2018 Ford F-150 Lariat vs King Ranch

August 9th, 2019 by

2018 Ford F-150 Lariat vs King Ranch

The Lariat and the King Ranch are some of the most distinctive F-150 trims on the market, trucks with unique personalities and even more impressive capabilities. The Lariat has a smaller engine, a 2.7L EcoBoost V6 with a corresponding smaller towing capacity, than the King Ranch, which comes standard with a 5.0L V8 engine. The King Ranch’s list of features is also longer, with more tech options coming standard than on the Lariat.

2018 Ford F-150 Lariat vs King Ranch

The Bottom Line:

The differences are mostly under the hood in this pair as well, with the Lariat coming with a smaller engine with less capacity for towing, but the price tag is smaller as well.

2017 Ford F-150 Platinum

Power and Performance

Lariat King Ranch
20/26 mpg 17/23 mpg
2.7L EcoBoost V6 325 horsepower 400 lb.-ft. torque 8,500 lbs. max towing 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine 395 horsepower 400 lb.-ft. torque 11,600 lbs. max towing
10-speed transmission with tow-haul, snow-wet, EcoSelect, and sport modes, Auto Start-Stop Engine Technology 10-speed transmission with tow-haul, snow-wet, EcoSelect, and sport modes, Auto Start-Stop Engine Technology
Optional: 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine, turbocharged 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine Optional: Turbocharged 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine

2017 Ford F-150 Platinum

Comfort & Tech Features

Lariat King Ranch
Leather-trimmed, heated and ventilated front bench seat Heated & ventilated front bucket seats with leather trim; heated back seats
SiriusXM satellite radio, SYNC 3, SYNC 3 with AppLink SiriusXM satellite radio, B&O Play premium audio, SYNC 3, SYNC Connect with Wi-Fi hotspot, FordPass, voice-activated navigation with Sirius XM Traffic and Travel Link
Keyless entry and ignition, power-adjustable pedals with memory, MyKey Keyless entry and ignition, power-adjustable pedals with memory, rear parking sensors, MyKey, 110-volt/400-watt Power Inverter in front and back (SuperCab and SuperCrew)
OPTIONAL: Leather-trimmed, heated and ventilated front bucket seats, B&O Play premium audio, SYNC Connect with Wi-Fi hotspot, FordPass, voice-activated navigation with Sirius XM Traffic and Travel Link, rear parking sensors, 110-volt/400-watt Power Inverter in front and back (SuperCab and SuperCrew) OPTIONAL: 360-degree camera with split-view, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, and Pro Trailer Backup Assist

2017 Ford F-150 Platinum

Safety & Security

Lariat King Ranch
Rearview camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist Rearview camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist
Curve Control Curve Control
Front, front seat-mounted side, and side curtain airbags Front, front seat-mounted side, and side curtain airbags
SOS Post-Crash Alert System Optional: Blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, inflatable safety belts in second row (SuperCrew) SOS Post-Crash Alert System Optional: Blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, inflatable safety belts in second row (SuperCrew)

2017 Ford F-150 Platinum

Style

Lariat King Ranch
Chrome two-bar style grille with four minor bars, Black Surround and Background Mesh Chrome two-bar style grille with Chrome Surround and Caribou Mesh Insert
Body-colored, heated, auto-dimming side mirrors Body-colored, heated, auto-dimming side mirrors
Optional: Box side steps, 4×4 skid plates, twin-panel moonroof (SuperCrew), Tonneau Pickup Box Cover (hard or soft) Optional: Box side steps, chrome front and rear bumpers, power telescoping trailer tow mirrors, 4×4 skid plates, twin-panel moonroof (SuperCrew), Tonneau Pickup Box Cover (hard or soft))

Choosing between these two stylish trucks – the 2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch and the F-150 Platinum – can feel a bit like choosing apples over oranges, or vice versa. When it comes down to it, they’ve got a lot in common. Both swaddle you in leather, dish out the smartphone integration features, and tow and haul major weight with astonishing ease.

The Takeaway:

The major differences between these two come down to style. The King Ranch embraces a western ranch style, with King Ranch badging and a distinctly outdoor-adventure vibe. The Platinum has an uptown flair, with more chrome and a few extras as well.

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