2015 Ford F150 Sees Pricing Increases Across the Board - Some Huge
The 2015 Ford F150 pickup will likely be the best performing yet most efficient half ton truck in the company’s lineup so we knew that the new models would come with some new (and likely bigger) prices. The first prices for the new F150 were released today and there have indeed been price increases and Ford has raised the price of every package in the current lineup, with the higher volume, lower price trucks seeing smaller increases while the pricier, higher end trimlines receive far more significant price hikes.
At launch later this year, the 2015 Ford F150 will be available in five trimlines: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum. We can expect more trimlines in the near future – including the next generation SVT Raptor and hopefully some sort of on-road performance truck (aka a new Lightning), but these are the models which will be offered at the dealership launch of the new 2015 F150. These prices are all include the $1,195 destination fee, which has remained the same for 2015, but few other figures have gone unchanged for the new model.
- 2015 Ford F150 XL, Regular Cab, 6.5’ Bed, 4x2 - $26,615 – Up $395 from 2014
- 2015 Ford F150 XLT, Regular Cab, 6.5’ Bed, 4x2 - $31,890 - Up $395 from 2014
- 2015 Ford F150 Lariat, Extended Cab, 6.5’ Bed, 4x2 - $39,880 – Up $895 from 2014
- 2015 Ford F150 King Ranch, Crew Cab, 5.5” Bed, 4x2 - $49,460 - Up $3,515 from 2014
- 2015 Ford F150 Platinum, Crew Cab, 5.5” Bed, 4x2 - $52,155- Up $3,055 from 2014
While engine details were not included, I would guess that the XL and XLT come with the standard 3.5L V6 while the Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum will likely come with the 5.0L V8. With the big price jump between the XLT and the upper level models, I would expect that – like 2014 – the base V6 will not be available in the three most expensive models so there is more justification for the price hike from model to model. Keep in mind, those are all 4x2 models, so anything with four wheel drive will likely start at least a couple grand more.
The Most Popular Models See the Smallest Increase, EcoBoost Declines
While pretty much everyone is going to grumble about the fact that the entire 2015 Ford F150 is more expensive than the outgoing models, Ford pointed out that the XL, XLT and Lariat accounted for some 85% of current generation F150 sales. This means that the vast majority of 2015 F150 buyers will only be paying $400-$900 more, while those folks looking to spend more on their new half ton Ford truck will get hit with the biggest increase.
Best of all – or maybe the only good news pertaining to 2015 Ford F150 pricing – is that the uber popular 3.5L EcoBoost V6 option will see the price drop for the new model year. Adding this twin turbo mill to the 2015 F150 will cost buyers $1,995 – down $100 from 2014. It is a smaller decrease, but some decrease is better than no decrease and in the long run, we should just be happy that the bigger EcoBoost didn’t go up in price with the rest of the 2015 model year numbers.