The all-new 2021 Ford F-150 has landed, aiming to fight the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra with “the most maximum towing, payload, torque and horsepower of any full-size light-duty pickup.” Headlining the new reveal is a fresh hybrid powertrain option.
The 2021 Ford F-150 will be offered with an all-new 3.5L PowerBoost V6 full hybrid engine, which mates to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The hybrid engine option will be available on every trim level. Specs include “at least” 12,000 pounds of max available towing capacity, and 700 miles of range on a single tank of gas. The V6 utilizes an electric motor with regenerative braking capability, and a 1.5-kWh lithium-ion battery. The battery is mounted underneath the truck, which means it won’t affect cab or cargo room.
There’s also the Pro Power Onboard feature, with a 2.0-kilowatt output for gas engines, and 2.4-kilowatt output as standard for the hybrid. A 7.2-kilowatt option is also available.
Outside, we see a new exterior design, with new headlamps, a new power dome, wraparound bumpers, and high fenders. Customers get 11 grille styling options, while LED lighting is found front and back. The 2021 Ford F-150 gets the most aerodynamic design in the nameplate’s history, and comes with active grille shutters. The pickup is built on a fully boxed steel frame, with an aluminum body.
The interior design is also new, highlighted by a 12-inch center screen as standard on XLT high series and above. An eight-inch screen is standard on XL and XLT standard trims. There’s also an available 12-inch digital gauge cluster.
Further infotainment features include over-the-air updates, as well as connected features like predictive maintenance and feature upgrades. The SYNC 4 system is standard, and there’s also Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Driver assists are bundled via Ford Co-Pilot360 2.0.
The 2021 Ford F-150 debuts the new available Tailgate Work Surface with integrated rulers, a mobile device holder, a pencil holder, and a cupholder. There’s also an optional Interior Work Surface designed to hold a laptop, or provide a surface for eating meals. Finally, there are optional Max Recline Seats for King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trims, which provide nearly 180 degrees of tilt for resting.
The 2021 Ford F-150 will be available this fall.
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