2018 Ford F-150 XL vs. XLT vs. Lariat Differences | Hobart, IN

2018 Ford F-150 XL vs. XLT vs. Lariat

At Paul Heuring Ford in Hobart, IN, we want you to be fully aware of the similarities and differences between our most popular trims of the Ford F-150 pickup truck. With the help of the professionals at our Ford dealership, we have created a list that will help you decide what impressive towing capacity and great capability Ford F-150 you deserve to drive home with.

Ford F-150 XL vs. XLT vs. Lariat Similarities

Listed below are the performance and interior and exterior similarities in the Ford F-150 XL, XLT, and Lariat trims.


  • Remote start capabilities
  • 23 gallon fuel tank

Interior and Exterior

  • Auxiliary audio input jack
  • Cruise control
  • Rearview camera with dynamic hitch assist
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™
  • Manual tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • Grab handles at front and rear for both driver and passenger sides
  • Autolamp, rainlamp water activated headlamps that automatically turn on and off

Ford F-150 XL vs. XLT vs. Lariat Differences

The Ford F-150 XL, XLT, and Lariat are similar with each other, but not all together. Listed below are the key differences between the trims.


  • The XL and XLT have a 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine, but the Lariat uses a 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 engine.
  • The Lariat has an electronic 10-speed transmission with tow/haul, snow/wet, EcoSelect and sport modes, while the XL and XLT only have an electronic 6-speed with tow/haul and sport modes.

Interior and Exterior

  • The XL has a black two-bar style with black nostrils grille, the XLT uses a chrome two-bar style with chrome nostrils, black surround and black background mesh grille, and the Lariat includes a chrome two-bar style with four minor bars, black surround, and background mesh grille.
  • The Lariat provides dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control while the XL and XLT include single zone manual air conditioning.
  • AM/FM radio comes standard in the XL, while the XLT includes AM/FM radio with a CD player and infotainment with AppLink™.
  • The Lariat has all those features plus SiriusXM® satellite radio.
  • A 2.3-in. productivity screen is standard in the XL and XLT, but the Lariat has an 8-in. productivity screen.
  • MyKey® is included in the XLT and Lariat trims.
  • The XL has 17-in. silver steel wheels, the XLT has 17-in. silver-painted aluminum wheels, and the Lariat provides 18-in. machined-aluminum wheels with flash gray pockets.
  • The Lariat features a rear window with power sliding glass, privacy tint, and a defroster, while the XLT uses fixed glass with privacy tint and the XL uses fixed glass with solar tint.
  • The XL and XLT include cloth seats, while the Lariat features leather seats.

2018 Ford F-150 XLT

Incentives & Price Difference

The base model for the Ford F-150 XL starts at $29,100 MSRP. Starting at $34,695 MSRP is the XLT trim. For the Lariat, pricing starts at $42,910 MSRP. Visit our incentives page for deals on this diesel pickup truck.

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Ready to take a Ford F-150 for a spin? Check out Paul Heuring Ford in Hobart, IN's Ford F-150 XL inventory, XLT inventory, and Lariat inventory to find the perfect fit. We're ready to help get you behind the wheel. Just fill out the test-drive form or call us at (877) 411-5014.


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