Four years ago, the Ford company began utilizing high-strength – military-grade, in fact – aluminum alloy for the bodies of Ford trucks. A few years later, drivers are finding a whole host of benefits that goes along with the lightweight materials. Particularly when combined with the advanced engines that are used in a Ford truck or SUV, the lightweight bodies have led to improved performance, better fuel efficiency, and enhanced capabilities.

The 2018 Ford F-150 and 2018 Ford Expedition will be maximizing their power and capabilities by offering new engine choices to drivers, and a new transmission as well. Their powerful parts will maximize the possibilities of the vehicles’ lightweight bodies.

Fans of the Ford F-150 can look forward to an all-new 3.3-liter V6 engine. Even more efficient than its predecessors, the new engine utilizes direct-injection capabilities to deliver increased horsepower and torque, while also improving the gas mileage for the trucks. And when it comes to the 2018 Ford Expedition, the SUV will feature its most powerful EcoBoost engine so far, a 3.5-liter force that produces as much as 400 horsepower and 480 lb.-ft. of torque. And whether you choose the truck or the SUV, you’ll find the 10-speed standard transmission makes the most of every engine.

Ford engineering has already made huge improvements in the brand’s popular trucks and SUVs, and the 2018 Ford F-150 and 2018 Ford Expedition promise even better than their predecessors. It won’t be long before you can find out exactly what the combination of a powerful engine and lightweight body can do in a Ford SUV or Ford truck. San Diego drivers have a lot to look forward to in these 2018 models and can find out more when they visit Kearny Pearson Ford.