2021 Ford F-150
The all-new 2021 Ford F-150 light duty pickup may not be revolutionary but its 14th generation does include more than a few significant advances.
The previous generation brought aluminum bodies to the light-duty pickup truck segment, as well as made turbo power the norm. This gen. sees Ford deliver a 3.5-liter V6-based full-hybrid that will tow more than 12,000-lbs., or get you 700-miles on a tank of gas, plus an onboard Pro Power generator to power your jobsite, campsite, or tailgate festivities.
No denying the more rugged but still evolutionary turn to the exterior, and overall size remains about the same as the current model, just a tad of increased width; and with Regular, SuperCab, and SuperCrew cabs along with 3 bed lengths, configurations carry over as well.
In addition to the 3.5-liter PowerBoost hybrid, there are 5 other engines to choose from: 3.3-liter V6, 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, 5.0-liter V8, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, and 3.0-liter Powerstroke turbo-diesel V6.
All are updated over the current versions, and come with a 10-speed automatic transmission and available 4-wheel-drive.
Jessica Ray: “Driving Ford’s all-new F-150 with their new PowerBoost full hybrid V6 engine, it’s actually really easy to forget that you’re driving a hybrid, especially when you push down on the throttle and pick up to speed. Of course, like most hybrids, it’s also very quiet inside and out. It also seems to pair very well with the ten-speed automatic transmission so, so far so good.”
Ford engineers put in some overtime at their job to help your day job go smoother than ever. Not only are there 3-different Pro Power onboard generators to choose from, ranging from 2.0 to 7.2 kilowatts, depending on drivetrain; there are thoughtful extras such as a laptop workstation, ruler built into the tailgate, and even max recline seats for a midday “brainstorming session” err...nap.
Lots on new tech as well; SYNC 4 with automatic over-the-air updates, Co-Pilot 360 2.0 driver assistance, Active Drive Assist, and of course Trailer Reverse Guidance and Pro Trailer Backup Assist.
The 2021 Ford F-150 is arriving in dealerships now and base pricing starts at $28,940 before destination charges.
We’ll have much more on the best-selling vehicle in America coming up soon on MotorWeek.