2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew 4x4

     King Ranch is legendary in Texas not only for the iconic ranch and its storied history, but also – since 2001 – for the Ford F-150 special edition model that bears its name.

2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew 4x4

Ford says their design goal for the 2018 F-150 was to deliver strength, capability, boldness and power – without being in-your-face aggressive.  Here in Texas, the 2018 King Ranch Edition best exemplifies that effort.

In its 18th year the 2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew is handsome, comfortable, feature and technology rich with all the aggressive capability you need.  Putting it another way, a F-150 King Ranch Edition in your driveway says you have arrived.

2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew 4x4
2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch as tested

We recently spent a week behind the wheel of a 2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew 4x4 in Magma Red with Stone Gray contrast. It featured the King Ranch Java interior with Kingsville Leather and genuine wood accents – all under the expansive twin panel power Moonroof.  Under the hood was the powerful 5.0L V8 mated to 10-speed automatic transmission.

A workhorse around town or on the job, it was equipped with the Max Trailer Tow Package, Pro Trailer Backup Assist, Dynamic Hitch Assist, Power Extendable Towing Mirrors, 36-gallon extended range fuel tank and lots, lots more.

Ours was a pre-production model and not priced. Using the Ford “Build & Price” feature on the consumer web site, we started with a base price of $55,355 for the 4x4.  (The 4x2 MSRP is $51,930.)

2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew 4x4
2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew 4x4

The 2018 King Ranch starts with all of the features of a Lariat then adds the signature iconic elements of the King Ranch Accessory Group including the iconic Two-Tone exterior with Stone Gray lower paint, the 5.0L V8 (395 horsepower & 400 lb.-ft. of torque) with Start/Stop Technology engine and a B&O 10-speaker Premium Audio System.

Additional features include the likes of Quad-Beam Headlamps, LED Fog Lamps, LED Side Mirror Spotlights, Power Heated Side Mirrors, Power Sliding Rear Window, LED Cargo Box Lighting, Power Tailgate Release, LED Tail Lamps and fixed Caribou Angular Side Steps.

2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew 4x4
2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew 4x4

Interior features included the 8-inch Centerstack Touch Screen and 8-inch Driver Productivity/Information Screen, 10-way Heated and Ventilated Leather Bucket front seating, Heated Second Row Seating, Adjustable Pedals and a 110V/400W Power Outlet.

Other functional and technology features of note include the 10-speed SelectShift Transmission with Tow/Haul, Snow/Wet, EcoSelect and Sport Modes, Trailer Brake Controller, Rear View Camera, Intelligent Access with Remote and Push Button Start, Sync 3 with Sync Connect and Voice Activated Navigation, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with related services plus a whole lot more.

2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew 4x4
2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew 4x4

Optional features included 18-inch machined wheels in Flash Grey mounted with 275/65R All-Terrain Tires, 3.55 Electronic Locking Axle, the Twin Panel Moonroof, Max Trailer Package, ProTrailer Backup Assist, Power Telescoping/Folding Side Mirrors and Spray-in Bedliner.

Also included was a 36-gallon extended range fuel tank (good to have in Texas) that – with V8 fuel economy ratings of 16/22 mpg city/highway and 18 mpg combined – would give this King Ranch a highway range of nearly 800 miles.

Based on our calculations, we think the delivered price for our test 2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew 4x4 was about $62,000.

2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew 4x4
2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew 4x4
King Ranch Options

Our test vehicle, was very nicely equipped but there were a couple other packages available that offered some features you might want to consider also.

We spotted three accessory features that we would add to our test truck.  They include:

  • Pivot Storage Box by Undercover: Secure, waterproof swing out gear box mounted just inside the tailgate.  You can get left or right side or both – $229 each.
  • In-Vehicle Safe by Console Vault ($329): A combination lock valuables vault mounted in the base of the front console storage compartment.  In Texas, where toting a handgun is quite common, this could be a very useful addition to your King Ranch.
  • Hard Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover ($995): Gives a smarter look to your King Ranch and keeps cargo bed clean plus hides – from prying eyes – whatever you may be hauling back there.  A soft version is available for $225.

 

2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew 4x4
2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew 4x4

And, at the package level, you might consider:

The 601A Package ($3,780) that adds useful features including the Tailgate Step with Tailgate Lift Assist, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Tow Monitoring, Multicontour front seats with Active Motion, Inflatable Rear Safety Belts, Power-Deployable Running Boards, Automatic High Beam with Rain-Sensing Wipers and 20-inch Machined-Aluminum Wheels mounted with 275/55R20 OWL all-terrain tires.

2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew 4x

For more “bling”, the Chrome Package ($1,995) includes 20-inch Chrome-like PVD wheels, accent wheel lip moldings, bright beltline moldings, Chrome door handles with body-color strap, Chrome front tow hooks (2), Chrome skull caps on exterior mirrors and a special tailgate appliqué.

2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew 4x4

As for us, the Magma Red 2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch SuperCrew 4x4 we drove would stand pretty darn tall in our driveway.

Read more about the 2018 F-150 lineup by visiting:  https://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/