2021 Ford F-150

A black 2021 Ford F-150 XLT is angled left on a white background.

 

The pickup truck wars are heating up once again with Ford's launch of the all-new, completely redesigned F-150 full-size pickup. The new 2021 Ford F-150 ups the bar once again with a whole host of class-leading enhancements. Everything from the powertrain and capabilities to interior appointments and exterior styling has evolved with buyers in mind. Ford's team of engineers and marketing experts listened to consumers and examined how they use their trucks. The result: the all-new 2021 Ford F150.

New for 2021, Ford offers the option of six very different, very powerful engines, all designed to power the F-150 for everything from tackling tough jobs to cruising long stretches of highway to navigating city streets. The bold new F-150 Tremor trim turns the F-150 into an off-roading weapon, combining an enhanced suspension with other rugged enhancements designed for outdoor adventure seekers while remembering that drivers aren't always on the trail. The Tremor doubles as a capable work truck and daily driver. Buyers will also love the Raptor, a performance monster, at home on the highway or the side of a mountain.

Ford is no stranger to competition. Fighting for the coveted full-size pickup truck market share requires constant innovation and best-in-class capabilities. The all-new F-150 delivers both in spades, offering an astounding 14,000-lbs of max towing capacity alongside an extensive list of interior cabin refinements - including premium leather seats and an available horizontally-oriented 12-inch infotainment touchscreen - so buyers don't have to choose between brawn and beauty. Plenty of body styles - including a massive Super Crew - allow buyers to zero in on the interior passenger space they require.

The brand new F-150 takes its place at the top of Ford's lineup of capable and dependable vehicles, delighting Ford diehards and winning over buyers who were previously loyal to other brands. The pickup category continues to evolve in response to buyers' needs by delivering everything they expect with a few extras, including refinement, luxury, and connectivity. Pickup trucks aren't just for the job site anymore - they're weekend family haulers and, more and more frequently, replacements for luxury SUVs.

 

MSRP: $28,940
Max Towing Capacity (lbs): 14,000
Horsepower (hp): 250-430
Torque (lb-ft): 265-570

 



A dark blue 2021 Ford F-150 is shown from the side carrying shrubs past a black fence.

Capabilities

Starting with a best-in-class max towing capacity of 14,000 pounds, the 2021 Ford F-150 comes out of the gate with a clear purpose: class domination. Towing isn't the only function the F-150 dominates; a max available payload of 3,325-lbs demonstrates this is a work truck first and foremost. Not only that, but Ford infuses technology to make trailering and traveling safer and more convenient. All this technology combines to offer one of the safest ever F-150s, and one that isn't afraid to infuse 21st-century technology into every aspect of the driving experience.

Safety and Towing Combined

Ford's Co-Pilot360 is a suite of driver-assist safety systems that work together to keep occupants safe while on the go. It's especially tuned-in to vehicle behavior while towing. Equip the F-150 with the available Blind Spot Information System with Trailer coverage, and the system will alert the driver whenever another car enters the blind spot. Paired with the oversized trailer tow mirrors, drivers get a wider scope of vision to monitor the trailer while in motion. This is a big confidence boost - and a welcome bit of assistance - when navigating highways and back roads while trailering.

Designed Down to the Details

Ford dives into the details on the F-150, with a set of available LED projector headlights that actually bend and adjust to help drivers see around curves and better navigate difficult patches of road at night. The LED lights also increase visibility and cut a wider beam for added side vision. An available Park Assist 2.0 system is tailor-made for the full-size F-150, making parallel parking simpler and less stressful. Simply put the vehicle in neutral, activate Active Park Assist, and the system guides the truck into its space. It's also designed to help drivers safely exit the parking spot when it's time to go.

A red 2021 Ford F-150 is driving on a highway past trees.

Performance

Ensuring the F-150 is equipped with the power and performance needed for whatever job it's slated for has never been easier, thanks to a lineup of six available engines. They range from a traditional gas-powered, a turbo diesel, and a small turbocharged powerhouse, delivering everything from torquey towing capability to exceptional fuel economy, depending on each buyer's specific requirements. It's that kind of flexibility and range of choices that buyers will appreciate.

The 3.5L V6 Gas and Hybrid

The available 3.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V6 is combined with a 10-speed automatic transmission and delivers 400 horsepower and an impressive 500 lb-ft of torque. F-150s equipped with this engine can tow up to the max of 14,000 lbs when properly equipped. This engine also comes in an available hybrid variant. The 3.5L PowerBoost turbocharged V6 engine produces 430 horsepower and a surprising 570 lb-ft of torque, giving it a maximum towing capacity of 12,700 lbs and a maximum payload capacity of 2,120 lbs.

The Diesel Option

The 3.0-liter Power Stroke Turbo Diesel engine delivers a fuel economy rating of 20 MPG city and 27 MPG highway without compromising performance. Equipped to tow up to 12,100 lbs and haul up to 1,840 lbs of payload, the 3.0-liter turbo engine offers 250 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque, delivering more power at lower speeds, which is great for towing without straining or lags in acceleration.

The 5.0L V8

For those wanting a more traditional - and beefy - big block engine, the available 5.0-liter V8 is the answer. Delivering 400 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque, the V8 offers twin independent variable cam timing (Ti-VCT). A special fuel injection system increases both power and fuel efficiency, and it can be outfitted with a compressed natural gas/propane converter.

A Couple More Options

If you don't want any of the aforementioned engines, don't worry, there are still two more available engines to choose from. The 3.3L V6 is the weakest of the group when it comes to outputs, giving 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. Don't let that discourage you, though, because this engine can still tow up to 8,200 lbs and carry 1,985 lbs of payload.

Finally, you can select a mighty 2.7L turbocharged V6. This little engine is capable of some impressive power, generating 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. Tow up to 10,100 lbs and haul up to 2,480 lbs when you have this engine roaring under the hood. As you can see, no matter what kind of power you want/need, there is an F-150 engine that can match it.

A blue 2020 Ford Raptor is shown from the front climbing over rocks.

F-150 Raptor

Probably the most exciting - and highly anticipated - trim in the extensive F-150 lineup is the aggressive Raptor. The Raptor is a performance-oriented rig designed for grit-your-teeth performance via its High-Output 3.5-liter V6 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission. Hold on tight because the Raptor's advanced powertrain delivers a staggering 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.

Tackle the Trails

This F-150 is at home on the most rugged, remote trails. It's an aggressive off-roader, designed to tackle punishing terrain and equipped with gear that makes the job easy. Starting with Ford's Trail Control system, the Raptor integrates smart driver-assist systems to increase capability. Trail Control is a cruise control system that, when engaged, automatically manages speed in response to road conditions, along with sending traction to different wheels as conditions require. The result is a more consistent, even off-roading experience.

The Raptor includes very special FOX brand monotone shocks, which continuously vary compression damping, automatically adjusting and refining the ride in response to road conditions. They're heavy-duty shocks that get the job done more effectively and seamlessly than traditional off-roading shocks. The Raptor is also equipped with two front and two rear tow hooks, standard front end engine skid plates to protect the truck's underbody while off-roading, and dual exhaust with dual tailpipes.