2023 Ford F-150 XL vs. XLT: What's the Difference?

2023 Ford F-150 XL


2023 Ford F-150 XLT
$33,695 MSRP


$41,800 MSRP
290-hp 3.3L V6

Base Engine

290-hp 3.3L V6
8,200 pounds

Base Towing Capacity

8,200 pounds
19 mpg city/24 mpg highway

Fuel Economy

19 mpg city/24mpg highway

Ford SYNC® 4

Two-wheel drive


Two-wheel drive

Lane-Keeping System


BLIS® w/ Cross-Traffic


2023 Ford F-150 Towing a Trailer

So, you’ve narrowed down your search for a full-size truck and you’ve chosen the 2023 Ford F-150. Congratulations! No matter which trim level you choose, you know you’re going to get a high-quality truck that has the power and capabilities to get jobs done while looking great on Palm Beach Gardens streets at the same time. Not to mention the high-end features you’ll find in the cabin that make every ride a joy. Even with the lower trim levels, the Ford F-150 isn’t your father’s work truck. And that’s great, because if you’re on a budget or just want a truck that doesn’t come with all the bells and whistles, the two base level Ford F-150 trim levels are well-equipped and ready to go! Take a look at how the Ford F-150 XL and XLT compare with Al Packer Ford West Palm Beach.



Ford F-150 XL vs. XLT: Starting Price

When comparing the Ford F-150 XL vs. XLT, one primary difference you’ll notice is the pricing:

  • 2023 Ford F-150 XL: $33,695 Starting MSRP
  • 2023 Ford F-150 XLT: $41,800 Starting MSRP

Yes, that’s a bit of a price jump. The Ford F-150 XL is the base level configuration for the model. While the F-150 XLT is the next trim level, it’s more heavily equipped with features for your Lake Worth and Delray drives. 

F-150 XL vs. XLT: Ford Co-Pilot360™ Standard Features

Even though the Ford F-150 XL goes for the minimalist approach, that doesn’t mean the important features have been left behind. Safety is foremost, and that’s why every Ford truck is equipped with the Ford Co-Pilot360™ safety and driver assist system. The XL and XLT share many of the same Co-Pilot360™ features including:

Standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ Features for XL and XLT

  • Auto Hold
  • Automatic High-Beams
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking 
  • Rear View Camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist
  • Automatic on/off Headlamps with Rainlamp Wiper Activated Headlamps

However, if you upgrade to the XLT you’ll get even more safety features such as:

Standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ Features for XLT Only

  • BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Reverse Sensing System
  • Lane-Keeping System

Ford F-150 XL vs. XLT: Connectivity Features

The Ford SYNC®4 infotainment system is standard on both trucks, too, along with FordPass™ Connect with a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot and an 8-inch touchscreen to help with navigation and entertainment. 

Ford F-150 XL vs. XLT: Performance

Both the Ford F-150 XL and XLT feature a sturdy 3.3L V6 engine as standard equipment, along with two-wheel drive although both configurations can be upgraded with four-wheel drive or these engine options: 

  • 2.7L EcoBoost® V6
  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V6
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8

Here’s how that base level engine performs: 

3.3L Ti-VCT V6 Engine

  • Electronic 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 8,200-pound towing capacity
  • 290 hp
  • 265 lb-ft of torque
  • 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway

Continue Your F-150 XL vs. XLT Comparison at Al Packer Ford West Palm Beach!

Now that you have an idea of how these two Ford F-150 trim levels compare, shop the Al Packer Ford West Palm Beach Ford F-150 inventory and find the models you’d like to compare in person with a test drive. You can learn even more about the F-150 when you pay a visit to our Ford information hub


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