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2021 Ford F-150
Select a Different Model (43 Available): King Ranch 2WD Long Bed SuperCrew Cab
Fuel Economy $ 17 / 24 mpg
Towing (Max) 13000 lbs.
Payload (Max) 2235 lbs.
Horsepower 400@6,000
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2021 Ford F-150 MODEL OVERVIEW

Pros

  • Available hybrid option
  • Thoughtful exterior design
  • Desert-shredding Raptor model

Cons

  • Disappointing brake feel on the hybrid
  • Not as luxurious as the Ram 1500

The F-Series pickup is Ford's best-selling vehicle by a country mile, so a new F-150 is a big deal. That's exactly what we have on our hands for 2021, as Ford reveals the 14th-generation F-150, replacing its predecessor that was introduced for the 2015 model year. There's a new Raptor, too. The F-150 sits above the Ranger and below Super Duty F-Series trucks. Upon its release, the new truck will compete with the Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado, Toyota Tundra, and Nissan Titan.

What's New

What We Think

Although it's not as posh as the Ram 1500, there's a lot to like about the new F-150. Along with impressive technologies, the Ford F-150 has a wide range of powertrains, including a capable new hybrid. In our First Test of this variant, we praised its strong handling and body control, as well as its linear steering. It's also quick—acceleration is on par with the previous-gen F-150 Raptor. Unfortunately, a wooden brake feel marred the overall driving experience. That said, we were quite impressed with the mobile generator that was able to power our space heater and chain saw.

When we tested a V-8 equipped F-150, we were also impressed with its acceleration and handling. One of our favorite things about the truck? Its delicious engine note has some clear Mustang influence. Our test team noted significant dive under hard braking, however.

We're most looking forward to spending time with the 2021 F-150 Raptor, not to mention the not-yet-revealed V-8 Raptor R set to square off against the Truck of the Year winning Ram TRX.

2021 Ford F-150 Configurations

Like the truck it's replacing, the 2021 F-150 will be offered in a multitude of cab and bed configurations. You'll be able to order the new truck with a Regular Cab, SuperCab, or SuperCrew passenger cabin; seating capacity ranges from three to six passengers.

Likewise for cargo, the new F-150 can be had with multiple bed lengths. Regular and SuperCab models offer 6.5-ft and 8.0-ft bed options, whereas SuperCrew examples are available with a 5.5-ft or a 6.5-ft bed.

Raptor models are available in a SuperCrew configuration with a 5.5-ft bed.

Engine Options

Among Ford's many engine choices is a new hybrid V-6. All engines are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. RWD is standard and 4WD is optional.

  • 3.3-liter naturally aspirated V-6 — 290 hp / 265 lb-ft
  • 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 — 325 hp / 400 lb-ft
  • 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V-8 — 400 hp / 410 lb-ft
  • 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 — 400 hp / 500 lb-ft
  • 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 — 250 hp / 440 lb-ft
  • 3.5-liter hybrid twin-turbo V-6 — 430 hp / 570 lb-ft
  • 3.5-liter high-output twin-turbo V-6 (Raptor) — TBA / TBA

2021 Ford F-150 Raptor: It's Finally Here!

The wait is over: the formidable F-150 Raptor has returned. Ford developed a new five-link rear suspension specifically for the desert runner, promising improved high-speed performance off the beaten path. New Fox shocks are the largest ever for the Raptor, and are designed to react even faster to terrain changes.

For the first time, Ford is making the Raptor available with either 35-inch or massive 37-inch tires. Under the hood, a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 will deliver impressive output (horsepower and torque figures have yet to be announced). Ford expects the Raptor to travel more than 500 miles on a tank of gas. Look for an even higher-performance, Ram TRX-fighting Raptor R as part of the 2022 Ford F-150 lineup.

Cargo Space and Interior Room

The amount of interior and cargo volume on offer depends on your cab and bed combo. Although Regular Cab examples only seat three across the front bench, SuperCab and SuperCrew F-150s can seat five or six with two rows of seating. In terms of cargo capacity, the 5.5-, 6.5-, and 8.0-ft beds hold 52.8, 62.3, and 77.4 cubic feet of volume, respectively.

Technology

The 2021 F-150 will come standard with an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display and a 12.0-inch display is available on higher trims. Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included on all models. Running Ford's newest infotainment software, Sync 4, the F-150 will also have the capability for over-the-air updates. For you audiophiles out there, Ford will also offer multiple premium audio options with up to 18 speakers.

If you go with the 2021 F-150 Raptor, a 12.0-inch digital gauge cluster and 12.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display are standard.

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2021 FORD F-150 SPECIFICATIONS
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WARRANTY/RECALL
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Engine Name
Engine: V8 Flex Fuel 5.0 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, SelectShift® 10 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (44G)
Trim
King Ranch 2WD Long Bed SuperCrew Cab
Class
Full-Size Pickup LD
Horsepower
400@6,000
Standard MPG
17/24
Body Style
Truck
Drivetrain
RWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail
Show Full Specs
Corrosion Warranty Miles
Unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
60,000
Full Warranty Miles
36,000
Powertrain Warranty Months
60
Full Warranty Months
36
Roadside Assistance Miles
60,000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
N/R
Roadside Assistance Months
60
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$500 Ford announces a Bonus Cash on select models for eligible Military personnel. 01-03-2022
$0 2.9% Financing for a maximum term of 36 Months - Ford announces special APR financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021
$0 6.9% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Ford announces special APR financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021
$0 7.9% Financing for a maximum term of 75 Months - Ford announces special APR financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021
$0 8.9% Financing for a maximum term of 84 Months - Ford announces special APR financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021
$1000 Ford announces a Certificate Program on select models.. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021
$500 Ford announces a Certificate Program on select models.. 07-06-2021
$1000 Ford announces a Bonus Cash on select models for eligible college students. 01-03-2022
$0 0% Financing for a maximum term of 36 Months - Ford announces special APR financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021
$1750 Ford announces a Bonus Cash on select models for eligible returning lessees. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021
$0 0.9% Financing for a maximum term of 48 Months - Ford announces special APR financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021
$0 1.9% Financing for a maximum term of 60 Months - Ford announces special APR financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021
$0 3.9% Financing available for varying term lengths : 48, 72 Months - Ford announces special APR financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021
$1000 Ford announces a Bonus Cash on select models for eligible Military personnel. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021
$0 4.9% Financing available for varying term lengths : 60, 75 Months - Ford announces special APR financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021
$0 5.9% Financing for a maximum term of 84 Months - Ford announces special APR financing on select models. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021
$3000 Ford announces a Bonus Cash on select models to be used as trade in assistance. [Regional Incentive. See dealer for availability.] 07-06-2021