I went XLT w/ the luxury package; main reason, which may seem silly, living in the New York metropolitan area, land of potholes, the lower profile tire on the Lariat is not a good match. Low profile=flats and bent rims. My trusty 2010 Ranger I've had since new has never let me down in my daily commute and just bounces over the holes. Also preserves my other cars from destruction. I love the Ranger but time for an upgrade, I've heard this rumor about cars having power windows......my Ranger doesn't. I'll mostly miss the manual shift.I’ve specked out 2 that I can’t make up my mind between.
I like the Area 51 paint, 2.5 hybrid engine, splash guards, sliding rear window and moonroof. What I’m torn between is do I get an XLT with the luxury package or a Lariat without the luxury package? It’s about $1500 more for the Lariat, and it will get me leather but am I better off with the XLT luxury or Laotian basic?