2023 Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 is the quintessential pickup truck. Not only is it incredibly capable and widely considered one of the most reliable options in the industry, but it’s also remarkably versatile, allowing you the freedom to customize according to your specific needs. All of these attributes make it no wonder that the F-150 has been not just the best-selling pickup but the top-selling vehicle overall in the United States for four-plus consecutive decades.

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New for 2023

For the 2023 model year, Ford ups the F-150’s appeal with the new Heritage Edition upgrade (based on the XLT trim level). This attention-grabbing option displays an appealing vintage aesthetic with its 1970s- and ‘80s-inspired two-tone exterior paint, distinctive seat trim covers and inserts, exclusive embossing on the console lid, and a white “75 Years” logo in the upper center part of the windshield.

It also comes with center screen startup animation and a unique center console. The Raptor R variant is a welcome addition for this model year as well. This off-road beast features a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine producing 700 hp and 640 lb.-ft. of torque, a five-link rear suspension, Raptor R-tuned FOX live valve shocks (which are inspired by Baja 1000 trophy trucks), 37-inch BFGoodrich all-terrain tires, and exterior trim detailing with “R” badges.

Trims, Configurations, and Powertrains

The 2023 F-150 pickup is made in XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Tremor, and Raptor trim levels, plus the aforementioned Heritage Edition variant of the XLT. Three cab styles are available: regular, extended SuperCab, and SuperCrew (5.5-ft., 6.5-ft., and 8.0-ft. bed lengths are also offered, depending on the cab configuration). This year’s F-150 provides a range of engine options, too.

The XL and XLT get a 3.3-liter V6 (290 hp and 265 lb.-ft. of torque) by default, but they’re eligible for a turbocharged 2.7-liter V6 (325 hp and 400 lb.-ft. of torque), a 5.0-liter V8 (400 hp and 410 lb.-ft. of torque), and a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 (400 hp and 500 lb.-ft. of torque). The Lariat comes with the 2.7-liter V6 and qualifies for the 5.0-liter V8 and 3.5-liter V6. Meanwhile, the King Ranch, Platinum, and Tremor get the 5.0-liter V8 but can be optioned with the 3.5-liter V6.

A high-output version of the 3.5-liter V6 making 450 hp and 510 lb.-ft. of torque is provided in the Raptor, while the Raptor R boasts a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 making 700 hp and 640 lb.-ft. of torque. A hybrid powertrain is available as well, which we cover in a separate overview. All engines work with a 10-speed automatic transmission, and while most trims come with standard rear-wheel drive, four-wheel drive (which is standard in the Tremor, Raptor, and Raptor R) is optional.

The 2023 Ford F-150 also provides best-in-class towing of up to 14,000 pounds and a payload capacity as high as 3,310 lb.

Standard Equipment and Options

The XL is a solid base trim, as it’s outfitted with automatic wiper-activated headlights, remote keyless entry, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, and a 12V power outlet. The XLT ramps things up with fog lights, heated and power-adjustable side mirrors, and rear privacy glass. The Lariat gets a handful of significant upgrades.

On the outside, it has a remote-release tailgate, LED lights (headlights, fog lights, taillights, and mirror-mounted spotlights), power-folding side mirrors with driver’s-side auto-dimming, a power-sliding rear window, and power-deployable running boards.

Inside, the Lariat is more luxurious thanks to its leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with heating and ventilation (6-way power-adjustable for the front passenger), an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and ambient interior lighting. The King Ranch, Platinum, and Tremor are more luxurious or rugged depending on their themes.

The 2023 Ford F-150 can be ordered with a host of packages that improve its style, functionality, off-road prowess, or luxury appeal. For instance, the Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist 2.0 package provides adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go and lane centering, evasive steering assist, a voice-activated touchscreen navigation system, and a connectivity plan with real-time traffic and travel link.

If you need to tow often, you might want to consider the Tow Technology Package. It brings a 360-degree camera system, a trailer backup assist feature, an integrated trailer brake controller, and a trailer hitch with a 4/7-pin connector.

Active Safety Technology

All 2023 F-150 trims come with the Ford Co-Pilot360 safety technology suite. In the XL, that bundle consists of automatic high beams, pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, post-collision braking, rear parking sensors, and hill start assist. The XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Tremor, and Raptor get all of that plus lane departure warning and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. The Platinum qualifies for the Ford Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 package, which provides adaptive cruise control, lane centering, evasive steering assist, and reverse automatic braking. A standalone option for the Platinum is an adaptive parking assist feature.


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