The Ford F150 is an iconic American truck that has become a staple of the American market. People from all walks of life drive the F150. From the “casuals” who use it as a daily driver to the more, hardcore, who use it for heavy lifting, there is trim to accommodate everyone.
The Ford F150 comes in the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited, Tremor, and Raptor trims. In this post, we are going to be talking about the differences between these trims.
What are the Different Ford F-150 trim levels?
Ford F150 XL
The Ford F150 XL trim is the lowest-priced option in the F150 lineup, but it still comes with a lot of great features. This truck has an impressive 5.0L V8 engine that can produce up to 360 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque, giving you plenty of power when you need it.
The F150 XL also comes with a six-speed automatic transmission, which is powerful yet efficient, so you don’t have to worry about wasting fuel while driving on the highway.
This truck also comes standard with Bluetooth connectivity so that you can make calls hands-free while driving—just use your voice to make calls or listen to music through your phone’s music app!
This truck has plenty of room for cargo in its spacious cab: there are two 12V power outlets and two USB ports for powering up devices on long road trips or camping trips with friends and family members.
Ford F150 XLT
The Ford F150 XLT is the most popular trim on the market right now. It has a 5.0-liter V8 engine, which offers up to 365 horsepower.
The truck is also equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission, which helps to improve fuel economy and performance. The truck features an updated suspension system that includes air springs, which help make it smoother to drive over potholes and other obstacles.
The XLT comes with a 4-wheel drive system, which allows you to switch from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive when needed.
This makes it possible for you to go off-road with ease when necessary! The interior of this truck is spacious with plenty of room for passengers or cargo—it even comes equipped with a third-row seat for added comfort on long trips!
Ford F150 Lariat
The Ford F150 Lariat trim is for those who want a truck that looks, feels, and drives like a luxury vehicle. It comes with a V8 engine and all-wheel drive, which means you can tow up to 8400 lbs.
This truck is equipped with leather seats, an 8" touchscreen infotainment system, and a digital instrument cluster with an available head-up display.
The Lariat trim comes in two different trims: XLT and Limited. The XLT comes standard with LED headlights and taillights, while the Limited adds on LED fog lights and automatic high beams. Both trims are available in SuperCrew and SuperCab configurations.
Ford F150 King Ranch
The Ford F150 King Ranch trim is the top-of-the-line model for the F150 line of vehicles. It comes with a 5.0L V8 engine that can reach up to 355 horsepower, and it has an eight-speed automatic transmission.
It’s also equipped with an electronic rear-locking differential and an integrated trailer brake controller. The interior of the Ford F150 King Ranch trim is designed with a leather interior, automatic climate control, heated seats, and upgraded audio systems.
Additionally, there’s an optional sunroof available for this model. The exterior of the Ford F150 King Ranch trim features a unique grille design as well as 20-inch wheels with a chrome finish. It also has aluminum door handles, body-color bumpers and mirrors, fog lights, chrome side steps, running boards, chrome window trim around each window on both sides of your vehicle; plus chrome exhaust tips at both ends of your car or truck.
Ford F150 Platinum
The Ford F150 Platinum trim has a whopping 381 horsepower, a max towing capacity of 8,500 pounds, and an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 12 mpg city and 19 mpg highway.
It also comes with an 8-inch touchscreen interface with navigation and available SiriusXM Satellite Radio. It’s available in three cab styles: SuperCab (with room for four passengers), SuperCrew (with room for six passengers), or the regular Crew Cab (with room for five passengers).
There are two engine options: a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that can run on regular gas or E85 ethanol and a 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 that can also run on regular gas or E85 ethanol. Both have Auto Start-Stop Technology, which shuts off the engine when you stop at a light or in traffic to save fuel.
Ford F150 Limited
The Ford F150 Limited trim is a luxury truck with a lot of bells and whistles. It comes with 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, LED headlights, leather seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and automatic high beams.
The Limited also has three different drive modes: Normal, Sport, and Tow/Haul. These modes adjust the transmission shift points and suspension for each situation.
Normal mode is for everyday driving; Sport mode is for spirited driving, and Tow/Haul mode adjusts the traction control system to make it easier for you to tow heavy loads or drive in difficult weather conditions.
Ford F150 Tremor
The F150 Tremor has a 5.0L engine with 310 horsepower, which is more than enough for towing and hauling. The truck also has an 8-speed automatic transmission that can be shifted manually or left on automatic.
The F150 Tremor comes with a 3.31 rear axle ratio and 3.55 front axle ratio, which gives it ample power when needed but also helps it get good gas mileage on the highway (up to 20 mpg).
Ford F150 Raptor
The Ford F150 Raptor trim is a special edition of the regular F150 truck. It's designed for driving off-road, so its got a reinforced frame, high ground clearance, and big tires.
The trim also comes with a nearly-10-inch wider track than the standard F150, which gives it more stability when you’re off-roading over rocky terrain.
It also comes with a specially designed suspension system that allows for greater wheel articulation, so you can make sharp turns without worrying about flipping your vehicle over.
The Raptor comes equipped with an EcoBoost 3.5L V6 engine that produces 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to an automatic transmission with paddle shifters for manual gear selection if you’re feeling like having some fun on the trail!
The exterior of the Raptor features unique styling cues like blacked-out bumpers, grille and fender flares, 19-inch aluminum wheels with BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires, LED headlights and tail lights (with a unique “Raptor” emblem), and a spare tire cover made from carbon fiber (which is lighter than steel). Inside there are leather seats trimmed in Katzkin leather with contrasting stitching; an overhead console.