6 Passenger vs 5 Passenger option

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Hey everyone, I'm in the last few weeks before I order my tremor. (Just waiting to the TJ to sell).
I would love 6 passenger seating as I don't care about the console too much. With Kids it would be nice to have an extra spot to pack in a friend. Ive had both 5 and 6 passenger vehicles and I for sure miss the 6 passenger option.

I am curious what all features are lost on a Lariat when 6 passenger is optioned.

I believe I will lose wireless charging and 2 cup holders.

What about rear seat AC?
Living in central California we see 100+ degree weather throughout the summer and dont want the kids/dogs sweating it out. I have read there is some under the seats are they adequate?

is there any other lost options? Thank you.
-Donald
 
Hey everyone, I'm in the last few weeks before I order my tremor. (Just waiting to the TJ to sell).
I would love 6 passenger seating as I don't care about the console too much. With Kids it would be nice to have an extra spot to pack in a friend. Ive had both 5 and 6 passenger vehicles and I for sure miss the 6 passenger option.

I am curious what all features are lost on a Lariat when 6 passenger is optioned.

I believe I will lose wireless charging and 2 cup holders.

What about rear seat AC?
Living in central California we see 100+ degree weather throughout the summer and dont want the kids/dogs sweating it out. I have read there is some under the seats are they adequate?

is there any other lost options? Thank you.
-Donald
You are correct on loss of wireless charging and 2 front cup holders. Rear has fold down holder on back lower portion of center seat. You can get a optional part to gain more cup holders in the front on trans tunnel PN FL3Z-1813562-AC 1X.
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I have not had any issues with keeping the back seat cool as long as rear under seats are not blocked and keeping floor vents on in the controls. With that said I haven’t had tried in more than low 90 temperatures.
 
Don't you also lose the 2 USB ports and the 120V plug? You would also lose out on the heated rear seats as the controls mount on the back of the console? Sorry I only saw one truck with the bench seat and it was a XLT and not the lariat.
 
Don't you also lose the 2 USB ports and the 120V plug? You would also lose out on the heated rear seats as the controls mount on the back of the console? Sorry I only saw one truck with the bench seat and it was a XLT and not the lariat.
i find the 5 seat with console more useful but if you needs the seats for people then i understand that but you lose alot of features with a extra seat
 
Don't you also lose the 2 USB ports and the 120V plug? You would also lose out on the heated rear seats as the controls mount on the back of the console? Sorry I only saw one truck with the bench seat and it was a XLT and not the lariat.
Heated rear seats are a separate option that do require the console. There is still usb and 110 in the dash, usb for sync I think is under the HVAC controls. And the 110/12v is still to the right of the radio control. You do lose the rear seat power outlet. At least from the 360 view and the 1 video I found of a bench option. None inside the fold down bench.
 
Adding to what everyone else has mentioned, you can’t get the power deplyable running boards for whatever reason.
 
Here is some more information on the middle seat:



I had a tough time deciding as well. I ended up going with the console, but sometimes I miss the option to stuff 6 people in the truck.
 
i find the 5 seat with console more useful but if you needs the seats for people then i understand that but you lose alot of features with a extra seat
My current truck (Chevy) has a center console and honestly I more find myself keeping crap I don’t use in it. I am also a advocate of don’t store things you care about in a vehicle. (learned from owning a soft top Jeep) wireless charging would be nice but if that and a few power/usb ports is all I’m missing then that’s fine with me. I do know the rear vents won’t be as good as the console setup but I think it will be ok. (Can’t be worse than my wife’s civic with no air to the rear at all)
Adding to what everyone else has mentioned, you can’t get the power deplyable running boards for whatever reason.
yeah that part is an interesting one for sure. Kind of a bummer as power steps aftermarket are a bit more $
 
Here is some more information on the middle seat:



I had a tough time deciding as well. I ended up going with the console, but sometimes I miss the option to stuff 6 people in the truck.
Thank you for those. I searched but apparently did not use the right words to find what I wanted. Those helped a lot. I’m going to stick with The bench. Kids and their friends add up quick. Also my wife like to ride in the middle sometimes just because if we go do something just the two of us. (Drive in movie etc.)
 
We have a 2020 lariat with the bench seat. The extra seat comes in handy because of our large family. Below are photos that maybe helpful in your decision.
 

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I have a fully loaded lariat six seater (with four kids and a wife it was a must have) - still has pretty good storage so you don't really lose out on that. Do lose the wireless charging but if you use carplay then it doesn't matter because you'll need to have it plugged in to access that function. you lose the center rear vents, heated rear seat option and usb/power ports (but you do have a "cigarette lighter" plug back there). I haven't had issues with temperature control in the rear as long as you don't have anything block the floor vents. For the record I am a center console guy (wanted it and wish I could have it) but the bench seat up front isn't really a big issue at all.
 
We’ve got a 6 seat lariat F150; with a similar F350 on order. 3 kids under 10 in the back, no complaints of temps hot or cold. I’ve got the console vault for under seat storage. And while they’re are plenty of times I’d prefer the console; overall the bench works best for my needs.

Echo the note that the extra cup tray no longer comes with the F350, plan to move it from my current truck. I wish there was a second PowerPoint in the back for their electronics; but can work around it.

Only other thing of note: you can’t get a few options with the bench due to how they run the wiring bundles (or whatever reason Ford decided). These include the power step and heated seats, amount others.
 
I just ordered a loaded Lariat with bench seat (40/20/40 six passenger). Dealer took $1k deposit to order this configuration. No problem.

I hate the console. Had both over the years. Begin list of complaints;

- Cant reach coffee in the console
- Hurts right knee
- Hurts left knee
- Cant stretch legs with cruise on
- Console just collects junk, but doesn't organize it
- USB ports in stupid location and cable management impossible
- Air vents in back not needed, still have them in floor
- Only thing you really get is cordless phone charger (could care less) Can easily split 110v or 12v if needed.

Bech-seat Pros;

- For $80k delivered, I would like to be able hold as many people as possible, safely.
- For $80k, its really nice to have your woman next to you sometimes.
- I can fit my 'bugout" backpack in the center floor, with stuff I actually need
- Center seat ,with back up, keeps dogs in back of cab. No dragging paws and junk over the center console. They always knock their air vents closed on the console anyway.
-You can get in and out of front of truck on either side in really tight situations like towing and boating, or trails
- Easier to operate Nav and stuff for passenger, or by yourself when you have to input a bunch of waypoints
- Can fit 4 people with seat belts and 60 side of 40/60 seat up, in back, for two dogs on the floor.

Many of my points are personal reasons, and for my lifestyle. But I wanted to share in case people are considering this. I dont have kids. Just the wife and two medium sized dogs. I carry extra family members sometimes and then there are the lunches with the guys. I dont know if my mother-in-law will be able to get in with the fixed Tremor steps. Hmmm. Did I consider this? I will have to help my older lab into the back seat. But he has earned it.

I was getting really annoyed by seeing more an more XLTs with consoles, and every 7.3 with console in a 500 mile radius of me. I ended up up ordering a 6.7 Lariat anyway, but the mania for the console is overwhelming. I told my wife I would honestly consider a XLT, if I could find one. XLTs used to always mean bench seat by default. The first salesmoron I contacted thought the dealer would want $10k deposit to order bench seat on a Lariat Tremor. I thought, if your so good at sales, and you say these Tremors fly off the lot - then you should be able to sell a loaded Tremor Lariat with Black package regardless of seats. Anyway. I love this country and our freedoms to spend money how we want.

I considered the power steps, but didn't want the mechanical liability. I have had heated rear seats in two loaded Lariats and never used them. I considered a KR in Lithium Gray because I have always wanted a KR and the Lithium would be killer, except for the extra chrome... In the end it was the bench seat I wanted most, and Lariat Ultimate with Black package is awesome, and cost less.

Lastly, a pickup truck just means a bench seat for me. Its a tradition I think. I dont need the console for my Keurig and iPad.
 
Three kids have one truck six seater another one with consul prefer the consul kids don’t get the screw with my radio and air-conditioning ??
 
In that regard, Im with you.

Our Standard Poodle gets up in the drivers seat when we leave her, as if she is taking charge. It will always be something I guess. Wifes new F150 has console. She like it. And, that poodle is hers...
 
Right there with you. Have the fully loaded Lariat with the six seats. Four kids though. But now personally I would rather have the bench option even without the kids. I just like the extra room and the extra seat option. Plus my wife sits middle even when it is just us - to me that is the way it is supposed to be in a truck. To each their own though. Not dog’n anyone’s center console or trying to trigger anyone on which one is better - not my intent. ?
 
I like the bench seat but don’t like the folding console.
 
I just ordered a loaded Lariat with bench seat (40/20/40 six passenger). Dealer took $1k deposit to order this configuration. No problem.

I hate the console. Had both over the years. Begin list of complaints;

- Cant reach coffee in the console
- Hurts right knee
- Hurts left knee
- Cant stretch legs with cruise on
- Console just collects junk, but doesn't organize it
- USB ports in stupid location and cable management impossible
- Air vents in back not needed, still have them in floor
- Only thing you really get is cordless phone charger (could care less) Can easily split 110v or 12v if needed.

Bech-seat Pros;

- For $80k delivered, I would like to be able hold as many people as possible, safely.
- For $80k, its really nice to have your woman next to you sometimes.

IDK , been married 35 years and she's a talker......I'd likely ordered double consoles up front if it was an option.
 
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