The Ford F-150 is an iconic full-size pickup that can be customized to meet a wide range of needs, from basic work duties to weekend play. Its highly adaptable nature makes it a great option for those looking for a truck than can haul cargo, tow heavy loads, or conquer off-road terrain. Its versatility and flexibility make it the top choice among pickup trucks in its class. The F-150 has earned customers’ loyalty at dealerships like the Camp Verde Ford dealer, making it a perennial bestseller.
For the 2023 model year, Ford introduces the Rattler as a new addition to the F-150 lineup. According to the Camp Verde Ford dealership, this new trim is specially designed for off-road enthusiasts. It’s built on the XL FX4 platform and features unique 18-inch wheels, a locking rear differential, an off-road suspension, hill-descent control, a dual-exhaust system, and exclusive rattlesnake logos. The new Rattler is a cost-effective alternative for those looking for increased off-road capability but don’t want to go for the pricier Tremor or Raptor models.
The 2023 Ford F-150 is offered in a wide range of options to suit different needs. There are six basic trim levels to choose from: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. Additionally, there are three specialized models for off-road enthusiasts: Tremor, Raptor, and Raptor R. There’s also an all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning, not covered in this article. The F-150 is available in three cab styles; regular, SuperCab (extended), and SuperCrew (crew cab), with three bed lengths.
Buyers can get the F-150 with one of six powertrains, each coupled to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Raptor and Raptor R get standard four-wheel drive. The other trims are available with rear- or four-wheel drive.
Here’s how the engine lineup shakes out:
3.3-liter V6 producing 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque
Turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 making 325 hp and 400 lb-ft
5.0-liter V8 generating 400 hp and 410 lb-ft
Turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 developing 400 hp and 500 lb-ft
Turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 good for 450 hp and 510 lb-ft (Raptor)
Supercharged 5.2-liter V8 generating 700 hp and 640 lb-ft (Raptor R)
A hybrid powertrain featuring the turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 and an electric motor putting out 430 hp and 570 lb-ft
The base 3.3-liter V-6 has a maximum towing capacity of 8,200 pounds. However, those looking for more power can opt for the 400-hp turbocharged 3.5-liter V6, which maxes out at 14,000 pounds. Models equipped with the 5.0-liter V8 have a towing capacity of 13,000 pounds. The diesel V6 engine has a maximum towing capacity of 12,100 pounds, while the hybrid powerplant can tow up to 12,700 pounds. Additionally, the F-150 offers a payload capacity ranging from 1,840 to 3,250 pounds depending on the trim level and configuration.
The Ford F-150 comes with an 8.0-inch infotainment display that uses an enhanced version of Ford’s Sync 4 software. Those looking for a larger screen can choose an optional 12.0-inch unit. The system includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Options include a Bang & Olufsen audio system, SiriusXM radio, and navigation.