With the arrival of the new model year, the fires of competition are heating up all across the industry. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the marketplace concerning the pickup truck. The vehicle helped build the infrastructure from coast to coast and continues to maintain it all these years later. The pickup is a long-revered symbol of Americana that exudes our love of individuality and personal freedom. No other truck has come to exemplify the class as a whole more than the Ford F-150.
In an age where every manufacturer has its own incarnation of the pickup, Ford continues to be the gold standard to which all other offerings are measured. It’s been this way for decades and will continue to be so. Today, this perseverance continues with the 2023 Ford F-150. In terms of performance and quality, it’s still the vehicle that more people trust for their needs on the job site, their leisurely activities, and everywhere else in between. For those looking for a reliable truck that has the versatility to excel at work and at home, the 2023 Ford F-150 is ready to tackle those challenges. For those interested in seeing this rugged workhorse up close, we invite you to come visit us here at Newton Ford South and our friendly and knowledgeable sales team will be happy to show you the impressive capabilities of this amazing truck.
For many consumers, practicality and efficiency are the main attributes that are sought when purchasing a pickup. The need for a vehicle that can accomplish heavy-duty jobs and go the extra mile in terms of reliability are both important priorities. If there’s something to be remarked about the 2023 Ford F-150, it’s that it can be tailored for any driver and has a multitude of uses. Thanks to a variety of powertrains, the limitations of versatility are taken to the absolute limit.
In the spirit of competition, Ford adheres to the basic needs of consumers by selling its product for a lower price than many of its competitors. A starting MSRP of $33,695 is significantly lower than many of its long-standing rivals.[a] Less expensive than the Ram 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500, the F-150 makes for a vehicle that’s just as cost-effective as it is capable. When looking for the right pickup, there’s a very good chance that, at some point, the eternal question of “what’s under the hood?” will be asked. When it comes to the F-150, there are a variety of answers to unravel and properly explain. With six engines available, the prowess and advantages that each one possesses provide a vast array of capabilities.
The tried-and-tested veteran of the F-150 powertrain, the Coyote is a formidable engine with 400 hp and the capability to generate 410 lb-ft of torque. Ford equips all six of its available engines with a ten-speed automatic transmission, ensuring optimum performance no matter what you choose to utilize your truck for.
The standard engine on the 2023 F-150 is just as capable as any other in its class. Its 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque are complemented by the technology of computer-controlled valve timing that allows the engine to adapt to the various needs of the driver and circumstances on the road.
In the continuing debate over whether or not size matters, the EcoBoost V6 answers that question with a resounding “no.” While it might be slightly smaller than the standard offering, it possesses prowess in all the right places. With 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, it’s one of the most capable V6 engines you’ll come across.
Technology is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? Made available for the 2022 model year, the hybrid F-150 consists of a 3.5L V6 and 35 kW electric motor. Its 430 hp is the end result and is complimented nicely with a lengthy range of 700 miles between fill-ups.
Depending upon how much you need to accomplish, Ford offers two incarnations of their gasoline-powered 3.5L V6. Equipped with twin turbos for maximum performance, the standard offering produces 400 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque. If you’re in the market for just a little more, the High-Output version of the engine amps up the specs to 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. No matter which version you choose to utilize, both have proven to go the extra mile for many, with both having a lifespan exceeding 200,000 miles.
While the capability and performance of the F-150 have always generated a considerable amount of excitement, it’s the interior of the cab where you’ll be spending your time. Having a location that’s comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and equipped with the latest and greatest features to make the ride enjoyable is certainly of great importance. Luckily, Ford has rolled out the red carpet to provide all these and more.
For 2023, Ford has upped the ante and placed an added emphasis on comfort in the design of its truck cab. At the center of the F-150’s posh interior is a standard eight-inch infotainment screen, with a twelve-inch screen available for those who want something to match the Ram 1500’s top-tier offering. All of the necessities are easily accessible, such as Apple and Android compatibility, navigation, and a wi-fi hotspot. For those who enjoy their entertainment at a higher-than-average volume, a Bang & Olufson stereo system is available on higher trims.
As in previous years, the shift lever can be folded down and turn the truck cab into a mobile office or workstation, which makes the F-150 the ideal vehicle for just about any working environment. An available onboard generator makes for the ideal tailgating experience or some much-needed lighting when working overtime.
Separated into ten varying levels of trim, the F-150 is the ideal vehicle for the driver who wants a vehicle completely customized for their convenience and needs. Among the needs and wants of the average consumer are the various advanced safety and driving assistance features that are shifting the paradigm when it comes to having peace of mind on the open road, which, as many of us know, tends to be unpredictable.
Standard across all trims of the 2023 Ford F-150 is Co-Pilot Assist 360; Ford’s suite of features that are a great addition to any vehicle and provides another reason why more people trust the F-150 for their basic needs. These include a pre-collision assist with automated emergency braking, automatic high beams, and wiper-activated headlights to assist in visibility. Keeping safe on the road comes down to two important features, reaction time and visibility; Ford has your best interests in mind for the upcoming year. Upper trims grant you the opportunity to upgrade to adaptive cruise control, which increases distance based on traffic patterns.
For those who want to take full advantage of the innovations that Ford has implemented, certain trims have the BlueCruise feature. This semi-autonomous hands-free driving feature has over 130,000 miles of American roads programmed in, which is more than ideal for lengthy stretches of highway driving. It should be noted that while these features are meant to enhance safety on your travels, they in no way replace the habits you’ve learned as a responsible driver. Obey road signs and traffic laws and maintain focus on the road at all times.
Aside from the array of technological-enhanced features, Ford also has an impressive track record when it comes to safety tests conducted by government-mandated agencies. For 2022, the Ford F-150 was awarded the highly coveted five-star safety rating from the National Highway & Traffic Safety Association.