The Cutting-Edge 4x4 Options of the Ford F-150

The Cutting-Edge 4×4 Optionsof the Ford F-150

The 2018 Ford F-150 delivers up to a best-in-class 13,200 pounds of towing, a best-in-class 3,270 pounds of maximum payload, and up to 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. For serious off-roading, a 4×4 powertrain comes standard with the Ford F-150 Raptor or as an option with the:

  • Ford F-150 XL

  • Ford F-150 XLT

  • Ford F-150 Lariat

  • Ford F-150 King Ranch

  • Ford F-150 Platinum

  • Ford F-150 Limited

How Does a 4×4 Drivetrain Improve Capability?

A 4×4 vehicle is associated with tearing across tough trails. If you want to head into the wilderness, it’s a feature you need at your back.

Essentially, a 4×4 delivers power to each wheel independently. With four wheels acting under their own power, you’ll enjoy superior control and confidence across more testing terrain. With a conventional 2×4 system, half the wheels lack traction, so they contribute nothing during more challenging adventures.

When climbing a steep slope, crossing uneven ground, or navigating low-traction terrain, such as scree, sand, or snow, the 4×4 system keeps you on track. When you’re looking for a pickup, seek out a range of additional systems to optimize 4-wheel drive. For the 2018 Ford F-150, such features include:

  • Hill Descent Control: For more self-assured performance when driving down sharp inclines.
  • Electronic Locking Rear Differential: Locks wheels together, forcing them to turn in unison for superior traction.
2018 Ford F-150 Uphill

Electronic Shift-On-The-Fly (ESOF)

Red Ford F-150

Using the Ford F-150’s ESOF system, you can cycle at will between two 4-wheel-drive modes:

  • High: Perfect for adding traction when you’re covering potentially slippery conditions at relatively high speeds.
  • Low: Generates more torque to improve turning power in tougher spots. If you’re on a steep climb or pulling through dense mud, 4×4 Low is what you need.

To enhance off-road performance even further, the FX4 Off-Road Package offers:

  • Off-Road Tuned Shock Absorbers
  • Skid Plates
  • “FX4 Off-Road” Decal
  • Available 360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display

Find Your Ford F-150 at Don Johnson Motors

Feel like taking control of a Ford F-150 with 4×4 performance for yourself? Contact us today to arrange a test drive or visit one of our dealerships in Hayward, Rice Lake, or Cumberland. If you already know that the Ford F-150 is the truck for you, feel free to fill out our handy online finance application.

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(715) 475-1473
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