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The Ford F-150 pickup truck is a popular choice for buyers who need a capable truck without the bulk of a massive Super Duty. Over the years, the F-150 has evolved from a basic truck to a premium driver with upgrades and changes to make it lighter, stronger, and more versatile. For the 2023 model year, the F-150 has just a few changes, but they are significant. One of these changes is the new Rattler trim that joined the lineup with some unique features. Here's a look at the 2023 Ford F-150 model lineup and some of the features you'll get with each one.
The entry-level F-150 is the XL. This base trim offers a choice between a regular cab, the SuperCab, and the SuperCrew cab, and it comes with three different bed lengths. The standard powertrain for the LX is a 3.3-liter V-6 gas engine with 290 horsepower. A 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 is optional for 325 horsepower, and you can also get it with a 5.0-liter V-8 with 400 horsepower or a 3.5-liter PowerBoost hybrid engine that generates 430 horsepower.
The XL trim comes with 17-inch steel wheels, manually-adjustable side mirrors, and black bumpers. The 2023 model now has power windows, keyless entry, power door locks, and the option for power-adjustable and heated side mirrors. Standard safety equipment for the XL includes:
The XLT is next in the F-150 lineup. It adds to the XL with 17-inch alloy wheels, color-keyed carpeting on the floor in the cabin, a power-locking tailgate, and foglights. This trim also adds a rear window defroster and comes with manual lumbar support for the front driver and passenger seats.
The Lariat trim is where the F-150 enters the luxury territory. It comes only with the SuperCrew cab and offers two different bed lengths. The standard engine is the 2.7-liter EcoBoost, but you can opt for the V-6 hybrid or the 5.0-liter V-8.
This trim adds several exterior features, including power-folding and heated side exterior mirrors with LED spotlights, and it has an auto-dimming driver's side mirror. It also rolls on 18-inch chrome alloy wheels and adds LED fog lights with integrated cornering lights.
Inside, the Lariat gains a 12-inch center touch screen for the infotainment system, and it comes with the upgraded SYNC 4 system with navigation and enhanced voice recognition capabilities. It also has a B&O stereo system, a power sliding rear window, and dual-zone automatic climate control.
Safety upgrades include a trailer-enhanced blind-spot monitoring system and the option for Ford's BlueCruise autonomous driving system.
Stepping up to the King Ranch adds more luxury features. It has a power tilt-and-telescoping heated steering wheel and heated rear seats. On the outside, it has a two-tone paint scheme, adaptive LED headlights, and 20-inch wheels. The King Ranch also gets an integrated trailer brake controller and an automatic two-speed transfer case for four-wheel drive models. Co-Pilot360 Assist 2.0 comes standard. It has adaptive cruise control, a road edge detection system, a blind-spot assist, and an evasive steering assist.
The Platinum trim comes equipped just like the King Ranch, but it has an urban vibe instead of a western one. It has more chrome exterior trim elements, 20-inch polished alloy wheels, and power-deployable running boards. Inside, it gets heated rear seats and massaging front seats. On the technology front, the Platinum gains the B&O Unleashed 18-speaker stereo system, along with Co-Pilot360 Assist 2.0 and Ford's Pro Trailer Backup Assist system.
The Limited is the ultimate F-150. It comes standard with the hybrid engine, has an on-demand four-wheel drive system, a twin-panel moonroof, power up and down tailgate, and 22-inch polished alloy wheels. Ford's Pro Power Onboard generator comes standard, along with massaging front seats and a power tilt-and-telescoping heated steering wheel.
The cabin features specialized leather upholstery, wireless charging, and a flow-through center console. This F-150 comes standard with a 360-degree surround-view camera system for a top-down view around the truck and Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0, which includes the subscription-based BlueCruise hands-free driving system.
The Tremor is the first of the F-150 off-road models. It comes only with the CrewCab and has a 5.5-foot bed. Off-road features include 33-inch all-terrain tires, standard four-wheel drive, and an off-road-tuned suspension. It also comes with a locking rear differential and selectable terrain driving modes with options for deep snow or sand, rock crawl, and mud or ruts. Inside, it has black cloth upholstery with orange stitching, heated front bucket seats, and a collapsible shift lever.
The Raptor has even more off-road equipment. It uses a higher-output version of the 3.5-liter turbo V-6 engine and comes with low-range gearing. This F-150 gets 17-inch alloy wheels with larger 35-inch all-terrain tires and a specially designed off-road suspension. It also has adaptive Fox shocks, fender flares with built-in air extractors, a Raptor-specific front grille, and a modified hood. Inside, you'll find six uplifter switches and two additional drive modes, which include the Baja and off-road modes.
The Raptor R is a new model for the 2023 model year. It switches out the Raptor's V-6 engine for a supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 that puts out 700 horsepower and gets 640 pound-feet of torque. It rides on 37-inch BFGoodrich all-terrain tires and has 17-inch Beadlock-capable wheels. Inside, this version of the Raptor features Recaro front seats.
The Ford F-150 pickup truck has a trim level for every need. Whether you're looking for just the basics in a work truck or want something more upscale, you can find it in the F-150. To find out more about what this truck offers, stop by Planet Ford Dallas and speak with one of our sales staff. They'll set you up with a test drive, so you can get behind the wheel.
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