The Ford F-150 from 2018 is still available with a good old V8, but the top engine is the turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. Even better than that is the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 with high performance, but you can only get that in the Raptor off-road truck – until 2019, when you can get the big booster daddy in the ultra-luxurious F-150 Limited.
Engine options for the 2019 F-150 will be very different. You can buy a 3.3-liter naturally aspirated engine for basic vehicles, a 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel, a 2.7-liter EcoBoost, the standard 3.5 EcoBoost and now the high-output Set EcoBoost if you're ready to spend $ 61,000 I suppose the V8 will continue to be an option, but I picked Ford to be safe and will update this post if and when the company confirms it. I'm always a bit cautious that Ford will try to remove the engine from the option list if we're not careful. Anyway, back to what we know: The Limited is the absolute top trim F-150 right now, starting at the aforementioned $ 61,000 and able to equip to nearly $ 70,000. It's somehow even better than a King Ranch or Platinum Truck and basically just teems with soft touch surfaces and foolproof proximity sensors. The Raptor starts at $ 50,000, for reference.
The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, which is the strongest non-Raptors engine by 2019, has a rated output of 375 hp and 470 lb-ft. That's a sufficient amount of juice, and I can personally testify to the fact that a 5,000-pound truck with this engine is not listless.
The 3.5-liter high-performance EcoBoost V6, which is the only engine in the Ford Raptor, is rated a stump-splitting 450 HP and 510 lb-ft of torque.
In both the Limited and Raptor, the High Output EcoBoost engine is automatically paired with a 10-speed.
Since the Raptor engine and the regular F-150 engine option have the same displacement and pretty much the same name, it would be logical to assume that they are essentially the same mill with a slightly different computer tune. But when I first drove the second-generation Raptor at the end of 2016, the Ford people promised me that was not the case.
From my 2017 Ford Raptor first drive story:
The 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 Ford calls "EcoBoost" has been the top power option for F-150 since 2015. For 2017, this engine has been completely reworked for the regular version of the truck and for Raptor was set a special high-output version.
"It would be easier to tell you which parts we did not change ," Ford Powertrain Integration Engineer Seth Goslawski told me, referring to the 2017 EcoBoost engine versus the 2015 version of today's F -150 body style. "I know the oil filter is the same, that's all."
Tweaks for the Raptor are a bit more subtle. Goslawski explained that there are actually four distinctly different power parts of a raptor that a normal F-150 does not have:
– New pistons that allow higher compression
– The compressor wheel on the turbo, which allows for peak gain from 18 psi.
– The exhaust, which is a true dual system on the Raptor with a stainless distributor instead of cast iron.
– And cooling that gets an extra heat sink just up front in the engine room with dedicated fans that "yes, are dipping in the mud."
So, if you wanted all of this coupled with less offroadiness but more luxury, the 2019 F-150 Limited is your jam.  And yes, this extra power makes the F-150 down to the "most powerful regular halftone pickup truck" status for now with its 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque, which is the 6.2-liter V8's Chevy Silverado trump (420 hp, 460 lb-ft) and Ram 1500 5.7-liter Hemi (395 hp, 410 lb-ft)