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Everything We Know About the New 2021 Ford F-150

A red 2021 Ford F-150 is towing a boat across a bridge.

Hold on to your seat because the new 2021 Ford F-150 is about to blow you away! America’s best-selling truck is coming back for another year with impressive performance and new advancements in technology. While there are still some details about this new model that have not yet been released, we are going to give you the 411 of everything we know so far.

How Much Is It?

While the sticker price will depend on the trim level and the body style, we have it on good authority that the regular cab 2WD base model will start at $30,635. It’s only $195 more than the same model from the 2020 lineup. It’s also $540 more than its 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 regular cab competitor.

With over 40 trim/powertrain/body style combinations to choose from, it’s hard to say exactly how much your 2021 Ford F-150 will be. The average price for an XLT SuperCrew model is about $42,005, and adding 4WD could raise that number by roughly $3,495 (depending on how the MSRP shapes up). So, it’s fair to assume that this new truck will be pricey. We won’t be surprised to see sticker prices as high as $75,000.

However, with all of the advancements in technology and its sheer strength, the 2021 Ford F-150 is worth every penny.

What Does It Look Like?

A black 2021 Ford F-150 is parked on dirt.

The upcoming 2021 Ford F-150 will look similar to the 2020 models. The same trio of cab configurations will carry over as well as the two-bed lengths. Depending on which body style you choose, these trucks can carry between two and six people.

How Much Power Does It Have?

Five of the six current powertrains are rumored to be carrying over into the 2021 F-150 lineup. A lot of speculation has been swarming around the auto industry about which engines made the cut. Our best guess would include the 3.3-liter V6 (290 hp), the 2.7-liter Ecoboost V6 (375 hp), the 5.0-liter V8, and the diesel-powered 3.0-liter PowerStroke V6.

What we do know for certain is that there will also be a hybrid powertrain available. Yes, you read that right. There was talk of a fully-electric model, but that rumor is currently on shaky ground. Although most of the specs have not been released yet, the hybrid powertrain will center around a 3.5-liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6 motor. Since this is Ford, we also expect that this environmentally-friendly truck will be just as powerful as its gasoline-powered siblings. The estimated range with one tank of gas is set at about 700 miles, which is astonishing.

Which Trim Levels Will Be Available?

Recently, new information about the available trim levels has been released. Kicking things off is the base XL model. This is the entry-level trim that serves perfectly as a working truck, and it is surprisingly well-equipped. Featuring the brand new Sync 4 infotainment system, this high-tech interface is displayed on a larger 8-inch touchscreen. That’s something we don’t normally see on a base model.

The second trim is known as the STX. This model serves a double purpose. It can perform well both in the city and during off-roading adventures. The cabin is completely blacked-out for a mysterious aesthetic, the seats are covered in cloth upholstery, and the interior is dripping with bold design elements.

One of the most popular trim levels in the history of the F-150 is the XLT. People tend to like it because it has everything you need for a more modest price than the top-tier trims. Inside you will find a cabin done in Medium Dark Slate with a fold-down console and a cloth-covered 40/20/40 bench seat. The XLT also receives a larger 12-inch touchscreen for the infotainment interface.

Next, we have the Lariat. This one is another supremely popular trim level, and this time around, things are a bit different. Equipped with the Sport Appearance package, this model features captain’s chairs, leather-trimmed seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a Vintage Carmine interior. It is quite a beauty.

Then, the King Ranch comes onto the scene. It’s Java colored cabin with genuine wood accents was inspired by the style of the Southwest. Its fully-leather seats are both heated and ventilated for comfort all year long. You can cool the seats in the summer and warm them up in winter to stay comfortable no matter what the weather is.

Another stylish trim is the Platinum. Inspired by big city living, the sleek interior is done in Carmelo, and the accents are done in gunmetal and brush aluminum. This gives the cabin a gorgeous contrast that we are sure anyone would love. Also included on the Platinum model are features such as multi-contour buckets seats with Active Motion.

Finally, the top-of-the-line Limited trim level is the cream of the crop. Offering bucket seats that are done in Admiral Blue and Light Slate, its sophisticated interior simply cannot be beaten. Leather adorns the dashboard, steering wheel, console, and door inserts for an elegant appeal. It even comes with an 18-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system for the most extraordinary music experience you could ever have inside of a vehicle.

What Advanced Technology Does It Have?

The screen in a 2021 Ford F-150 is shown with a person in the driver's seat.

We know for sure that the new Sync 4 infotainment system will be included on all trim levels. This includes Bluetooth, Wifi, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, cloud-based connectivity, and Over-the-Air safety updates. Higher trim levels can also be equipped with voice-activated navigation to help you get to your desired destination as quickly as possible. This routing system even features real-time traffic updates so that you can avoid rush hour and accidents.

Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go technology is another new function that has been added to the 2021 Ford F-150. It will maintain your desired speed and slow down when traffic begins to slow. Once the pace of traffic gets back to normal, the system will automatically return to truck the original desired speed. This system also comes with Lane Centering to scan the marking on the road and Speed Sign Recognition to ensure that you are within the speed limit at all times.

Another cool safety feature on the upcoming F-150 is BLIS with Trailer Coverage. This type of blindspot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert and trailer coverage ensures that you will always know when another vehicle enters your blind spot. It is also useful when making wide turns or changing lanes with a trailer in tow.

What Colors Are Available?

As of now, the 2021 Ford F-150 XLT is offered in 11 unique paint colors. These shades include Agate Black, Guard, Carbonized Grey, Stone Grey, Space White, Oxford White, Iconic Silver, Antimatter Blue, Velocity Blue, Rapid Red, and Race Red.

When and Where Can I Get One?

The upcoming 2021 Ford F-150 could be available at your local Ford dealership by the end of 2020. There have been some delays due to unforeseen circumstances, but that doesn’t change anything except the release date. While we don’t have an official date as of yet, it’s fair to assume that this pickup truck will be rolling onto dealership lots in a few months.

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