The redesigned 2015 Ford F-150 XLT will not look very different, but it is geared to remain the best-selling pickup truck as well as the most sophisticated on the road by far. The 13th generation of the full-sized truck has received changes that are quite subtle. Such as distinctively shaped headlights, and a restyled grille; as it remains conservative yet cutting edge. The vehicle’s engineers have successfully lightened the truck by 700 pounds due to the increased use of lightweight aluminum. The military grade alloys what have been used in the manufacturing of the iconic vehicle, is tougher than steel (although steel is used in the underpinning).
2015 Ford F-150 XLT Engine Options
The reduction in weight permits the 2015 Ford F-150 XLT to handle an increased amount of payload and towing capacity. The lessened weight additionally allows an acceleration that burns less fuel and is achieved more rapidly. The truck is powered by a turbocharged 2.7 liter EcoBoost engine that is paired with two wheel drive in order to produce a fuel economy of 22 combined mpg. The base engine option of a V-6 3.5 liter with the maximum output of 283 horsepower and with 255 pound per feet of torque. An additional engine option is that of the 5.0 liter V-8 engine that produces and output of 385 horsepower with 387 pound per feet of torque; and a turbocharged V-6 3.5 liter engine that delivers a maximum 365 horsepower with 420 pounds per feet of torque. Consumers can choose either rear wheel drive or four wheel drive, yet all engine options remain mated with Ford’s standard six speed automatic transmission.
2015 Ford F-150 XLT Design
The 2015 model year of the vehicle has been granted an increased amount of automotive technology that includes the following: 360 degree camera view system to assist with navigating job sites and parking, an 8 inch productivity screen, a multitude of cameras. The vehicle also includes the following safety features: adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assistance.
The 2015 Ford F-150 XLT vehicle add the contents of the 101 package with the addition of the following: extra interior storage, a chrome exterior, fog lights, and 17 inch alloy wheels. As far as options, consumers have the following: a seven speaker sound system with satellite radio, a rearview camera, leather wrapped steering wheel, power adjustable peddles, an eight way power driver’s seat complete with power lumbar, a rearview defroster and more.
Those that choose the 2015 Ford F-150 XLT is the best-selling pickup truck can also choose options from the 302A Luxury Option Group; which adds the following to the vehicle: MyFord Touch interface that includes an 8 inch central touchscreen, 110 volt home style power outlets, 10 way adjustable power front seating, power sliding rear window, LED bed lighting and remote engine start.
2015 Ford F-150 XLT Price
The pricing for the 2015 Ford F-150 begins at $26,615 for its lower trim levels and begins its climb contingent upon engine options as well as added features. The only trim level that would become more expensive than the XLT would be the Platinum trim level. For long term fans of the vehicle, industry insiders do not predict that pricing will be an issue. As a matter of fact, the technological updates have insiders believing that the F-150 may be on track to set new records. Only time will tell.