Which Ford F-150 is Right for You?

Which Ford F-150 is Right for You?

When it comes to trucks, you know that Ford is a trusted name, consistently delivering on reliability, power and durability. The F-150 is a truck that you can depend on, which is why it is one of the best-selling trucks in Canada. But there’s more to the F-150 than you might think. There are many options within the F-150 lineup to choose from, each designed with your needs and style in mind. Before you shop for your newest Ford truck, we want to make sure that you’ve selected the best one for you. No matter which you choose, you can feel confident in knowing that they all live up to the Ford F-150 reputation. But we’re going to highlight 2 of Ford’s most popular F-150 models: the XLT and the LARIAT. With a full overview of both model capabilities and features, you’ll soon know why they’re pickup truck best-sellers.

2020 F-150 XLT

If you’re looking for an F-150 with flare, the XLT is the perfect for you. Its exterior boasts chrome accents, like the chrome two-bar style grille with black background mesh. It also features chrome front and rear bumpers and 17” silver-painted aluminum wheels. Additional chrome accents are optional. The XLT is equipped with a 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine, and a 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V6 engine is an optional feature. The transmission is 6-speed and electronic, with tow/haul mode and sport mode. But you’ll get fuel economy along with power in the XLT: this model comes standard with stop/start engine technology to preserve fuel while your vehicle is stopped for a period of time. Optional 4×4 capability is available as well.

Interior technology includes cruise control and a blind spot information system, with optional cross traffic alert and trailer coverage. Sirius XM radio is standard with the XLT, as well as FordPass Connect wi-fi. For your added comfort, front seats are designed with lumbar support

Which Ford F-150 is Right for You?

Towing and Payload Capability

With the 3.3L Ti-VCT engine, you’ll receive a maximum towing capacity of 7700 lbs and a payload of 1990 lbs. You’ll also get a maximum torque of 265-lb ft at 4000 rpm and a maximum of 290 horsepower at 6500 rpm.

With the 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo V6 engine, you’ll experience 250 horsepower at 3250 rpm and 440 lb-ft of torque at 1750 rpm. The maximum towing capacity is 11,500 lbs, and the payload is 3270 lbs.

To view a full list of features and specifications for the XLT, click here.

2020 F-150 LARIAT

The LARIAT is an excellent balance of style and power, showcasing unique exterior features and powerful capability. The grille, front bumper and rear bumper are accented in chrome and it sports 18” chrome-like PVD wheels. Power lock tailgate and remote release tailgate come standard in the LARIAT model. The LARIAT utilizes a 2-speed automatic 4×4 drive system with neutral towing, and an electronic 10-speed transmission with various drive mode options. It also utilizes a 2.7L EcoBoost engine.

The interior boasts features designed for both comfort and usability. Dual-zone climate control and an 8” productivity screen come standard in the LARIAT. Lane keep assist, trailer backup assist and blind spot information with cross-traffic alert are also standard.

Interior upholstery features leather-trimmed bucket seats with 10-way power adjustable driver and front passenger seat. Best of all, front seats also come standard with heated and ventilated capability.

Which Ford F-150 is Right for You?

Towing and Payload Capability

With the LARIAT, you’ll receive 325 horsepower at 5000 rpm and 400 lb-ft of torque at 2750 rpm. Maximum towing capacity is 9000 lbs and maximum payload is 2470 lbs.

To view a full list of features and specifications for the LARIAT, click here.


Ford’s complete towing guide is available here.


Each F-150 model is backed by Ford’s comprehensive warranty packages. Below are highlights of expected coverage you’ll receive with your F-150:

  • Bumper-to-Bumper: 3 years/60,000 km
  • Powertrain: 5 years/100,000 km
  • Safety Restraint System: 5 years/100,000 km
  • Aluminum Body Panels: 5 years/unlimited km
  • Corrosion – Sheet Metal: 5 years/unlimited km
  • Paint Adhesion: 5 years/unlimited km
  • Roadside Assistance Program: 5 years/100,000 km

Now that you know a little more about Ford’s most popular F-150 models, you might realize that this truck is the perfect one for you and your everyday needs. It’s built tough enough to get any job done while showcasing unique exterior style. There are 7 different F-150 models in total to choose from: XL, XLT, LARIAT, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited and Raptor.

Visit us at Bayfield Ford to test drive your favourite one today! As your premier Barrie Ford dealership, we have a wide selection of inventory and an amazing staff dedicated to helping you find exactly what you’re looking for. Best of all, we’ll have you on the road in one of the most popular and reliable trucks available: the F-150. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Which Ford F-150 is Right for You?