Ford announced today that its new 2019 F-150 Limited is for pickup fans who love Raptor power but want a more upscale package.
“F-150 Limited customers create their own success. The truck is their reward,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. “They wanted more power, so we combined Raptor’s engine with Limited’s business-class features to deliver Baja fierceness, boardroom style and the grit to tackle tough jobs.”
Rated at 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque, the 3.5-liter twin-turbo high-output EcoBoost V6 in the Ford F-150 Limited offers more power than any light-duty pickup on the road. F-150 Limited sports a new dual exhaust system with exhaust tips integrated into new rear bumper cutouts.
In addition to improved performance, Ford focused on enhancing and refining the F-150 Limited’s cabin.
“It was important for us to get this interior just right as we continue to raise the bar for premium pickup trucks,” said Aileen Barraza, Ford color and materials manager. “The materials we chose to incorporate are authentic, distinctive and durable.”
Luxurious materials used throughout include a Miko suede headliner and leather-topped instrument panel and door panels. “The gradated ash swirl trim is like something you see in a fine instrument,” said Barraza. “Each piece is hand-finished, and a halo around the edges with a heavily polished center really brings out the natural beauty of this wood.”
New Camel Back two-tone leather is soft to the touch and multicontour front seats feature Active Motion for lumbar support and a massage to help reduce lower back and leg fatigue. A heated steering wheel and heated and ventilated captain’s chairs provide additional comfort in the front. Each new F-150 Limited includes a laser-etched plaque on the center console armrest bearing its serial number.
Ford focused on the smallest details of the truck’s interior including the holes in the microperforated leather which were enlarged to improve cooling performance.
Signature design elements include raised Limited lettering on the hood, polished aluminum 22-inch wheels, unique satin-finish grille and tailgate applique, and satin-finish window trim and door handles. The F-150 limited also features standard power-deployable running boards, remote start, tailgate release and a twin-panel moonroof.
The F-150 Limited’s integrated trailer brake controller is standard, as is a 360-degree camera with split-view display with dynamic hitch assist. Class-exclusive Pro Trailer Backup Assist is optional to make maneuvering easier by letting drivers rotate a knob to control its direction, with the truck automatically steering to follow the course selected.
F-150 Limited’s driver-assist technology is designed to reduce daily stress. Standard adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go functionality allows drivers to set a cruising speed, and then uses radar and camera technology to monitor traffic ahead to maintain a set distance between vehicles – even following one down to a complete stop.
Standard Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking helps drivers avoid or mitigate collisions with other vehicles and pedestrians. Active park assist to aid in parallel parking, plus a Lane-Keeping System that provides alerts and assistance with lane drift are standard as well.
F-150 Limited features SYNC 3 with AppLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and a FordPass Connect 4G LTE modem that provides Wi-Fi access for up to 10 devices. Ford turned to HARMAN for its standard B&O PLAY audio system.
Look for the 2019 F-150 Limited in dealer showroom later this year.