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.
|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|
|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|
|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)|
|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 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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