Go Back   F150online Forums > F-Series Trucks > 2004 - 2008 F-150
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Register Photos Vin Decoder FAQ Members Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Vendor DirectoryGarage

2004 - 2008 F-150 SPONSORED BY:

Welcome to F150Online Forums!
Welcome to F150Online.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the F150Online Forums community today!





Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-15-2007, 08:10 AM
Senior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Vehicle: 2002 Ford Lightning
Posts: 394
Lariat vs. FX4

What is the difference between a FX4 and a Lariat? I am looking into purchasing an 07' S/C SS.
__________________
Mods:100% Stock!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-15-2007, 08:22 AM
Technical Article Contributor
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Vehicle: 2008 Ford F150
Posts: 889
Quote:
Originally Posted by QWIK 150
What is the difference between a FX4 and a Lariat? I am looking into purchasing an 07' S/C SS.
lariat to me had a nicer interior, leather trim, wood grain, etc.....
FX4 has a better offroad susp. i think....i know it has skid plates...

my $0.02
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-15-2007, 08:25 AM
Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: West Tennessee
Vehicle: 2004 Ford F-150
Posts: 88
Bells & Whistles
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-15-2007, 09:06 AM
Senior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: South Jersey
Vehicle: 2010 Ford F150
Posts: 2,616
Send a message via AIM to BREWDUDE
ARE YOU SERIOUS?????????



BREW
__________________

Quote:
I wish my lawn was EMO....it would cut itself
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-15-2007, 09:13 AM
Senior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Vehicle: 2002 Ford Lightning
Posts: 394
The Lightning has been fun for 3.5 years but I am over the mid life crisis now and would like something with some comfort and room for more than two.

YES I AM SERIOUS! Besides "A" plan really makes it easier to buy a loaded 40k truck.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-15-2007, 09:29 AM
Senior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: South Jersey
Vehicle: 2010 Ford F150
Posts: 2,616
Send a message via AIM to BREWDUDE
QWIK..no to be an *** or anything but this question has been asked at least once a month ( it seems ) for the last 2 years. A quick search should give you plenty of info on it.

In short..Lariat has more leather in the seats then the FX4, Lariat has the message center that shows the fuel consumption and crap like that. FX4 has stiffer shocks ( Rancho made ) and thats about it. However, you can get the FX4 with the convenience package and get all the little extras that come in the Lariat.

FX4 looks cooler, looks meaner and is just better all around...Get an FX4


BREW
__________________

Quote:
I wish my lawn was EMO....it would cut itself
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-15-2007, 09:33 AM
Senior Member
2001 Ford Escape
My Garage
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Dumas,Texas,USA
Vehicle: 2004 Ford F150
Posts: 1,609
Send a message via Yahoo to Jolly_Green_Giant
inside: bells and whistles. The lariat has the simulated wood grain and such to give it more of a cowboy cadillac look, while the Fx4 has the black sporty look aimed at a younger audience. The only two interior colors available for Fx4 is dark grey and black in cloth or leather. If you want tan you have to go for a lariat or lower. That's why I ended up with a lariat instead of an Fx4.

outside: the Fx4 has off road shocks and skid plates standard. The skid plates are an option on the Lariat the shocks are not. Other than that they are mechanicly identical. There are people that will try and tell you that the Fx4 has different springs and such but that is not true. Checked it out. Just stiffer shocks.
__________________


Think with yer' dipstick...........Jimmeh!!!!


It's not bragging if you can BACK IT UP!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-15-2007, 09:34 AM
Senior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: NN
Vehicle: 2004 Ford F-150
Posts: 404
Quote:
Originally Posted by QWIK 150
What is the difference between a FX4 and a Lariat? I am looking into purchasing an 07' S/C SS.

There is no Night and Day difference in my opinion. The Lariat has a more refined look and reputation, and the FX4 has more of a Off Road let's get dirty (no not like that ) reputation. Over all they are for the most part the same truck. Just go to Ford and do a comparison. Good Luck.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-15-2007, 09:56 AM
Senior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: South Jersey
Vehicle: 2010 Ford F150
Posts: 2,616
Send a message via AIM to BREWDUDE
Quote:
Originally Posted by RandallT
There is no Night and Day difference in my opinion. The Lariat has a more refined look and reputation, and the FX4 has more of a Off Road let's get dirty (no not like that ) reputation. Over all they are for the most part the same truck. Just go to Ford and do a comparison. Good Luck.


Thats right..FX4's have more fun...

Click the image to open in full size.



BREW
__________________

Quote:
I wish my lawn was EMO....it would cut itself
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-15-2007, 11:46 AM
Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Northwest, AR
Vehicle: 2004 Ford F150
Posts: 57
I like the FX4 interior better. You basicly get carbon fiber trim vs. Wood grain and a silverish gray dash vs. a tan dash. Mine has the gray leather seats. Just depends on what you prefer. As far as value of your truck, if you ever sell it, the Lariat will maintain a higher blue book value than an FX4.
__________________
CJ-F150
2004 Supercrew FX4
JBA EVOL exhaust
Edge Evolution
K&N FIPK II intake
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-15-2007, 11:58 AM
Senior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: naples FL
Vehicle: 2005 ford f150
Posts: 157
what i dont understand is why they have paintd bumpers on the off road version. I would have so many little scratches and dings in my front bumper from stupid mistakes if it was painted. There are still a few dings in the chrome but hard to see untill your right up on it.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-15-2007, 12:01 PM
Senior Member
2004 Ford F-150
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: NC
Vehicle: 2004 Ford F-150
Posts: 477
The Lariat gauge cluster is also different from the FX4. The Lariat is trimmed out with chrome and the gauges are spread out across the cluster. The FX4 has the spedo on one side and the tach on the other. The rest of the gauges are grouped in a square in between them. The Lariat also has the silverish grey dash.... not tan.
__________________

04 Lariat 4x4 Screw LOADED!
Edge Evo
Pioneer P-3200DVD with AVIC U-220 Nav
JL audio fronts
Infinity Kappas Rear
Flowmaster 50 series SIDO
Toucan industries chrome handles
Extang Platinum
EL8 Bazooka tube
Factory Ford telescopic tow mirrors

Bryan
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 01-15-2007, 04:00 PM
Senior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Austin TX
Vehicle: 2004 Ford F-150
Posts: 773
A) see http://www.fordvehicles.com/trucks/f150 ... SPECS, OPTIONS, and MODELS.

B) go to http://www.fordvehicles.com/trucks/f150/brochures/ and get the Adobe .pdf brochure to look over, print, etc.

C) stop by your local dealership and pick up the booklet/brochure with the same info but better pictures, etc.

D) at the same dealership, go sit in one of each ... take a look around.

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 01-15-2007, 04:18 PM
Senior Member
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: WY
Vehicle: 2007 Ford F-150
Posts: 1,104
It depends in what you're looking for in styling. The Lariat is more of the upper class (refined) Cowboy/Rancher type of truck. The FX4 has a modern sport truck look slapped on top of an off-road machine.

They're "essentially" the same truck mechanically. The FX4 just looks better. It's just not my opinion. I never had people stop me and compliment my Lariat trucks, but I get people wanting to check out my FX4 all the time. If another lady tells me my FX4 is a "pretty truck" again, I think I'm gonna hurl!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 01-15-2007, 05:06 PM
Senior Member
2014 Ford F-150 SuperCrew
My Garage
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Ky/Va Mountains
Vehicle: 2014 Ford F150
Posts: 3,137
FX4 V/S Lariat

Lets go more upscale and do the Harley V/S King Ranch
__________________
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007, 05:06 PM


 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:19 PM.


 
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Contact Us Advertising Privacy Statement Terms of Service Jobs Forum Text Archives
Emails & Contact Details