Ford has expanded the F-150’s lineup for the 2023 model year. The pickup truck is now available in a high-performance Raptor R model that comes with a supercharged V8 engine. Lower down the lineup, the XL trim is available with a new Rattler off-road package. Beyond these changes, the 2023 F-150 continues to belong to the 14th generation of the pickup truck that was introduced in 2021.
Choosing Your Ford F-150
The 2023 F-150 is available in nine trims that include: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited, Tremor, Raptor, and Raptor R. Prices range from $36,240 to $109,145. The F-150’s starting price is a substantial increase over the 2022 model year.
Ford’s lineup of powertrains for the F-150 is nearly as extensive as the truck’s available trims. There are a total of seven different engines that range from a work-oriented V6 to a supercharged V8 with supercar levels of power. All engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and are available with both rear- and four-wheel drive. The amount to upgrade to a punchier engine varies depending on the trim level.
Towing capacity varies by a large margin similar to the F-150’s horsepower rating. The base V6 is rated to tow up to 8,200 pounds, while the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 can tow up to 14,000 pounds. The 5.0-liter V8 engine tops out at 13,000 pounds with the hybrid falling slightly behind with a towing capacity of 13,000 pounds.
|Engine Type||Trim Level||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|3.3L V6||Standard: XL, XLT||290 hp||265 lb-ft||21 mpg|
|2.7L Twin-Turbo V6||Standard: Lariat Available: XL, XLT||325 hp||400 lb-ft||22 mpg|
|3.5L Twin-Turbo V6||Available: XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Tremor||400 hp||510 lb-ft||20 mpg|
|3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 Hybrid||Standard: LimitedAvailable: XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum||430 hp||570 lb-ft||25 mpg|
|5.0L V8||Standard: King Ranch, PlatinumAvailable: XL, XLT, Lariat, Tremor||400 hp||410 lb-ft||20 mpg|
|3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 High Output||Standard: Raptor||450 hp||510 lb-ft||16 mpg|
|5.2L Supercharged V8||Standard: Raptor R||700 hp||640 lb-ft||N/A|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The 2023 F-150 is available in three body styles that include Regular, Super Cab, and SuperCrew body styles. The Regular is offered on XL and XLT trims, the Super Cab is available on XL and XLT trims, and the entire lineup comes with the SuperCrew configuration. Depending on the configuration, the F-150 offers seating for up to six people, though most trims can seat up to five.
Ford offers the F-150 with three different bed sizes, but the choices vary depending on body style. The short 5.5-foot bed is only available with the SuperCrew body style. The 6.5-foot bed is available with both the Regular and Super Cab models. The eight-foot bed is available with the Regular and Super Cab body style.
Payload capacity varies from 1,840 pounds to 3,250 pounds depending on the configuration.
Every 2023 Ford F-150 comes standard with pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking. The Ford Co-Pilot360 2.0 suite is available on the base XL trim for $655. It includes lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, automatic high-beam assist, a driver attention monitor, rear parking sensors, and reverse automatic emergency braking.
The XLT trim and above come with the Ford Co-Pilot360 2.0 suite as standard. The King Ranch steps things up with adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, intersection assist, and lane centering assist.
BlueCruise, which is Ford’s hands-free driver-assist system, is available starting on the Lariat trim but requires a hefty upgrade of $7,390 when you get all of the necessary packages. The Ford Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 trim that brings BlueCruise is available for $1,995, but the real price differs when you factor in the other necessary packages.
The standard F-150 comes with an eight-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Enhanced voice recognition and satellite radio are available on the XL trim for $325.
The Lariat adds a 12-inch touchscreen and a 12-inch digital instrument cluster. Step up to the King Ranch and the F-150 brings a B&O audio system and a wireless charging pad. An 18-speaker B&O audio system is standard on the Limited trim and above.
As the most affordable F-150 trim, the XL is a work-oriented pickup with few features. The XL comes with automatic headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, fog lights, 17-inch steel wheels, and manually adjustable exterior mirrors. Interior features include vinyl flooring, manual windows, cloth upholstery, and manual air conditioning.
the XL High Equipment Group is priced at $385 and includes an eight-inch touchscreen, cloth upholstery, a rear window, and the Ford Co-Pilot360 2.0 suite.
The FX4 Off-Road Package costs $1,095 and includes an electronic locking rear axle, hill descent control, off-road-tuned shocks, a rock crawl mode, heavy-duty skid plates, and monotube rear shocks. This package is only available with four-wheel drive.
The $1,325 Trailer Tow Package brings a Class IV trailer hitch, Pro Trailer Backup Assist, a trailer brake controller, and a 7/4 pin connector.
Stepping up to the XLT trim brings power door locks, power windows, a power-locking tailgate, 17-inch aluminum wheels, carpet flooring, lumbar adjustment for the front seats, and heated exterior mirrors.
The XLT High equipment group adds heated front seats, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, push-button start, intelligent access, heated exterior mirrors, a 400-watt outlet, remote start, LED headlights, and LED fog lights.
The large difference in pricing between the XLT and Lariat is mainly due to the larger SuperCrew body style and standard turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 engine. Additionally, the Lariat brings a few upscale touches with leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, LED lighting in the bed, power-adjustable pedals, remote start, and a remote tailgate release.
The Lariat High equipment group is priced at a hefty $4,805. It includes a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column, heated rear seats, adaptive LED headlights, LED taillights, a wireless charging pad, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. The package also includes the Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist 2.0 suite.
The available Max Trailer Tow Package is priced at $2,215. Features that are included with the package include an electronic locking differential, a seven-pin wiring harness, a 36-gallon fuel tank, a Class IV trailer hitch, Pro Trailer Backup Assist, an upgraded rear bumper, and a smart trailer tow connector.
For consumers looking to go off-roading on a budget, the Tremor is one of the more affordable trims to explore. It’s based on the XLT trim but adds four-wheel drive, selectable terrain drive modes, 18-inch alloy wheels, 33-inch all-terrain tires, a locking rear differential, and unique off-road suspension. Power for the tremor comes from a 5.0-liter V8 engine.
The $7,525 Tremor High equipment group includes a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, adaptive LED headlights, LED taillights, unique leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, the Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist 2.0 suite, and a surround-view camera.
With some unique touches and upscale features, the King Ranch is a mix of an appearance package and a more high-end trim. The King Ranch comes with a two-tone paint job, 18-inch wheels, wood trim, King Ranch logos, unique leather upholstery, LED headlights and taillights, a heated steering wheel, and heated rear seats.
The King Ranch High equipment group costs $3,850 and adds power deployable running boards, an 18-speaker B&O audio system, and the Bed Utility Package. The latter costs $695 and includes LED box lighting, zone lighting, Ford’s BoxLink system, a tailgate step, and a tailgate work surface.
Things get even more upscale with the Platinum, which comes with massaging front seats, power-deployable running boards, 20-inch wheels, bright belt moldings, and chrome door handles as standard.
The available Platinum High equipment group includes the Bed Utility Package, the Ford Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 suite, BlueCruise, Active Park Assist 2.0, a surround-view camera, and an 18-speaker B&O audio system. The package costs $3,950.
Built for high-speed off-roading, the Raptor is geared toward consumers that live for going off-road. The high-performance truck comes with long-travel suspension, Fox shocks, unique fender flares and grille, heavy-duty skid plates, 35-inch all-terrain tires, a trail control system, one-pedal off-road driving, and 17-inch wheels. The truck also comes with LED exterior lighting, a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, sporty front seats, unique trim, and a special steering wheel.
The Raptor Carbon Fiber Package adds carbon fiber on the glovebox door, dashboard, register bezels, media bin door, and front and rear doors. It costs $995.
The Moonroof & Tailgate Package costs $2,195 and includes a power tailgate and a twin-panel moonroof. Lastly, the available Raptor 37 Performance Package brings 37-inch all-terrain tires, 17-inch bead-lock capable wheels, sport-tuned suspension, and Raptor graphics. This package costs $5,250.
The most luxurious F-150 available is the Limited trim. It certainly feels upscale with 22-inch polished wheels, power running boards, a two-panel moonroof, special leather upholstery, massaging front seats, the Pro Power Onboard system, a power rear tailgate, and an 18-speaker B&O audio system.
At the top of the range sits the new Raptor R. It commands a hefty $30,575 over the regular Raptor but adds a 700-hp supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine, 37-inch wheels, black exterior accents, a unique grille, a special hood vent, orange tow hooks, Raptor R badges, leather Recaro seats with Alcantara inserts, carbon fiber trim, orange stitching, Raptor R exterior graphics, and 17-inch bead-lock capable wheels.
With so many available trims, packages, and powertrains, narrowing a perfect 2023 Ford F-150 down is difficult. For most people that plan to use their trucks every day, the Lariat with the available Lariat High equipment group is a great option. The twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 stands out as the best choice for consumers that need to tow large cargo regularly. While the new Raptor R is attractive, we think most people will find the regular Raptor to be more than enough truck for high-speed off-roading.