Take Your Drive to the Next Level With the 2024 Ford F-150 XLT

December 8th, 2023 by

A red 2024 Ford F-150 XLT Heritage Edition is shown towing a boat near a Delaware Ford dealer.

The F-Series has a reputation for toughness and longevity. It has a proven track record of delivering dependable performance across diverse settings. These factors make a compelling argument for why the Ford F-150 XLT is a strong contender for your next vehicle. Whether your tasks include pulling trailers, moving hefty cargo, or navigating off-road, this dynamic truck offers everything you need and more. Additionally, Ford’s focus on improving your drive by incorporating cutting-edge features and technology meets the demands of your fast-paced day, further proving it a great option.

At Chapman Ford, your Delaware Ford dealer, we sweeten the deal even more, offering you support throughout our team with the information you need to select the right XLT for your needs, financing options for your unique situation, and a state-of-the-art service center that will give your new XLT the preventative maintenance it needs to stay on the road for years to come.

History of the Ford F-Series

The F-Series has long been a symbol of strength and innovation, consistently topping the sales charts as a best-seller across the nation and certainly here in Ohio. The Ford F-Series debuted in 1948, although the term “F-Series” wasn’t created until 1953. The line offered drivers a different look from what they were used to. With its integrated headlights, one-piece windshield, and roomy interior, the F-Series had a more contemporary style than its competitors. This first introduction was only a small glimpse of what Ford had in store for this line.

Along with the use of the term “F-Series,” the line’s redesign in 1953 cemented this iconic truck’s place in history with options that allowed drivers to fully take advantage of the truck’s dynamic capabilities. And as drivers’ interests became more diverse, so did Ford’s dedication to making the F-Series all it could be. This dedication could be seen in the introduction of overhead-valve V8 engines and optional automatic transmissions in the 1950s. In the 1960s, the dual I-beam front suspension significantly enhanced handling and ride quality, and in the 1970s, Ford debuted the SuperCab, adding additional passenger room inside. These innovations continued with fuel injection, a diesel engine option, and additional safety and comfort features added to close out the 1990s.

By the time the 2000s began, Ford’s reputation for innovation and adapting designs to meet drivers’ needs continued to propel the F-Series as the truck line to beat. Ford made significant progress during this time in its efforts to reduce fuel consumption without sacrificing power or hauling capability. In addition, the F-150’s aluminum-alloy body, which reduced weight without sacrificing strength in 2015, established new benchmarks for truck building across the industry.

With continued advancements in all areas, the Ford F-Series is still changing how drivers view the truck industry. The F-Series’ transformation from a simple workhorse to a technological marvel is a testament to the brand and a big reason why the XLT is a smart choice for drivers who are looking for performance, strength, and safety.

The grey interior of a 2024 Ford F-150 XLT is shown.

Why Should You Choose the Ford F-150 XLT?

The XLT is one of many options you can select when shopping for a Ford F-150. It is designed to help you accomplish your tasks, whatever they might be. Essentially, the XLT offers something for every driver, whether you need it for work or you and the family enjoy weekend adventures at Shale Hollow or Alum Creek. You can also take the camper to Delaware State Park with ease, using the XLT’s innovative trailering features. It is a versatile pickup with features to make your life easier.

Key Features

The XLT offers a pleasing exterior with classic F-Series styling and 18-inch chrome-like PVD wheels. You’ll also get a touch of chrome on the front and rear bumpers, unless you choose the available XLT Black Appearance or Black Appearance Plus Package. These two packages include details like a blacked-out grille, black wheels, black running boards or step bars, black badging, darkened exterior trim, and more.

The XLT also gives you features that increase functionality and power. Available options like the Pro Power Onboard give you multiple outlets for tailgating or when using power tools at the job site, while the Pro-Access Tailgate lets you access your cargo easily with a swing-out door. This convenient feature is even accessible when pulling a trailer, making it easy for the kids to grab their soccer gear or for you to grab your tools.


The F-Series of trucks has long provided drivers with engine options to meet a variety of needs. For the XLT, you can choose the standard 2.7L V6 EcoBoost with Auto Start-Stop Technology, an available 5.0L V8 with Start-Stop Technology and Flex-Fuel Capability, or an available 3.5L EcoBoost with Auto Start-Stop Technology. Depending on your needs, you can also choose between a 4×2 or 4×4.

The XLT gives you dynamic trailering performance with Pro Trailer Backup Assist and Pro Trailer Hitch Assist. In addition, you can ensure you don’t miss a thing with the available 360-degree camera. Additional available trailering features include a Trailer Brake Controller, Onboard Scales, and Smart Hitch. Smart Hitch works with the onboard scales feature to ensure you don’t overload the hitch, which could result in an unbalanced trailer and difficulty while driving. Using the two together, you’ll feel confident when hauling large loads. The XLT is capable of hauling up to 9,300 lbs. when properly equipped.


In addition to the advanced trailering technology found on the XLT, you and your passengers will enjoy features that keep you connected to entertainment and the outside world during your drive. These include access to SYNC 4 with Enhanced Voice Recognition through a standard 12-inch LCD Capacitive Touchscreen with Swipe Capability. This system keeps you connected to your favorite apps with a seamless connection to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as 911 Assist and a one-year trial of Connected Navigation.

You can also increase technology and functionality, especially while working in your XLT, with an available Mobile Office Package. This package allows you to stow the shifter out of the way to free up a work surface that folds down from the center console. Also included are 400W outlets in the cab and bed.


Last but not least, the safety features in the XLT make it a great option for a variety of drivers, whether you’re typically in the truck alone or letting the kids run around and let off steam with the dinosaurs at Veterans Park. Perhaps the most innovative of all the safety features you’ll find is the available Ford BlueCruise. This hands-free driving option allows you to drive over 400,000 miles of compatible roadways in the United States and Canada. It works in conjunction with other safety features, such as Lane Change Assist and In-Lane Repositioning.

Additional safety features that keep you confident during the drive include Automatic Emergency Braking, which helps you if you can’t react in time when objects enter your space, and Rear Cross-Traffic Warning. These, along with typical features like Blind-Spot Warning and Lane Departure Warning, make the Ford F-150 XLT a solid choice for safely traveling from one point to the next.
These features are just a few of the reasons why the XLT makes an excellent choice for Delaware drivers. Our team can review any of these with you and answer any questions you have to ensure you find the XLT that best meets your needs.

A red 2024 Ford F-150 XLT is shown parked in a forest.

Test Drive the 2024 F-150 Xlt Today

If you’re ready to embrace the amenities the Ford F-Series offers, stop by and see our team at Chapman Ford off Columbus Avenue today. We can show you the entire F-150 lineup, including the XLT, giving you the information you need to make an informed decision. With Ford’s history of reliability, our team’s dedication to ensuring your needs are met, and our experience as the oldest dealership in Ohio, you can’t go wrong. Learn more about the Ford F-150 and the Chapman difference today.

We look forward to meeting you.