Today, Ford Canada announced that the pickup’s 3.0 L V6 diesel will now be available on the XLT model, where previously it was only available on the Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum grades.
Which, to be honest, seemed a little shortsighted in that you’d think that an engine that runs as efficiently as the diesel’s does – 10.8L/100 km in the city, 8.0 on the highway – would be well-suited for people looking to get their truck on a budget. A budget, perhaps, that sits closer to the F-150 XLT’s $31,299 MSRP as opposed to the Lariat’s $45,949 MSRP or the King Ranch’s $64,529 MSRP – and that’s before you add the diesel, which costs an additional $7,500 on the Lariat, and $5,650 on the King Ranch.
It’s good for 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque, meaning it really is the workhorse of the group that includes the 2.7 and 3.5 L EcoBoost turbo plants, as well as a 5.0L V8.
The F-150 is joined by the Silverado in the diesel full-size truck game, making Ram the odd man out after they cancelled their diesel when the new truck arrived on the scene for 2019.