The Ford F-150 Tremor bridges the gap between the F-150 FX4 and the hardcore F-150 Raptor, offering some additional off-road capability to buyers with an active, outdoorsy lifestyle. The main attraction here is the upgraded suspension, which features revised front hub knuckles and upper control arms, Tremor-specific monotube front shocks and twin tube rear shocks. It also comes with one-inch wider front and rear tracks, a locking rear differential and matte-finish 18-inch wheels shod in 33-inch General Grabber all-terrain tires. For serious off-roaders, a Torsen limited-slip differential will also be available across all Tremor trim level, but this will be a late availability option for the 2021 model year.
The Ford F-150 Tremor will only be offered in the four-door SuperCrew body configuration and will come standard with a twin-turbocharged 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine producing 400 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. The turbo V6 is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and standard four-wheel-drive. Despite its off-road focus, Ford promises F-150 Tremor buyers will never be forced to leave their toys at home thanks to its maximum tow rating of 10,900 pounds and max payload rating of 1,885 pounds.
Ford’s various off-road technologies from its “Trail Toolbox” also promise to enhance the off-road performance of the Tremor. These include Trail Control, which operates like cruise control for off-roading, and Trail Turn Assist, which locks the inside rear wheel to give the truck a better turning radius on loose surfaces. This set of features also includes One Pedal Drive, which combines the braking and throttle application into only the throttle pedal, allowing the driver to easily rock crawl without having to modulate both pedals at the same time.
The Ford F-150 will be a tough rival for both the Chevy Silverado Trail Boss and GMC Sierra AT4 thanks to its various off-road technologies and torque-heavy turbocharged V6 engine. Pricing will be announced closer to the truck’s launch in the summer of 2021.