2020 Ford F-150 Lariat vs. XLT | What Are the Differences?
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The Ford F-150 is one of the most well-rounded full-size pickups on the market. Its rugged build, trim choices, and available powertrains are the big selling points. Two of the most popular trims, the XLT and Lariat, come loaded with convenience features and can be purchased as a regular, extended, or crew cab. The Lariat comes with a few more standard features than does the XLT, and these differences are described below.
Ford offers the choice of several engines on the F-150. The XLT comes standard with a 3.3L V6 rated at 290 horsepower. The Lariat’s standard engine is a turbocharged 2.7L that produces a total of 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. This engine is available as an option on the XLT. Optional on both trims is a 3.5L EcoBoost engine that puts out a total of 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. There’s also a 5.0L V8 engine option for both trims, and it’s the recommended power source for maximum towing potential. This engine is rated at 395 horsepower. Buyers are encouraged to check out the available 3.0L turbodiesel V6 as well. This engine produces only 250 horsepower but is rated at 440 lb-ft of down-low torque. Both the XLT and Lariat come with standard two-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is optional. Both trims come with electronic 10-speed automatic transmission with tow/haul, snow/wet, EcoSelect, and Sport modes. Axle upgrades are also available, but buyers should check with the dealer for availability of this option.
The 2020 F-150 Lariat rides on 18-inch machined-aluminum wheels with flash gray pockets. Buyers can opt for chrome-like PVD or silver aluminum heavy-duty wheels. The XLT comes with 17-inch silver-painted aluminum wheels, but the buyer can choose the same options offered on the Lariat. Both trims come with 170-degree rear doors on the crew cab version, and both have chrome front and rear bumpers. The Lariat has LED tail lights, and these are optional on the XLT. The Lariat can be purchased with a remote tailgate release. Body-color wheel lip moldings are optional on the XLT and standard on the Lariat. Both trims have independent suspension on the front axle.
The 2020 Ford F-150 XLT and Lariat seat three in the regular cab and up to five in the extended cab versions. The XLT comes with front-seat lumbar adjustments, power accessories, an 8-inch screen display, and the Ford Sync 3 interface that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Lariat has these same features but also boasts keyless entry and ignition, power-adjustable pedals, leather upholstery, and dual-zone climate control. Both models have cruise control, deployable cupholders, driver- and passenger-side grab handles, illuminated vanity mirrors, and on the crew cab versions, overhead storage consoles. The XLT can be purchased with SiriusXM satellite radio as an option, and the Lariat includes this feature as standard. Both models have a rearview camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist, curve control, and roll stability control. The Lariat comes with blind-spot monitoring, and this is optional on the XLT.
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