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2003 Ford F-150 Lariat and King Ranch

2003 Ford F-150
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Above the XL and XLT models, the uplevel Lariat and King Ranch editions of the 2003 Ford F-150 add on the features and step up the power. Like other F-150 models, the Lariat and King Ranch are given a number of upgrades for the new model year. Among them is a new insulation that dampens noise, vibration and harshness to provide a quieter driving experience. At 4,000 rpm, wide-open-throttle, the F-150's interior is now more than 5 sones quieter. For work or play, these models will certainly satisfy.

Available Models
The F-150 is available in 2-door Regular Cab, SuperCab (with hinged back-doors) and 4-door SuperCrew Cab. For bed sizes, Regular and SuperCabs have cargo beds of 6.5 or 8 ft; SuperCrews use a 5.5-ft bed. The 6.5-ft bed comes in flat-side Styleside form or as a flare-fender Flareside, while all other beds are Styleside only. There are also two specialty models available: Ford F-150 XVT Lightning and the Ford F-150 Harley Davidson Edition.

Interior Features
Being at the upper end of the spectrum of F-150s, the Lariat and King Ranch both have plenty of standard interior features. In the former, air conditioning, cruise control and an AM/FM CD player join a host of other equipment to add more comfort to the ride. The top-line King Ranch offers such things as leather upholstery, heated seats, captain chairs and a 6-disc CD changer.

The F-150 SuperCrew Cab comes with a few extra features, including standard power adjustable pedals, available power moonroof and a functional bed extender. SuperCrew Cab models also offer an available rear-seat entertainment package option, with VHS player and video game outlets.

Exterior Features
Burgundy Red Clearcoat Metallic is a new exterior color for 2003. A rear step bumper gives easy access to the cargo area, while tie-down hooks on the cargo boxes help secure cargo. A cargo light on the back of the cab is also standard.

The standard engine is a 4.6-liter V8 with 281 horsepower at 4750 rpm and 293 lb-ft of torque at 3500 rpm. The specialty models, the Ford F-150 XVT Lightning and the Ford F-150 Harley Davidson Edition, offer much more power. The 2-door Regular Cab Lightning has a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 with 380 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque at 3250 rpm. The Harley Davidson Edition comes with a 5.4-liter V8 with 340 horsepower and 350 lb-ft at 2500 rpm. All engines are available with 4-speed automatic transmission, while the 4.6-liter is also available with a 5-speed manual.

Safety and Security
The 2003 Ford F-150 is given dual front airbags and antilock 4-wheel disc brakes for safety. Side-door intrusion beams help protect occupants in a side impact. The LATCH system for child safety is also standard.

New for the 2003 Ford F-150

Aggressive efforts to combat noise, vibration and harshness help provide a quieter driving experience. At 4,000 rpm, wide-open-throttle, the F-150's interior is now more than 5 sones quieter. The Speech Articulation Index, a measure of how easily one can hold a conversation, is improved by more than 10 percent across the engine speed range
New Heritage Edition F-150 commemorates 100 years of truck excellence at Ford Motor Company
New F-150 STX Edition is available on Regular Cab and SuperCab XL and XLT
King Ranch models (late availability) are now equipped with chrome tubular running boards, a six-disc in-dash CD changer and woodgrain center stack bezel and door switch bezels. Oxford White and Black have been added to the list of King Ranch color choices
A heated rear window is standard on Lariat and King Ranch SuperCrew models
Audio system choices now include a cassette/CD player (standard on Lariat) and an in-dash six-CD changer (standard on King Ranch)
Premium Imola Leather-trimmed seats now are available on SuperCrew models
Burgundy Red Clearcoat Metallic is a new exterior color
All F-150s are equipped with the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system

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Fast Stats
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MSRP from
Lariat: $28,240
King Ranch: $32,050
4.2L V6
4.6L Triton V8
5.4L Triton V8
202 @ 4800
231 @ 4750
260 @ 4500
4-speed auto OD
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
4.2L auto -16 / 20
4.2L man.- 17 / 21
4.6L auto - 16 / 20
4.6L man.- 15 / 19
5.4L auto - 15 / 19

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