2021 Ford F-150: The Legend Reborn

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This summer Ford announced the debut of the 14th generation of the most popular truck in the world, the F150. The automaker went the extra mile to make this pickup truck better than ever before: the redesigned Ford F150 features a bunch of useful upgrades, plenty of beds, and new powertrains. In this blog, we’re breaking down the 2021 Ford F150’s essentials.

Exterior

The new 2021 Ford F150 got an easily-recognizable design with a massive front grille and headlights with a LED-contour. The redesigned truck received the specific LED-Zone-lighting: it can be adjusted via an infotainment system according to the driver’s needs, so you can switch off the lights on either side if you don’t need them. Customers will also be able to personalize the front end of their trucks, selecting one out of eleven variants of the radiator fascia. According to Ford, the next-gen Ford F150 has borrowed almost nothing from the predecessor. Every single panel has been reworked, so this truck is 92% new.

Interior

The 2021 F150’s interior saw major redesign as well. It features a more versatile and technology-packed cabin, as it offers a foldable gear selector and a large touchscreen over the instrument cluster with a handful of physical buttons for audio and climate control. On the other hand, the seating capacity hasn’t changed: a single cab seats three people, while the SuperCrew can accommodate up to six. 

An absolutely new infotainment system, the SYNC4, is available on all trims. The base XL trim features an 8-inch display, whereas higher-level models have a 12-inch touchscreen with built-in access to a 4G modem. The next-gen Ford F150 offers both apps for smartphone connectivity and lots of smartly-organized workspace within the cab. The trims from Lariat and up can be equipped with a 12-inch digital gauge cluster. Crew Cab / SuperCrew variants are available with rear locking under-seat storage and a pair of electronically adjusted front-row Max Recline Seats that provide a nearly flat rest surface.

Powertrain

The redesigned Ford F150 is available with multiple powertrains: four gasoline engines and a single PowerStroke diesel. Now, a hybrid model is joining the lineup for the first time. All trucks are backed by a 10-speed automatic transmission which has become standard and replaced an outdated 6-speed gearbox. Rear-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive is available throughout the entire lineup.

Available options include:

  • a 3.3L V6 (290 horsepower, 265 lb-ft of torque),
  • a 2.7L EcoBoost (325 horsepower, 400 lb-ft of torque), 
  • a 3.5L EcoBoost (400 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque), 
  • a 5.0L V8 (400 horsepower, 410 lb-ft of torque), 
  • a 3.0L PowerStroke turbo diesel (250 horsepower, 440 lb-ft of torque), 
  • and an all-new gas-electric PowerBoost powertrain consisting of a twin-turbo 3.5L V6 aided by a 35kW (47 horsepower) electric motor shared with the Ford Explorer, pushing 430 horsepower and incredible 570 lb-ft of torque.

Fuel economy is yet to be released for all models. Ford claims that the hybrid 2021 F150 will have up to 700 miles of a total driving range thanks to regenerative braking. Since such a feature has never appeared on a truck, the redesigned Ford F150 welcomes new technology that rivals don’t have.

Capability and other features

This truck is known for its towing and hauling capability, and the automaker has indicated that the next-gen is the most capable F150 ever. And it certainly is: the redesigned F150 can tow from 8,800 to 14,000 lbs, depending on the engine and options like Max Trailer Tow Package. The hybrid F150 will be able to tow up to 12,700 lbs. The maximum payload varies from 1840 to 3250 lbs on models with different motors and beds. The 2021 Ford F150 is available with three beds: 

  • a 5.5 foot, 
  • a 6.5 foot, 
  • and an 8 foot.

The all-new Ford F150 features a lot of useful work-oriented tools. The new tailgate has a set of integrated rulers, tie-down loops, and a place where you can stand your mobile device: a combination suitable both for a worksite and tailgating. A built-in generator producing up to 7.2kW appears for the first time on a mass-produced truck. The generator keeps the motor idling when you need extra power on a worksite, so you can plug in all your accessories.

Trims

The 2021 Ford F-150 is available in 6 trims:

  • XL
  • XLT
  • Lariat
  • King Ranch
  • Platinum
  • Limited

The MSRP ranges from $28,940 for the base XL model to $70,825 for the top-tier Limited. The redesigned Ford F150 is suitable both for a worksite and traveling in style, and it will make its way to dealerships this fall.

Wrap Up

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