2016 Ford F-150 XLT vs Lariat

2016 Ford F-150 XLT
2016 Ford F-150 Lariat
2016 Ford F-150 XLT
2016 Ford F-150 Lariat
18 City / 25 Hwy
Fuel Economy
19 City / 26 Hwy

The 2016 Ford F-150 XLT vs Lariat. What’s Your Choice?

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Ford represents the epitome of American automobile manufacturing. Ford pickup trucks are powerful and practical vehicles that have served consumers for many years. The XLT 150 and the LARIAT are two models of the Ford XLT pickup trucks. If you’re looking for a pickup truck that can handle intense weather conditions and carry heavy cargo loads, consider looking into the purchase of the Ford F-150 XLT or the Ford Lariat.

Across all models of the F-150, Ford has looked to build a truck with a strong frame that is significantly lighter than past models. The military-grade, aluminum body features strength that is similar to that of products used in aerospace equipment and commercial transportation.


The 3.5L EcoBoost engine offers powerful results for drivers. Direct injection technology is used to squeeze out maximum performance from every last bit of fuel. Compared to the 2014 model, the 3.5L EcoBoost has six percent higher city and eleven percent higher combined EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings. For both vehicles, one can choose to add on electronic-locking rear differentials. There are some differences between the models, which can be taken into account prior to finalizing a purchase. It is notable that the differences are reflected in the base prices for both vehicles as well.

Two-speed automatic four-wheel drive is available for the Lariat. It also has a neutral towing capability. The 3.5 L Ti-VCT V6 is a standard feature for the XLT-150, but it’s not available for the Lariat. SelectShift automatic transmission with Progressive Range Select is a standard feature for the Lariat.

Ford F-150 interior


The XLT 150 is available in several cab styles, including “Regular Cab,” “SuperCab,” and “SuperCrew.” The Lariat is available in SuperCab and SuperCrew models. If drivers are interested in adding a color accent to their front bumper, they can do so with the Lariat, but not the XLT 150. Both offer plenty of options for wheel customization, including heavy-duty payload wheels, chrome designs, and various ornaments. One of the most striking features of a beastly pickup truck is the front grille. Buyers can choose from different styles, including the black billet style, chrome billet style, and tarnished dark grille with black mesh for the XLT-150. Lariat owners can choose between styles such as chrome three-bar, accent-color-three bar, and tarnished dark grille with red accent.


No matter which vehicle you choose, Ford is focused on safety as a major priority. Airbags are standard for both models. These include front, driver, and passenger airbags. In addition, side airbags and safety canopy curtains are also included.

Generally speaking, safety features are consistent for both the Lariat and the XLT-150. Some of the common features include perimeter anti-theft alarm, the SOS Post-Crash Alert System, a spare tire, wheel lock, SecuriCode keyless entry keypad on the driver’s side, a remote keyless entry system, and four-wheel anti-lock brakes. Buyers looking to make their vehicles even safer can purchase inflatable second-row safety belts and a remote start system.

Are you interested in seeing the 2016 Ford F-150 XLT and the Ford Lariat for yourself? Schedule a test drive for either vehicle at Five Star Ford Stone Mountain today.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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