What do the 2017 Ford F-150 trim names mean?

By Product Expert | Posted in Ford F-150 on Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 2:03 pm

2017 Ford F-150 Trim Information

The flexibility and adaptability of the Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck are among the traits people most value in the vehicle. Not including the Raptor version of the F-150, Houston Ford customers have six trim levels of the truck to choose from. Among the more common questions asked in the Houston Ford showroom is, ‘What do Ford F-150 trims names mean?’ Our research has concluded that there is no real meaning to any of them save for a way to differentiate one trim’s set of equipment from the next. To help people get as much meaning from the trim names of the Ford F-150 as possible, we are going to explain the main differences and highlight what is offered.

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2017 Ford F-150 trim names definitions

What does F-150 XL mean?


The Ford F-150 XL comes with a 3.5-liter, V-6 engine. It also offers a six-speed automatic transmission, several upgrades for the powertrain are available. Standard features include a dual-note horn, vinyl floor coverings and an auxiliary audio device input port.

What does Ford F-150 XLT mean?


At the next step up the trim ladder is the Ford F-150 XLT. This version of the truck has many of the same powertrain options as the base XL version. The inside of the pickup sets itself apart from by offering additional technology options like Ford Sync and Sync with AppLink.

What does Lariat meant Ford F-150


Standard versions of the F-150 Lariat come with two-wheel drive, but use a turbocharged (EcoBoost) 2.6-liter, V-6 engine. A six-speed automatic transmission with towing and sport mode is standard. Far more comfort and convenience accessories become available at this trim.

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Ford F-150 King Ranch definition

King Ranch

Performance and premium features start to really come together in the Ford F-150 King Ranch. The truck is powered by a 5.0-liter, V-8 and comes with a number of cutting-edge technology features. An eight-inch productivity screen, cruise control and steering wheel controls are standard equipment.

What does Ford F-150 Platinum mean


Like many of the other upper trims of the Ford F-150, the Platinum trim offers extended cab options for more passenger and interior cargo space. The Platinum model also has a 5.0-liter, V-8 as standard equipment and comes with a trailer brake controller and trailer sway control.

Limited trim is top of the line for F-150


Efficient performance and cutting edge technology are at the top of the equipment list for the Ford F-150 Limited. A SiriusXM Satellite Radio subscription, Sync 3, Sync Connect and voice-activated navigation are all standard technology equipped to the F-150 Limited. A 360-degree camera for backing up is also standard.

If you would like to learn more about the what the different trim names mean for the 2017 Ford F-150, contact a Houston Ford sales professional today.

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