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Customers Were Looking For A More Budget-Friendly Off-Road Truck

2023 Ford F-150 Rattler Off-Road Pickup Truck FX4 XL Crew Cab
Image via Ford.

As it stands, all-terrain conquering trucks and SUVs hold some pretty hefty price tags, which means you’ll either have to build up a worthy off-road vehicle for yourself or bite the bullet. This is why the Ford F-150 Rattler is such an appealing alternative, as it’s cheaper than the Ford F-150 Raptor and the Tremor. It features a comprehensive off-road package that is certainly healthier for your bank account while still offering the ability for exploration and adventure.

MC&T reached out to Ford for some answers to ask a few questions to get some additional information on the F-150 Rattler. Here’s what we learned:

  • The 2023 F-150 Rattler will available in both extended SuperCab and SuperCrew crew cab body styles. No single cab is in the works.
  • The 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler will be available on XL trims only. Not the XLT or Lariat.
  • Where the Rattler will be limited to the XL trim, it’s going to be offered with just about every engine in the F-150 lineup. That includes the 2.7L EcoBoost V6, 5.0L Coyote V8, 3.5L EcoBoost V6, and 3.5L PowerBoost hybrid powertrains. It’s not available with the base 3.3L V6, but unlike the F-150 Tremor, the hybrid option is available.
  • The 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler package was driven by customer demand for a truck that has expressive styling, off-road capability, and at a more entry-level price point.


Ford F-150 Rattler: Coming Later This Year

The 2023 F-150 Rattler features FX4 skid plates, an electronic rear locking differential for enhanced traction, hill descent control, specially tuned off-road shock absorbers, all-terrain tires, painted 18-inch aluminum wheels, and unique “Rattler” badging on the fender vents and rattlesnake-inspired graphics. The inside features darkened Onyx seats featuring bronzed accents and unique stitching that seems to riff the Tremor a bit. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, and production won’t commence until this fall. But we are incredibly excited about the off-road truck for the people.

2023 Ford F-150 Rattler XL FX4 Pickup Truck Tremor Off-Road Package
Image via Ford.

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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