The Coyote V8-Powered 2023 Ford F-150 Tremor Is the Budget Raptor R You’ve Been Waiting For!

Folks have been asking for the V-8 and Ford's delivering, but it will be pricier this year

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  • F150Gen14 forums posted the latest 2023 Ford F-150 order guide, including changes to the Tremor model.
  • The 5.0-liter, 395 horsepower Coyote V-8 is now the base engine, with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost available as an option.
  • The 2023 F-150 Tremor’s starting price has increased to around $60,000, due to the removal of the base equipment group.

Is the 2023 F-150 Tremor the budget Raptor R you need?

Let’s not get it twisted — the upcoming 2023 Ford Raptor R offers up a supercharged beast that will give the Ram TRX a run for its money. But with a starting price tag at $109,145, it’s probably too rich for most folks’ blood out there.

Enter the 2023 Ford F-150 Tremor — a capable off-road truck without the eye-watering, six-figure price tag. Better yet, you can now get it with the 5.0-liter Coyote V-8 as standard, according to a July 18 order guide posted by F150Gen14 forums. That document lays out standard features, equipment groups and standalone options for the entire F-150 range, including updates to the Tremor model. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 with 400 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque will be the optional powertrain.

Of course, the Tremor still adds in more off-road capability from your standard road-going trucks and the FX4 off-Road package, just like before. You’ll still get larger all-terrain tires, skid plates and an optional Torsen limited-slip front differential.

Just how “budget” are we talking?

Trouble is, as is happening with most new vehicles, the 2023 Tremor is getting more expensive than before. While you can spec a current truck (with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6) for $55,915, this truck will likely start out over $60,000.

Why? According to that order guide, Ford is cutting the existing base configuration (or the ‘400A’ equipment group on the window sticker) from the stack, and folding the 401A ‘Mid’ Tremor’s features into the new ‘Standard’ configuration. That does add in some extra features, including standard LED headlights, fog lamps, heated seats and an 8-inch infotainment screen, but it’s likely to boost the price by at least the $6,065 price of that package, as equipped on the 2022 F-150 Tremor.

On top of all that, Ford CoPilot360 Assist 2.0 will be an option on that Standard model, while an upgraded version with BlueCruise and Active Park Assist 2.0 will be available in addition to the 402A ‘High’ equipment group.

More details coming soon

We’ll have more details when the actual configurator goes live, including how much the 2023 Ford F-150 Tremor will actually cost. Stay tuned!