Ford has been the world’s leading pickup truck maker for decades and we are pretty sure that things won’t change in the near future. Besides the famous F-150, Ford’s lineup includes various kinds of pickups and we could say that this company covers every segment of the pickup market – from compact to Super Duty pickups.
The next year is about to bring some pretty interesting novelties. The Super Duty lineup is getting a full redesign, just like the mid-size Ranger. Other pickups will come with novelties as well, so it seems like the offer will be wider than ever.
The best-seller F-150 is finally about to bring the Raptor R model, which will compete with the Ram TRX. Another Raptor that’s coming is the Ranger, for the first time in North America. On the other hand, the compact Maverick might get a plug-in hybrid version, while we are also getting reports about the Courier’s revival.
2023 Ford F-150
The world’s best-selling pickup is at the top of the ladder for a reason. It offers class-leading towing and payload capacities, as well as excellent performance, thanks to the wide powertrain range. However, it is also one of the most refined pickups on the market, with a comfortable and well-designed cabin. Furthermore, we like its intuitive infotainment system and the long list of tech features.
The current generation has been around since 2021, so it seems a little bit early for bigger updates. Still, the 2023 Ford F-150 won’t come without novelties. We are about to see a new trim level on the offer, caller Rattler, which will represent a more affordable off-road trim compared to models like Tremor and Raptor. The rest of the lineup will continue without more important changes, though minor updates are always possible.
The 2023 Ford F-150 will hit the market sometime in the second half of the year, in familiar cab and bed configurations, with familiar trim levels on the offer.
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2023 Ford F-150 Raptor
As we’ve just mentioned, the next year shouldn’t bring more important changes, and this refers to the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor as well. The range-topping model is all about off-road performance. So, it’s no wonder it comes fully packed with necessary hardware, such as heavy-duty skid plates, 34-inch tires, Fox racing shocks, low-speed off-road cruise control, trail one-pedal driving, and trail turn assist. Besides mechanical upgrades, this model also comes with a full load of visual upgrades that accentuate the model’s high-performance character.
Another exclusive thing about this version is the engine. It comes with a more powerful variant of the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, which puts out around 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. Also, this is the most expensive F-150 in the current lineup, with a starting price of slightly under 70.000 dollars.
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2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R
After the release of the Ram 1500 TRX, it looks like F-150 lags in terms of performance. This pickup comes with a monstrous 6.2-liter Supercharged V8 engine that puts out over 700 horsepower. Therefore, it’s no wonder that we are hearing a lot of reports about the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R, which would also come with a supercharged V8.
Of course, it’s not hard to predict which engine will find its place under the Raptor R’s hood. We are talking about the 5.2-liter supercharged V8, which powers Shelby GT 500. It puts out around 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque, though there’s a chance that this iteration would feature slightly less power. Details about the price are still to come.
2023 Ford F-150 King Ranch
The King Ranch has always been one of the special models in the F-150’s lineup. It is characterized by several unique styling details, while we also like its long list of exclusive features. It comes standard with full LED lighting, while the list of standard equipment also includes goodies like an in-bed power outlet, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise control, intersection assist, navigation, an eight-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system, HD Radio, and wireless device charging.
Another thing to like about this pickup is that it comes standard with the well-known 5.0-liter V8 Coyote engine, which puts out 400 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. It comes exclusively in a Super Crew Cab layout, though it’s available with both 5.5- and 6.5-foot beds. The starting price goes around 59.000 dollars.
2023 Ford F-150 Tremor
Initially offered as a package, the Tremor is now a separate trim level. This is an off-road version of the pickup, more affordable than the range-topping Raptor. In terms of features, it’s essentially the same as the XLT trim. On the other hand, it comes with a full load of off-road features, such as upgraded suspension components, 33-inch all-terrain tires, multiple skid plates, a locking differential, and hill descent control.
The 2023 Ford F-150 Tremor will continue in the same way, available only in a Super Crew Cab with the short 5.5-foot bed. Also, this trim is available with just one engine option, a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, which puts out around 400 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. The price starts at around 53.000 dollars.
2023 Ford F-150 Hybrid
Ford was the first pickup to come with a hybrid powertrain on the offer. The 2023 Ford F-150 Hybrid will continue with the same setup, which consists of a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 and a single electric motor, for a total output of 430 horsepower and a pretty respectable 570 pound-feet of torque. Just like other engines in the lineup, it comes coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The company claims an average fuel economy of around 25 miles per gallon, which is pretty impressive in this segment.
What we really like about this hybrid is that it doesn’t come as a separate trim level. Instead, it is a regular powertrain option, which is available across the whole range, except in off-road models. It is available in the base XL trim, so you can get an F-150 with this powertrain for just 43.000 dollars.
2023 Ford F-150 Lightning
The F-150 also comes in the all-electric version, known as the Lightning. Interestingly, it shares most of its parts with internal-combustion models, though there are few upgrades as well. For example, it comes standard with independent rear suspension, while gasoline-powered models feature a solid axle.
More importantly, there is a dual motor setup, with a total output of 426 horsepower in the base Standard Range version. This model comes with a 98-kWh battery pack, which ensures 230 miles of range. On the other hand, the Extended-Range model comes with a 131-kWh battery pack, which is enough for 300 miles on a single charge. Also, the max output goes up to 563 horsepower and 775 pound-feet of torque, which is enough to move this pickup from zero to sixty in about four seconds.
The most affordable all-electric F-150 costs around 42.000 dollars.
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2023 Ford Super Duty
The current lineup of Ford’s Super Duty models has been around since 2017 and the Blue Oval company feels it’s the right time for updates. Therefore, a new generation is on the way. The test mule has been spotted on the road and it looks like the new model will debut in the second half of the year, as the 2023 Ford Super Duty.
At this point, the test mule still wears camouflage. Still, we presume that Ford engineers will take the same approach as they did with the light-duty F-150, which means evolutionary changes, rather than the radical ones. Most of the mechanics will remain the same, while the focus will be on new aesthetics. We count on a close resemblance with the new F-150.
This close resemblance is expected on the inside as well. The 2023 Ford Super Duty will come with a completely new interior design, similar to the light-duty sibling, with finer materials and a new infotainment system.
When it comes to the powertrain, we have no doubt that the current engines will carry on without more important changes. You may count on two gasoline and one diesel unit, while some sources also speculate about the hybrid version. Of course, each engine could come with a slight power boost, which would, along with other modifications, improve already impressive towing capacities. The officials are still quiet about the electrification.
The all-new 2023 Ford Super Duty models are about to arrive by the end of this year and we count on familiar versions and trim levels on the offer. Also, we don’t expect significant changes in terms of price, so base versions should be available already at 39.000 dollars.
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2023 Ford F-250
Of course, the Super Duty lineup will once again start with the F-250. As we already mentioned, there are various novelties to come, starting from the new styling and interior design. On the other hand, the mechanical aspect shouldn’t change significantly, and that refers to the engine lineup as well.
You may count on three familiar engine options, including the monstrous 6.7-liter V8 turbodiesel, which currently puts out 475 horsepower and 1.050 pound-feet of torque, which is plenty enough to ensure max conventional towing rating of 20.000 pounds and 22.800 pounds with the fifth wheel. However, if we consider that Ram’s Cummins engine offers even more torque, as well as that GM has announced a significant upgrade of its Duramax unit, we might see some upgrades in this case as well.
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2023 Ford F-250 Tremor
Although the class of 3/4-ton pickups is all about utility, there are also enthusiasts who like to go off-road with these pickups. Ram’s Power Wagon has been around for years, but the Blue Oval has its player as well, which comes in the form of Tremor Off-Road Package. According to some sources, this could become a separate trim level after the upcoming redesign.
In any case, we don’t believe that anything could change essentially. This pickup comes with a full load of off-road features, such as locking rear differential, front limited-slip differential, upgraded suspension, higher ground clearance, skid plates, revised front end for better approach angle, rock crawl driving mode, trail control with off-road cruise control, etc.
2023 Ford F-350 Super Duty
The more capable, full-ton version of the company’s pickup will also receive a full redesign. We expect similar kinds of changes, which will be about styling, interior design, and many other things. Compared to the F-250, the 2023 Ford F-350 Super Duty will feature several upgrades, particularly in terms of the suspension and chassis setup. As a result, it will provide significantly higher max towing capacity, which goes all-away up to 37.000 pounds. The conventional towing rating goes around 24.000 pounds.
Of course, there is a chance to see some revisions to the powertrain, in the way that each unit could get slightly more power and torque. Still, we don’t expect significant changes. The new 7.3-liter V8 Godzilla engine could get more power and torque, while the turbodiesel may catch up with rival units from Ram and Chevy.
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2023 Ford F-450
The F-450 is also about to receive a redesign and things shouldn’t be much different compared to the smaller siblings. Of course, the 2023 Ford F-450 will come with a lot of novelties, but it will also continue with its familiar design characteristics. This is a super-capable pickup truck that besides impressive towing and hauling capabilities also offers a high level of comfort and convenience.
Although primarily a work machine, this pickup is offered in all kinds of configurations, as well as for trim levels that are pretty luxurious. Just like the rest of the F-Series pickups, it’s available in XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited. Moreover, there is also the FX-4 Off-Road package, which adds a couple of light upgrades, such as a two-speed transfer case, off-road-tuned suspension, skid plates, and hill descent control.
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2023 Ford Courier
If we can trust unofficial reports, the Blue Oval company is working on the new 2023 Ford Courier. This would be a revival of the pretty old nameplate, which has been in Ford’s offer for decades. While the early models were based on Mazda pickups, the more recent versions were based on the Fiesta subcompact car. We presume that the new model would be designed in a similar fashion, as the company definitely needs such a small commercial vehicle in certain parts of the world.
A small pickup like this would be a great commercial vehicle, perfect for Europe, as well as for developing markets, where the model’s compact dimensions and affordable price would be a strong selling point.
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is a Fiesta-based design, which makes perfect sense. However, it wouldn’t be a surprise if we see the new model based on Ford Puma, which is very popular in Europe. This isn’t much important, considering that both models ride on the same, Global B-Car platform. Most likely, the aesthetics would be shared with the subcompact crossover, as well as most of the mechanics.
This refers to the powertrain as well. A well-known 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost, probably equipped with a mild-hybrid setup. A bigger 1.5-liter turbo-three should be offered as well. In both cases, we count on a six-speed manual transmission, while the bigger engine could come with a dual-clutch gearbox as well.
Another thing worth mentioning is that this pickup would probably come fully loaded with safety and drive-assistance features. We expect to see things like Pedestrian Detection, Emergency Brake Assist, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Electronic Stability Control, semi-autonomous parking assist, and Emergency Steering Assist, as well as autonomous emergency braking, Intelligent Speed Limiter and lane keeping assist, which would be offered as options.
2023 Ford Ranger Tremor
The new generation of Ford’s mid-size pickup is on the way and it will hit the market by the end of this year. What’s great to know that the new generation will bring the Raptor to the U.S. market, which hasn’t been available in North America so far.
Besides the Raptor, the new Ranger will be offered in a few more off-road variants, including the Tremor model. So far, this model was a kind of off-road package but the latest reports suggest it could come as a separate trim level.
In any case, we expect to see it loaded with off-road features. The current model comes equipped with features like a suspension lift, high-performance Fox shock absorbers, off-road traction control modes and running boards. We presume that the 2023 Ford Ranger Tremor would bring a few more things to the table, maybe even things like locking differential, two-speed transfer case etc.
Other than that, you may count on the same novelties that will come as a part of this redesign. The next generation will continue to ride on the same but significantly upgraded T6 platform. Of course, we will see a completely new styling, while we also expect to see a much better interior design, with nicer materials and more standard and available equipment.
When it comes to the powertrain, the 2023 Ford Ranger Tremor won’t get the Raptor’s V6. Instead, it will probably feature the same 2.3-liter turbo-four, which currently puts out around 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Of course, the new generation could bring some upgrades regarding power and torque. The engine will be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The 2023 Ford Ranger Tremor should hit the market sometime in the second half of the year.
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2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid
Recently, Ford came up with a brand-new model called Maverick. This pickup is important in many ways, but mostly because of the fact that it is one of the two models (along with Hyundai Santa Cruz) that has established a whole new segment in the industry, a small unibody pickup.
This design is interesting in many ways, mainly because it combines the practicality of a pickup and the ride quality of an SUV. Another interesting thing is that the already base version comes equipped with a plug-in hybrid powertrain.
The base model comes with a setup that combines an electric motor with a 2.5-liter inline-four, for a total output of 191 horsepower. The engine comes coupled with a CVT gearbox and what we particularly like is the fuel economy, which goes around 40 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
The 2023 Ford Maverick Hybrid will continue in the same way, but some sources suggest it could come with a plug-in hybrid powertrain on the offer as well. In that case, most of the setup would remain the same, though the electric motor would feature more power. The total output would probably go up to 221 horsepower, while the bigger battery would also provide a decent all-electric range, probably of around 30 miles. The officials are still quiet about this powertrain.
Just like the standard hybrid, the new powertrain would also be offered across the whole range. This means three familiar trim levels on the offer – XL, XLT and Lariat. The base XL already comes with a decent amount of standard equipment, including things like an 8-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, two USB ports, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a six-speaker stereo, keyless entry, cloth upholstery, 17-inch steel wheels, a rearview camera, LED headlights, automatic high-beam headlights, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, and forward automatic emergency braking.
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