chrome surround and silver mesh inserts|
|Heated and ventilated with King Ranch® leather trim||Standard front seating||Heated and ventilated with multi-contour leather|
|9 (two-tone)||Exterior color options||8 (single-color)|
Which is better, the 2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch® or 2018 Ford F-150 Platinum?
Most of the improvements made to the 2018 Ford F-150 over the 2017 Ford F-150 are available in both trim levels. With up to six engine options available in either, and 4X4 optional, you’ll find the performance to be similar in each.
Where they differ is the styling. The 2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch® features a cowboy-friendly western styling. Interior King Ranch® leather trim and branding/badging around the exterior of the King Ranch® sets this model apart from other trim levels with less obvious exterior differences. Tires, and a large “King Ranch” branded tailgate applique, complement the two-tone paint on the exterior to give the King Ranch® its distinct appearance.
Aside from the signature grille, the 2018 Ford F-150 Platinum doesn’t feature as much of an exterior diversion from the standard F-150 Lariat. The interior is subtle and understated with the intention of signifying a modern and luxurious design influence, over the rugged King Ranch®.
Whatever model you prefer, the 2018 Ford F-150 is sure to continue the tradition of being the most popular pickup truck sold in the United States of America! When you test drive, or purchase an F-150, you’re joining thousands and thousands of owners who know that only the F-150 can provide a ride that is as utilitarian and versatile, as it is comfortable and convenient.
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How Much Can You Tow in the 2018 Ford F-150?
Going with the Ford F-150 has always been a safe bet when you want a truck that can handle even the toughest tow jobs. The 2018 Ford F-150 takes a big step forward by offering up to a 13,200-pound tow rating, which is 1,000 more pounds than the previous model year could tow behind it! Take a look below to learn more about the tow rating in the F-150, what engine is the best for towing, and which engine you should pick if you’re concerned about max payload rating.
2018 Ford F-150 Design Differences from 2017 Ford F-150
f you haven’t heard, Ford will be offering an all-new design for the 2018 Ford F-150. But you may be wonder how exactly are the two designs of the 2018 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford F-150 different? Is Ford sticking with the lightweight, military-strength aluminum for the body of the truck? Thankfully, there is a short video that will quickly go over how the design of the 2018 Ford F-150 is different than the 2017 model!