The brand new 2023 Ford F-150 is just around the corner, and it’s got a few new tricks up its sleeve. Although you can’t order the upcoming F-150 just yet, our preview is here to help you learn more of what you might expect from Ford’s best-selling light-duty truck.
What’s new for the 2023 Ford F-150?
For 2023, Ford is introducing the Rattler, a new trim model designed for off-roading. Unlike the F-150’s other off-roader, the Raptor, the Rattler was designed to give you a trail-ready ride at a very affordable price. It will sit between the base XL and the mid-grade XLT in the F-150 trim lineup, with an estimated starting price of around $40,000.
To help you navigate the trail, this new F-150 Rattler gets off-road suspension, locking rear differential, all-terrain tires, skid plates, and hill descent control. But it also features distinctive styling, with 18-inch aluminum wheels, a dual exhaust system, and special Rattler exterior badging.
Which powertrains will be available for the 2023 Ford F-150?
We don’t foresee any new powertrains on the horizon. But that’s not a bad thing, since the current F-150 engine lineup is pretty spectacular. Whether you’re looking to haul max loads (check out the 5.0-liter V8) or tow the biggest possible trailer (you’ll need the turbocharged 3.5-liter V6), these engines have the potential to get the job done.
Once again, the F-150 powertrain lineup includes six engine options:
- 3.3L V6 engine (290 horsepower, 265 lb-ft of torque)
- Turbocharged 2.7L V6 (325 hp, 400 lb-ft)
- 5.0L V8 (400 hp, 410 lb-ft)
- Turbo 3.5L V6 (400 hp, 500 lb-ft)
- High-output turbo 3.5L V6 (450 hp, 510 lb-ft)
- PowerBoost hybrid powertrain (430 hp, 570 lb-ft)
How can I configure the upcoming F-150?
As usual, the 2023 Ford F-150 will be insanely versatile, with three cabin options, three bed sizes, and a long list of trim models available. That means you can spend as much or as little as you like on a uniquely modern all-American pickup truck.
Some of the features we’re looking forward to include the Sync 4 infotainment system, which joins the F-150 lineup with an available 12-inch touchscreen and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Sync 4 includes over-the-air updates, so there’s no need to return to the dealership for the latest software. And the latest navigation system also provides traffic and weather updates, helping you find the best route home.
We also expect many of the F-150’s work-friendly tech features to return for the 2023 model year, including the Tailgate Work Surface, where you can set up shop and even operate power tools. And speaking of operating power tools, you’ll be able to add the Pro Power Onboard generator to any model to suit your electrical needs.
When can I order a 2023 Ford F-150?
Ford has yet to announce the upcoming F-150’s official release date, but we believe it will be out in autumn 2022. Reservations aren’t available just yet, but we’ll be the first to let you know when they are!