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Some have labeled the FX4 the sporty-off-road truck lacking the 4 wheel auto option that its business-causal counterpart the Lariat has. Pricing should not limit your decision because there are some many price variations within each class. It really depends on your personal preference.

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Old 08-28-2013, 01:55 PM   #1
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Default FX4 vs Lariat - differences?

Looking to possibly make a move on a new s/crew F150 this weekend. I'm partial to the Lariats exterior look, but I like the FX4 interior (not a fan of the wood grain in the Lariat interior).

Are there any mechanical/suspension differences between the FX4 and the Lariat? I'd also throw the Platinum into the mix. That is the truck I REALLY want, but the price tag has me a bit on edge.
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The major difference mechanical wise that you can't get on the FX4 that comes on the Lariat and higher (Platinum/King Ranch etc) is 4 Wheel Auto option.
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They are practically the same. Just a matter of taste when it comes to personal preference.

I think a loaded FX-4 is the best bang for the buck in the among the higher trim trucks.

I personally like the King Ranch the most.
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The FX4 has stiffer shocks as well. Don't let the Platinum sticker scare you. I priced out a Lariat and Platinum and at the end of the day the Platinum was only $2k more. With the year end discounts, you should be able to get a Platinum for 10-12k off MSRP.
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I just bought my 2013 FX4 and i was kinda set on the PLatinum till i took a good look at them, and liked the FX4 better for my taste and needs. As far as price goes my FX Stickered out at 1k more than the platinum i was looking at so it all depends on how they are optioned.
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Looking to possibly make a move on a new s/crew F150 this weekend. I'm partial to the Lariats exterior look, but I like the FX4 interior (not a fan of the wood grain in the Lariat interior).

Are there any mechanical/suspension differences between the FX4 and the Lariat? I'd also throw the Platinum into the mix. That is the truck I REALLY want, but the price tag has me a bit on edge.
Go for the FX4 love the ruby red with black interior.!!
Btw I have use the same name Acaps!!
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one internal difference I noticed between my fx and my dads 2011 lariat is his rear seat has a folding armrest in the middle, mine does not.
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I thought that was only on the cloth interior FX's, i thought the leather seats in the luxury pack had it as well
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My fx4 with leather and luxury package does not have the rear center armrest
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My FX4 with leather does not have a back seat center fold down either. I miss the leather covered center console that my lariat had as well.
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