Compare 2020 Ford F-150 XLT vs 2020 Ford F-150 Lariat
The 2020 Ford F-150 XLT is available in 6 trims overall: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited, and Raptor. The least expensive trim, the XL, has a starting MSRP of $28,745, and the Raptor on the other end of the scale starts at $53,455, so you’ve got a lot of room when it comes to where you’d like to spend on F-150 upgrades. Our article focuses on two of the most popular F-150 trim levels, the XLT and the Lariat, which offer similar features that are geared towards slightly different driver preferences. The Ford F-150 XLT starts at $34,760 and comes with a standard 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 Engine. This engine delivers responsive performance, with 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. The included 6-speed automatic transmission has three selectable modes that include Normal, Tow/Haul, and Sport. This engine can tow from 5,100 pounds, all the way up to 7,600 pounds depending on which wheelbase and axle ratio you choose.
The Ford F-150 Lariat comes with a slightly more powerful engine, the 2.7L EcoBoost V6. While the total displacement is lower on this EcoBoost Model, it delivers significantly improved power and overall specs. This engine delivers a solid 325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque due to its port-fuel and direct-injection system. This engine can tow from 7,600 and 8,500 pounds. If you’d like this kind of power in your XLT, you can find one outfitted with the 2.7L EcoBoost option, but it’ll increase the price and you’ll have to do some extra looking. The XLT is also available with the 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 Engine, 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 Engine, 3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel V6 Engine, and a 10-speed transmission if you choose the accompanying powertrain. The Lariat is outfitted with a 10-speed transmission standard, and has access to all the same engine upgrades that the XLT does. When it comes to power that’s available to these trim levels, you’ll find that they both support the maximum power options available— the difference is where your value is placed in order to get the power that you need. If 290 horsepower sounds like plenty, the XLT is the clear winner here. If you’re looking to tow things in the 7 or 8 thousand plus range, the XLT and its available powertrain options give a great value.
Now there are technically different photo modes, including the ability to take a burst photo, a series of photos as a timelapse, or night photos. Note that this photo timelapse is separate from the video timelapse option. This produces a crapton of photo files, whereas the video timelapse produces a single video timelapse file.
That’s the basic differences. Again, both cameras are very good, you won’t go wrong with either. For me, I prefer the Hero5 Black because I like to be able to see and frame up what I’m taking a photo/video of. Whereas the Hero5 Session it’s shoot and pray that you’ve got it lined up. Sure, you can use your phone for certain shots – but most of us won’t do that.