2018 Ford F-150 XL vs XLT

side by side image of the 2018 Ford F-150 XL and XLT trims

Drivers looking for a practical and well-equipped truck can find it in the 2018 Ford F-150 even from the base XL and XLT models. Both of these versions come standard with a 3.3-liter V-6 engine but are available with a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6, a 5.0-liter V-8, or the 3.5-liter Ecoboost V-6 for drivers who need more towing and hauling capability in their work truck or daily driver.

The 2018 Ford F-150 XL and XLT offer standard features like air conditioning, an auxiliary audio input jack, cruise control, automatic on/off headlamps, and a Rear View Camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist in all trim levels. But what is the difference between the two base models? In this 2018 Ford F-150 XL vs XLT comparison, we are going to look at many of the features these options share, and some additional value that the XLT brings to the road.

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2018 Ford F-150 XL vs 2018 Ford F-150 XLT
$27,705 Starting MSRP $33,300
Vinyl Upholstery Cloth
17-inch silver steel Standard Wheels 17-inch silver-painted aluminum
Available Ford SYNC Infotainment Standard (Available with Wi-Fi, FordPass, AppLink, and Navigation)

Standard and Available Features on the 2018 Ford F-150 XL and XLT

In addition to a large selection of engine options, the trims in this 2018 Ford F-150 XL vs XLT comparison are both available with 4x4 drive, an upgraded axle, and an electronic-locking rear differential. Both models come with several wheel options, but the 2018 Ford F-150 XLT has more available styles. These trims are both available with Pro Trailer Backup Assist, a Reverse Sensing System, a Class VI Trailer Hitch, trailer tow packages, a Snow Plow Prep package, a CNG/Propane Gaseous Engine Prep Package, and several unique equipment packages.

Some features that are standard on the 2018 Ford F-150 XLT (and either unavailable or extra on the XL model) include keyless entry (with remote start an option not available on the XL), the Ford MyKey customization system, the Ford SYNC infotainment system, a CD player, a power-locking tailgate, and front lumbar support.

If you would like to explore this 2018 Ford F-150 XL vs XLT comparison more, or test drive both of these models in the Brainerd MN area to see which one best suits your driving needs, contact a member of the Houston Ford sales team in Pine Rive MN today and we will help you find the best option.

 

close-up view of the grille of the 2018 Ford F-150 XL
close-up view of the grille of the 2018 Ford F-150 XLT
rear view of a blue 2018 Ford F-150
underbody view of the 2018 Ford F-150