2023 Ford F-150 Platinum Review

September 17th, 2023 by

Ford F-150

The Ford F150 continues to be the most successful full-size pickup in the United States after decades of dominance. Its power, durability, comfort, and many other attributes have given it a special place in motoring history.

The 2023 F150 is the latest model of the F-Series, and its Platinum trim level is considered the penultimate symbol of the iconic truck’s sophistication. It is available for sale and the following is a review of its highlights:


The Ford F150 is in its 14th generation which was launched in 2022. This year’s model features nine trim levels and many engine options. The Platinum is just below the top trim level, and it offers a choice of three engines – one of which is a hybrid.

Two truck bed options, and one cab configuration are offered along with many other customization options. The 2023 Platinum model doesn’t see any updates though, as the all-new truck was launched just last year.

Powertrain and Numbers

As mentioned above, there is a troika of engines offered on the 2023 F150 Platinum. We begin with the standard engine; the 5-liter V8 that produces 400 hp and 410 lb-ft. You can also get the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 which is good for 400 hp and 500 lb-ft.

The greenest of the three is the 3.5-liter hybrid V6 making 430 hp and 570 lb-ft. 10-speed automatic gearboxes are offered on all the engines. Rear-wheel drive is standard while all-wheel drive is an optional extra, along with an electronic locking diff and some other goodies.

No matter the engine you pick, you can be sure that you’ll have a great time on the drag strip. All three engines can accelerate from a standstill to 62 mph in just about 5 seconds, which is revolutionary for any pickup of this size.

Then you have the towing capacity, which is also one of the best in the class. The truck can pull up to 14,000 lbs with the 3.5-liter twin-turbo engine if you equip it right. The base V8 engine isn’t too shabby either as it can tow up to 13,000 lbs. The maximum payload capacity is 3315 lbs.

In terms of fuel economy, the hybrid engine does the best here at 25 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. It is followed by the 3.5-liter engine which achieves 18 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway. The V8 can do 17 mpg city and 25 highways.


Interior and Technology

The interior of the 2023 F150 Platinum is a masterpiece for many reasons. It is built well with high quality materials, is spacious with ample legroom and headroom for all, and has extremely comfortable and supportive seating.

While the truck bed is the highlight here as far as storage is concerned, the interior features quite a handful of cubbies and cup holders. With this trim, you also unlock partitioned and lockable fold-flat storage as a standard offering.

As indicated by its name, the 2023 F150 Platinum oozes luxury and sophistication. Examples of this are the leather-wrapped steering wheel, unique real wood trimmings, and leather seats (front ones are multi-contour).

For tech, you get dual-zone climate control, push-button ignition, keyless entry, ambient mood lighting, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and an instrumentation screen. You also get heated and ventilated front seats, and heated rear seats.

You also get a 10-way power adjustable seat for the driver, wireless charging for your phone, a flow-through center console (w/stowable floor shifter), and a heated steering wheel. Then you have a 12-inch touchscreen and a premium stereo system tuned by B&O.

Also included is Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 4G LTE WI-FI hotspot, and satellite navigation. There’s a suite of safety features which includes automated emergency braking (w/pedestrian detection), a lane-keeping system, a 360-degree camera, and reverse sensing.

You also get adaptive cruise control, and rain-activated wipers. The options list includes an interior work surface, forward sensing, rain-sensing wipers, adaptive cruise control, and various trailer-assist systems.

Exterior and Driving

The F150 Platinum offers niceties such as LED lighting (including the LED spotlights on the side mirrors), a unique single-bar styled grille, body-colored bumpers, auto-dimming, heated and powered side mirrors, and powered running boards.

There are two truck bed sizes offered – measuring 5.5 and 6.5 feet long. The truck is exclusively offered in a crew cab configuration. 20-inch polished aluminum alloy wheels are standard.

The exterior colors offered on the F150 Platinum 2023 are:

  • Infinite Black Metallic Clearcoat
  • Flight Blue Metallic Clearcoat
  • Asher Gray Metallic Clearcoat
  • Gilded Green Metallic Clearcoat
  • Diamond Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Diamond Red Tri-Coat
  • Silver Radiance Metallic Clearcoat
  • Jewel Sandstone Metallic Premium Colorant
  • Jewel Sandstone Premium Colorant
  • Ceramic Pearl Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Pristine White Metallic Tri-Coat

The 2023 Ford F150 Platinum should be a blast to drive thanks to its powerful, torquey, and refined engine options, and smooth transmission. It handles it quite intelligently as you won’t see anybody roll or under/oversteer.

It has a great presence off-tarmac as well, which can be enhanced by opting for add-ons such as 4-wheel drive, axle upgrade, continuously controlled damping, the electronic rear differential, and Hill Descent Control.


All the 2023 Ford F150 models, which include the Platinum have gotten a score of 86 out of 100 from JD Power, putting them in the ‘Great’ category. You can also rely on the positive reviews given by the truck’s current owners.

Ford gives you a limited warranty that’s good for 3 years/36k miles, a powertrain components warranty that’s good for 5 years/60k miles and if you get the hybrid powertrain, you can get another warranty as well, that totals 8 years/100k miles.


It can be said that the F150 Platinum 2023 is a flawless vehicle. Not only is it superbly capable and fun to drive, but it is also very luxurious and is full of standard technology.

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