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Old 08-11-2014, 10:43 AM   #1
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Which tow vehicle to go with?

Both have the same 3.55 electronic locking rear, both are Ecoboost. Lariat has few more options (rear camera, leather seats), see comparisons below.

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2014 (new) F 150 FX4, Supercrew 4x4

$38,000.

Key Details
Tuxedo Black Metallic
6 Cylinder Turbo Engine
Gasoline
6 Speed Automatic Transmission
4 wheel drive - rear
Four Door Truck
Stock No: 4T829
VIN: 1FTFW1ET0EKF24214
Installed Options
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
A/C
ABS
AM/FM Stereo
Adjustable Steering Wheel
Aluminum Wheels
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Automatic Headlights
Auxiliary Audio Input
Bluetooth Connection
Bucket Seats
CD Player
Child Safety Locks
Cloth Seats
Conventional Spare Tire
Cruise Control
Driver Adjustable Lumbar
Driver Air Bag
Driver Vanity Mirror
ELECTRONIC LOCKING W/3.55 AXLE RATIO (STD)
ENGINE: 3.5L V6 ECOBOOST -inc: GVWR: 7 200 lbs Payload Package
Engine Immobilizer
FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET -inc: Standard in states requiring 2 license plates optional to all others
Floor Mats
Fog Lamps
Four Wheel Drive
Front Head Air Bag
Front Side Air Bag
Intermittent Wipers
Keyless Entry
Leather Steering Wheel
Locking/Limited Slip Differential
MP3 Player
NAVIGATION -inc: voice-activated navigation system in-dash screen and SD card for map and POI storage and integrated SiriusXM Travel Link NOTE: SiriusXM Travel Link includes 6-month prepaid subscription available in the 48 contiguous United States and
POWER MOONROOF -inc: Overhead Console w/Single Storage Bin
Pass-Through Rear Seat
Passenger Adjustable Lumbar
Passenger Air Bag
Passenger Air Bag Sensor
Passenger Vanity Mirror
Power Door Locks
Power Driver Seat
Power Mirror(s)
Power Steering
Power Windows
Privacy Glass
Rear Bench Seat
Rear Defrost
Rear Head Air Bag
STERLING GRAY METALLIC
Satellite Radio
Security System
Stability Control
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
TAILGATE STEP
TIRES: P275/55R20 OWL A/T (4) -inc: LT275/65R18C OWL A/T spare tire
TRANSMISSION: ELECTRONIC 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC -inc: tow/haul mode (STD)
Tire Pressure Monitor
Tires - Front All-Terrain
Tires - Rear All-Terrain
Tow Hitch
Tow Hooks
Traction Control
Trip Computer
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
WHEELS: 20" PREMIUM PAINTED ALUMINUM

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2013 F150 Larait

Supercrew 4X4.

Mileage: 25,205
Engine: 6 Cyl. 3.5L
Trans: Shiftable Automatic
Exterior Color: Ingot Silver Metallic
Interior Color: Steel Gray

Auxiliary Audio Input
CD Player
Bluetooth System
MP3 Player
Satellite Radio
Sync
USB Port
Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
Traction Assistance/Control
Back Up Camera
Navigation System
Reverse Sensing System
Gauge Cluster
Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Climate Control
Heated Front Seat(s)
Power Adjustable Pedals
Leather Upholstery
Power Sunroof
Trailer Towing Pkg.
Front Tow Hooks
Power Steering
Power Door Locks
Power Windows
Power Driver's Seat
Power Passenger Seat
Power Seat Memory
AM/FM Stereo Radio
Alloy Wheels
Child Proof Door Lock (s)
Fog Lamps (Driving Lights)
Keyless Entry
Homelink System
Clock
Trip Odometer
Tachometer
Tilt Steering Wheel
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
Tinted or Privacy Glass
Interval Wipers
Rear Defroster
Driver Side Air Bag
Passenger's Front Airbag
Side Air Bag(s)
Carpeting
Turn Signal Mirrors
Power Mirrors
Center Arm Rest
Digital Compass
Outside Temperature Gauge
Side Door Pockets
Assist Grab Handles
Map Light(s)
Wood Grain Interior Trim
Steering Wheel Controls
3 Point Rear Seatbelts
4 Doors
Front Bucket Seats
Third Brake Light
Sliding Rear Window(s)
Beverage Holder (s)
12 Volt Power Socket




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Old 08-11-2014, 10:49 AM   #2
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Failed to mention. The 2013 Lariat selling for $38,300. Region. Colorado.


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Old 08-11-2014, 10:54 AM   #3
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For a tow vehicle, I would say neither. They don't have max tow nor brake controllers and I will estimate both have low payload capacities. I know you may be towing a light trailer for now, but neither of these trucks allow you to upgrade to a heavier trailer down the road.
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:03 AM   #4
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I would go with the new FX4. This would give you the new truck warranty in case there were any problems. The FX4 has just about as many options as the Lariat. Either one would be a nice truck.
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Old 08-11-2014, 11:16 AM   #5
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Go with the lariat if it's a certified vehicle . Gives you much more warranty then the brand new vehicle warranty .


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Old 08-11-2014, 12:06 PM   #6
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Diesel preferred
Gas V-8 a minimum




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Old 08-11-2014, 05:11 PM   #7
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Get something with rear camera , tow package with brake controller.

I'm not real sure about that v6 ecoboost when in tow mode. I hear tows ok but mpg suffers. I opted for a v8 and went with RAM since their 8 SPd tranny is getting me 18 to 19 mpg around town. Someone on the forums got a new diesel RAM and reported 27 mpg and 15 (to my 11) in tow mode. But like the ford it is a small 6 with turbo. I do like the Fords though and they are plenty popular.


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Old 08-11-2014, 05:31 PM   #8
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Lariats are nice but all that bling reduces payload capacity which is crucial when towing.
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Old 08-11-2014, 06:14 PM   #9
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for not much more, a local dodge dealer had a 1/2 ton diesel 4x4 crew cab for 41000 recently. it wasnt a loaded to the gills truck, but it had decent equipment. yeah, they are very new and the jury still seems out, but you will love the diesel power. and since it is a small diesel, you would not need the 2.5 gallons of oil at oil change, and the service costs would probably be in line with or a little more than with gas motor. and if its knocking down 27 hiway empty, compared to 21 for gas, you should break even fairly quickly. consider all options before plunking down a wad of cash.
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:10 PM   #10
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I don't see where the new one has trailer tow package, just a hitch, and neither have the max tow package. Most of that stuff listed just lowers your payload.
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