2019 Ford F-150 Diesel, Platinum, Changes and Release Date

After the last-year update, many would think that there aren’t many new things to come for the 2019 Ford F-150. However, the famous truck will once again come with some interesting novelties. The world’s most famous truck is currently in 13th generation. It come in 2014 and we have already seen an update for the 2018 year model. For this occasion, the company refreshed exterior, but new engines as well. Finally, some of the safety systems have been improved. For the next year, we are about to see some mechanical tweaks, but visual updates as well.

2019 Ford F-150 front2019 Ford F-150 Changes

For the next year, the company will introduce several novelties. The famous hi-performance off-road version will come with new rear suspension, as 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor. There are new Fox Racing internal-bypass shock absorbers to be installed, which will provide even better performances. On the other side, a top-range 2019 Ford F-150 Limited is about to get some visual upgrades, in terms of new rear bumper. Rest of the truck should remain pretty much the same. We should see same trim levels in the offer.

2019 Ford F-150 Trim Levels

The base version of this truck is XL. It is a classic workhorse, which comes with necessary features only. Some of them are 17-inch steel wheels, 4.2-inch central display, four-speaker audio, trailer sway controls, cloth upholstery etc.

The next one is XLT. Compared to the base model, it adds alloy wheels, chrome bumpers, fog lights, lumbar support etc. Also, consider that there are several optional packages available.

2019 Ford F-150 XLT

In the Lariat trim, the new-generation 2.7-liter engine is a part of standard equipment, as well as 10-speed automatic transmission. Also, there are things like 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, driver memory settings, leather upholstery and many more.

King Ranch trim adds some interesting visual enhancements, unique western-like details, both on the inside and outside. It comes exclusively with a 5.0-liter V8 engine.

Visual improvement also characterizes Platinum trim. Large 20-inch wheels are definitely some of the most notable details. Also, there are power-deployable running boards, and wood and aluminum interior trim.

Finally, there is a top-range Limited trim. In this case, you can count on a full load of standard equipment, including some premium luxury features. Some of the highlights are 22-inch wheels, upgraded leather upholstery in the front, unique styling details etc.

How does Ford F-150 weigh?

Thanks to the new platform that utilizes numerous lightweight materials, this truck is the lightest in the class. Its chassis combines aluminum and HSS, while the body of completely made of aluminum, which is the first case in the automotive industry since the original Honda NSX.

2019 Ford F-150 side view

2019 Ford F-150 Raptor

The Raptor name is reserved for the high-performance version of this famous truck. Compared to the base model, it comes with various visual and mechanical modifications. For the next year, it will come with upgraded rear suspension, which will feature new Fox Racing shocks. Under the hood, we will see the same hi-output 3.5-liter V6 engine.

2019 Ford F-150 engines

We expect to see no changes under the hood for the next year. The recent update has brought few updates of powertrain and 2019 Ford F-150 will continue in the same way. Base models now feature a 3.3-liter V6 unit, which is good for about 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque.

However, a newer and far more efficient 2.7-liter engine seems like a much better choice. This unit delivers 235 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. It also offers better fuel efficiency compared to the base 3.3-liter unit.

The next one is 3.5-liter V6. This engine comes in two output variants. The first one is good for about 375 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. The same engine will power 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor, in a version with 450 horses and 510 pound-feet of torque.

Finally, there is something for V8 lovers. It is a familiar 5.0-liter Coyote, which is good for about 395 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.

2019 Ford F-150 rear view

2019 Ford F-150 release date and price

The 2019 Ford F-150 release date is expected at the end of 2018. We don’t expect changes in price, so base models should go around 27.000 dollars.

How much is Ford F-150 Platinum?

Despite the fact that starting price goes around 27.000 dollars, you will have to pay much more if you want a full load of equipment. For example, Platinum trim starts at 54.000 dollars.

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