The XL is provided with an array of nice features – for example, automatic on/off headlights, two front tow hooks (4×4 models only), a smart-charging USB port, and an infotainment system with a 3.5-inch screen, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a four-speaker audio system. This trim also comes with a couple more practical features that are wholly appreciated in a pickup, like four cargo box tie-downs and a trio of 12-volt power outlets. The XL is further set up with safety-enhancing forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking system. For a more well-rounded suite of driving aids, you can opt for the Ford Co-Pilot360 Package (which comes standard on the higher trims).
The XLT adds fog lights, a power locking tailgate, keyless entry, and dual-zone automatic climate control. It’s also supplied with Ford’s improved SYNC 3 infotainment system, which has as its primary features an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM satellite radio, and a sound system with six speakers (like the XL, it has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi as well). As we said above, the XLT gets the Ford Co-Pilot360 Package, which contains automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and lane keeping assist. Adaptive cruise control is optional.
The Lariat receives the most premium amenities, from LED exterior lights to rear parking sensors. It also gets Intelligent Access (proximity entry), power-adjustable and heated front seats, leather upholstery (for the seats and steering wheel), an auto-dimming rearview mirror, interior mood lighting, and a 110-volt power outlet. Like the XLT, the Lariat also has Ford Co-Pilot360 and qualifies for adaptive cruise control.