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2023 Ford F-150 Tremor Lineup Drops Standard Configuration

The Ford F-150 Tremor debuted back in December 2020 as a more affordable, less hardcore yet still off-road-oriented alternative to the F-150 Raptor. However, it will soon be joined by the F-150 Rattler, a new entry-level off-road version of Ford’s popular pickup for the 2023 model year. Now, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the 2023 Ford F-150 Tremor lineup will drop its standard, 400A equipment group, 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.

The 2022 F-150 Tremor with the 400A Standard equipment group includes unique black sport cloth seats with Active Orange stitching on the seats and console, though few other frills, giving it a base MSRP of $55,915 with destination and delivery. Stepping up to the 401A Mid equipment group adds adds another $6,065 to the cost of the pickup, as well as heated front driver and passenger seats, an 8-inch productivity screen in the instrument cluster, LED fog lamps with an LED cornering lamp, and LED reflector headlights, bringing the price up to $61,980.

Previously, FoMoCo told Ford Authority that the 400A Standard equipment group was structured to serve as something of an XL/STX trim within the F-150 Tremor lineup, while the 401A Mid and High equipment groups are intended to mimic the XLT and Lariat, respectively.

Thus, it seems as if Ford is positioning the F-150 Rattler to serve as a replacement for the most basic version of the 2023 Ford F-150 Tremor, though the Rattler is a package within the XL lineup and it lacks some of the Tremor’s components. That includes the Tremor’s retuned springs, revised front hub knuckles and upper control arms, Tremor-specific monotube shocks at the front, twin-tube rear shocks, a Raptor-style bash plate, optional Torsen limited-slip front differential, optional torque-on-demand transfer case, unique matte-finish 18-inch wheels, and 33-inch General Grabber all-terrain tires.

However, it’s worth noting that while the F-150 Tremor is exclusively available with the twin-turbocharged Ford 3.5L V6 EcoBoost, the Rattler can be configured with that same engine, the Ford 2.7L V6 EcoBoost, or the naturally-aspirated Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote powerplant. The Rattler also comes equipped with some unique interior and exterior enhancements, 18-inch wheels, all-terrain tires, a dual exhaust system, an electronic locking rear axle, off-road tuned front and rear shocks, skid plates for the fuel tank, transfer case, and front differential, Hill Decent Control, and Rock Crawl Mode.

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.

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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Comments

  1. David Dickinson

    With all the recalls and EV fires going on, I forgot about the forthcoming Rattler. I’m looking forward to seeing that one.

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  2. Steve Ketterer

    It’s a bad idea naming any vehicle “rattler”. Why give Ford haters ammo this easy?

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  3. NCEcoBoost

    Rattler aside (terrible name), raising prices on ANYTHING just before the economy crashes, is “brilliant”, ignorant and cocky. Begs for severe management consequences that I, for one, hope happen.

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  4. Kenny D

    Just another Ploy at Charging more money for the F-150. As far as the RATTLER goes. Whatever……. The Name is rather EYE Catching, Look at the “Mach” E. It’s selling pretty good and that Name Plate Was Used Long Ago on something that looked a Lot more Like a “REAL MUSTANG” than this EV Thing that’s flying off the Shelves. RATTLER???? It’ll Sell. And Customers will P A Y!!!!

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  5. Kevin

    The article says the tremor is only offered in 3.5 eb but I ordered a 23 yesterday and it shows 5.0 V8 on my sheet. My dealer told me that the 5.0 was standard and the 3.5 eb is now an upgrade. Can you confirm this ford authority?

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    1. Tiller

      yes. for 2023 the 5.0 is the new standard engine on tremor with 3.5 still available

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