Ford has been pumping out trucks for about 60 years now and they aren't slowing down. The Ford F-150 has several trim packages available on their F-series trucks and this article is going to run those down for you. You know those letters that accompany the name of the vehicle. They tell you a lot about what's inside and under the hood.
The base F-150 has the trim designation XL. This is also known as the work truck. You can add options to it, if you custom order one, but it comes standard with a 248-horse power, 4.6-liter 2v V-8 engine, four-speed automatic transmission. Black bumpers, mirrors, and door handles. No fog lamps and a dark interior environment with gray seats. Hose-out rubber floor mats and 17-inch steel or alloy wheels.
The affordable sporty F-150 is called the STX it comes standard with a 248-horse power, 4.6-liter 2v V-8 engine, four-speed automatic transmission. Body color bumpers, grille surround, fog lamps, dark interior with grey seats, 17-inch alloy wheels are standard, and 18's are optional.
Ford's most popular (best selling) F-150 is the XLT which has more options standard like: 248-horse, 4.6-liter 2v V-8 engine with a four-speed automatic transmission. Chrome grille, bumpers. The standard interior options are: black with gray (cool) or chocolate brown with tan (warm) interiors with silver paint on dash, dark finish on center stack, upgraded instrument cluster and 17, 18, or 20-inch wheels. The cab sizes for this model affect the engine size as follows: SuperCab and SuperCrew feature a 4.6-liter 3v V-8, six-speed automatic.
FX4 is also called the Euro truck trim and it comes standard with: a 310-horse power, 5.4-liter 3v V-8 engine and a six-speed automatic. Body color bumpers, door handles, and on the mirrors. Inside you get a black interior, with optional light gray seats, full-length center stack and center console with carbon-fiber look trim and silver gauges. The truck is complete with 17-inch wheels for off-roaders; 18s and 20s available.
Here come the serious option-having trim packages!
The Lariat trim refers to entry level luxury, you can add more luxury as you go, but standard with this trim package is a 310-horse power, 5.4-liter 3v V-8 engine with a six-speed automatic. Outside it has two-tone paint with Pueblo gold lower, a chrome grille with mesh instead of bars, body-color "skull caps" on mirrors with 18- and 20-inch wheels available. Inside there's wood trim on the center stack, console, and doors to complete the luxury feel.
The King Ranch trim package on the Ford F-150 means luxury, Texas style. With this trim package you get standard a 310-horse power, 5.4-liter 3v V-8 engine with a six-speed auto. Essentially, it's a Lariat with King Ranch leather on the seats, console and steering wheel, different wood trim and pale carpets. To complete the luxurious ranch feel are 18- or 20-inch alloys with premium paint trim.
It doesn't matter what you need a truck for, or if you need one at all. The Ford F-series family of trucks has you covered. For most people's general needs the F-150 easily handles the daily demands of their lifestyle.