Ford dealers and F-150 customers asked for it and got it: The 3.0-litre Power Stroke diesel will now be offered in the volume XLT trim in the Ford F-150
Sometimes you do get what you wish for. Just over a year ago, Ford introduced the long-awaited 3.0-litre V6 Power Stroke turbo-diesel engine for the 2018 Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum versions. Not wanting to be left out, XLT buyers wanted diesel power for their Ford F-150 and will get it.
Ford beat GM in the race to introduce a diesel powerplant in their full-size light duty pickup. Of course, they were years behind RAM but the point is the Power Stroke turbo-diesel 3.0-litre V6, which produces 440 lb.-ft. of torque as of 1,750 rpm, and 250 horsepower from 3,250 rpm, has proven to be a popular option for F-150 buyers.
With this engine option, 2019 Ford F-150 XLT buyers seeking both best-in-class diesel fuel economy and top towing and hauling will now be served. The option however is not an inexpensive one.
Currently, and depending on trim, the 3.0-litre Power Stroke represents a $5,650 to $7,500 investment. The lower the selected trim is on the price scale, the pricier the Power Stroke becomes. No word yet as to how much it will go for with the XLT but expect it to be at least $7,500.
For about a third of that amount, the 5.0-litre V8 is an excellent alternative…