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Ford has responded to customer demand for more access to the F-150 diesel by now offering it in the more affordable, high-volume XLT trim level. Previously, the 3.0-liter turbo-diesel engine could be had only on the premium Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum trim levels. The price of entry for the least expensive F-150 diesel is now $46,255 (including destination) with the arrival of the 2019 F-150 XLT SuperCab 4×2.
Previously, it stood at $47,295 for a basic F-150 SuperCab Lariat 4×2. What do you lose in exchange for paying $1,000 less for the XLT versus the already well-equipped Lariat? Leather seats, primarily, but also standard LED bed lighting, dual-zone automatic climate control, interior ambient lighting, LED headlights and taillights, and a few other creature comfort features.
Ford says this now expands diesel availability to 75 percent of the F-150's total available mix. The engine will be available on 4×2 or 4×4 models, requiring either SuperCab or SuperCrew configuration, and you also must order package 302A, which includes things like a chrome appearance package, 10-way power heated front seats, a leather steering wheel, 18-inch chrome wheels, Sync 3 and a power equipment group.
The cost to order the 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel is an additional $4,995 above the price of the standard 3.3-liter V-6. That makes it a $4,000 jump from the optional turbocharged 2.7-liter V-6 or a $3,000 difference above the price of a 5.0-liter V-8 equipped truck.
While Ford's vehicle configurator hasn't quite caught up with the news, ordering commenced at dealerships as of last week, meaning you can head down to one right now and spec a diesel F-150 XLT of your very own.
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