Saturday, December 2, 2023


New Truck Preview: 2023 Ford F-150 expands family to eight

The 2023 Ford F-150 pickup truck lineup will include eight trims with a variety of configurations, including the recently announced off-road-oriented Rattler.

The varied offerings will include (with estimated MSRPs): XL, $32,000; Rattler, $40,000; XLT, $42,000; Lariat, $51,000; Tremor, $54,000; King Ranch, $61,000; Platinum, $64,000, Limited, $78,000.

The 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler will debut in the fall of 2022 as an entry level off-road pickup truck.
The 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler will debut in the fall of 2022 as an entry level off-road pickup truck.

Several different engines will also be in the mix: a 290-horsepower, 3.3-liter V-6; a 400-hp 5.0-liter V-8; a 325-hp twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V-6; a 400-hp twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6; and a 250-hp 3.0-liter diesel V-6. A 10-speed automatic transmission is standard on all engines.

The F-150 will also be offered with a hybrid powertrain for the first time.

Ford reports the new 400-hp hybrid powertrain—a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6, a 35 kW electric motor, and a 10-speed automatic transmission—will offer up to 700 miles of driving range per tank and can also power an onboard generator for keeping the power flowing at job sites or during power outages.

Rear-wheel and four-wheel drive will be available on any of the F-150’s available powertrains.

While the base 3.3-liter V-6 engine’s towing capacity is 8,200 pounds, models equipped with the 400-hp twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 can tow up to 14,000 pounds.

The 5.0-liter V-8 has a maximum towing capacity of 13,000 pounds, the diesel V-6 is capable of up to 12,100 pounds, and the hybrid model can tow up to 12,700 pounds. Payload capacity ranges from 1,840 to 3,250 pounds.

The EPA estimates the F-150 with the turbocharged 2.7-liter V-6 will earn up to 20 miles per gallon in city driving, 26 mpg on the highway. The twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 is rated up to 18 mpg in the city, 24 highway. The hybrid version has estimates as high as 25 mpg city, 26 highway.

Convenience features in some models will be unique. The 10-speed automatic shift lever can be folded flat with the center console to create a large flat workspace. The F-150 will also be available with fold-flat front seats that can provide a place for sleeping.

Lastly, the F-150’s bed-stored optional onboard generator provides up to 7.2-kW of power to support electricity.


New Ford F-150 pickup set for summer 2022 debut

James Raia, a syndicated columnist in Sacramento, California, publishes a free weekly automotive podcast and electronic newsletter. Sign-ups are available on his website, He can be reached via email:




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Bob M (@guest_183514)
1 year ago

Sounds like an old article. The F150 hybrid has been out for a while now. My F150 hybrid drives me nuts with all the bells and whistles going off, plus all the information windows showing up on the dash screen. The exterior lights have been a nightmare trying to figure out. Ford dealers seem to be clueless. Owners manual is terrible. Have a recall for elect brake controller and they not in a hurry to upgrade. Did fire up the travel trailer with the 7.2 KW generator. Worked good, but no information explaining things. With 2000 miles I finally got 28 mpg on a 80 mile trip or 27 MPG round trip. Not getting the 24 mpg around town or combined driving yet. I’m not sure if I’d want to buy another Ford truck after this one. Has lots of power and rides nice. But is the worst truck experience I’ve owned.

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