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Here’s How You Can Get Hot Pepper Red On The 2023 Ford F-150

The 2023 Ford F-150 adds a handful of new exterior colors to its offerings, including Avalanche, Azure Gray Metallic Tri-Coat, Area 51 Blue and Hot Pepper Red Metallic Clearcoat. Here’s a first look at one of the new colors, which is known as Hot Pepper Red Metallic Clearcoat.

Hot Pepper Red Metallic Clearcoat is designated paint code EA, and is available for $495 on the 2023 Ford F-150. It is offered on XL, 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 represents the full color lineup for the 2023 Ford F-150 (relevant paint codes listed in parentheses):

  • Agate Black Metallic (UM)
  • Antimatter Blue Metallic (HX)
  • Atlas Blue Metallic (B3)
  • Carbonized Gray Metallic (M7)
  • Iconic Silver Metallic (JS)
  • Oxford White (YZ)
  • Race Red (PQ)
  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat (D4)
  • Stone Gray Metallic (D1)
  • Star White Metallic Tri-Coat (AZ)
  • Avalanche (DR) (new for 2023)
  • Area 51 Blue (KU) (new for 2023)
  • Hot Pepper Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat (EA) (new for 2023)
  • Azure Gray Metallic Tri-Coat (G4)  (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 a reminder, the 2023 Ford F-150 received quite a few changes and updates over its 2022 model year predecessor, the result of FoMoCo’s desire to begin simplifying its ICE lineup. Such changes include the fact that 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. Plow

    You can go to my local dealer. They have 3-4 in stock, along with about 25-30 other F150s.

  2. someday

    Where? how much adm?

  3. Mike

    My 23 Mav Hybrid is Hot Pepper Red-wasn’t sure how it would look, but I love it and have received many compliments..


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