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2023 Ford F-150 Tremor Comes Standard With 5.0L V8

When the Ford F-150 Tremor debuted back in December 2020, it did so as a more affordable, less hardcore, yet still off-road-oriented alternative to the F-150 Raptor. However, for the F-150 Tremor’s first two model years, the pickup was only available with one single engine option – the twin-turbocharged Ford 3.5L V6 EcoBoost, just like the Raptor, albeit the less powerful, non-H.O. variant of that powerplant. However, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the 2023 Ford F-150 Tremor now comes standard with the naturally-aspirated Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote engine.

In spite of this major change, the 3.5L V6 EcoBoost remains optional on the rugged 2023 Ford F-150 Tremor for those that prefer it. In the 2022 model year, the Coyote V8 present in the F-150 lineup produces 400 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, while the 3.5L EcoBoost is rated to produce 400 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque, so those that crave a V8 in their pickup are giving up a bit in the way of power, at least.

In addition to this change, Ford also dropped the standard, 400A equipment group from the F-150 Tremor lineup for 2023, as Ford Authority reported yesterday, which means that this particular model could be getting at least $6,000 more expensive given the current price differences between the 400A “Standard” and 401A “Mid” equipment groups.

In addition to these changes, the F-150 lineup is receiving a host of new variants for the 2023 model year, including the retro-inspired Heritage Edition, the entry-level, off-road focused Rattler, and the supercharged, V8-powered 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R. Additionally, Area 51 will be joining the pickup’s available exterior colors list, a hue that Ford Authority spies have recently spotted on a Ford F-150 Lightning and a Heritage Edition model. Order banks for the 2023 Ford F-150 opened up yesterday, as Ford Authority reported back in May.

We’ll have more on the F-150 soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series news, Ford F-150 news, and ongoing Ford news coverage.

H/T: Ford Authority reader Kevin

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. rapturd

    Good job ford. Now make 5.0L, 6.2L optional for raptor

    1. Ford500guy

      FYI,Ford no longer makes the 6.2l engine.. The 7.3 would be the next step up from the Boss motor or the 5.2 VooDoo motor would be a good fit as this motor is the standard for the Raptor edition…

      1. rapturd

        Pretty sure 6.2L is standard in superduty

  2. Ryan

    Just…..1 nitpick. Buyers giving up 0 power, 400 horse vs 400 horse.

    They’re giving up torque, which is just a characteristic of how the engine generates the 400 horse. But they generate exactly the same amount of power

  3. Tiller

    Should have been such when the Tremor launched a year and a half ago. I will not buy a truck that has less than 8 cylinders, even if that means giving up 50 lb-ft of torque.

    1. Eric

      That’s because many are stuck on ancient norms and the sound with no knowledge of engine technology, but that’s okay. I’m an engineer and rebuild 60s muscle cars as a hobby, and I had to fight the comfort of those two additional cylinders. In the end the 3.5 EB TT is a far superior power source than the aged Coyote. You’ll get there.

      1. D.R. Chaos

        It all sounds fine and dandy with your technical engineering standards, but if they put a supper charger on that beautiful V8, like they put the twin turbos on that V6, there is no way it would beat that V8! The V8 will blow the doors off that V6 and yes I get it and I’ve been there! But do you get it!?

  4. Ralph Todd

    Thanks for the update on 2023 Tremor. I have ordered a 401a that is scheduled for production 7-25-22. I would have preferred the 5.0 engine.

    Ralph Todd

    1. Eric

      Not me. We’re all hung up on 2 cylinders and the sound. and a few years. As an engineer this is akin to insisting on keeping your iPhone 4. I rebuild 64-66 Mustangs as a hobby and yes I used v8s, but not because its a better motor but because it fits the era. The Coyote is a dinosaur that is only hanging around because of the truck community mindset based upon limited knowledge. The 3.5 EB TT is a far superior power source and despite what the v8 crowd claims, is a very reliable engine. The 3.5 is quicker, tows more, and gets better gas mileage. As guys, we need to park our egos and go with the better solution. You have the right truck.

  5. rmkilc

    Ok but make Tremor be an off-road package available on most trim levels instead of a trim level itself. Like it is on the Ranger and Super Duty.

  6. Brady

    Does the 2023 F150 Tremor with the the 5.0 V8 have the same exhaust setup ( rear exit ) as the V6 twin turbo?


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