The all-new 2023 Ford F-150 Heritage Edition was revealed back in June – just in time to pay tribute to 75 years of continuous Ford F-Series production – as a retro-themed two-tone pickup. Since then, Ford Authority has spotted F-150 Heritage Edition models finished in two different color combinations – an Area 51 midsection featuring upper and lower Agate Black paint, as well as Antimatter Blue with Carbonized Gray. Now, Ford Authority has spotted yet another example of this variant – a 2023 Ford F-150 XLT Heritage Edition finished in Avalanche with Agate Black.
In addition to the aforementioned color combos, the Heritage Edition is also available in Race Red with Carbonized Gray, as well as Atlas Blue with Agate Black. Ford refers to these unique paint treatments as the A-B-A exterior paint pattern – A refers to the roof and pillars, B to the truck’s midsection, and C to the bumpers, lower door, and lower body. The look has certainly garnered its fair share of fans, and we aren’t just talking about consumers – in fact, the folks that build the trucks are quite impressed with it as well.
In addition to its unique two-tone color options, this 2023 Ford F-150 XLT Heritage Edition and its peers also come equipped with slate gray and black seat trim with unique inserts, special embossing and a white “75 Years” logo for the center console lid and windshield, and a unique animation for the truck’s infotainment screen. The Heritage Edition is optional on XLT High 302A equipped pickups for an additional cost of $1,975 and requires the XLT Sport Appearance Package, 145-inch wheelbase, and is not compatible with the base 3.3L V6, Ford 3.5L V6 PowerBoost hybrid, or XLT Black Appearance Package.
The idea behind this particular variant is to pay homage to the F-Series, which has dominated the sales charts for over four decades now. The venerable line of pickups debuted in 1948 with the F1, with the two-tone paint treatment gaining popularity throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, in particular. Now, this new offering carries on that tradition in a unique way.
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That doesn’t look good.
It’s a retro look, looks good for what it is. Very unique.
they are crap colors , I will be glad when this era of Black , black and more black is over. black wheels look like crap, Painted bumpers pit all to hell , black plastic that turns white in two years time.
Amen! I 100% agree.
Black is not a color…it’s a lack of color! That’s why I bought an Outer Banks Bronco and a Lariat Maverick to get something other than black wheels!
??? Rims look to be smoked, only black plastic are mirrors from what I see.
The two-tone needs to be white and ______, with some kind of mock white wagon wheel. This heralds back to the black accents of 2019.
As usual the manufacturer is 5 years behind a trend. We were wrapping trucks like this in 2018. Pick your color, no restrictions and it acted as PPF.
Absolutely hideous paint scheme. What the hell was Ford thinking (or smoking)?
… I never liked two-tone back when it was hip to have on F150/250’s.
To me, imo, on vehicles it just looks too dated…
Dated ???, more and more cars are going two tone again, dealers in Ohio started wraping two tone colors and the trucks sell out instantly. Ford which I drive and like are lame any more , no style , no two tone, no body side moldings , no more fender flairs, only 5 colors for the super duty 2023, cheap black bed steps, cheap black bumper steps, they are cheap looking.
XLT???? Truck in pic has XL front end. Is that what this model of XLT really comes with?