About the 2023 Ford F-150

The Ford F-Series remains the best-selling model among full-size pickup trucks. That’s no surprise given that GM splits its trucks between two brands – Chevrolet and GMC. Nevertheless, the F-150 maintains its top position thanks to a dazzling number of permutations, giving customers more choices to develop a personalized ride.

2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R
2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R

What’s New for 2023

Ford never rests with the F-150. In years that its most popular model isn’t all-new or refreshed, the company always has something new to deliver year after year. For 2023, the supercharged Raptor R V8 joins the model line. Other changes include a new Rattler off-road package for the entry-level XL grade.

Grade Levels and Pricing

Ford offers the 2023 F-150 in XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited, Tremor, and Raptor trims. Most grades come with standard rear-wheel drive and available four-wheel drive. You’ll find Regular, Super Cab, and SuperCrew configurations besides multiple bed size choices. Prices range from $34,445 to $109,145, plus a $1,895 freight cost.

A Range of Powertrains

The U.S. manufacturers never lack in powertrain choices, offering at least four some years, sometimes five or six. This year, the Raptor R joins the model line and brings with it a seventh powertrain choice. The supercharged V8 engine delivers 700 horsepower and awful fuel mileage to go with it. On the other end of the spectrum is a hybrid V6 that delivers an even 25 mpg. Although a diesel option is no longer available, the hybrid rivals in fuel economy.

XL Rattler Package

The Ford F-150 comes in numerous permutations beginning with the XL. Typically, the XL serves as the base option, with most customers starting their search with the XLT. This year, Ford adds the Rattler package, featuring FX4 content including hill descent control, skid plates, off-road shock absorbers, and an electronic locking rear differential. Other features include standard four-wheel drive, fender vents, rattler-themed graphics, and a dual-exhaust system.

Strong Standard Safety Features

Ford equips the F-150 with the requisite rearview camera. All grades also have forward collision warning, forward automatic emergency braking, and pedestrian detection. Automatic high beams and rear parking sensors are included. Optional features include blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, and lane-keep assist. Adaptive cruise control, a surround-view camera system, park assist, and intersection assist are also available.

Welcome Ford F-150 Raptor R

What more can be said about the Raptor R, the most powerful pickup truck ever built by the Ford Motor Company? This model comes with a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine with 700 horsepower and 640 pound-feet of torque on tap. It works with a specially synchronized 10-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all four wheels. Among the upgrades designed to help the Raptor R succeed off road include stainless steel exhaust manifolds, a unique oil cooler and filler, and a larger air intake. Other changes enhance the wheels, suspension, and a 13.1-inch ground clearance.

Peer Group

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Ram 1500, and GMC Sierra 1500 are the Ford’s chief competitors. Other models in this segment include the Nissan Titan and Toyota Tundra.

2023 Ford F-150 Specifications

Ford 2023 F-150
Segment Full-Size Pickup Truck
Price Range $34,445 to $109,145
Destination Charge $1,895
Drivetrain Front-engine, Rear- or Four-Wheel Drive
Engine No. 1 3.3-liter, V-6
Horsepower 290 @ 6,500 rpm
Torque (lb.-ft.) 265 @ 4,000 rpm
Bore x Stroke (inches) 3.56 x 3.41
Compression Ratio 12:1
Transmission 10-speed automatic
Engine No. 2 2.7-liter, V-6
Horsepower 325 @ 5,000 rpm
Torque (lb.-ft.) 400 @ 3,000 rpm
Bore x Stroke (inches) 3.267 x 3.267
Compression Ratio 10:1
Transmission 10-speed automatic
Engine No. 3 5.0-liter, V-8
Horsepower 400 @ 6,000 rpm
Torque (lb.-ft.) 410 @ 4,250 rpm
Bore x Stroke (inches) 3.66 x 3.65
Compression Ratio 12:1
Transmission 10-speed automatic
Engine No. 4 3.5-liter, V-6
Horsepower 400 @ 6,000 rpm
Torque (lb.-ft.) 500 @ 3,100 rpm
Bore x Stroke (inches) 3.64 x 3.41
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Transmission 10-speed automatic
Engine No. 5 3.5-liter, H.O. Turbo V-6
Horsepower 450 @ 5,850 rpm
Torque (lb.-ft.) 510 @ 3,000 rpm
Bore x Stroke (inches) 3.64 x 3.41
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Transmission 10-speed automatic
Engine No. 6 5.2-liter, Supercharged V8
Horsepower 700 @ 6,650 rpm
Torque (lb.-ft.) 640 @ 4,250 rpm
Bore x Stroke (inches) 3.7 x 3.7
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Transmission 10-speed automatic
Engine No. 7 3.5-liter, Hybrid V6
Horsepower 430 @ 6,000 rpm
Torque (lb.-ft.) 570 @ 3,000 rpm
Bore x Stroke 3.64 x 3.41
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Transmission 10-speed automatic
Seating 3 to 6
Curb Weight (pounds) 4,465 to 5,540
Wheelbase (inches) 157.2
Length (inches) 243.5
Width (inches) 79.9
Height (inches) 77.6
Headroom (f,r…inches) 40.8, 40.4
Legroom (f,r…inches) 43.9, 43.6
Shoulder room (f,r…inches) 66.7, 66.0
Hip room (f,r…inches) 62.5, 62.6
Pax Volume (cu. ft.) N/A
Cargo Storage (cu. ft.) 52.8 – 77.4
Gross vehicle weight (pounds) 6,250 – 7,850
Towing (pounds) 5,100 – 14,000
Payload (pounds) 1,760 – 2,900
Fuel Type Regular or Premium
Fuel Tank (gallons) 23 to 36
EPA Fuel MPG (city/highway/combined) 11/16/13 to 25/25/25
Manufacturing Plant Dearborn, Michigan

Specifications and photos supplied by the manufacturer. Statistics assembled by Tom Keegan.

Matt Keegan
Author: Matthew Keegan
Matt Keegan is a journalist, media professional, and owner of this website. He has an extensive writing background and has covered the automotive sector continuously since 2004. When not driving and evaluating new vehicles, Matt enjoys spending his time outdoors.

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