The 2023 Ford F-150 is undergoing a number of updates, as Ford Authority has reported over the past several weeks, including the addition of the entry-level off-road focused Rattler, the retro-inspired Heritage Edition, and the high-performance, V8-powered Ford F-150 Raptor R. Additionally, the F-150 Tremor has dropped its standard configuration and will now come standard with the Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote engine instead of the Ford 3.5L V6 EcoBoost powerplant, while the F-150 Limited has ditched two-wheel drive and the 3.5L V6 EcoBoost in favor of standard four-wheel drive and the Ford 3.5L V6 PowerBoost hybrid. Now, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor is also dropping its standard configuration in the latest change to this lineup.
Currently, buyers can opt for the 800A Standard Equipment Group, which has been eliminated on the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor. This means that the 801A High Equipment Group will now be the least expensive tier for the rugged off-road pickup, and essentially guarantees that the F-150 Raptor will be more expensive moving forward. The current, 2022 model starts out at $72,350 including delivery charges for 800A-equipped trucks, while stepping up to the 801A Equipment Group adds $4,755 to the price for a grand total of $77,105. The Raptor R, on the other hand, has its own equipment group – 802A.
This change means that all 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor models will come standard with a host of equipment present in the 801A group. This consists of a heated steering wheel, second-row heated seats, the Forward Sensing System, a power tilt and telescoping steering column with memory function, B&O Unleashed sound system with 18 speakers, universal garage door opener, and wireless charging pad inside, as well as rain-sensing wipers, a “Ford” tailgate appliqué, and LED projector headlamps with dynamic bending on the outside.
The 801A High Equipment Group also includes the Torsen Package – which adds a Torsen front different and Rigid LED fog lamps – as well as the Convenience Package, which consists of Ford’s Interior Work Surface, partitioned lockable fold-flat storage, the Tow Technology Package, and connected built-in navigation.