With so many options up for grabs, you’re going to have a hard time deciding which 2021 Ford F-150 you want to get. For starters, the iconic truck will come with six powertrains, one of which will be a hybrid—a first for Ford’s F-150. The truck will also have three cab configurations as well as both long and short bed lengths. If you’re looking for a workhorse, towing capacity will be around 13,000 pounds. If you’re looking for a touch of luxury, some of the models will have all the creature comforts you could ever wish for. And then there’s the F-150 Raptor.
Those six powertrains include similar engines to what was seen in the 2020 version, namely a 3.3-litre V6, a 5.0-litre V8, a twin-turbocharged 2.7-litre V6, a twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V-6, and a 3.0-litre diesel V6. The new hybrid version will combine a 3.5-litre twin-turbo V6 with a 35 kW electric motor. The combo will connect into a 10-speed automatic transmission. That set up will offer best-in-class torque and horsepower with a driving range of 700 miles on a full tank. With the choice in engines also comes the choice of rear- and four-wheel drive.
For the interior, Ford is offering more premium materials as well as additional storage. If you work in your truck, you’ll appreciate that the 10-speed automatic shift lever folds flat with the centre console, resulting in a large, flat workspace. And speaking of folding, the front seats fold flat for those siestas you need to make it through the day. A 12-inch vertical display is optional, and the infotainment system supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as providing a Wi-Fi hotspot. Ford also took a look at making the bed more convenient, providing power-operated running boards that extend down the side of the truck, creating a handy step that lets you reach into the cargo area. You can also choose to add on the optional onboard generator and have 7.2-kW of power available for job sites or tailgate parties. Models will start at around USD$30,000 and reach upward of $70,000.