The super-luxurious F-150 Limited joins the lineup, and mid-level models are eligible for new design packages. An automated trailer backup system is available for the first time. The 5-liter V8 engine can now be equipped to run on compressed natural gas. An updated infotainment interface known as Sync 3 debuts.
Regardless of engine, you get a six-speed automatic transmission with Sport and Tow/Haul modes. Available across the board is a four-wheel drive system with low-range gearing. You can also add Pro Trailer Backup Assist, which allows you steer a trailer while backing up using only a dash-mounted knob. The truck’s steering and speed adjust automatically to where you want the trailer to go.
As usual, you have choice of three cab styles: the three-person Regular Cab, the Super Cab with a full-width backseat and narrow rear-hinged back doors, and the SuperCrew, which features full-size rear doors and additional rear legroom. The Regular Cab comes standard with 6.5-foot bed, and an 8-footer is optional. The Super Cab and SuperCrew get a 6.5-foot bed, and with the SuperCrew you can downsize to 5.5-foot bed for credit.
Available in Regular or Super Cab form, the XL is equipped for work with 17-inch wheels, cloth or vinyl upholstery, rubber flooring or full carpeting, air conditioning, and a basic AM/FM sound system. You can civilize the XL with Equipment Group 101A, which adds full power accessories, keyless entry, cruise control, a 4.2-inch display screen, Bluetooth phone and audio, and smartphone integration. Comes standard with the XL’s options and available configurations, plus 17-inch alloy wheels, foglamps, chrome exterior trim, and additional interior storage. The XLT’s 301A package adds a power driver seat, heated auto-dimming mirrors, a rear window defogger, a trailer hitch, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, power-adjustable pedals, underseat storage, a rearview camera, and a seven-speaker sound system with satellite radio. The Luxury Option Group makes a major difference with heated power front seats, remote start, LED bed lighting, a power sliding rear window, rear parking sensors, and the Sync 3 infotainment interface. Ford’s FX3 off-road package becomes available at this trim level.