Ford F-150: Specifications by Trim

If you are in the market for a Ford F-150 truck, then this article is a must read for you. We will walk you through each trim level in details and compare them all for you.

By Cynthia Griffith - December 2, 2014
Contributors: Mark Williams

This article applies to the Ford F-150 (2004-2014).

The Ford F-150 is currently on the hotlist as the most popular vehicle in the nation. The 2014 F-150 is readily available in ten different styles of trim. While these trims might appear to be the same at first, further scrutiny of each varying type will show you just how many differences there actually are. Each trim provides different performance aspects along with slight differences pertaining to accessories, space, capabilities, and more. Deciding on a trim style that fits into your vision of the ultimate vehicular experience is often a matter of taste but, like most automotive decisions, having a bit of background on the subject will definitely make for an easier choice.

If you’re concerned about pricing, be aware that the difference in pricing between packages can run as much as $25,000. If you have a taste for an extravagant vehicle on the other hand, making a limited edition purchase could put you right where you want to be. Each trim option is carefully detailed on the Ford site, so feel free to peruse reviews and flip through the photographs at leisure. When picking a purchase, be sure to keep in mind any accessories you might wish to add at a later date to find out if they will be compatible components. You can easily price these accessories in advance by referring to this useful accessory guide. Forum discussions related to trim can also be extremely useful as opinions are often voiced without bias. 2015 vehicles are also headed your way, so prepare for new assets in packaging and new prices. This post will review the 2014 models and their 10 different levels of trim.

The Ten Available Levels of Trim

Starting from the lowest priced to the highest on the market, here is a brief overview of each trim.

1) XL

Figure 1. F-150 XL.

The XL is priced at approximately $25,025 and it features cloth trimmed seats, keyless entry, a black grille, a removable tailgate with lift assist, manual side view mirrors with skull caps, solar tinted glass, and various standard safety features.

2) STX

Figure 2. F150 SXT.

Priced at $27,510, the STX sports an electronic 6 speed automatic transmission with tow/haul mode, beautiful décor packages starting at just under $2,000, dual beam halogen lamps, plus the features listed above. If you’re looking to haul a trailer or tune into Sirius XFM this could be your ideal trim.

3) XLT

Figure 3. F150 XLT.

The 6.2L V8 engine isn’t available until you reach the XLT, a $30,335 choice that also sports integral cup holders and vast storage space.

4) FX2

Figure 4. F150 FX2.

Get synced in with the FX2, a vehicle where heavy towing goes high tech. The 6.2L V8 engine is also available in this trim which additionally features App Link, Travel Link, power side mirrors, a myriad of cosmetic modifications, and tons of tech savvy components. Prices start at $36,455.

5) Lariat

Figure 5. F150 Lariat.

If you need to fit your large, tough vehicle into a teeny tiny space, the Lariat could be the trim you’re looking for. Its manual telescoping trailer tow with power glass makes maneuvering a breeze. Other standout features include chrome fronts, chrome grills, deployable cup holders, and an Easy Fuel capless fuel filler. The Lariat costs approximately $37,640.

6) FX4

Figure 6. F150 FX4.

Unlike the Lariat trim, the regular cab option is available in the FX4 which is priced at $40,570. The notable black leather wrapped steering wheel is only featured in the FX4 and the FX2. Color coordinated carpeting and rubber floor mats come standard in this sleek trim.

7) King Ranch

Figure 7. F150 King Ranch.

Royalty inspired chaparral leather adorns the seats and steering wheel in the King Ranch F-150 which starts at $44,880. The rearview camera is standard in this model adding functionality to the fashion forward elements.

8) SVT Raptor

Figure 8. F150 SVT Raptor.

The SVT Raptor trim is only available with a 6.2L V8 unlike the previously mentioned trims. High speed performance and amazing torque capabilities make this trim stand out. Noteworthy features range from extra long suspension, to a grille mounted front camera and hill descent control. If you regularly trek through a wide variety of terrains, the Raptor is your ideal choice.

9) Platinum

Figure 9. F-150 Platinum.

Starting at $47,905, the Platinum trim which comes standard with power deployable running boards, leather bucket seats, a flow through console, and floor shifter is ideal for luxury lovers who wish for the power of a truck and the comforts of a top notch automobile. Even the seats in the second row are power heated in the Platinum trim.

10) Limited Edition

Figure 10. F-150 Limited.

The Limited Edition trim means options are often the standard. This $50,985 pickup is complete with all the bells and whistles. Notable standards include tow equipment, power equipment, monotone, or monochromatic paint and just about every other feature that is noted as an option in the previously mentioned trims.

If you’re still having trouble choosing a trim, feel free to compare and contrast up to four different types at a time by clicking here.

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