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2015 F-150 Pricing Announced

Wednesday, July 30th 2014. | 2015 Ford F-150, News

2015 F-150 King Ranch Crew Cab

The 2015 Ford F150 sees a slight price hike over the 2014, but for that you do get more standard equipment. Also, what stood out to me, is the 2.7 liter V6 EcoBoost, it is only a $495 premium over the standard 3.5 liter V6 (non-EcoBoost). Over the course of a truck payment this number will be all but negligible. Does this mean most people looking for a standard work truck will likely opt for the EcoBoost? I would, given the substantially higher horsepower and torque it offers. The standard 3.5 offers 283 horsepower and 255 ft-lb’s of torque, the 2.7 EB offers 325 horsepower and an astounding 375 ft-lb’s of torque. I think this will make the 3.5 liter almost exclusively a fleet-truck, those buyers that are buying the simplest, cheapest truck they can buy at higher quantities. For instance construction companies with fleets of trucks where cost, cost of maintenance and simplicity matter before anything else is considered.

With my observation out of the way, let’s look at pricing (in RWD configuration), Ford has simplified its lineup from 10 trim levels down to just 5:

  • The base price for a 2015 F-150 XL (regular cab 5.5ft bed) will be $26,615, up a modest $395 over 2014’s model.
    New Standard Features: 4.2″ LCD Screen in center stack, 2.3″ screen in instrument cluster, telescopic steering wheel, two extra speakers (much appreciated), spotter mirror and an extra grab handle.
  • The XLT (extended cab, 6.5ft bed), Ford’s best selling trim, will come in at $31,890, also up $395 over 2014.
    New Standard Features: Everything from XL and BoxLink (adjustable tie-down anchors and a power tailgate lock)
  • The Lariat (extended 6.5ft bed), Ford’s entry level luxury trim, will set you back $39,880, which is an $895 increase over 2014.
    New standard features: Everything from XLT and 8″ LCD screen, LED bed-lighting, heated & cooled seats (cooled seats are one of my favorite options), power folding mirrors and a rear-view (backup) camera.
  • The King Ranch (crew cab, 5.5ft bed), this is F-150’s, well… fancy-ranch-living edition, it is up by $3,515 from 2014.
    So what does this hefty increase over 2014 buy you? New standard features: Everything from Lariat and LED Headlights and Taillights, mirror spot lights, more LED cargo lighting, two 400 watt inverters (AC power), blind spot indicators and push button start.
  • The Platinum (crew cab, 5.5ft bed), this is Ford’s top of the line truck and it will set you back a whopping $52,155 at MSRP, an increase of $3,055 from 2014.
    So is it worth it? It may be to some that enjoy all the standard features the King Ranch already offers plus: Inflatable rear seat belt, multi-contour massaging front seats (great for long drives), real wood interior pieces, heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel.

So what do things like 4 wheel drive, a chrome package or upgraded engines set you back? You also might wonder; what happened to the FX4? Ford has done something very cool in that you can add these options to any truck you are configuring, these options are no longer trim-level exclusive (4×4 never was, but something like an FX4 used to be its own trim level). So now you can get a base model truck and add the FX4 upgrades to it without incurring the cost of what an FX4 trim used to set you back. So while Ford has simplified its lineup from 10 down to 5 trim levels, you can still build practically any truck you could get in 2014 and then some. So what packages can one add to these 5 trim levels?

  • Monochromatic Sports Appearance Package
  • Chrome Appearance Package
  • FX4
    Adds skid plates, rear e-locker axle and unique box graphics

For example building a 2015 XLT + Sport Appearance Package + Fx4 Package equals the 2014 FX4 trim level. But, if you’d rather have this with chrome bumpers, Ford will let you! Ford has, to an extent, made your truck buying experience a-la-carte (like breakfast at Big Boy). Another example 2015 XL + Sport Appearance Package equals what was in 2014 an F-150 STX.

As for engines, something I touched on in the beginning of the article, this is how everything prices out:

  • 2.7 liter EcoBoost V6 is $495 over the base 3.5 liter V6
  • 3.5 liter EcoBoost V6 will be $1,995 over the base V6
    (in 2014 this was a $2,095 upgrade over the base 3.7 V6)
  • No details yet on the 5.0 liter V8, which along with the 3.5 EcoBoost will be carried over from 2014
  • 6.2 liter V8 has been dropped, making the 3.5 EcoBoost the premium engine for the F-150.
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