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2024 Ford F-150 Rattler Potentially Spotted For First Time

To date, Ford Authority has spotted a number of 2024 Ford F-150 prototypes out and about, including revised versions of the Ford F-150 Raptor R and Tremor, as well as FoMoCo benchmarking the Chevy Silverado against its forthcoming refreshed pickup. Now, we’ve come across yet another iteration – what looks to be a 2024 Ford F-150 Rattler, the entry-level off-road-focused model in the current lineup.

2024 Ford F-150 Rattler driver's side view

The F-150 Rattler just debuted last March for the 2023 model year, offering customers an array of upgrades for a mere $1,495 extra. Those goodies include a dual exhaust with black tips, 18-inch dark-painted aluminum wheels, LT265/70R18C BSW all-terrain tires, a Rattler box-side decal, privacy glass, fog lamps, and an electronic rear-window defroster on the outside. Inside, the Rattler is equipped with a black interior with bronze-colored accents and stitching, as well as tray style floor liners.

2024 Ford F-150 Rattler

Mechanically speaking, the F-150 Rattler features off-road tuned front shock absorbers, monotube rear shocks, and skid plates protecting the fuel tank, transfer case, and front differential. Gearing differs based on the engine one chooses, as Ford 5.0L V8 Coyote and 3.5L V6 EcoBoost customers get 3.31 gears, while the 2.7L V6 EcoBoost is paired with 3.55 gears and the 3.5L V6 PowerBoost hybrid gets 3.73 gears. However, a 3.55 electronic-locking rear-axle is available with the 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine, while a 3.73 electronic-locking rear-axle can also be paired with the 5.0L V8 Coyote or 2.7L V6 EcoBoost. Finally, the Rattler package also includes Hill Descent Control and Rock Crawl Mode, too.

2024 Ford F-150 Rattler

On the current model, the Rattler package is optional on XL-trimmed F-150 pickups and requires four-wheel drive, a 145-inch wheelbase, and either the Class IV Hitch or Trailer Tow Package. It also can’t be paired with the Ford 3.3L V6 engine, the FX4 Off-Road Package, MyKey, the XL Chrome Appearance Package, the 2.7L V6 EcoBoost Payload Package, Heavy-Duty Payload Package, Snow Plow Prep Package, STX Appearance Package, or STX Black Appearance Package. The Rattler package proved to be so popular that it sold out rather quickly for the 2023 model year, perhaps unsurprisingly given the incredible value it provides buyers with.

2024 Ford F-150

This particular prototype seems to be an XL trimmed model equipped with halogen headlights, as well as an amber accent running horizontally across the clusters. The wheels also look to be identical to the ones present on the 2023 F-150 Rattler, which are unique to that trim, and are wrapped in LT265/70R18 Goodyear Enforcer AT tires – the same size as the current model. There’s also a side-exit exhaust present on this prototype, but it utilizes an EPA tip for testing purposes and is likely not indicative of what we can expect to see on the production model. Also notable is the sticker present on the rear window, which reads “Lone Wolf.” This seems to be a nod to pro wrestler Baron Corbin, given FoMoCo’s prior use of similar nicknames on prototypes.

2024 Ford F-150 Rattler

As for what we can expect from the 2024 Ford F-150 in general, we do know that it will utilize a few styling tweaks including a new taillight design, as well as 22-inch wheels – which were previously spied on a prototype – and possibly a multi-function tailgate. Inside the cabin, a few changes are in store as well, as Ford Authority has thus far spied prototypes equipped with two different infotainment screens – one horizontally-oriented, and the other mounted vertically. As Ford Blue president Kumar Galhotra recently noted, the 2024 Ford F-150 will utilize 2,400 fewer parts than the current model, too.

We’ll have more on the 2024 Ford F-150 soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series newsFord F-150 news, and continuous 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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  1. John

    I was under the impression the NEXT gen 150 would have the 2400 fewer parts. I don’t think they could make that larger of a change in a mid yr refresh.

  2. Motorpsychology

    Is “Rattler” really a good name for a vehicle?
    Several years ago Ford copyrighted “Mayhem.” It was to be used on a Mustang package.

    1. Shawnski

      That’s what I was thinking. F150 Ticker, F150 Smoker? Nope, I got me a Rattler!

    2. Nauticalone

      Agreed! Rattler seems a poor choice of a name. I do tend to like Ford vehicles (currently own a 21 Mach 1) but also think they messed up with their truck names in recent years too. They should have names the current “Ranger” F-100 and the current Maverick should be the Ranger.

  3. Bruce Wells

    When is Ford going to actually change the styling of the whole truck? Slapping new grills on the same tired truck is not cutting it.

    Of course, since it still retains it’s No. 1 in sales status woh am I to say?

    1. G O PEE

      Im pretty sure its around every 5 years for a full refresh…2-2.5 years for mid cycle. So i think the 23 or 24 will be mid cycle only. Toyota is like ten years! Tesla nothing

    2. Abraham5G

      2027 will be the next major change. This is just a mid-cylce refresh.

  4. Abraham5G

    Can’t wait to see the new front end on the 2024 model!

  5. Ken

    I hope they dont mess up the front end and go with the ugly Maverick front end. I hope they copy the new F250 front ends really like the look and it looks like a Ford.

    1. Chevymike

      The truck looks just like a Ford Truck- have they changed the body style in the past 20 years?

  6. SH

    With all of the cold engine start up issues on the Twin Turbo engines, I’m not sure Rattler is a good name choice. Or maybe it’s the most appropriate name.

  7. G O PEE

    My money would be maverickish front end though the f150 uses same cab as superduties. All fords seem to be going that way like all lexus hourglass grills


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