2023 Ford F-150® Review | Interior, Engines, & Technology

If you’re in search of a full-size pickup truck built to handle your toughest tasks while supplying interior comfort and convenience, look no further than the 2023 Ford F-150®. With the ability to be tailored to fit your unique lifestyle thanks to a robust engine lineup, best-in-class hauling capabilities, and multiple configurations, the 2023 F-150 makes a perfect companion on and off the job. Ready to learn more? The team at Hawk Ford of St. Charles has put together this 2023 Ford F-150 review for your convenience. 

When you’re ready to select your favorite trim from our F-150 inventory, discover great deals with our available finance and lease offers. To experience the F-150 in person, schedule a test drive at our dealership in St. Charles, IL, and contact us online or by phone at (630) 584-1800 with your questions.

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Exterior Design & Features

The 2023 Ford F-150 is equally as head-turning in style as it is remarkably capable. While each trim has a unique grille design as well as the option for three cab configurations, the high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy body is durable and sturdy enough for a myriad of tough jobs. The 2023 F-150 is also built on a high-strength steel frame, so it remains strong and relatively lightweight. All of this combined with available premium LED exterior lighting gives you the ability to keep working hard when you need to — day or night.

Available exterior features include:

  • 17-, 18-, 20-, or 22-in. wheel options
  • LED tail lamps, mirror-mounted spotlights, reflector headlamps, and fog lamps with cornering
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Automatic high beams
  • Regular, SuperCab, or SuperCrew® cab options
  • Twin-panel moonroof (SuperCrew)
  • Power tailgate with step and work surface
  • Power-deployable running boards
  • BoxLink™ interface system
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2023 Ford F-150 Interior Specs & Technology

Rugged on the outside and refined on the inside, the 2023 Ford F-150 offers a spacious cabin designed to fulfill your needs — whatever they may be. If you’re looking for functionality on the job, you can utilize the available stowable shifter to create a convertible workspace for a variety of tasks. 

For those who wish to add innovation to their daily drive, the 2023 F-150 is stocked with a suite of forward-thinking technology features. Available digital productivity screens allow you to easily stay informed while remaining focused on the road, and premium available infotainment and audio systems help keep everyone entertained. Other features like a standard Wi-Fi® hotspot or optional wireless charging and smartphone integration help you stay connected on the go, no matter where you go.

Available interior and technology features include:

  • Dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Auto-dimming rear view mirror
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • 4-, 8-, or 12-in. driver productivity screen
  • SYNC® 4 infotainment system with 8- or 12-in. capacitive touchscreen
  • FordPass™ Connect 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Eight- or 18-speaker B&O® sound system
  • Front multi-contour seats with Active Motion®
  • Wireless charging pad

Engine Options & Performance

Experience unbridled power behind the wheel of the 2023 Ford F-150. Choose one of seven brawny engines, each equipped with a SelectShift® ten-speed automatic transmission, as well as 4×2 or 4×4 capability on most trims for a fully customizable driving experience configured to your hauling needs. Need to access on-demand power on the worksite or the campsite? The available Pro Power Onboard generator offers 2.0-kilowatt, 2.4-kilowatt, or 7.2-kilowatt outlets to power anything from heavy-duty tools to recreational appliances.

3.5L PowerBoost™ full hybrid V6

Horsepower: 430 HP
Torque: 570 lb.-ft.
Max. Towing Capacity: 12,700 lbs.

3.5L EcoBoost® V6

Horsepower: 400 HP
Torque: 500 lb.-ft.
Max. Towing Capacity: 14,000 lbs.

2.7L EcoBoost V6

Horsepower: 325 HP
Torque: 400 lb.-ft.
Max. Towing Capacity: 10,100 lbs.

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

Horsepower: 400 HP
Torque: 410 lb.-ft.
Max. Towing Capacity: 13,000 lbs


3.3L Ti-VCT V6

Horsepower: 290 HP Torque: 265 lb.-ft. Max. Towing Capacity: 8,200 lbs.

3.5L EcoBoost twin turbo high-output (Raptor®)

Horsepower: 450 HP Torque: 510 lb.-ft. Max. Towing Capacity: 8,200 lbs.

5.2L high-output supercharged V8 (Raptor R)

Horsepower: 700 HP Torque: 640 lb.-ft. Max. Towing Capacity: N/A

2023 Ford F-150 Hybrid

When you choose the available 3.5L PowerBoost full hybrid engine, you don’t have to sacrifice power for efficiency. While you can achieve up to 25 city and 25 highway MPG, this engine also delivers an exceptional 12,700-pound maximum towing capacity and 2,120-pound maximum payload capacity.

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Model Trim Options

Learn more about the key features of each 2023 Ford F-150 configuration by visiting our 2023 Ford F-150 trims guide.

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Starting at $33,695 MSRP

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Starting at $41,800 MSRP

23ford F150 Lariat Agateblackmetallic Jellybean


Starting at $57,480 MSRP

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King Ranch®

Starting at $63,005 MSRP

23ford F150 Platinum Avalanche Jellybean


Starting at $64,695 MSRP

23ford F150 Limited Azuregraymetallictricoat Jellybean


Starting at $84,910 MSRP

23ford F150 Tremor Stonegraymetallic Jellybean


Starting at $60,970 MSRP

23ford F150 Raptor Codeorangemetallic Jellybean


Starting at $76,775 MSRP

2023 Ford F-150 Bed Size & Payload Capacity

Need to haul heavy-duty loads in the 2023 Ford F-150? Depending on your preferred trim, you can select 5.5-, 6.5-, or 8-foot bed lengths with a maximum payload capacity of 3,310 pounds.

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2022 Ford F-150 Review

The 2022 Ford F-150 is designed for versatility. You’ll find multiple engine options, including a hybrid powertrain with exceptional low-end torque, so that you can fit your truck to your towing and hauling needs. Choose from between three cab styles — regular, Super Cab, or SuperCrew® — and select one of three box lengths starting at 5 feet, 6 inches, and going up to 8 feet. With numerous trim levels available, you can also match the features and capabilities of your truck to your lifestyle.

Learn more about why the 2022 Ford F-150 is such a popular truck with this review crafted by the experts at Hawk Ford of St. Charles. You can find more information on the differences between trim levels at our F-150 trims page, and find available F-150 models for sale in St. Charles, IL, by perusing our inventory. Ask us about current lease deals on F-150 trucks!

Have questions? Want to schedule a test drive? Call us at (630) 384-9905, or contact us online.

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2022 Ford F-150 Performance

The range of rugged and powerful Ford F-150 engine options, including a torque-heavy hybrid option, gives you the capability you need for serious towing and hauling. Both 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrain options are available. Find performance specs for the available F-150 engines in this chart.

3.3L Ti-VCT V6

Horsepower: 290 HP
Torque: 265 lb.-ft.
Max. Conventional Towing: 8,200 lbs.
Trim Availability: Standard on XL and XLT

2.7L EcoBoost® V6

Horsepower: 325 HP
Torque: 400 lb.-ft.
Max. Conventional Towing: 10,100 lbs.
Trim Availability: 
Standard on Lariat; Available on XL and XLT

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

Horsepower: 400 HP
Torque: 410 lb.-ft.
Max. Conventional Towing: 13,000 lbs.*
Trim Availability: 
Standard on King Ranch®, Platinum; Available on XL, XLT, and Lariat

3.5L EcoBoost V6

Horsepower: 400 HP
Torque: 500 lb.-ft.

Max. Conventional Towing: 14,000 lbs.*
Trim Availability: 
Standard on Limited and Tremor®; Available on XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum

3.5L PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6

Horsepower: 430 system HP
Torque: 570 lb.-ft.

Max. Conventional Towing: 12,700 lbs.*
Trim Availability: Available on XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited

High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost V6

Horsepower: 450 HP
Torque: 510 lb.-ft.

Max. Conventional Towing: 8,200 lbs.
Trim Availability: Standard on Raptor®

*With Max Trailer Tow Package
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2022 Ford F-150 Interior

The 2022 Ford F-150 is available with three different cab styles — regular, Super Cab, and SuperCrew® — as well as with a host of interior features to make time in your truck more relaxing and enjoyable. Available features that you’re sure to appreciate, whether you’re on the job or on vacation, include:

  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel with memory
  • Power-adjustable pedals with memory
  • Power-adjustable front seats with power lumbar and driver’s seat memory
  • Heated rear seats
  • Genuine wood interior trim accents

2022 Ford F-150 Technology Features

This isn’t your father’s pickup truck — the 2022 Ford F-150 offers an impressive list of the latest technologies, from infotainment and smartphone integration systems to premium audio and practical productivity enhancements. Available tech features include:

  • SYNC® 4 infotainment system with 12-in. touchscreen and enhanced voice recognition
  • FordPass™ Connect 4G LTE Wi-Fi® hotspot capability
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with 360L capability
  • B&O® Sound System Unleashed by Bang & Olufsen®
  • Wireless charging pad
  • 12-in. digital productivity screen
  • Pro Power Onboard
  • Onboard scales with smart hitch
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2022 Ford F-150 Safety

The 2022 Ford F-150 is packed with cutting-edge technology to enhance your confidence and situational awareness on the road. New for 2022, the F-150 is available with BlueCruise, the brand new hands-free driver assistance program. A number of other safety technologies are available as well, including:

  • Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist technology
    • BlueCruise hands-free driver assist
    • BLIS® (blind spot information system) with cross-traffic alert
    • Lane keeping system
    • Pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking
    • Intelligent adaptive cruise control
    • Active park assist 2.0
    • Pro Trailer Backup Assist™
  • 360-degree camera
  • Reverse sensing system
  • Trailer sway control

2022 Ford F-150 Trim Levels

From the practical XL to the all-terrain Raptor and luxurious Limited, the Ford F-150 trim lineup has a truck suited to just about every purpose.

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2022 Ford F-150 XL

MSRP starting at $30,495

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2022 Ford F-150 XLT

MSRP starting at $38,130

22 Ford F150 Lariat

2022 Ford F-150 Lariat

MSRP starting at $48,065

22 Ford F-150 Tremor

2022 Ford F-150 Tremor

MSRP starting at $53,085

22 Ford F-150 King Ranch

2022 Ford F-150 King Ranch

MSRP starting at $59,290

22 Ford F-150 Platinum

2022 Ford F-150 Platinum

MSRP starting at $62,070

22 Ford F-150 Raptor

2022 Ford F-150 Raptor

MSRP starting at $69,525

22 Ford F-150 Limited

2022 Ford F-150 Limited

MSRP starting at $76,595

The Ford F-150

As soon as you rev the engine in a Ford F-150 in St. Charles, you’ll immediately realize the draw that this vehicle has. There’s a reason that the Ford F-150 has been Ford’s top-selling model decade after decade. The vehicle itself draws a wide variety of consumers due to its versatility and large amount of storage space. If you have been looking for the perfect off-roading vehicle that can still navigate city streets, look no further than the Ford F-150.

There are different models from which you can choose, including the Regular Cab, the Super Cab, and the SuperCrew Cab. Each offer different levels of comfort, technology and utility.

Versatile Enough for a Family

You may not associate a pickup truck as being a family friendly vehicle, but you’ll be surprised by the Ford F-150. The interior of the vehicle is spacious, comfortable, and exudes an unexpected level of high-class touches. No matter where your end destination is, you’ll feel safe in the Ford F-150 in St. Charles thanks to advanced driver safety aids, including the forward collision warning and automatic braking that is now standard on every F-150 model.

Towing Capabilities

Of course, the truck’s towing capabilities are the main attraction to this vehicle. There are six different engine options that are available, and you can choose the engine that best suits your needs. The basic engine option is the V6 engine, and the top-of-the-line engine is a 450-horsepower turbocharged V6 engine. The F-150 also comes with a 3.0-liter diesel-powered V6 engine, which is especially ideal for those who plan to do a lot of heavy towing.


Only the latest and greatest technology is incorporated into all Ford F-150 models. Seamlessly connect your car via CarPlay or Bluetooth and take advantage of the clear display on the interactive screen. With CarPlay, feel free to take advantage of Siri’s voice control abilities as well. Plus, the audio quality is high, as it features a great bass and minimal distortion.

Change lanes with confidence thanks to a blind-spot alert system that acts as an extra set of eyes when you are switching lanes. This is especially helpful for navigating busy roads or for when you’re trying to get home during rush hour.

Visit Hawk Ford St. Charles Today

Regardless of the Ford F-150 model that is best for you, you’ll find it at Hawk Ford St. Charles. If you are interested in setting up a test drive, please contact our team or visit our showroom today!

New Ford F-150 for Sale in St. Charles, IL

Discover your ideal 2023 Ford F-150 for sale in our inventory at Hawk Ford of St. Charles today! Don’t forget to browse our available lease and finance offers to find a great deal on your next F-150, and conveniently schedule a test drive online to get behind the wheel of your favorite trim. Get in touch with our dealership in St. Charles, IL, online or by phone at (630) 584-1800 if you have any questions.

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