If you’ve been in the market for a new half-ton truck, you’ve likely come to the same conclusion we have. “Wow, trucks are expensive, aren’t they?” We aren’t even talking about lined-in-luxury Limited models with every option known to man, either. You expect those to pummel your wallet. But say you want something like a regular cab Ford F-150 XL. The base model. The cheap one.
First off, good luck finding one on a dealer lot. Outside of fleet sales, you’ll have to special order a regular cab truck with that base, 290 horsepower 3.3-liter V6 under the hood. Naturally, with the 2021 Ford F-150 the situation is no better than it was in the last-generation truck. Just doing some quick sleuthing through local dealer inventory pegs the least expensive XL at $40,750…and that’s with incentives. $40,000 for a base XL (granted, with the 2.7-liter EcoBoost – again, good luck finding one with the 3.3-liter engine) with a few options. Some models run higher than $50,000, still in the XL trim. Ouch.
What’s it like actually owning the “cheapest” Ford F-150?
Fortunately, today’s Dude, I Love My Ride At Home video gives us some insight into the least expensive F-150. This one’s still not what some might call “cheap”, but owner Jordan did get a hefty amount of incentives when he bought this truck. In the video below, he shares his experience with this 2020 Ford F-150 XL 4×4 with the Sport Package so far. Check it out below, and if you’d like to tell us about the experience with your truck send us your own Dude, I Love (Or Hate) my ride using this link.