When searching for a new truck you have probably looked at the new Ford F-150 models. They are great trucks, however, there are many different trim levels that can be overwhelming on where to start. This comparison guide will look at the two highest trim levels, the 2023 Ford F-150 Platinum and the 2023 Ford F-150 Limited.
- There are great features on both trucks, and this is where you will see many of the differences.
- Ford focused both on power and luxury in both of these trims.
- Both have different standard accessories so it is important to know what to look for as far as upgrades so that you get the best vehicle for you.
Available Engine Options:
Ford offers THE engine selection when it comes to their F-150 trucks. They have engine sizes that range from a 2.7 liter V6 up to a burly 5.0 liter V8. There is also a hybrid powertrain that they added this year for the F-150 as well. It is important to know what the different trim levels come with for options and so we will look at the Platinum and Limited engine options.
Choose from these engines for the Platinum:
- 5.0 liter V8
- 3.5 liter V6 EcoBoost
- 3.5 liter V6 PowerBoost Hybrid
Powertrain found in the Limited trim level:
- 3.5 liter V6 PowerBoost Hybrid
- Hybrid 10 speed transmission
- Standard 4 wheel drive
As you can see the Platinum has three different engine options that are all paired to a 10 speed transmission that is sure to carry you where you need to go. This is different to the Limited trim level which is only offered with the 3.5 liter PowerBoost Hybrid engine and the hybrid 10 speed transmission. Another notable difference in the powertrain options is that the Limited will come stocked with 4-wheel drive where the Platinum comes as a rear wheel drive truck, however a 4-wheel drive can be added.
Interior Comfort and Ride Quality:
The interior features of both of these trucks are quite similar to one another. Both of these trucks offer such features as dual-zone climate control, 360 degree camera package and SYNC 4 packages with upgraded voice recognition.
Other Features available on both of these trims:
- 12 inch productivity screen
- Heated front and rear seats
- Heated steering wheels
- Adaptive cruise control
- Pre-collision automatic braking
- Post-collision automatic braking
This is not an all inclusive list of the features, however, Ford gives a very lengthy list of all of the features that will come standard for both of the Platinum and Limited trim levels. The Platinum trim level does have a few optional upgrades which the Limited does come standard with. Some of these features are pro trailer hitch assist, pro trailer backup assist, and an interior work surface. The Limited will also see Admiral Blue color and stitching throughout the interior cab.
Many of these features will provide great comfort while you are driving and the Ford F-150 Platinum and Limited are said to be quite a comfy ride down the road. Between these two trucks there are only a few options that will be different.
What is the best choice?
These two trucks are going to be great options when looking at the F-150 trucks for the 2023 year. The Platinum base will start at $64,695 with many different options to add onto the truck. Comparatively the Limited trim level will have a starting price of $84,910. Both of the trucks will give you Ford notorious well built power and towing capacities.
You may be asking, “what will be the best option?” and frankly it comes down to what you want to pay for a Ford F-150. Many of the packages that are found in the Limited trim level can be purchased for the Platinum, but it will cost you a little bit more. No matter which you choose you will not be disappointed.