The new generation of the world’s most popular pickup truck has just been released and as it was expected, it has brought evolutionary changes only. The new model debuted for the 2021 mode year and the 2023 Ford F-150 feels too early for any significant changes. Most likely, we will see a familiar layout, with minor tweaks regarding features and equipment groups only. On the other hand, the mechanical aspect of the truck should remain the same.
On the other hand, this could finally be the year for the launch of the all-electric version. At this point, we know that this pickup is under development and according to the latest reports, it will be ready for the next year. We are still waiting for the officials to learn more about this pickup.
2023 Ford F-150 Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the 2023 Ford F-150 is expected to be a typical carry over model. The current generation has just arrived and it has brought further improvements to the truck’s aluminum and HSS lightweight design. So, the best we could see from the next year’s model is a few additions to the list of standard and available equipment.
The overall layout will remain the same and the 2023 Ford F-150 will continue in familiar configurations. To remind you, this pickup can come in numerous variants, starting from three cab layouts – Regular, Super Cab and SuperCrew. Also, there are two, 6.5- or 8-foot beds for the Regular and Super Cab models, while the Super Crew comes with either 5.5- or 6.5-foot bed.
Of course, the trim-level organization will remain the same. The offer will start with the XL trim, which is cheap and pretty basic in terms of standard equipment. This model comes standard with steel wheels, manual accessories, cloth upholstery, 8-inch touchscreen etc. Also, safety features like a rearview camera, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and the forward automatic emergency braking are standard.
The XLT brings a couple of upgrades. Some of the highlights are things like power windows and door locks, lane keep assist, rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, and cross traffic alert.
The Lariat is a mid-level option, which offers a decent amount of features for the money. It comes standard with goodies like leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, remote start, a 12-inch digital gauge cluster, a 12-inch touch screen.
The King Ranch has always been known for its unique styling details. Also, it brings standard features like an in-bed power outlet, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, front parking sensors, intersection assist, navigation, an eight-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, HD Radio, and wireless device charging to the table.
With goodies like massaging front seats, traffic sign recognition, and power-deployable running boards, the Platinum is the entrance to the world of luxury. Finally, the Limited trim stands at the top of the offer, with additions like a power tailgate with a deployable step, trailer reverse guidance, trailer backup assist, a moonroof, a surround-view parking camera system, parallel and perpendicular park assist, and an 18-speaker audio system etc.
2023 Ford F-150 Engines
The engine lineup will remain the same. So, the base model will continue with a 3.3-liter V6 with 290 horsepower. The next one on the offer is a 2.7-liter turbo V6, which puts out around 325 horsepower. The next one on the offer is a well-known 5.0-liter V8 Coyote, with a max output of around 400 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque.
The F-150 is also available with a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, with a max output of 400 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. Finally, there is a 3.0-liter turbodiesel, with a max output of 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque.
The recent redesign has also brought a hybrid version, which combines a twin-turboV6 engine with an electric motor, for a total output of 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque.
2023 Ford F-150 Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Ford F-150 will arrive sometime in the last quarter of 2022, with a starting price of around 30.000 dollars. Of course, key competitors are models like Chevy Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500.