Home Cars 25 Exciting Facts We Know About The 2021 Ford F-150
Cars

25 Exciting Facts We Know About The 2021 Ford F-150

Cameron EittreimJuly 6, 2020

2021 Ford F150
via: Auto Freak

21: More Engine Choices

Ford has made it more inclusive than ever to choose an engine for your F150. The choice used to be either a V6 or a V8. But nowadays there are a plethora of different engine choices to choose from. Whether you want a turbocharged V6 engine or a powerful 5.0L V8, there’s sure to be a good option for you. Ford understands the majority of F150 pickup truck owners are going to utilize their trucks. There are going to be your generic V8 drivers and people who want more.

Ford F150 Lineup
via: Ford Authority

The plethora of engine choices is only supplemented by a single transmission choice. But the new 10-speed transmission Ford is offering is top-notch. The amount of performance you get out of this setup is well above average. The F150 is now equipped to do just about anything you can throw at it, from hauling hay and farm equipment to pulling your weekend jetskis on the lake.

Ford F150
via: Motor Trend

20: Fuel Economy

Ford is on a mission to offer some of the best fuel economies around. The F-150 has a range of 700 miles for a single tank. There were periods in the past when this would have been unheard of for a full-size pickup. Naturally, with all of that fuel economy comes a lot of driving. This is what Ford is hoping to encourage with in 2021.

Ford F150 Supercrew
via: Auto Guide

With the future of fuel economy being ever unstable, the F-150 is a solid choice for a full-size pickup truck. The exterior dimensions are all but what you’d expect out of a Ford, and the interior is modern enough. Ford has gone the reserved route and it shows. That’s not necessarily a bad thing as the truck has proven itself time and time again.

Ford F150 Sport
via: Motor Trend

19: Never Leave Your F-150 Again

Ford has introduced some other unique features into the fray as well. The Reclinemax seating is designed to allow the driver to relax a little. It’s somewhat similar to what you’d find in an airline chair. If you’ve ever tried to sleep in a truck, you know it can be very uncomfortable. With these kinds of new features introduced into the new F-150, Ford is making a stand.

Ford F150 Pickup
via: Truck Trend

The ability to get more out of your truck will mean pickup truck buyers get more out of their vehicles. And when you are spending upwards of a house payment on a new truck, you should at least expect that. Trucks aren’t the simple farm tool they once were, and now you can get a ton of use out of one.

Ford F150
via: Automobile Mag

18: Desk Space

In addition to being able to catch some sleep, you also have more room to work. In between the front seats is an additional fold flat surface. It is the perfect for taking notes or getting work done on your laptop. As you know, working out of a truck can be a tight squeeze, especially when everything is in it. But whether you work where you need desk space, now you have it on the go. It’s interesting to see all these unique touches Ford is putting into the F-150. It has become quite the stablemate of what a full-size truck can be.

Ford F150
via: Magnolia Motor Company

Nevertheless, you’re going to get more out of your pickup interior than ever before. Ford is looking to branch the F-150 into a new direction. With the upgrades this model refresh has, those changes are evident. The truck will be much better positioned for attacking the consumer and business markets.

Ford F150 Lariat
via: Automobile Mag

17: Chrome

The all-new F-150 has alloy wheels all around. You’ll notice on quite a few of the packages that the truck has a new look. As pickup trucks have grown in the last decade, so have the wheels. Although the most common aftermarket thing to do is to throw some new wheels on your truck. The F-150 comes with some nice-looking factory wheels to choose from.

Ford F150
via: HGMsites

Should you be in the market for something a bit more off-road oriented, Ford also offers the Raptor option. The newly-accented wheels are only a small part of the total redesign. Ford has gone to great lengths to make sure the F-150 stands out from the crowd. With Dodge ramping up their effort and Chevy doing a redesign, the F-150 has to be more competitive than ever. There is now new competition from Jeep as well.

Ford F150 Raptor
via: Top Speed

16: Fuel Saving Measures

Because the F-150 is designed to save at the pump, Ford has done significant measures to ease drivers’ pain. The design of the body might seem similar to the outgoing model, but a lot is going on it. First and foremost are the new wind dampers which give the truck a greater sense of downforce. Ford has designed a truck like this due to the new hybrid drivetrain, and this is how you achieve that 700 miles a tank ratio. Aside from that the truck also has a series of improvements in the front fascia of the truck.

Ford F150 W/T
via: New Cars

This means the truck is going to achieve better mileage overall. The new design and fuel-saving measures that Ford has put into the F-150 has made the truck a marvel of design. As the need for more fuel-efficient vehicles grows, it will have an increased market share.

Ford F150 Raptor
via: Ford

15: F-150 Towing and Payload

The Ford lineup of products has always been the class leader when it comes to towing capability. When it comes to any kind of commercial work, you’re going to need to be able to tow. Each package is geared for a different purpose. Chances are you are going to be towing work equipment. The fact that you have class-leading payload at your disposal is only a small portion of the F-150’s story. The truck has a lot going for it in addition to that.

Ford F150
via: HGMsites

The standard truck bed is more than equipped for most daily applications. Whether you work out in the field or you man your land. Ford has always specialized in creating a stellar truck bed and this is part of their high selling points. There’s no doubt that this generation of the F-150 is going to be the class leader when it comes to specs.

Ford F150
via: Car Gurus

14: New Infotainment Design

The F-150 has gotten quite the revision on the interior as well, which isn’t a bad thing because the it was already complimentary. The Ford has put more effort into the center stack design, with high precedence on comfort and connectivity. The driver will be able to connect to a host of new apps. These include the Apple Car Phone app, Spotify, and Pandora, just to name a few. The new generation of the F-150 is also a smart truck. With that said, the truck is going to be able to connect to a whole lot more than before.

Ford F150
via: Ford

You can power everything from your home to your office. This makes the F-150 a much more suitable business companion as well as a pickup truck. If Ford continues the upmarket push with technology, the truck will continue its class lead.

Ford F150 Raptor
via: Motor Trend

13: The Electric F-150

There are going to be quite a few electric trucks battling for a market share shortly. The F-150 is going to be at the forefront of this race along with Tesla. What will an electric F-150 bring to the table? The truck will have a lot of the features you’d find on the Cybertruck, but wrapped up in a more discreet package. Part of the reason for this is because Ford wants to appeal to the average consumer. The Cybertruck in a lot of ways is too much, and Ford has the medicine for that.

Ford F150
via: Ford

The standard-looking F-150 is going to be a much more appealing option, but it will have all the bells and whistles. The truck is going to have a far range, comparable to that of the Cybertruck. Ford hopes this will make the electric F-150 an appealing option. As this new generation of the truck kicks off, there’s a lot to be pleased with, from the design and function of the new truck to a relatively unchanged price tag.

Ford F150
via: Ford

12: F-150 Displays Keep Growing

If you haven’t noticed in the pictures, the center stack of the Ford F-150 just got bigger. The 12.0 display is much bigger then what you’d find in a GM product, and there’s a good reason for that. Ford has to compete with Ram, which has been providing a vertical 12-inch display for over a year now. Being the biggest doesn’t always mean you’re the best, but when you have family riding along, it’s nice to play entertainment.

Ford F150 Raptor
via: Automobile Mag

The center stack does more than just play movies and stream music as you can also use GPS. Although the center on the F-150 continues to grow, but the dimensions of the truck remain pretty much the same. Ford has done an awesome job of keeping this technology propositioned in a way that buyers like. You don’t want a truck that’s too dominating, and the right technology can help keep that.

Ford F150
via: NY Daily News

11: More Technology Built-In

In addition to the center of the truck, there are also a few notable features. For starters, you’ll have WI-FI connectivity. This means you can transmit its wireless signal, to power tablets, laptops, and more. This kind of exceptional technology is what gives the F-150 a strong foothold in the pickup truck market. GM is still playing catch up in a lot of ways, and the current model is more evidence of that. Other features such as the newly-improvised sound system give it a home theater on wheels feeling.

Ford F150
via: Automobile Mag

The shift in technology toward pickup trucks is only going to continue the evolution of the Ford products. With the new midsize Ranger taking up a lot of the lower budget customer base, the F-150 can move more upmarket. This is something high-end pickup truck consumers have been moving toward for years.

Ford F150 Stunk Works
via: IBSRV

10: Driver-Assisted Features

Like most modern cars and trucks, the 2021 F-150 has gotten a host of new driver-assisted features. These are to assist the driver in safe maneuvering in addition to parking. If you dread the morning commute, you don’t have to any longer. It has motion cameras in almost every corner of the truck. These blind spot detection devices will help you to keep a safe distance while merging.

Ford F150
via: HGMsites

The backup camera is also one of the most intuitive in the industry, designed for ample towing assistance. Backing your truck up to the boat dock doesn’t have to be a challenge. Neither does learning how to hitch up your trailer because the F150 does this well. With this new driver-assist features, the truck is as technologically-advanced as you can imagine. These are all features that will help the driver in the field and at home.

Ford F150 Raptor
via: IBSRV

9: Still The Off-Road King

The F-150 has ruled the offroad since the inception of the infamous Raptor. But standard models are also quite capable of going off-road as well. The FX4 is going to come loaded with most of the features you’d expect coupled with a notable mixture of off-road flairs such as a raised ride height and more. Interior-wise. the off-road version of the truck offers washable mats and flooring. It’s a great feature for spending a day out in the muddy waters.

Ford F150
via: Equipment World

Ford has always dominated the outdoors, and with the FX4 trim, the F150 is just as capable. You can also get a work truck FX4 version, which sums up to affordable fun on a budget. There is no doubt that the vast majority of buyers will go for the loaded versions of the truck. These include the Lariat or the King Ranch, both of which offer a combination of luxury and features for a competitive price.

F150 Skunkworks
via: The Drive

8: Work-Oriented F-150 Tailgate

The backend of the Ford F-150 has received some love as well. Possibly fueled by the special edition tailgate offerings of the GMC Sierra the Ford now has some features. The tailgate is designed to benefit you on the job site. With new features geared toward the owner, the tailgate is a nice addition. Need somewhere to stand your tablet up? Well, the tailgate has a built-in tablet stand.

Ford F150 Limited
via: Motor 1

There are also built-in clamp spots for you to clamp a 2×4 down while working. These additions to the tailgate only help to show just how much of a work truck the F-150 has become. The brand is also synonymous with quality, but this new generation is going to take it to another level.

Ford F150 Roush
via: Car Scoops

7: F-150 Sharing With The Mustang

The F-150 has a powerful V8 engine, but the 5.0L engine has something in common with the rest of the Ford lineup. This is the same engine that is shared with the Mustang 5.0. Ford has done a lot of tuning. With such a great powerplant at its disposal, there’s no wonder the F-150 performs nicely. But if V8 power is still something you’re looking for, then the V8 will please.

Ford F150 Roush
via: Blog CDN

The Mustang is already a special pony car and with this kind of power behind a truck, the sky’s the limit. Ford has been quietly trying to move away from the V8 scene, which makes this engine the last of the Mohicans. Its design and technology are a bit dated when compared to other engines on the market. But if you want a V8 powerplant, you can’t go wrong.

Ford F150 Roush
via: BlogCDN

6: Desk Surface

The center stack desk surface is a nice feature for a full-sized pickup truck. This is something generally only found in a commercial van. Ford is attempting to make the F150 a more well-rounded work truck, and the effort is showing significantly. The flat surface between the seating is perfect for a laptop or a tablet. If you’ve ever worked on the road, you know how important it can be to have a flat surface to work on. Ford is leaning toward commercial customers with this feature.

Ford F150
via: Automobile Mag

But the general consumer can get a lot of usage out of this feature as well. The flatwork surface makes it a great place to pull over and take a break. If you don’t want to watch media on the built-in infotainment center, you can do so by using your tablet. The built-in wifi connectivity also makes a great addition.

Ford F150 Limited
via: HGMsites

5: F-150 Interior Room

Let’s face the facts, trucks have long evolved from the single cab configurations of the farming days. The trucksdrivers drive today go to more places and do more things than ever before. Part of the reason for this is the pickup truck has become the main source of transportation for mant families. A roomy cabin is an important feature to have, and Ford has been leading the charge in terms of this aspect for some time now.

Ford F150 with Options
via: Auto Evolution

The F-150 has come to a long way in terms of interior refinement even though the truck has always had a roomy cabin. Gone are the days of the cramped half-cab design, and here are comfortable land yachts on wheels. The F-150 is the quintessential evolution of what a pickup truck should be. Time will tell how much the interior continues to evolve, but for most consumers, this is going to be a comfortable truck.

Ford F150 Harley Davidson
via: CBStatic

4: Features Galore

The customization of the F-150 might just be the coolest feature of the newly-revised truck. You can pretty much build it to fit your specific needs. Ford has become big on utilizing its online ordering platform to build the truck of your dreams. As with a lot of automakers who are venturing into the customization platform. With the number of features and shortcuts, you can choose with the F-150 you can cut out the middleman. This is going to change the way we purchase a new pickup in a lot of aspects.

Hennessey Raptor
via: Hennesey

The Ford ordering platform is ahead of its time, taking a cue from new products such as Carvana, which utilize a similar process. What you’ll notice is that the Platinum configuration is gone for now. Ford will be working on a replacement for this high-level trim that is generally snatched up by high-end consumers.

Raptor
via: Ford

3: Harley Davidson F-150

Since 2001 there’s been a special Harley Davidson F-150 in the showroom. Over the years, the package has been shrunk in terms of features and opulence. But if you love motorcycles, this is probably the package for you. The next generation of the F-150 Harley Davidson is going to have the same cool features as previous models before it. The supercharged V8 engine is going to be standard fare, as well as polished chrome rims. This is more of a halo truck than anything, which is why Ford puts such an emphasis on it.

Raptor
via: Ford

If you enjoy riding a hog and you happen to own a Harley, this might just be the truck for you. The interesting design coupled with the mystique of the Harley brand is what has made this a special edition for decades. Ford has no problem supporting another American company, and this new 2021 Harley model is highly anticipated.

Lightening
via: Ford

2: The F-150 Lightning Rebirth

The real talk of the town has been whether Ford is going to reintroduce the Lightning performance truck in 2021. In a lot of aspects, the Raptor has replaced this truck, but there’s still an appetite for a straight track truck. The Raptor can smash over rocks and sand like it’s nothing. But for those of us who live in a city setting, the Lightning was the go-to performance truck of the decade. The truck even had a supporting role in the original Fast And The Furious franchise.

Raptor
via: Ford

Ford has been rather tight-lipped about the Lightning making a comeback. Probably for good reason, as the truck will be more of a niche product than anything else. Single cab trucks are less popular than ever, and Ford is one of the last holdouts when it comes to them.

Ford Raptor
via: Bing

1: Heavy Duty F-150 Redesign?

With the F-150 getting all the love these days it’s easy to wonder about the rest of Ford’s truck lineup. The super duty line has become a bit long in the tooth. It will be interesting to see what kinds of updates Ford is going to wrap around their commercial series of trucks. Will the Superduty get the same strong treatment on the interior as the F-150? Time will tell as Ford begins to delve deeper into the next generation of pickup trucks. Ford has stated that the company will be moving away from passenger cars other than the Mustang.

Raptor
via: Ford

With that being said, there has never been a better time than now to refresh their big trucks as well. Ford’s super duty lineup sells quite well, especially when you consider the competition that’s on the market right now. Ford has been innovating in the super duty field for a long time now and the F-250 and F-350 are staples in the industry.

Advertisement
Please wait 5 sec.