2021 Ford F-150
The all-new 2021 Ford F-150 is purpose-built from the ground up, and it has been developed to be the strongest and most productive F-150 ever produced. It’s what happens when you combine premium-grade muscle with highly honed brains and design to produce something like this. A persistently robust, high-strength, military-grade aluminum-alloy body and a torture-tested, high-strength steel frame are combined with modern technology to allow you to work smarter and harder while being comfortable and productive.
The 2021 Ford F-150 is offered in eight trim levels:
- Tremor: 18 combined MPG
- King Ranch: ventilated leather seats
- XL: lowest starting MSRP
- Raptor: 15 combined MPG
- LARIAT: Vintage Carmine interior
- Limited: 18 speakers
- XLT: 12-inch touchscreen display
- Platinum: multi-contour bucket seats
Design, Comfort, and Quality
Subtle changes to the Ford F-150 for the 2021 model year do not deviate from a successful formula. The F-150 has a pleasing appearance, in part because it is familiar. A point for its redesigned appearance and another for its functionally enhanced interior, the 2021 Ford F-150 receives a point for being neither as blocky nor as plain as the GM twins, nor as plain as the Ram 1500 (with the exception and tribute to the TRX). In addition to 11 distinct grilles, 15 various colors, and 15 different wheel designs ranging in diameter from 17 to 22 inches, the external options represent the many combinations possible with the Ford F-150. Every F-150, on the other hand, receives minor upgrades that add up to a complete overhaul.
Ford changed the hardpoints on the suspension knuckles, which resulted in a slightly wider track, but most of the other dimensions remain the same as before. Integrated within the bumper, the C-clamp daytime running lights link up with the lower fog lights to provide a bigger but more coherent framing device in the rearview mirrors. It’s impossible to miss its distinctive light signature.
The Ford F-150, with its three beds, three cabs, and ingenious storage compartments, may be used for various purposes in 2021. The 2021 Ford F-150 may be configured into anything the owner needs, whether a simple labor truck or a mobile boardroom on wheels. It earns a point for towing a large amount of freight and an additional point for towing at least five passengers; however, our ranking is based on four-door crew cab versions, which are the most popular among consumers.
Two-door normal cabs and four-door extended cabs would not convey that notion to the public. The maximum rear leg space in the extended cab is 33.5 inches, which is less than the amount of rear legroom in many compact cars. With the crew cab, the back leg space increases to a remarkable 43.6 inches, more than that of full-size SUVs. With this much space, it’s no surprise that trucks are increasingly being used as family cars.
The vehicle’s basic active safety measures may help it escape a collision. It’s a massive pickup truck that can withstand most collisions, but it can’t outrun the laws of physics when it comes to rollover danger, as can be said for most large cars, even SUVs. Though not required, its baseline active safety measures and optional driver aid systems should help avoid or lessen collisions with other vehicles and roll over.
- Height: 75.6 in
- Length: 231.7 in
- Width: 79.9 in
- Curb weight: 4661
- Trunk volume: 52.8 ft3
Engine type: Regular Unleaded V-8
Fuel Capacity / Gas Tank Size: 26
C/D TEST RESULTS:
- Zero to 100 mph: 13.7 s
- Zero to 60 mph: 4.4 s
2021 Ford F-150 — Owner’s Manual
When consumers purchase a truck new, there should have been a 2021 Ford F-150 Owners Manual containing all of the information required for future maintenance and modifications.
- Important Safety Instructions
- Maintenance Record
2021 Ford F-150 Price
The 2021 Ford F-150 is offered in eight trim levels at the following prices:
- Tremor: $49,505
- King Ranch: $56,980
- XL: $38,305
- Raptor: $64,145
- LARIAT: $45,545
- Limited: $73,105
- XLT: $46,640
- Platinum: $59,760
Performance and Fuel Economy
The powertrain modifications are highlighted by the addition of a hybrid engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission as standard. Customers may choose from six different engines, including a hybrid powertrain available across all six trim levels, giving them an option for every season, plus two. The outputs do not alter significantly, but the choices do. Fortunately, a 10-speed automatic gearbox does not confuse the choices or speeds available.
However, with six different engine choices ranging from a diesel to a hybrid to a tried and true V-8, it all comes down to personal preference. Having a conventional 10-speed automatic gearbox improves efficiency throughout the vehicle.