The 2019 Ford F-150 Diesel is now available to retail customers in XLT trim at a lower starting price of $46,255 (including destination charges). However, it’s not available on every XLT. Here are all of the details.
2019 Ford F-150 Diesel
Ford first launched the F-150 Diesel last year, and the truck was only available for consumer sale in higher-end Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum trim levels. The basic XL and XLT diesel truck were just available to fleet and commercial customers.
There are some limitations to the new availability. The consumer version of the F-150 Diesel will not be available with a regular two-door cab, and the longest 163-inch wheelbase models. If you want a diesel Ford half-ton, then you also have to select the 302A optional package.
In the end, an F-150 (extended) super cab 2WD XLT with a 302A package and a diesel is the one with the $46,255 starting price. You can also choose a crew cab or 4×4 configurations.
How much does the diesel engine itself cost? It’s $4,995 more than the base 3.3-liter gas V6. It’s $4,000 more than a 2.7-liter EcoBoost, $3,000 more than a 5.0-liter V8, or $2,400 more than a 3.5-liter EcoBoost.
The power ratings on the 3.0-liter V6 Power Stroke turbo-diesel are still 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. The EPA rates the base 2WD F-150 Diesel at a segment leading 22 MPG city, 30 MPG on the highway, and 25 MPG combined.
We put a fully-optioned F-150 Diesel Lariat crew cab 4×4 truck on our highway MPG loop. Check out the video for the results on how the truck did unloaded and with a 7,000 lbs trailer.
(Spoiler Alert: The F-150 Diesel we tested returned 24.4 MPG unloaded and 11.6 MPG with the 7,000 lbs trailer.)