Ford Makes F-150 XLT Available with Diesel Engine Option

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2019 Ford F-150

Good news for diesel fans as Ford announces that you can now get a 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 engine on an XLT trim. 

When it comes to trucks, you will find a dedicated community of diesel purists. When it comes to diesel, it is an engine with a lot of oomph and a lot power. They have a higher fuel efficiency, and tow like nobody’s business. But, if you drive a F-150, you could only get the 3.0 liter Power Stroke V6 in a Lariat, Platinum, or King Ranch. All great trucks, but also more expensive.

However, Ford has announced that the awesome six-cylinder is now available in XLT trim. The news came via a Tweet by Ford North America’s Product Communications Manager, Mike Levine.

The Drive reached out to Ford for the details. The cost with the 3.0 liter Power Stroke V6 will be $46,255. This is slightly higher than the standard XLT as customers must spec the 302A package. Customers may order this option now, and it is available on both the SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations. Although this is not yet updated on Ford’s website for the 2019 Ford F-150 XLT.

Specs on the the V6 are impressive, it produces 250 horsepower and 440 lb.-ft of torque. It is mated to a 10-speed automatic. The fuel economy is definitely going to make a lot of truck drivers happy, with an estimated 22 miles per gallon in the city, and 30 mpg on the highway, and 25 overall.

In addition to this, there are five other engine options for the 2019 Ford F-150. The 3.3-liter Ti-VCT V6, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost, the High Output 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, and the 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8.

This is another win for Ford on the heels of General Motors announcing that they have delayed adding a 3.0-liter diesel inline six for the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra 1500.

What is your preferred powertrain for your truck?

Let us know in the comments, or join in the discussion in the F150Online forums.

Longtime automotive journalist S.J. Bryan has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is an editor with Ford Truck Enthusiasts and regular contributor to F-150 Online, Harley-Davidson Forums, and The Mustang Source, among other popular auto sites.

Bryan first discovered her passion for all things automotive while riding in her parent's 1968 Ford Mustang. The automotive expert cut her teeth growing up riding on Harleys, and her first car was a Chevy Nova. Despite her lead foot, Bryan has yet to receive a speeding ticket.

The award-winning former playwright was first published at age 18. She has worked extensively as a writer and editor for a number of lifestyle and pop culture publications. The diehard gearhead is a big fan of American muscle cars, sixth-gen Ford trucks, and Oxford commas.

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