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2023 Ford F-150 Rattler First Look: Off-Road Goods for Cheap

Yesterday's tweet by Jim Farley, Ford CEO, suggested that the desert would soon see a new Rattler. This Rattler is not a slow-moving, crawling..


2023 Ford F-150 Rattler First Look: Off-Road Goods for Cheap

Yesterday's tweet by Jim Farley, Ford CEO, suggested that the desert would soon see a new Rattler. This Rattler is not a slow-moving, crawling machine that slithers to and fro and rattling its tail when it gets agitated. It strikes its prey with poisonous, poisonous venom, just like a snake. Let's hope the 2023 Ford F-150 Rattler doesn't rattle. We review cars every day, so it is only fair that we say it.

Update: This post now includes pricing.

The Rattler, a new package that is off-road-oriented for Ford's venerable full-size pickup, was built on Ford's entry-level XL trim. It costs just under $30,000 for model year 2022. The Rattler is an XL-level-only option bundle, and not a separate trim like F-150 Raptor or Tremor.

F-150 Rattler fender vent badges and Rattler bedside graphics inspired by rattlesnakes make the Rattler stand out stylistically. There are a variety of exterior colors available: Oxford White, Avalanche and Iconic Silver. Although we aren't sure what Avalanche is, it is presumably somewhere between silver and white. Let's just hope that there isn't any hint of yellow.

The Rattler is more than a sticker package. It's packed with F-series features, such as skid plates, an electronic back-locking differential and hill descent control. All-terrain tires are wrapped around painted aluminum wheels of 18 inches. The Rattler comes standard with four-wheel drive.

Although the powerplant that powers the Rattler is not mentioned, the F-150 XL 2022 optioned with FX4 packages requires the 2.7-liter V-6 EcoBoost motor. It's probable the Rattler will have the same powerplant. The F-150 Rattler's dual exhaust system adds sportiness to its performance.

The Rattler's interior has distinctive accents that make it stand out. Onyx seats have burnished bronze accents and matching stitching, creating a subtle desert theme.

The Rattler is a bargain at $1,495 and will be available in dealerships starting this fall. The FX4 package, which adds $1,005 on top of a 2022 F150 XL's cost, is comparable to the FX4 package (not including up-charges for four wheel drive or the EcoBoost V-6 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6). Translation? Translation?

This is a unique idea that gives a truck's base level something extra and off-road-themed. The closest competitors' offerings are simple, run-of-the-mill options packages that match FX4's setup. These include Ram with the 1500 pickup's Tradesman equipped the Off-Road Group and Chevy with the 1500 WT with Off-Road suspension package. Will truck manufacturers be enticed to inject some life into their full-size pickups, which are often less expensive? Let's all hope for great deals.

This article was first published March 29, 2022.


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