2023 Ford F-150: A Trim Comparison
The F-150 is the best-selling vehicle (not just truck) in America, and it’s gotten even better. The 2023 Ford F-150 now has stronger engine options that provide more power and torque than before. We’re breaking down each of the trims to let you know what you can expect from your next truck.
F-150 Trim Comparisons
The 2023 F-150 comes in a variety of trim options, including new Raptor R and Rattler models! Whether you are looking for a basic work truck or something more lavish, the new Ford F-150 offers something for everyone. Let’s take a closer look…
Starting at $33,695, the Ford F-150 XL comes with a variety of cab and engine options. Note that the base prices for the F-150 trims are for regular cabs. Most drivers will want to spring for the SuperCab or SuperCrew. Those up the price points to $39,195 and $41,530, respectively, for the F-150 XL.
The base engine is a 3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine that has 290 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft. of torque. The XL comes standard with an automatic transmission, but few thrills. It doesn’t have Bluetooth connectivity, although the XL can include Sync for an extra cost. We think this is a poor choice by Ford and that Bluetooth should be standard on all cars by this point.
Thankfully, the 2023 Ford F-150 XL update includes new safety features like a rear-view camera with dynamic hitch assist and AdvanceTrac with Roll Stability Control. On top of this, you’ll get rear parking sensors, forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking along with pedestrian detection.
The 2023 Ford F-150 XLT is the next step up at $41,800. It’s extra features make the upgrade worth it for some drivers. The addition of Sync makes all the difference since you can connect your phone through Bluetooth. It comes standard with the same 3.3-liter engine as the XL, so you can expect similar horsepower and torque. Additionally, the XLT comes with blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist safety features.
The F-150 Lariat has a significant price increase from the XLT to $57,480. It comes standard with a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that’s capable of 325 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. If that isn’t enough power, you can upgrade to the 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost or a 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine.
The Lariat comes with everything the XLT has plus luxurious features like leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, as well as power-adjustable, heated and ventilated front seats. A 12-inch touchscreen, 12-inch digital gauge cluster, remote start and push-button start are also included with this trim.
Starting at $60,970, you can get the Tremor with upgraded suspension, skid plates and hill descent control, making this version perfect for off-roading. Add to that 33-inch all-terrain tires and you have a pretty sweet deal on your hands.
The 2023 Ford F-150 King Ranch’s MSRP of $63,005 brings with it more technological features and a strong engine. It has a remote tailgate release and 110-volt/400-watt power inverter on the instrument panel. Tthe King Ranch comes with a powerful 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine that’s capable of 395 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque.
The color touch-screen displays phone, eight-speaker audio, and available navigation functions. A heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, and front parking sensors are equipped. Sync 4 also allows your King Ranch to connect to Wi-Fi. HD radio and wireless charging also come with this model.
The 2023 Ford F-150 Platinum edition starts at $64,695 and features some minor upgrades from the King Ranch. The standard Platinum equipment includes massaging front seats and power-operated running boards.
The Raptor increases the price slightly from the King Ranch trim with a starting MSRP of $76,775 and is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine. This makes a huge difference in terms of driving power whether you’re on a paved road or driving through rough terrain. Achieving 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque, this high-performing engine generates even more power than the previous 6.2-liter V8 offered.
Along with everything the Lariat comes equipped with, the Raptor also has quad-beam LED headlamps and LED taillamps with a black surrounding. The Raptor also has some exterior upgrades such as cast aluminum running boards, heavy-duty front and engine skid plates, and a unique grille with Ford in block letters.
The new Raptor R trim starts at $107,350. Its a pretty serious upgrade from the regular Raptor, delivering an insane 700 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque thanks to its supercharged 5.2-liter high-output V8 engine. It sits upon the standard 37-inch tires but offers greater ground clearance. Other features include bedlock wheels, retuned shocks and unique styling elements.
The Limited is the most expensive F-150 trim offered by Ford at $84,910. Along with everything the Platinum comes with, it also has a 360-degree camera with a split-view display, park assist and trailer backup assist. An 18-speaker Bang & Olufsen system is standard with this trim. If you’re wondering about the engine, the Limited uses the high-power settings of the 3.5-liter V6 eco boost capable of 375 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque.
Now let’s talk about the Rattler.
If you are on a budget, but you want the off-road power of the Raptor, this F-150 trim is your next best bet at a more affordable price. However, it doesn’t offer the same towing capacity nor bed length as the other trims. Expect pricing for the Rattler to be around $54,000.
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If you are looking for something larger, and more heavy-duty, you may want to check out the F-250 or F-350.