2019 Ford F-150 Counts to 450 HP, Gets New Diesel Engine Too
Despite the last-year facelift, the “Blue Oval” company continues with constant updates of its most important model. The arrival of new 2019 Ford F-150 is a matter of days and we now know for sure that there are some very interesting novelties for the upcoming year. While the last year was pretty much all about visual upgrades, with the exception of a new 10-speed automatic, this model brings some very important novelties under the hood. Other than that, the next-year model largely remains the same and continues to represent the 13th generation of the world’s most iconic pickup truck.
What’s new for the 2019 Ford F-150?
As we already mentioned, there is a couple of very interesting novelties for the next year. First of all, there is a new oil-burner in the offer. The 2019 Ford F-150 diesel will come with a new 3.0-liter unit, which would be a perfect choice for all economy-minded drivers. That’s not all with the powertrain department. 2019 Ford F-150 Limited is getting a new engine, a familiar 450-hp V6 unit, which was so far exclusively reserved for the performance-oriented Raptor model. Other than new engines, Raptor and Limited models are getting a new, bigger fuel tank. Finally, there are few more standard features in base models, including forward collision warning with emergency braking.
2019 Ford F-150 Design
As you can see, this isn’t a small number of novelties at all. Still, base characteristics remain the same. The upcoming model will continue to represent 13th generation of the legendary truck and to feature the famous all-aluminum body. As you probably known, it received a facelift last year, so there is no chance to see aesthetical novelties on this model. The last year has brought a new front end, which now closely resembles Super Duty models. Next year could eventually bring few more color options, but certainly nothing more than that. In the mechanical aspect, hi-grade Limited and off-road Raptor trims are coming with a new 36-gallon fuel tank.
2019 Ford F-150 Interior
In terms of interior layout, the 2019 Ford F-150 continues with familiar cab designs, so you can count on the capacity for 3-6 people. Rivals are newest are feature more upscale cabins, but even those who care about these things won’t have too many things to complain about. All materials feature good quality, while the seats are spacious and very supportive. The trim level organization also remains the same.
Which are the 2019 Ford F-150 trim levels?
There will be six trim levels in total for the upcoming model. Base XL models will continue in the pretty much same way. Although primarily a working machine, with steel wheels, this version comes with a nice amount of standard equipment. Some of the highlights are automatic high beams, rearview camera, forward collision warning with automatic braking etc.
Next in the line is the XLT, which upgrades the base model with things like a remote locking, Bluetooth, cruise control, CD player etc.
The Lariat offers probably the best balance between price and standard equipment. It adds 18-inch alloy wheels, sunroof, power-adjustable and heated seats, touchscreen interface, leather upholstery, driver memory settings, dual-zone climate control etc.
If you are for some visual upgrades, the King Ranch might be the one for you. Besides its Western-themed styling, it also adds lots of luxury, such as LED headlights, heated steering wheel, 11-speaker audio system, navigation system and much more.
The 2019 Ford F-150 Platinum will be characterized by an additional dose of style, thanks to bigger wheels, unique interior trim and leather upholstery. Of course, there is more standard equipment as well.
As we already mentioned, the top-range Limited gets a new 450-hp engine and larger fuel tank. Other than that, things will remain the same, which means you can count on lots of visual upgrades and more standard features.
2019 Ford F-150 Engines
The biggest novelty for the engine compartment is a new diesel engine. A new 3.0-liter unit that delivers around 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. With this engine, the 2019 Ford F-150 towing capacity will go around 11.000 pounds, which is along with excellent fuel economy enough reason to choose it over gasoline units.
Speaking of gasoline units, the 2019 Ford F-150 Limited gets a 3.5-liter V6 with 450 horses. Rest of the engine lineup remains the same. Base models feature an older-generation 3.3-liter V6 that is good for about 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. Things are getting much better with more efficient EcoBoost units. A 2.7-liter V6 is good for about 325 horsepower, while a bigger 3.5-liter unit is good for about 375 horsepower. For lovers of eight cylinders, a 5.0-liter Coyote is still in the offer, with around 395 horses. All engines, except the base 3.3-liter unit, come with a new 10-speed automatic.
2019 Ford F-150 Release Date and Price
When it comes to the 2019 Ford F-150 release date, the new model is already available in some states. In others, the launch date is a matter of days. When it comes to the price, things aren’t too much different compared to the previous-year model.
Base XL models go around 28.000, while the XLT starts at 34.000 dollars. A mid-grade Lariat costs around 41.700 dollars, but can easily go higher if you choose more powerful EcoBoost engine and more standard equipment. The King Ranch goes around 52.000, Platinum around 55.000, while top Range Limited models with new engine go all away up to 67.000 dollars.