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

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

The impressive 2018 Ford F-150 pickup can be found at Paul Heuring Ford in Hobart, IN, but how do you decide on the perfect trim? The F-150 is a powerful pickup truck with a hefty towing capacity and the capability of pulling up to 13,200 lbs., but it can still be hard to pick the right trim for you. Instead of growing confused over the similarities and differences between the Ford F-150 XL and XLT, read the comparison created by our experts below.

Ford F-150 XL vs. XLT Similarities

The 2018 Ford-150 XL and XLT are both powerful trucks with a lot in common. Take a look at the impressive features found in both trucks below.

Ford F-150 XL vs. XLT Similarities: Performance

  • A 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 diesel engine generating 395 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Remote start capabilities
  • 19 MPG city/ 25 MPG hwy/ 22 MPG combined with the 3.3L Ti-VCT engine

Ford F-150 XL vs. XLT Similarities: Interior/Exterior

  • Cloth upholstery
  • Pro Trailer Backup Assist™ that allows for an easy trailer attachment by twisting a knob in the direction you want the trailer to go
  • Hitch assist and smart trailer tow connector that alerts connectivity issues, lighting, and battery problems
  • Blind Spot Information System® that alerts the driver when a vehicle is in your blind spot or next to the trailer
  • LED lighting, including headlamps, side-mirror spotlights, box lighting, and trailer hitch lighting on the tailgate handle
  • 2.3 in. productivity screen
  • Cruise control

2018 Ford F-150 XLT driving on a rocky road

Ford F-150 XL vs. XLT Differences

Both XL and the XLT are similar in many ways, but what makes them different is what makes each Ford F-150 trim unique.

Ford F-150 XL vs. XLT Differences: Interior/Exterior

  • The XL offers 17 in. silver steel wheels while the XLT uses 17 in. silver-painted aluminum wheels.
  • The XLT includes an AM/FM radio with single CD, Sync® and Sync® with Applink™ as opposed to the XL's AM/FM radio.
  • The XLT uses MyKey®, which promotes safe driving by encouraging seatbelt use, limiting vehicle top speeds, and decreasing audio volume.
  • The XL has a two-bar grille with black nostrils, but the XLT has a chrome two-bar style with chrome nostrils.

What is the Difference Between the XL vs. STX?

The main difference between the Xl and the STX is that the STX is actually an appearance package that can be included with the XL SuperCab and SuperCrew non-3.3L V6 engine trim. Listed below are the additional features that the STX appearance package includes.

Ford F-150 XL vs. Ford F-150 XL with STX Appearance Package Differences

  • The STX package includes an electronic rear-window defroster and privacy glass.
  • The STX package has Sync®3 with enhanced voice recognition communications and entertainment system.
  • The XL has a 2.3 in. productivity screen, while the STX package has an 8 in. LCD capacitive touchscreen in center stack with capabilities of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™.
  • The STX package has 911 Assist®.
  • The STX package includes a black sport cloth console with a steering column-mounted shifter, black mesh grille, unique wheels, body color bumpers, and STX side decals.

2018 Ford F-150 STX driving on a rocky road

Incentives & Price Differences

The Ford F-150 XL, as a base model, starts at $29,100 MSRP. With the additional STX Appearance package, an additional $1,995 will be added to the price. The Ford F-150 XLT starts at $34,695 MSRP.

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If you're convinced that the 2018 Ford F-150 is the car for you, come check out our Ford F-150 XL inventory and XLT inventory at Paul Heuring Ford in Hobart, IN. To schedule a test drive, fill out the test-drive form or call at (877) 411-5014. If you're ready to buy, check out our incentives and lease deals to get you in the truck of your dreams.

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