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2023 Ford F-150 King Ranch In Azure Gray: Real World Gallery

Order banks for the highly coveted 2023 Ford F-150 opened up back on July 18th, 2022, giving customers the chance to get their hands on the latest version of the iconic pickup. The 2023 model year did not bring major changes to the Ford F-150, but it did lose two color options. Both Smoke Quartz Metallic  and Space White Metallic were dropped from the lineup, making way for a new color: Azure Gray. This color, which is also offered on the 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R, gives the pickup a cool new hue. Recently, Ford Authority spotted an F-150 King Ranch wearing the color out in the wild.

This particular pickup is a 2023 Ford F-150 King Ranch, meaning that it has a handful of exclusive options that set it apart from its Lariat counterpart. Notably, the front of the vehicle sports a Stone Gray grille with Stone Gray accents, adding a bit of glare to its cool exterior. It also has flashy chrome tow hooks, LED fog lamps and cornering lamps, and bright LED reflector headlights.

2023 Ford F-150

Moving around to the side of the pickup, this Ford F-150 King Ranch is outfitted with chrome door handles. The chrome theme is carried through to the mirror caps, but unlike Lariat models,  King Ranch pickups roll on 20-inch machined aluminum wheels. It also has Stone Gray angular step bars for a classy look. The rear of this pickup has a single-tip chrome exhaust, and a handy remote tailgate release, along with tailgate LED lighting.

Along with Azure Gray, the 2023 model year brings the all-new Ford F-150 Rattler, which is an entry-level off-road pickup. The 2023 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition was also revealed, giving the iconic pickup a two-tone paint scheme reminiscent of its roots. Additionally, on the other end of the spectrum, the veil was pulled off the Ford F-150 Raptor R, which gives the pickup an overkill supercharged engine geared toward maximum performance.

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

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. Bill C

    Big deal, another boring color. How about concentrating on quality.

  2. George S

    Finally, a nice light color with chrome, no dark mode. Hope the interior is other than black or dark mode browns.

  3. Jack F

    need to see colors of Avalanche on Lightning

  4. jeff Cummings

    You guys don’t seem to do your homework very well, so no I won’t subscribe. This Lariat that you call azure gray looks nothing like the azure on Ford’s website on the Lightening Platinum. Guess I just need to block your site. If I’m wrong I apologize, but prove me wrong! The color that you call azure on this Lariat doesn’t even match what you call azure gray on the Raptor R.

    1. Patrick Ford

      You’re basing a lot of anger over just a couple photographs. You must a be a real thrill at parties.

    2. Chuck

      Not to mention that the truck pictured is not a Lariat. It’s clearly a King Ranch.

      1. Jim

        Yeah-that’s why it says King Ranch all over the article and title.🥱

    3. Robert Roane

      I agree this looks NOTHING like the Azure Gray rendering for the 2023 Lightning. But, Ford’s color renderings are notoriously bad. Guess we’ll have to wait to find out which is more correct. I’ll know soon enough since I have a 2023 AG Ranger on order with a 10/17 build date.

  5. Bo

    I live in Arizona…black interior is a deal killer

  6. Jerry Denton

    Ford cannot Deliver My 2022 Maverick 11 months since ordered, Why are they trying to sell 2023 models it is BAD BUSINESS !

  7. A.J

    It’s a shame the auto manufacturers only know 5 or 6 colors and want too push them in multiple shades! I agree…..just another boring plain sucky color!!!! Start offering better and more color choices. Tell the accountants who crush numbers they know nothing about designing vehicles. Another strike out color. Not everyone wants the same blah blah!!!! Stick all the chrome too.

  8. Dave

    Are you sure? This looks like Area 51 on a king ranch

    1. Robert Roane


    2. Jim

      King Ranch isn’t available in Area 51 I believe. It’s Azure Gray.

  9. Austin

    Another hue of blue. Yay. Not.

  10. Kris Duplessis

    You mean drowning victim blue? Whhhy no green?

    1. yeet

      I’ve been waiting for the return of Green Gem Metallic, one of my all time favorite colors. Guess I’ll keep waiting lol

  11. Boyd

    Thank you for the info. I just picked up a 23 xlt in area 51. Looks good. I think I will be painting the bottom quarter silver metallic with a red stripe.

    Azure Gray? Area 51? Now Jeff will have me up all night worrying about the color.


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