The best-selling Ford F-150 defines the rules in the full-size, light-duty segment for several decades but the buyers with the diesel power and torque in the mind had to wait until recent to get the oil-burning opinion in its loved one. With the diesel engine, Ford also made upgrades to the smaller EcoBoost and V-8 engines while also brought the new base unit and the 10-speed auto gearbox for the recent refresh. Not to mention styling and equipment changes.
Ford will, however, have a few modifications for the 2019 model year. The Limited trim gets several styling tweaks and the mighty Raptor arrives with the upgraded suspension and Recaro sports seats among other new options. The rest of the range and the 2019 Ford F-150 Diesel will keep the form. The diesel version will appear in Lariat, King Ranch and Limited trims, as the things now stand. Ford expects about 5 percent of buyers to choose the diesel version.
2019 Ford F-150 Diesel: Performance, MPG
When the towing and fuel economy is the priority the diesel power comes to the play. The diesel engine has become the standard in the half-ton ute class and Ford is ready for the battle with its Power Stroke turbo V-6 diesel.
The 2019 Ford F-150 Diesel will have a 3.0-liter turbo V-6 diesel under the hood. The engine comes in the combination with the 10-speed automatic transmission. Ford’s oil burner will deliver 440 lb-ft of torque at 1750 rpm and the power peak of 250 hp at 5, 000 rpm.
The diesel-powered F-150 will tow up to 11, 400 pounds which is comparable with the V-8s capability. The payload maximum will be up to 2, 020 pounds. The priority for the diesel version is also the fuel economy and the model will return up to 30 mpg on the highway. That will, however, be achievable with the rear-wheel drive only while this configuration will deliver 22 mpg city or 25 mpg combined.
The four-wheel drive version will, however, bring a significant drop in the fuel economy compared to the two-wheel drive version. With the four-wheel-drive setup, the diesel version promises 20 and 25 mpg city and highway respectively.
2019 Ford F-150 Diesel: Styling
The styling of the 2019 Ford F-150 Diesel will differ in some details and in some versions compared to the current offering. The Limited version was spotted with the new exhaust setup and rear bumper while other changes will be known close to the arrival. But there won’t be much more news.
The best-selling Ford will reappear in three cab styles and with the same number of cargo bed options. The same two-slat style grille and C-shaped headlights will define the front design. The new shades will be available for the exterior and new wheel options.
Interior will continue to benefit from the last refresh upgrades. The one-ton ute has well-arranged and easy-to-manipulate controls. Ford also offers a long range of material options and textures. There will also be many package options as well as luxury and modern electronic features.
The diesel engine should start from the Lariat trim. It will include the leather upholstery, heated and 10-way power front seats, driver memory setting, navigation automatic climate control, etc. The 8-inch touchscreen Sync infotainment system will also be on the list as well as the navigation, blind-spot monitoring, etc.
The King Ranch and Limited versions will upgrade the upholstery and ride on 20- and 22-inch wheels respectively. They will also boast unique exterior and interior accents and include more standard equipment and advanced systems.
2019 Ford F-150 Diesel: Availability, Price
The 2019 Ford F-150 Diesel will add about $4,000 to the cost of the specific trim with the gas engine. Since it should start from the Lariat level, it will cost from around $45, 000.