2019 Ford F-150 Limited Gets Raptor’s High-Output EcoBoost V-6
450 Horses on Tap for New Luxe Truck
The 2019 Ford F-150 Limited is getting a lot more muscular thanks to the addition of the F-150 Raptor’s high-output EcoBoost V-6. Displacing the same 3.5 liters as the 2018 Limited’s engine, the high-output EcoBoost will make the same 450 hp and 510 lb-ft as it does in the Raptor. Those numbers are 75 hp and 30 lb-ft stouter than the 2018 Limited's output.
Ford says those numbers are tops in the 1/2-ton pickup class, and we can’t argue much. The only engine that comes close (besides Ford’s own second-generation EcoBoost) is the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, whose 6.2L V-8 will produce 425 hp and 450 lb-ft for 2019. Meanwhile, the 2019 Ram 1500’s 5.7L V-8 produces 395 hp and 410 lb-ft, though an optional eTorque mild-hybrid system is capable of adding up to 130 lb-ft from a dead stop.
In addition to the powerful turbo six, the 2019 F-150 Limited receives a cosmetic update in the form of a true-dual exhaust setup with outlets integrated smoothly into the rear bumper. Otherwise, it’s the expected Limited fare, with 22-inch wheels, a satin-finished grille and tailgate applique, and satin chrome window trims. Inside, the Limited gets Camel Back two-tone leather upholstery on the seats, dashboard, and door panels. Hand-finished ash wood trim adorns the interior, and there’s a laser-etched plaque on the center console armrest with the truck’s serial number.
The Limited is also loaded to the gills, with heated, ventilated, and massaging front seats; heated rear seats; a panoramic moonroof; and power running boards. The top-spec F-150 also gets a 360-degree camera system, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and mitigation, and active park assist to make daily driving safer and less stressful. Curiously, Ford’s Pro Trailer Backup Assist is optional—for well over $60,000, we’d expect everything to be standard.
Speaking of price, expect it to see a bit of a jump for 2019 over the outgoing Limited’s $62,855 for a 4x2 or $66,280 for a 4x4, both prices including destination. Ford will announce specific pricing, fuel economy, and capability details closer to the model’s on-sale date in the fall. Until then, we can’t wait to feel what that outrageous power will do to the F-150 Limited’s softspoken, luxurious demeanor.