2019 Ford F150 Limited: Driving the Most Powerful & Luxurious F150 Ever (Review)

2019 ford f150 limited crew raptor engine
2019 Ford F150 Limited

What is it like to drive the most powerful and luxurious F150 ever? TFLtruck was first to drive the new truck today in Dallas, TX.

The Ford F150 Limited is thoroughly updated for 2019. The truck gets Raptor’s high-output 3.5L EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 engine and a redesigned interior. The engine is rated at 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. It’s mated to the 10-speed automatic transmission.

The Limited truck comes fully optioned with 22-inch rims, panoramic sunroof, massaging front seats, SYNC3 infotainment, and much more for a starting price of $68,630 for the 2WD model (including destination). The starting price is $5,775 more than a 2018 F150 Limited. The price increase is mainly due to the Raptor engine and a new interior.

It’s only available as a crew cab with a short bed. You can add 4×4, special platinum white paint, a towing package, bed liner, and a tailgate step and bring the final price to $74,865 for the truck you see here.

Before we get to driving, here are a few more numbers specifically for the F150 Limited.

  • 2WD: max towing = 11,100 lbs, max payload = 1,520 lbs.
  • 4×4: max towing = 9,300 lbs, max payload = 1,270 lbs.

The new truck is instantly recognizable from the back by the dual exhaust outlets that peak out from under the rear bumper. After spending a couple of hours with the truck, the F150 Limited does not have the distinct Raptor exhaust sound. The exhaust note is a little more pronounced than a regular 3.5L EcoBoost V6, but it’s on the quiet side.

I did not get a change to measure 0-60 MPH performance, but I was able to floor it in 4-Auto on the highway on-ramp. This truck is properly quick, and the augmented exhaust sound inside the cabin make for a very enjoyable experience. The Limited weighs a little less than a comparable Ford Raptor, so it should be the quickest F-150 to date.

The quality of the interior leather, fit, and finish is evident. All surfaces that you touch from the driver’s standpoint are wrapped in soft leather. The interior is improved over the previous year, but there are still several hard plastic trim pieces visible.  The soft seats make the ride feel a little softer than other F-150s.

A complete first drive review video is coming soon. In the meantime, here is a preview of the new F150 Limited.