Could 1 Step up to the 2023 Ford F-150 XLT Actually Make a Difference?

If you’re looking for your 2023 Ford F-150 to be a bit more than a basic work truck, the XLT trim could be right for you. Even though basic in 2023 isn’t the same as basic in 1980, stepping up at least one trim typically opens up features and items that make a difference for you. Let’s see if this step in this Ford half-ton truck is enough for you.

What added features does the 2023 Ford F-150 XLT include?

Red 2023 Ford F-150 XLT FX4 towing a boat out of a lake
2023 Ford F-150 XLT FX4 | Ford

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Ford equips the XLT trim of this full-size truck with the optional driver ads from the XL trim. In addition to these safety items, you’ll find:

  • Chrome bumpers
  • 17-inch painted alloy wheels
  • Rear window defogger
  • Color-keyed carpet
  • Manual lumbar support for front seats

These added standard features might not sound like much, but they add to your comfort and the look of this half-ton truck.

Are there more options for the XLT trim?

As you would expect, moving up to the 2023 Ford F-150 XLT opens the door to more options for you. Items you can add to your F-150 in this truck are:

  • Power front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  •  Heated front seats
  • 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Navigation system
  • Intelligent Access keyless entry
  • Push-button starting
  • Onboard 400-watt/110-volt power outlet
  • 360-degree camera
  • Power sliding rear window
  • Twin panel moonroof (Super Cab only)
  • LED fog lights
  • Remote engine start
  • Remote tailgate release
  • 8-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system
  • FX4 Package
  • Co-Pilot360 Assist 2.0 package

What does the FX4 Package give you in this Ford Truck?

Red Ford F-150 Lariat parked at a job site
Ford F-150 Lariat | Ford

Add the FX4 package to the 2023 Ford F-150 XLT and you’ve got the benefits of an electronic locking rear axle, an off-road suspension, skid plates, and rock crawl mode. These items bring more off-road prowess to a 4WD version of this truck.

How does the Co-Pilot360 Assist 2.0 Package improve the F-150 XLT?

Add this optional safety package to your 2023 Ford truck. You’ll add the benefits of adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality, road sign recognition, lane centering, intersection assist, and evasive steering assist. This short list of impressive safety items gives you the peace of mind to drive confidently on any road.

Can the hybrid powertrain to the 2023 Ford F-150 XLT give you something special?

Ford F-150 Towing in the Snow
Ford F-150 Towing in the Snow | Ford

In addition to adding a more efficient powertrain by opting for the PowerBoost version of this truck, you’ll have something special. That special is the Por Power Onboard system which is a 7.2-kW generator. This system is strong enough to power tools, an electric car, or some of your home appliances. If you want to add this feature to the F-150 XLT, you’ve got to check the right box.

There is a generator offered for the gas-only models, but it’s a less powerful 2.4-kW system

How much does this full-size truck cost?

The 2023 Ford F-150 XLT has a starting price of $39,760. This trim is offered with the same powertrains, cab, and bed configurations as the XL, which means the price could increase quickly based on the options and build chosen.

Is this trim better than the base model?

Blue 2023 Ford F-150 Lariat on a mountain road
Blue 2023 Ford F-150 Lariat | Ford

Yes, the 2023 Ford F-150 XLT delivers more features, more available options, and better packaging to make it a better truck for you. If you’re looking for a basic work truck, there’s nothing wrong with the XL model, but if you want something more, you could find what you’re after in the XLT trim of this half-ton truck.

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