A Ford F-150 XL next to an XLT 

Do you have your eye on the 2018 Ford F-150 but don't know which trim package is best for your needs? The Westfield Ford team has compared the F-150 XL and XLT, two of the most popular trims, for your convenience. Below you can learn more about the performance, technology, and design features each trim offers.

Check out the new vehicle inventory at our Ford dealership in Countryside, IL for 2018 Ford F-150 trim package availability.



2018 Ford F-150 XL vs. XLT: Performance

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No matter which trim package you select, you'll have a number of engine options to choose from. Both vehicles are standard with the 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine, which delivers 290 HP and 265 lb.-ft. of torque. The F-150 XL and XLT are also standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission and available with the robust 10-speed automatic transmission. Both transmissions also come with Tow/Haul and Sport modes. Additional engine options are as follows:


2.7L EcoBoost® V6

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

3.5L V6 EcoBoost®


325 HP

395 HP

375 HP


400 lb.-ft.

400 lb.-ft.

470 lb.-ft.


2018 Ford F-150 XL vs. XLT: Interior and Exterior Options

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What are you looking for in terms of design? The 2018 Ford F-150 XL and XLT have varying features to offer drivers, so take a look at a few of the most significant differences we've found below.

  • Both vehicles come with cloth seating, but the XLT also offers front driver and passenger lumbar support for customized comfort.
  • The XLT includes Ford MyKey®, which allows you to program driver settings based on who is behind the wheel.
  • The XLT has power door locks with a flip key. The XL has standard manual door locks.


2018 Ford F-150 XL vs. XLT: Technology and Safety

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If you're looking for the latest advancements, the 2018 Ford F-150 has what you're looking for. From premium music options to driver assist features, you'll be pleased with what the Ford F-150 has to offer.

  • Rear View Camera with Dynamic Hitch Assist is standard on both trims so you can reverse with ease.
  • The SYNC® infotainment system is standard on the XLT and optional on the XL.
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio is optional on both models for your listening pleasure.

Schedule your 2018 F-150 test drive at our Ford dealership in Countryside, IL today! For more information, please don't hesitate to reach out to the Westfield Ford team by sending a message online or calling (877) 470-0298.



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