Notable 2015 F-150 Options You Should Check Out

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If you’ve been to recently to build a new F-150, you’ll notice that there’s a plethora of options available. You can get a base work truck with nothing on it, a popular XLT with some useful stuff, or a fully-loaded Platinum that has technology that would rival Mercedes-Benz. Now that we have spent a decent amount of time in a few different trucks, here are some noteworthy options you might want to consider on your next build.

Extended-Range Fuel Tank

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At $195, paying for the ability to carry more fuel might not seem that important to you. While you obviously don’t have to fill up as often, you’ll have to put more fuel in each time. But trust me on this one, the extended range is worth it.

With a full tank of fuel on the 3.5L EcoBoost Platinum we had, that gave us an estimated range of 600 miles. I really don’t like stopping for gas, so I think the option is worth it to me.

Twin Panel Moonroof

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A moonroof adds weight to your vehicle. If you live in a place where it hails, the glass also has a higher probability of being shattered. But if you like having sunroofs or moonroofs in your vehicle, you really can’t go wrong with the Twin Panel Moonroof Ford sells on the F-150.

Only available on the SuperCrew, the moonroof is like the panoramic roofs you get on expensive luxury cars, but it doesn’t carry as expensive of a price tag. $1,295 gets you the roof on the truck.

It also really opens up the cabin, making it feel even bigger than it already is. If you’re a fan of letting the sun in, you should check this option box for sure.

2.7L EcoBoost

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This engine is Ford’s attempt to build a more fuel efficient engine in the F-150 that doesn’t sacrifice performance. While it’s not even available on higher-trim levels like the King Ranch and Platinum, it’s a great motor in the XLT trim. It’s also an inexpensive upgrade over the base V6.

If you’re getting a F-150 where this engine is an option, you won’t be disappointed with it, or the fuel economy.

LED Side Mirror Spotlights

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If you’re ever in a situation where you need some extra lighting, you’ll appreciate having the LED Side Mirror Spotlights. They’re perfect for lighting up a worksite, a campsite, or anywhere else.

They only work at 5 miles-per-hour or less, but at $175 you’ll get your use out of them after just one or two times.

Snow Plow Prep Kit

All-New 2015 Ford F-150 Debuts with Snow Plow Option

If you’re ordering a F-150 XL, XLT, or Lariat with the 5.0L V8 (sorry EcoBoost fans), an option you might want to consider is the Snow Plow Prep Kit. It gives you all the electrical connections you need to fit a snow plow. Obviously, you still need to purchase the plow (we have a handy guide here), but for $50 for the extra factory integration, it’s a good deal.

While not all of the options I mentioned make the truck work harder, I did try to pick a few noteworthy ones that add function or convenience.

What do you think? Let us know over in the forums!

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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