2023 Ford F-150

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Key Spec of 2023 Ford F-150
fuel economy

20/21/24

fuel type

-

horsepower

392 hp @ 5600rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Easy to use infotainment system

Base model is rather bare bones

Introduction of Rattlers Edition

Enticing looks for a work-focused option

Base model is rather bare bones

Possible introduction of Heritage Edition

Potent towing capacity

2023 Ford F-150 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 12, 2022

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Credit its success to its commercial viability or practical nature, the Ford F-150 Regular Cab has been a dignified option in the fullsize pickup truck class. For almost five decades, the American offering has ranked the scales of success in an ever-augmenting market and has set expectations for its rivals to live up to. Currently, the truck is in its 14th generation launched in 2021 and carries a novel design while bestowing an all-around experience. It sports impressive towing capabilities and though it might fall short of the class standards, Ford’s intuitive setup and clever space and comfort provisions, even in a truck that can seat three passengers, allow it to gain distinction.

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8.1

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Trims

XLT$31,395 Est. onwards



Colors and Styles

2023 Ford F-150 in Agate Black color
Agate Black

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

For 2023, the F-150 Regular Cab remains largely unchanged. However, a new Rattler trim based on the XL option has been added to the lineup. It is mechanically similar, but benefits from cosmetic changes on the outside and has added features at its disposal. The latest iteration is expected to carry an initial price of $32,870 and it will compete against staple rivals in the class, which include the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab, the GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab, and the RAM 1500 Classic Regular Cab.


Features

The 2023 Ford F-150 Regular Cab will be a carryover model mechanically. However, with the introduction of the Rattler Edition, the previously available two-tier trim structure is expected to undergo a change. The truck will continue to house a V6 engine under the hood as standard and even the other components remain largely unchanged. The American vehicle continues to be offered with two-bed variations and two drivetrain options, which easily provide ample autonomy to the buyers to pick their ideal configuration.

The 2023 F-150 Regular Cab is expected to start at a little under $33,000. While the pricing for the Rattler Edition is yet to be confirmed, it is known that the MSRP will start at around $46,100. Additionally, a Heritage Edition will also join the trim lineup, however, whether or not it will be included as a part of the Regular Cab configuration has not yet been decided.

Trims

XL

XLT

Rattler Edition

MSRP (6.5 ft) (FWD)

$32,870

$40,515

$46,100

MSRP (8.0 ft) (FWD)

$33,170

$40,810

N/A

MSRP (6.5 ft) (4WD)

$37,885

$44,305

N/A

MSRP (8.0 ft) (4WD)

$38,185

$44,610

N/A

Key Features

Anti-theft alarm system

Adds to or replaces features of XLT

Adds to or replaces features of XLT

 

Auto-off headlights

Cruise Control

18-inch alloy wheels

 

WiFi Hotspot

Fog Lamps

Dual-exhaust system

 

Fullsize spare tire

Aluminum Wheels

Rattlesnake logos on the outside

 

Adjustable steering wheel with mounted controls

Rear Defrost and power windows

Tweaked and off-road focused suspension

 

Intermittent wipers

Lane Keeping Assist

Hill descent control

We Recommend

Among the available options, the XLT trim makes the most sense. While it comes with a similar engine setup as the base option, the mid-level variant is a significant improvement over the entry-level option in terms of the features that it offers. Additionally, we also recommend buyers opt for the 4WD setups for added ride control, irrespective of the bed size.

Release Date

The 2023 Ford F-150 release date has not yet been confirmed. However, it is expected that the entire lineup, including the Rattler Edition, is expected to be launched by the Fall of 2022. Additionally, Ford has started accepting pre-orders for the latest iteration on its website.

Engine and Performance
8.5/10

The Ford F-150 truck is highly versatile. It comes with a distinct set of powertrains, which include an electric setup, a hybrid, and a gasoline engine. For the Regular Cab variants, the 3.3L V6 unit is the only available option. This engine is capable of producing a mammoth 290 horsepower and 265 lb.-ft of torque, which makes it highly capable. It comes mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission unit and transfers power to the rear wheels as standard. Optionally, every trim is made available with a 4WD setup.

When talking about the performance, the 2023 Ford F-150 Regular Cab is not the quickest. However, considering the class it falls into, a 0-60 mph sprint in 7.6 seconds and a quarter-mile timing of 15.9 seconds feels potent. Additionally, the engine’s capabilities are concentrated in its high torque ratings, which guarantee a maximum towing capacity of 9,100 lbs.

Model

2023 Ford F-150 Regular Cab

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab

2022 RAM 1500 Classic Regular Cab

MSRP

$32,870

$34,845

$35,400

$29,815

Engine

3.3L V6

2.7L turbocharged inline-4

2.7L turbocharged inline-4

3.6L V6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

10-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power (hp)

290 hp @ 6,500 RPM

310 hp @ 5,600 RPM

310 hp @ 5,600 RPM

305 hp @ 6,400 RPM

Torque (lb.-ft)

265 lb.-ft @ 4,000 RPM

430 lb.-ft @ 1,500 RPM

430 lb.-ft @ 1,500 RPM

269 lb.-ft @ 4,175 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

7.6 seconds

N/A

N/A

6.8 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

15.9 seconds

N/A

N/A

14.9 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

N/A

N/A

N/A

125 MPH

Towing Capacity (lbs)

9,100 lbs

9,800 lbs

9,800 lbs

10,610 lbs

In the segment, the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab and GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab have the highest outputs, producing 310 hp and 430 lb.-ft of torque. Yet, they do not manage the highest towing capacity. The 2022 RAM 1500 Classic Regular Cab, on the other hand, manages a towing capacity of 10,610 lbs and sprints from 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds. It makes use of a standard V6 engine and averages a top speed of 125 MPH.

2023 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Ride and Handling

The 2023 Ford F-150, like most of the previous iterations, is expected to be a versatile performer. Its ride quality is expected to remain top-notch, with the fullsize truck offering a precise steering system that aids the overall handling. The transmission system feels smooth and effortless and the truck delivers a shudder-free ride quality on most surfaces. However, when driven on uneven pavements, the F-150 does seem jittery. Nonetheless, for buyers who focus more on the off-roads, the Rattler trim with its improved suspension system and added features like hill descent control easily helps conquer all terrains. It is truly an affordable off-road focused truck that suits the requirements of a niche class of buyers.

2023 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Braking Performance

There is currently no information available about the braking performance of the 2023 Ford F-150 Regular Cab. However, with no mechanical changes, it is expected that the 13.8 and 13.2-inch rotors at the front and rear, respectively, will maintain their relevance in the current iteration. Additionally, 4-wheel ABS and disc brakes are no-brainer inclusions that will be available with the truck.

Model

2023 Ford F-150 Regular Cab

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab

2022 RAM 1500 Classic Regular Cab

Brake Rotors (front) (in)

13.8

15.9

15.9

N/A

Brake Rotors (rear) (in)

13.2

11

11

N/A

Curb Weight (lbs)

N/A

4,288 lbs

4,290 lbs

4,517 lbs

60-0 (-ft)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

In comparison, only the rotor information for the Chevrolet and GMC are known. However, both these trucks have smallish rear rotors that measure 11 inches each. On the other hand, even the statistics for the RAM truck are also not known. Only its curb weight information is currently, which signifies that the 1500 Classic is the heaviest truck in comparison.

Fuel Economy
8.0/10

The 2023 Ford F-150 Regular Cab will carry forward with similar fuel figures as before. In the city, the pickup truck manages 19 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway. Under combined driving conditions, it averages 21 miles to the gallon, which makes it the class leader. However, it comes with a smaller fuel tank of 23 gallons, which results in an overall range of 483 miles.

Model

2023 Ford F-150 Regular Cab

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab

2022 RAM 1500 Classic Regular Cab

MPG (city)

19

19

19

17

MPG (highway)

24

22

22

25

MPG (combined)

21

20

20

20

Fuel capacity (gallons)

23-gallons

24-gallons

24-gallons

26-gallons

Range (City, highway, combined, in miles)

437/552/483 mi

456/528/480 mi

456/528/480 mi

442/650/520 mi

When compared to their American counterparts, all three trucks average a similar combined efficiency of 20 MPG. However, they have larger tanks and manage a better overall range. Among the competitors, the RAM 1500 Regular Cab is the class leader, thanks to its 26-gallon fuel tank. Though its range in the city is only diminutively different, it manages 650 and 520 miles on the highway and in combined driving conditions, leading the class by at least 108 and 37 miles.

Interior
8.5/10

The 2023 Ford F-150 Regular Cab interiors are not flamboyant, but it does the job rather well. With the recent redesign, the truck sports a free-flowing setup that houses a centrally stacked touchscreen unit and is surrounded by knobs and buttons to control both infotainment and climate functions. It looks far from gimmicky but some materials do feel underwhelming in both touch and appeal. The base trim is devoid of power functionalities, however, on the higher trims, functionalities like power windows and rear defrost join the ranks.

As for comfort, the 2023 F-150 Regular Cab can seat three passengers only. It sports a 40:20:40 split-folding bench seat, which offers ample comfort for everyday driving. The visibility is top-notch from all angles and even ingress and egress are made easy through the large opening doors. While interior storage space is not optimal, occupants can easily haul their belongings under the seat and in the trunk bed.

Model

2023 Ford F-150 Regular Cab

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab

2022 RAM 1500 Classic Regular Cab

Passenger Capacity

3

3

3

3

First Row (Head/shoulder/ legroom)

40.8/66.7/43.9

43.1/66/44.5

43.1/66/44.5

39.9/66/41

As compared to Ford’s fullsize option, there is not much to distinguish between the competitors. While the trucks from Chevrolet and GMC offer the best space, the latter’s rather opulent design makes it our favorite in the comparison. On the other hand, the 1500 Classic Regular Cab has the least shoulder, head, and legroom, but the difference is only diminutive and might not be a deal-breaker.

Some of the standout interior features include:

  • Cloth Upholstery
  • Tilt and Telescopic Steering Wheel
  • Passenger and Driver illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Single-zone front climate control
  • Manual adjustment on front seats
  • 40:20:40 split-folding bench seat

How intuitive is the 2023 Ford F-150 Regular Cab’s infotainment system?

With the recent redesign in 2021, the 2023 Ford F-150 will continue with the SYNC 4 system mated to an 8-inch touchscreen unit. This system is easy to use, impressive in its response, and provides access to several important functionalities. As standard, it supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, AM/FM Stereo, and a WiFi Hotspot. While a four-speaker sound system is standard, buyers can equip their trucks with a 12-inch touchscreen unit and a premium Bang and Olufsen sound system.

Some other salient infotainment features include:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 4-speaker Sound System
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Optional Navigation System
  • Optional 13-speaker Bang and Olufsen Sound System
Exterior
7.5/10

The 2023 Ford F-150 will carry forward a similar design from the outgoing iteration. The exterior fascia seems enticing for a truck meant for commercial chores and garners ample presence on the road. The truck’s front build seems bold and has a tint of aggressiveness. The centrally placed grille is surprisingly large and houses the brand logo. The headlamps are equally sized and provide a well-rounded edge to the frontal design. At the back, the taillamps seem rather subtle but even they complement the overall design. The new Rattler Edition available with the 2023 model looks rather distinct and has a rattlesnake logo embedded on the body.

The 2023 F-150 Regular Cab makes use of 17-inch alloy wheels, which bestow a proportionate look despite the bed size. In terms of dimensions, the fullsize truck’s curb weight is not yet known. However, it is 209.1 inches long, 79.9 inches wide, and 75.6 inches tall, all of which are class-competitive proportions. It has the best ground clearance of 8.7 inches and has a wheelbase of 122 inches.

Model

2023 Ford F-150 Regular Cab

2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab

2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab

2022 RAM 1500 Classic Regular Cab

Curb Weight (lbs)

N/A

4,288 lbs

4,290 lbs

4,517 lbs

Length (in.)

209.1 in

210.1 in

210.1 in

209 in

Width (in.)

79.9 in

81.1 in

81.1 in

79.4 in

Height (in.)

75.6 in

75.7 in

75.7 in

74.6 in

Ground Clearance (in.)

8.7 in

7.9 in

7.9 in

N/A

Wheelbase (in.)

122 in

126.5 in

126.5 in

120 in

In comparison, each truck has been recently redesigned. So, it is difficult to announce a certain winner based on the exterior fascia. However, when dimensions are concerned, both the GM siblings turn out to be the largest options. They sport a wheelbase of 126.5 inches and have a total width of 81.1 inches. On the other hand, the RAM 1500 Classic is the heaviest option at 4,517 lbs while the Silverado 1500 Regular Cab weighs 4,288 lbs and is the lightest choice.

Some of the standout exterior features include:

  • 6.5ft/8ft Cargo Bed
  • 17/18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlamps
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Chrome embellishments
  • All-terrain tires
Safety
7.0/10

The 2023 Ford F-150 Regular Cab being an all-new option is yet to be tested by the agencies. However, the ratings of the 2022 MY, which shares a similar platform, can be used as a reference. In the outgoing model, the truck received a 5-star rating from NHTSA. While no ratings from IIHS are available, the federal agency scores coupled with the feature list make the American vehicle a promising proposition. As standard, the F-150 comes equipped with brake assist, electronic stability control, and traction control. Other features available with the truck include:

  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Blind-Spot Monitor
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Cross-Traffic Alert

 

Competition
8.5/10

2023 Ford F-150 Regular Cab vs 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab

Perhaps the 2023 Ford F-150 Regular Cab and 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab are the biggest names in the fullsize pickup truck. As a result, both these options deliver cogent performances. While Chevrolet’s option manages better towing capacity due to its higher torque ratings, Ford’s proposition leads the class with its efficiency. Both trucks are similar in their ride quality and even have a similar interior setup, which makes use of some inferior quality. So, among the two options listed here, the final choice depends on the buyer’s loyalty toward a particular brand and the nature of their requirements.

2023 Ford F-150 Regular Cab vs 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab

The 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Regular Cab, being similar to Chevrolet’s truck, delivers similar performance. As a result, it also leads in terms of towing capacity and provides better interior space when compared to the Ford truck. However, it loses out on the efficiency front. But compared to the Silverado and the F-150, the Sierra 1500 has the benefit of a well-dressed cabin, which makes it an enticing option at a slightly higher price.

2023 Ford F-150 Regular Cab vs 2022 RAM 1500 Classic Regular Cab

The RAM 1500 Classic Regular Cab is an all-around option. In the segment where it falls, the truck manages the best acceleration timings and has the highest ratings when towing capacity is concerned. It even comes with the largest fuel tank that gives it a lead in terms of range and be it on any road surface, the 1500 Classic overcomes the obstacle of shuddering ride quality. Additionally, it has marginally better space on offer in its only row, which makes it a complete package. So, for us, the RAM truck fares out as a better choice.

Final Verdict

The 2023 Ford F-150 Regular Cab is a carryover model from last year. So, most of the performance statistics remain similar and the truck continues to be a tantalizing option for buyers looking for a true workhorse. It is easy to drive, has a rather comfortable interior setup, and vaunts a decent towing capacity, which makes it a favorable choice for everyday driving. Additionally, belonging to Ford, the reliability and safety quotient of the vehicle remains unwavering. The newly-introduced Rattler Edition also adds ample value to the truck and acts as an accessible entry point for adventure-oriented buyers. As a result, the F-150 reeks of versatility and delivers the best value for the money spent.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$31395

body style

4dr Regular Cab

engine type
horse power

392 hp @ 5600rpm

torque

265 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

6-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

209.1 in

wheelbase

122 in

width

79.9 in

curb weight

4069 lbs

Height

75.6 in

Ground Clearance

8.7 lbs

capacity
passenger capacity

3 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

20/21/24 mpg


Ford F-150 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$30,574
5 Year Cost To Own
$48,255
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $48,255
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$6,298$1,398$1,323$1,552$1,470$12,041
Insurance$1,375$1,423$1,473$1,524$1,578$7,373
Fuel$2,571$2,648$2,728$2,810$2,894$13,651
Maintenance$293$801$438$2,183$2,116$5,831
RepairsNANA$141$335$490$966
Financing Interest$1,644$1,323$978$613$221$4,779
Taxes and Fees$2,769$225$216$207$197$3,614
Total Cost-To-Own$14,950$7,818$7,297$9,224$8,966$48,255
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