2023 Ford F-150 XL vs. XLT: What's the Difference?

2020 Ford F-150 XL vs. 2020 Ford F-150 XLT
2023 Ford F-150 XL


2023 Ford F-150 XLT
$33,695 MSRP


$41,800 MSRP
290-hp 3.3L V6

Base Engine

290-hp 3.3L V6
8,200 pounds

Base Towing Capacity

8,200 pounds
19 mpg city/24 mpg highway

Fuel Economy

19 mpg city/24mpg highway

Ford SYNC® 4

Two-wheel drive


Two-wheel drive

Lane-Keeping System


BLIS® w/ Cross-Traffic


If you’re looking to upgrade to the Ford F-150 for your next pickup, your two base trim options are the XL and XLT, but these F-150 configurations are far from basic, thanks to their high towing capacities, advanced safety technologies, and off-roading talent. So, what’s the difference between the Ford F-150 XL vs. XLT? Morrie's Buffalo Ford has all the answers for you in the following F-150 XL vs. XLT guide!

Ford F-150 XL vs. XLT: Starting Price

The XLT is the second trim in the F-150 hierarchy, so it’s only natural that this pickup has a higher starting price tag than the XL trim:

  • 2023 Ford F-150 XL: $33,695 Starting MSRP
  • 2023 Ford F-150 XLT: $41,800 Starting MSRP

So, what exactly warrants this large price difference between trims? It’s because the XLT comes standard with more driver assist and safety technologies. But no matter what F-150 trim you select, you’ll enjoy the Ford SYNC® 4 infotainment system, FordPass™ Connect with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and an 8-inch touchscreen display.

F-150 XL vs. XLT: Ford Co-Pilot360™ Standard Features

If safety is a deciding factor for your St Cloud driver, the XLT comes standard with more safety technologies that aren’t found on the XL. Despite this, the Ford XL has a wide selection of advanced safety technologies that will be sure to give you peace of mind on Rockford roads.

Compare the standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ technology features of the Ford F-150 XL vs. XLT below:

Standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ Features for XL and XLT

  • Auto Hold
  • Automatic High-Beams
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Rear View Camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist
  • Automatic on/off Headlamps with Rainlamp Wiper Activated Headlamps

Standard Ford Co-Pilot360™ Features for XLT Only

  • BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Reverse Sensing System
  • Lane-Keeping System

Ford F-150 XL vs. XLT: Performance

When it comes to performance and engine specs, there is no difference between the

F-150 XL and XLT. Both models boast a standard 3.3L V6 engine and two-wheel drive, with four-wheel drive as an available option, along with these engines::

  • 2.7L EcoBoost® V6
  • 3.5L EcoBoost® V6
  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8

The specs for the standard XL and XLT engine are as follows:

3.3L Ti-VCT V6 Engine

  • Electronic 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 8,200-pound towing capacity
  • 290 hp
  • 265 lb-ft of torque
  • 19 mpg city/24 mpg highway

Compare Ford F-150 Trims in Buffalo!

Still having trouble deciding between the F-150 XL and the XLT? Come down to our dealership located near Monticello, and our team will gladly walk you through our new F-150 inventory and compare configurations from behind the wheel. To get the process started, go ahead and contact us online or give us a call at 612-464-9299 today.

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