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2023 Ford F-150 Adds New Area 51 Blue Color

The 2023 Ford F-150 gains a handful of new exterior colors, including Avalanche, Azure Gray Metallic Tri-Coat, Hot Pepper Red Metallic Clearcoat, and Area 51 Blue. Here’s a first look at the new Area 51 Blue hue.

Area 51 Blue is tagged with paint code KU, and is available at no extra cost for the 2023 Ford F-150. It is offered on XLT and Lariat trims in conjunction with select interior colorways, including Black/Bronze, Black, Black/Medium Dark Slate and Black/Baja Tan. As a reminder, the following list comprises the full color lineup for the 2023 Ford F-150:

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Antimatter Blue Metallic
  • Atlas Blue Metallic
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Race Red
  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Stone Gray Metallic
  • Star White Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Avalanche (new for 2023)
  • Area 51 Blue (new for 2023)
  • Hot Pepper Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat (new for 2023)
  • Azure Gray Metallic Tri-Coat (new for 2023)

The following represents all available trim levels:

  • XL
  • XLT
  • Lariat
  • King Ranch
  • Platinum
  • Limited
  • Tremor
  • Raptor

Finally, the following are all available interior colorways for the 2023 Ford F-150:

  • Black/Medium Dark Slate
  • Black/Baja Tan
  • Black
  • Black/Bronze
  • Black/Slate Gray

As The Blue Oval works toward simplifying its ICE lineup, the 2023 Ford F-150 has been subject to quite a few changes. The Limited is no longer offered with two-wheel-drive and the Ford 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine, which were previously standard. Instead, four-wheel-drive is now standard on this trim, as is the Ford 3.5L V6 PowerBoost hybrid.

Additionally, the 2023 F-150 lineup will also gains three new variants for the new model year. This includes the retro-inspired Heritage Edition, the entry level off-road-focused Rattler and the supercharged V8-powered 2023 Ford F-150 Raptor R. The F-150 Tremor has also undergone multiple changes, featuring the naturally aspirated Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote engine as standard as opposed to the Ford 3.5L V6 EcoBoost powerplant.

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

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  1. Micky W. Hartgrove

    I want fully reclining and massaging seats and heated steering wheel to come on the 2023 Ford Lariat that I just ordered at Scenic ford

    1. RWFA

      Unless this is some kind of secret channel into the Ford production system, you might do well to voice these desires elsewhere.

  2. William Milford

    Where is the Rattler package option under XL on the Ford build and price?

    1. David Dickinson II

      Good question. Has the Rattler slithered away?

  3. Don

    Someone give us an answer about the Rattler.

  4. Judy

    How much longer will it b before I get my maverick


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