It was more than a hundred years ago that Henry Ford began impacting not only the automotive industry but also the business of people. Still today, his values impact how Ford makes its vehicles, putting the needs and wants of people first. These values are evident in every vehicle they produce, like the 2023 Ford F-150. The F-150 is a prime example of creating a truck that works for the people behind the wheel.
The 2023 Ford F-150 isn't just a truck; it's a helping hand when the road gets rough. Designed to handle the tough stuff, the Ford F-150 offers best-in-class towing. Equipped with trailering tech and impressive capacities, the Ford F-150 doesn't shy away from hard work. This is in part thanks to the powerful engine options. Ford offers several engine options so you can tailor the truck to your needs.
From top to bottom, the Ford F-150 is a rough-and-tumble type of truck that can get you through a hard day's work. A tough-as-nails box, a power-oozing Pro Power Onboard unit, and a deliberate interior make this a truck that you will be excited to use. Don't settle for the ordinary when you can have a 2023 Ford F-150.
Have you heard the saying, work smarter, not harder? Well, it appears that Ford has because the 2023 Ford F-150 is one seriously smart workhorse. With best-in-class towing, the Ford F-150 has a towing capacity of up to 14,000 pounds, and with a series of intelligent towing tech, the F-150 definitely works smarter.
Before you even begin towing, the F-150 steps up to provide hitch assistance with Dynamic Hitch Assist. Using a live camera feed that is visible on the screen located within the cab, the Ford offers an unobstructed view when your truck is in reverse. Guidelines indicate the direction your vehicle will travel, making it easy to line up your truck in preparation to hitch your trailer.
Once you're connected, features like Smart Trailer Tow Connector keep you in the know when your trailer needs attention. Smart Trailer Tow Connector relays information via the tow activity screen that can alert you to potential problems. Such problems may be battery problems or even a broken trailer light.
Smart Hitch is another helpful towing tool that provides valuable information that can improve your towing experience. Smart Hitch analyzes the trailer's weight distribution to let you know if it is distributed appropriately for maximum safety and security. It will also calculate your exact trailer tongue weight, which can be displayed on the FordPass App, SYNC 4 screen inside the cab, or even through the taillights. That's right; the Ford F-150 features smart taillights that use light bars to indicate available and used capacity.
Since towing isn't all the F-150 excels at, it is equipped with hauling tech as well. Onboard scales, which are the first in their class, relay the payload weight via the SYNC 4 screen or smart taillights. As the truck bed fills up, bars light up in the taillights indicating the used portion of the available capacity. If the payload, or tow weight, exceeds the rating, the top light bar will flash.
One size doesn't always fit all, which is why there are several unique engines available for the F-150. No two engines are alike, whether it be the PowerBoost Full Hybrid or the 5.0-liter V8. The choice is yours, and so is the power. Which engine is right for you will depend on what kind of power you need. You may not need a powerhouse, which is where the 3.3-liter V6 comes in. This V6 cranks out 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. The V6 offers steady performance and plenty of power for everyday driving.
The 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 provides a boost in power and efficiency. Pumping out 325 horsepower and an impressive 400 lb-ft of torque, the EcoBoost is designed with twin intercooled turbochargers. What that means is a smaller, lighter design that can still pack a punch. Direct fuel injection minimizes fuel waste, and with two turbochargers, you get power the moment you want it.
Moving up the list is the 5.0-liter V8 that maxes out at 400 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. Just like the 3.3-liter V6, the V8 is a twin-independent variable camshaft timing engine. The technology behind this engine provides better acceleration off the line. Additionally, it distributes the torque band across a larger range of RPMs, also known as a torque curve, which provides a longer draw of torque for hauling and towing. This technology offers improved performance and advanced fuel efficiency.
With 400 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 is more than a pretty face. There's no holding back with the V6, sporting a maximum towing capacity of 14,000 pounds. The EcoBoost not only shows that it can hold its own against the best of them but that it is amongst the best. The 3.5-liter is a great machine for just the right amount of power, but what about those times when you need to go even harder?
That's where the EcoBoost's big brother comes in, the High-Output 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. Only available on the Raptor trim, the High-Output EcoBoost will drop you with 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. The High-Output EcoBoost features twin turbos and direct fuel injection for improved fuel efficiency. No terrain is too tough for this boosted mechanical marvel.
Last in the Ford engine lineup is the 3.5-liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6. By combining gas power and electric energy, this engine has the potential to produce 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque. The fusion of both systems enables the F-150 with ultimate towing and hauling abilities. When properly equipped the blend of the PowerBoost Full Hybrid and F-150 can handle up to 12,700 pounds of towing and a maximum payload of up to 2,120 pounds.
All engine options are paired with an enhanced ten-speed automatic transmission that gets the most out of each engine. Even the electric motor finds its place with the ten-speed. The transmission is designed to optimize torque output, providing improved acceleration from top to bottom.
The F-150 has been thoughtfully designed to include features that put it ahead of its time. Considering user needs, the F-150 makes every day easier. Whether it's the multiple work surfaces that make working on the go easy or the Pro Power OnBoard, which lets you use your truck as more than a truck, Ford has worked every inch to provide you with unbelievable features. One such feature is the LED Projector Dynamic Bending Headlamps. These unique headlamps adjust to curves in the road, providing a better view of the road ahead. Intense illumination and clarity keep you safer all day and night.
You need a truck that's going to work as hard as you do, which is why the Ford F-150 is made with a military-grade, high-strength aluminum alloy body for increased strength and durability. Created by using a unique heating process, the aluminum is given thicker proportions without adding weight, which adds to its power-to-weight ratio. This means you can tow and haul more than before, making the F-150 stand out amongst its competitors.
Sometimes the toughest work isn't done in the dirt; it is done in the office. That's why the Ford F-150 offers multiple work surfaces so you can take the office with you. Your truck bed is more than meets the eye with the integrated work surface that combines practicality with durability. The surface provides a flat grip top for all types of work, along with an assortment of tools designed to provide convenience. A cup holder, rulers, pencil holder, and even a bottle opener provide helpful options to get the job done.
If a quiet space is what you seek, try out the interior work surface that provides a serene place to get your work done on the go. The gear shifter folds down, tucking into a compartment. This allows the work surface to have an opening to swivel out for an unobstructed workstation. Another unique feature of the Ford F-150 is the Pro Power Onboard. This feature turns your F-150 into a mobile generator. Power output ranges from 2.0kW, 2.4kW, and 7.2kW, depending on the engine selected. Use up to six power outlets located within the cab and the truck bed to power tools, rec equipment, and more.