Blue Oval fans can get their diesel fix on an XLT now.

Well, XLTs equipped with the 302A option package in America, at least. On a 4×2 SuperCab with the 6.5-foot box, that group is listed at a cool $4345 on top of the truck’s $37,915 base price but a myriad of rebate and discount combinations cut that figure by about half. One then has to layer the diesel engine on top of that, estimated to bring the total somewhere in the mid-40s.

Official pricing is on the way, sayeth the Blue Oval, but the 3.0L Power Stroke is a $3000 option most F-150s in which it is available right now. Provided a customer checks the box for 302A, they can also help themselves to an F-150 XLT in SuperCrew and/or 4×4 configurations.

Until now, the 3.0L V6 Power Stroke was available only on high-zoot trims. These included the Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum models. A diesel two-wheel drive example of the Platinum starts at a hair under sixty grand, while the most expensive Platinum F-150 diesel we could spec touched $70,000.

Making the Power Stroke available to a wider variety of customers is a smart move, especially since General Motors chooses to offer its 3.0L inline-six diesel on mid-level LT trim of the Silverado. This moves gives Ford a direct competitor to that truck. Ford is quick to push its “best in class” diesel fuel economy claim and the fact that the oil burner can haul around 11,000 pounds when properly equipped.