• Jul 12, 2010
Now that Ford has decided that Lincoln doesn't really need a truck after all, its up to the F-150 to carry the torch as both the everyman's work truck and a luxury toy hauler for the wealthy. Somehow, it seems to manage its dual roles just fine, as evidenced by these spy shots of a 2011 F-150 Lariat Limited edition.
Ford's Lariat Limited was last seen in 2007, meaning that the 2011 edition will be the first time the latest F-150 generation is bestowed with this trim level, though there's also the King Ranch, Platinum and Harley-Davidson models to consider if you want to haul all your goodies in the lap of luxury.

Body-color bits are the name of the game, including a six-slat grille, side mirrors, door handle surrounds and accents on the large aluminum wheels. Our friends at PickupTrucks.com tells us to expect Ford's latest 6.2-liter V8 engine sporting something north of 400 horsepower.

[Source: PickupTrucks.com]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Are you gonna get the master chief armor to go with it?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Great looking truck!

      I would love to see even a tiny bit of this attention directed at refreshing the Ford Ranger instead of killing it off because an almost untouched 15 year old platform does not sell...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I still don't see how a "Luxury pick-up" is a necessary vehicle. If you want a pick-up to use it like a pick-up, you're going to trash the interior. If you want a big, comfy, luxury vehicle, but still want to carry quite a bit of stuff, wouldn't it be more practical to get an SUV and fold the seats down?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Contractors, Foremen, etc. Plenty of trades folks who make large cash and need a truck. They need to haul tools and supplies in the back but the cabin is their mobile office. Many works such long hours or are on the road enough that they see their truck more than they do their home. They can write the truck or a good part of it off as a business expense. These are the people these trucks are built for though I am sure Ford doesn't care if you would rather buy it to go to Costco since they are also hugely profitable.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Makes sense. I was just curious and couldn't really think of many uses for this type of truck. I guess I just assumed that everyone with a truck got the interior of the cab dirty and that seemed counter-productive when you have a spiffy leather interior with wood paneling, nice floor mats, etc.
        • 4 Years Ago
        CORRECT! For those of us who really do need a truck, these prissy pants buyers just make me puke. I have a K-3500 GMC with rubber floor mats, roll-up windows, and the big block motor to do the work. This truck had to be special ordered and built as there were no trucks on a lot within a thousand miles of me that didn't cater to some dweeb who wanted every luxury item known to man on his ride. What a bunch of shi*.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I drive my truck on the beach when I go fishing. I like a nice interior with heated leather seats and all the other luxury toys. But a pickup bed where I can put smelly fish and gear (and mulch and manure when I'm working on the honey-do list) would be better than my current SUV.

        In other words, just because a vehicle doesn't make sense for you doesn't mean it won't make sense for other folks.

        That said, I don't care for the wheels and bumper cap on this one. YMMV.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Chrome sticker grill is too pimp. I own 1 so I can review it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        You own a 2011 F-150 Lariat Limited?

        You can get those grills in black.
      • 4 Years Ago
      @Francis

      damn comment system...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm saving my pennies for a ford raptor w/the machinegun turret option. I think they're calling it the "Warthog" package.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Jason: Jesse James is in different kinds of beds.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Is that the one that comes with Jesse James in the bed?
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Jason, nah, but they were gonna call it the "Puma". They said it looks like a big cat.
      • 4 Years Ago
      No matter what line (150, 250, 350, 450) E vans or F trucks, Ford always has a great looking set of designer wheels to put on them.

      I am still not sold on the F150 Headlights, but I would get the better looking HD 350 or 450 series with a PSD anyway!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Actually, Ford did not leave Lincoln without a pick up Truck... the Lincoln MarK LT 2010.... it is only for Mexican customers.....
        • 4 Years Ago
        I've actually seen one testing in the Detroit area, it's beyond ugly.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks pretty nice.

      The best looking pick-up next to the Dodge Ram.

        • 4 Years Ago
        "Storm Trooper"

        ROFL

        That reminds me! I have to watch Space Balls soon!

        I'm a MOG, have man, half dog!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ford trucks in general have a classic style, save for the 2-generations-old F-150.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Looks like a Storm Trooper!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I've seen one new red Mark LT with a Mexico license plate here in Arizona (figures) and yes I agree with That One Person, it's extremely ugly.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now Spencer's friend Hawk has a truck for hauling his leather trench coats.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hmmm... I thought that the Platinum was the replacement for the Mark LT in the U.S. That's what Ford told us at the time, anyway. I think they have too many trim levels already. Just build the work truck, the XLT, the Platinum, and the H-D. Oh, and the Raptor.
        • 4 Years Ago
        When you sell over half a million of these per year, you can afford to have a lot of trim levels.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Doug

        I'll go on the record saying that McDonald's is the best fast food restaurant -- in terms of consistency, efficiency, price, distribution...

        My opinion is that their food quality/flavor is among the best as well.
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