Ford Announces 2015 F-150 Pricing
The 2015 Ford F-150 will get a price bump, but the upgrade fee for an Ecoboost engine won’t be the most substantial part of the hike.
For 2015, the 3.5L Ecoboost will carry a premium of $1,995, or $100 less than the 2014 model. The all-new 2.7L Ecoboost will carry a premium of just $495.
The breakdown for trim levels looks like this (prices include a $1,195 destination charge:
•XL: $26,615, an increase f $395. The XL, a basic work truck, will come standard as a regular cab with rear-wheel drive and 6.5-foot bed.
•XLT: $31,890, up $395. The base price is quoted for the same RWD/regular cab/6.5 foot bed configuration.
•Lariat:$39,880, or an increase of $895. Its basic spec is an extended cab RWD truck with a 6.5 foot bed.
•King Ranch: $49,460, an increase of $3,515.
•Platinum: $52,155, up $3,055.
Prices will change depending on the bed length, whether 4WD is selected, various option packages and other factors. Ford is also touting higher standard levels of content, and the fact that the XL through Lariat versions, which see only modest price increases, make up 85 percent of their F-150 sales. The King Ranch and Platinum trucks will get steep increases, since they are the profit-rich trim levels, and keeping prices low is likely less critical.
Nice looking truck. I'd wait though. Ford tends to bring the vehicle out then in a couple years drop in the powertrain it should have had. In this case the aluminum body paired with a newer transmission like the Dodges will likely be the sweet spot. If the Dodge diesel sells it'll probably get a small diesel too. Easier to modify the powertrains to match the competition if they are successful than for the competition to build the Aluminim truck if Ford's gamble pays off.
What a waste of effort. After all of that work, my guess is the new F150 will get no better real world MPG than the Toyota Tundra. The problem is those turbo engines suck gas. I wonder how these will look in straight black ... Personally, I like the looks of the new GM pickups ... first decent looking Detroit pickup in years. I see a significant number of them on the west coast. I wonder why they don't sell better elsewhere.
Ford is raising the prices from a little on the base to a lot on high end models. However, that means nothing. What really matters is the pricing and incentives. My bet is they slash the incentives, then they run a big ad campaign trying to convince the public you will save so much gas money that you are better off spending more on a pickup. Will they get away with it? Possible. The Obama administration has packed the FED with money printers. Inflation is running. East and west coast home prices are exploding. Food prices are running. Ford might get away with a price increase.
Z71.. I could always just give up and buy boxed wine. It still does the job and it does not make to much thinking to purchase. Kinda like the gm pickups. Just buy the box it will do the job sometimes and you don't have to think.