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2016 Ford F-150 Buying Guide Flow Chart

Last Modified: March 28, 2017 by Lyle Romer | Originally Published April 27, 2016

Buying a Ford F-150 can get complicated. There are so many trim levels and option packages that your head will spin. This page is designed to help you see what changes as you go from one trim level to the next. We also detail some of the popular special option packages.

You will start at the top with the base "XL" trim level. As you follow the page down, you will see what is added to each trim level and what options are taken away.

The base "XL" trim level is your basic work truck and for 2016 the starting MSRP is $26,430. At this trim level, all engine options and cab sizes are available for an additional charge.

XL - Base Price $26,430

2016 ford f150 xl

Base Standard Features

  • 3.5 liter V6 naturally aspirated (non-EcoBoost) engine
  • Regular cab
  • Cloth seats
  • Manual door locks

Base Standard Features

  • Manual roll down windows
  • 6.5 foot bed
  • 17" silver steel wheels
  • 245/70R17 BSW all-season tires

Major Available XL Option Packages:

XLT - Base Price $31,790

2016 ford f150 xl

Additional Standard Features

  • Power door locks with flip key and integrated keyless entry including autolock
  • Cruise control
  • Color coordinated carpet and carpeted floor mats
  • MyKey
  • Auxiliary audio input jack
  • CD player
  • SYNC
  • Manual driver and passenger lumbar
  • Front and rear chrome bumper
  • Front fascia body color

Removed Features

  • Vinyl seat options

Additional Standard Features

  • Chrome grille, 3 bar style with nostrils
  • Chrome grille surround
  • Tailgate power lock
  • Fog lamps
  • BoxLink
  • Power windows
  • Power adjustable side mirrors
  • Autolamp-automatic on/off headlamps with rainlamp wiper activated headlamps
  • 17" silver-painted aluminum wheels
  • 245/70R17 BSW all-season tires

Major Available XLT Option Packages:

LARIAT - Base Price $39,950

2016 ford f150 lariat

Additional Standard Features

  • Base engine upgraded to 2.7 liter V6 EcoBoost engine
  • Dual zone electronic climate control system
  • 18" machined aluminum wheels with silver-painted pockets
  • 265/60R18 BSW all-season tires
  • Dynamic hitch assist
  • Ambient lighting
  • Black leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Power adjustable pedals with memory
  • Overhead console
  • Illuminated visor mirrors
  • Wood grain-style interior trim accents
  • Front heated and cooled seats

Removed Features

  • Standard cab
  • 3.5 liter V6 naturally aspirated (non-EcoBoost) engine

Additional Standard Features

  • 8" productivity screen
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • SYNC 3
  • Leather-trimmed seating
  • Front driver memory seat
  • Chrome grille, 3 bar style
  • Body color skull caps on side mirrors
  • Power folding and heated side mirrors
  • Auto dimming driver side mirror
  • Side mirror memory and integrated turn signal
  • Wheellip moldings - body-color
  • LED box lighting
  • Tailgate LED

Major Available Lariat Option Packages:

King Ranch - Base Price $49,935

2016 ford f150 king ranch

Additional Standard Features

  • Base engine upgraded to 5.0 liter V8
  • 18" machined-aluminum wheels with silver-painted pockets and Caribu King Ranch logo ornaments
  • 265/60R18 BSW all-season tires
  • Reverse sensing system
  • Fully flat floor
  • Universal garage door opener
  • 110V/400W power outlet in console and instrument panel
  • Mesa leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Unique genuine wood interior trim accents
  • Sony AM/FM stereo with single CD and HD radio
  • Voice-activated navigation with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link

Removed Features

  • SuperCab
  • 8' bed
  • 2.7 liter V6 EcoBoost engine

Additional Standard Features

  • Front bucket seats with flow-through console and King Ranch leather trim
  • Heated rear seats
  • Rear bumper accent color
  • End caps, font - accent color
  • Grille insert - accent color mesh
  • Body color tailgate handle
  • Remote tailgate release
  • Side bars angular-caribu
  • LED mirror mounted spotlight
  • Quad beam LED headlamps and LED tail lamps
  • Two-tone paint
  • Wheellip moldings - accent-color
  • Color coordinated carpet with carpeted King Ranch floor mats

Major Available King Ranch Option Packages:

Platinum - Base Price $52,400

2016 ford f150 platinum

Additional Standard Features

  • BLIS (Blind Spot Information System)
  • 20" polished aluminum wheels
  • 275/55R20 BSW all-season tires
  • Black leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Unique, multi-contour leather seats
  • Body color rear bumper
  • End caps, font - body color
  • Mesa leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Accent color rear bumper

Removed Features

  • End caps, font - accent color
  • Side bars angular-caribu
  • Body color skull caps on side mirrors
  • Wheellip moldings - accent-color
  • Two-tone paint
  • King Ranch leather trim

Additional Standard Features

  • Grille, satin-finish 3-bar style with chrome accents
  • Satin finish mesh grille insert
  • Body color bezel with chrome strap door and tailgate handles
  • Power deployable running boards
  • Chrome skull caps on side mirrors
  • Wheellip moldings - body-color
  • Inflatable second row seat belts

Major Available Platinum Option Packages:

Limited - Base Price $58,770

2016 ford f150 limited

Additional Standard Features

  • 3.5 liter V6 EcoBoost engine
  • 360° camera with split-view display
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane Keeping System
  • Body color skull caps on side mirrors

Removed Features

  • All other engine options
  • All bed sizes other than 5.5'
  • Chrome skull caps on side mirrors

Additional Standard Features

  • Twin panel moon roof
  • 22" polished aluminum wheels
  • P275/45R22 A/S BSW all-season tires

Other Options

We have only highlighted the trim levels and major option packages. There are other standalone options that you can get as well. Some of them are only available on selected trim levels. You will have to decide if you want any of these other options and if they are worth the price.

Getting a Good Deal on Your New 2016 F-150

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Let us know what you think about this page in the comments below. We have tried to simplify the process of shopping for an F-150. If you think we can make improvements, we'll do everything we can to make this page even better.

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