The 2023 Ford F-150 lineup is set to undergo a number of changes – including the addition of multiple new variants – as Ford Authority has outlined over the past few months. Now, sources familiar with the matter have told Ford Authority that the entry-level 2023 Ford F-150 XL is set to receive its own host of changes in terms of equipment, as The Blue Oval is dropping the 100A XL Equipment Group for that particular trim level.
The deletion of the 100A XL Equipment Group from the 2023 Ford F-150 XL lineup means that this particular pickup will come standard with some key features including cruise control, reverse sensing steering, power windows, power door locks with Flip Key and Integrated Key Transmitter keyless entry, a power tailgate lock, illuminated entry, perimeter alarm, MyKey, and power glass sideview mirrors with heat and black skull caps.
The changes come about as the higher 101A Equipment Group is now standard on the 2023 Ford F-150 XL, due to the deletion of the 100A Equipment Group. For the 2022 model year, the 101A Equipment Group effectively served as the “high” package for this particular trim. The XL is just the latest trim in the 2023 F-150 lineup to drop its entry-level Equipment Group, joining the F-150 Raptor and F-150 Tremor in that regard. This also means that the F-150 XL will be at least $2,080 more expensive for 2023, based on 2022 pricing.
In addition to those changes, the 2023 F-150 lineup is gaining 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 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.