Anyone in Martinsville, Danville, Rocky Mount, or Greensboro who knows anything about autos will know the F-150 is a rock-solid legend and America’s favorite new vehicle. However, you don’t get to stay number one by standing still. The 2023 Ford F-150 is available in an almost unlimited number of possible configurations, and a new Rattler package is now available for the 2023 model year that bridges the gap between the base XL trim level and the FX4 off-road variant.
It doesn’t matter what you want a new pickup truck for or why you want one; there’s almost certainly a version of the 2023 Ford F-150 that fits the bill. If your requirements don’t require heavy-duty capability, the F-150 has it covered. There are eight different trim levels in the 2023 Ford F-150 lineup: the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited, Tremor, and the range-topping Raptor.
Of course, the trim levels are just the start of proceedings when configuring and ordering your ideal Ford F-150. You also have a choice of Regular Cab, Super Cab, and SuperCrew Cab body styles, five available drivetrains, three bed sizes, 15 wheel designs, 15 exterior colors, and 13 interior designs. And that’s without even mentioning available options and upgrade packages to enhance the already-impressive standard specifications.
There are many options for what you have under the hood of your 2023 Ford F-150. The standard engine for the XL and XLT trim levels is the 290-horsepower 3.3-liter V-6, but most will upgrade to the available 2.7-liter turbo V-6 that’s standard with the Lariat and provides the F-150 with 325 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. The third engine in the lineup is a more traditional 5.0-liter V-8, which puts 400 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. at the Ford’s disposal.
Even committed V-8 traditionalists are starting to appreciate the excellence of the next available powerplant, a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6. It may offer the same horsepower as the 5.0-liter V-8, but it ups the ante for torque with a massive 500 lb.-ft. There’s also an available 3.5-liter Full Hybrid V-6, which provides your F-150 with 430 horsepower, 570 lb.-ft. of torque and a 12,700-pound maximum towing capacity. As if that wasn’t enough, the Raptor gets a High-Output version of the 3.5-liter twin-turbo and is also available with a High-Output 5.2-liter Supercharged V-8.
It’s not an exaggeration to say you could write a lengthy book detailing all the standard and available features of the 2023 Ford F-150. If there’s a feature you know a pickup truck can have today, you’ll find it available for the F-150 somewhere in the mix. However, there are always a few surprises, such as Pro Power Onboard. It’s a feature that delivers exportable power and the ability to use your truck as a mobile generator, and it comes in 2.0kW, 2.4kW, and an immensely powerful 7.2kW version. You can even monitor and track the wattage using your mobile phone’s SYNC 4 screen or FordPass App.
Trucks are designed for towing, and Ford is on a mission to make it easier than ever with a raft of technologies designed to help out. The F-150 is available with Smart Hitch, Onboard Scales, Smart Trailer Tow Connector, Dynamic Hitch Assist, and Continuous Rolled Damping, any of which will help make towing more manageable than you ever thought possible.
As long as you don’t need more than six seats or a towing capacity above 14,000 pounds, the 2023 Ford F-150 can fulfill any role you can think of for a truck. See for yourself with a test drive from Nelson Ford at 201 East Commonwealth Boulevard, Martinsville, VA, or call us at (276) 638-2331 for more information about pricing and availability, and schedule an appointment for a time that suits you.