Ford owners are loyal to their brand. If you have been waiting for the new 2021 Ford F-150 to be revealed, that wait is about to be over. You will love the new features and innovations that are going to be included in this latest model. In other words, you should find it to be well worth the wait. Here are ten things that you likely did not know about the 2021 Ford F-150.
1. The Payload Is the Best in Its Class
While the exact towing capability and payload options are not quite made public, we do know that the new F-150 is going to be the toughest and most durable in its class. Since we know that the Chevy Silverado currently has a 13,400 towing rating, this one will be even better. That will give the 5.0 L V8 2021 F-150 a maximum payload of more than 3,270 pounds.
2. The Price is Still Unknown
One thing you probably do not know about the 2021 F-150 is the price. That is ok because we still do not know quite what it will be either. Part of the issue is that there will be quite a few trim levels to choose from. That being said, we would expect the pricing options to be in line with previous years, with the value depending on what model you end up choosing and the feature packages that you end up opting for.
3. You Gain the Benefit of Towing Assistance
If you are in the market for a full-size truck like the F-150, then you probably have visions of towing a trailer behind you in the future. That is made much easier and safer with the available 360-degree camera system that you will find on this truck. It also has a backup assist feature. This will allow you to have a visual picture of what is behind you and you maneuver that trailer into place.
4. The Style Features Make the 2021 F-150 the Most Aerodynamic Ever
To be honest, you will not notice too many changes on the exterior of the Ford F-150. However, there are some subtle changes that have turned this truck into the most aerodynamic model ever. There is a new hood, some active girl shutters, and a front chin spoiler that automatically lowers. You will love what this does for your drive.
5. The Co-Pilot 360 2.0 System Is Added to this Model
Nobody likes to have any dings on their truck due to misjudging parking maneuvers and tight corners. With the 2021 Ford F-150, the possibility of these happening should be minimized with the inclusion of the Co-Pilot360 2.0 system. This also includes Park Assist 2.0. You will be guided right into your parking spot, which is a good thing given how big your truck is.
6. Fuel Economy is Improved
While we do not know the exact fuel economy numbers, we do know that it will be the best yet. The range on the hybrid model alone indicates that Ford owners will be more than impressed by the gas mileage that they end up getting out of such a powerful truck.
7. The Transmission Receives an Upgrade
When it comes to the base model of the Ford F-150, you will find that transmission has received a noticeable upgrade. This takes it from a six-speed to a 10-speed automatic transmission. There is also a cylinder deactivation switch on the 5.0L V8 engine. All of these new features combine to help improve fuel efficiency, so look to save a bit at the pumps once you take possession of this new truck.
8. The Interior is New and Innovative
While the exterior might look roughly the same, you will notice big differences on the inside. This is because the interior has received a complete re-design. In fact, if you have owned an F-150 in the past, you will probably feel that this is a totally new truck. The front seats can now recline flat. This allows you to take a nap if you want to. There is also a huge 12-inch touchscreen display on the center console. Check out these new features when you go to see the F-150 at the dealership.
9. There is a New PowerBoost Hybrid Drivetrain –
This may be the most important and helpful thing that you did not know about the 2021 Ford F-150. This model will include a PowerBoost hybrid drivetrain on certain trim levels. One of the most exciting aspects of this is that it comes equipped with a 1.5 kWh battery. This provides enough power to run a 47 horsepower motor. That one motor is designed to work alongside the 3.5-liter twin-turbo engine that is a V6 and has EcoBoost. All of this combines for a hybrid version of the Ford F-150 that is powerful enough to tow as much as 12,000 pounds thanks to its drivetrain. You will also be able to drive roughly 700 miles, which is very good for such a powerful full-size truck.
10. The 2021 Ford F-150 Can Turn Into a Generator –
Perhaps one of the coolest features on the 2021 Ford F-150 that people often neglect to mention is the fact that the truck itself can actually turn into a generator. This is thanks to the inverters that have been included in its design. The 2.4 kW inverter will actually come standard with the hybrid version and it is more than capable of turning into a mobile generator to be used on a job or campsite.
So, there you have it. Those are 10 things that should prove helpful to know as you get ready for the 2021 Ford F-150 to hit a dealership near you soon. Get ready to be driving one home before you know it.