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No 2021 Ford F-150 Model Will Come With Dual Exhaust

When we came up with our wish list for the 2021 Ford F-150 a few weeks ago, one of the top ten items we wanted to see on Ford’s all-new pickup was dual exhaust. Sure, those who purchased a 13th gen F-150 Limited with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 High Output engine got dual exhaust, but that was the only model in the F-150 lineup blessed with dual pipes. And unfortunately, that option goes away completely for the 2021 model year.

2019 Ford F-150 Limited

Ford Authority was able to confirm this in an interview with F-150 engineering manager Dawn Piechocki, who told us that no 2021 model would come with dual exhaust. And aside from the fact that Ford decided not to add dual exhaust to any of the new 2021 Ford F-150 models, it also dropped the 3.5L H.O. option for 2021, as it’s effectively been replaced by the all-new 3.5L PowerBoost hybrid.

With that change, all 2021 F-150 models announced thus far have single exit, behind the passenger-side rear wheel exhaust pipes. This is somewhat disappointing for those of us that appreciate the look of a dual exhaust, which in our opinion makes the F-150 look sportier, not to mention cleaner. And with a lineup of powerful engines available, why not tout that fact with twin pipes?

Plus, all of the F-150’s rivals – the Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, and Ram – have all introduced dual exhaust as an option on their recently-redesigned trucks. The 2021 Ford F-150 is a true game changer in a number of areas, including its many class-leading features like the full-hybrid system, Max Recline Seats, and innovative modular interior and tailgate. So why not add another exhaust pipe and at least keep up with the competition in that regard?

Thus, 2021 Ford F-150 buyers will have to look to an eager aftermarket if they want twin pipes, and there will be plenty of options available there at least. Plus, the upcoming Raptor based on the 14th gen F-150 will very likely come with dual exhaust, as its predecessor did. Even still, we continue to be puzzled as to why Ford refuses to put dual pipes on all of its F-150 models, or at least make it an option.

We’ll have more on the all-new F-150’s many new features very soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-Series newsFord F-150 news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. trailhiker

    From an earlier patent application, they are working on a new tailgate design that slides out and folds down. It would only seem to work with a side exhaust. That could be one factor in their decision.

    1. Barry

      Another useless gimmick – rather than putting the number one requested – simple option – dual exhaust. Hard to believe Ford is so far behind competition.

      1. Dan

        I swear… I have the limited with the dual exhaust. Just a cleaner look. The new rams have it also. Makes no sense.

  2. Bob

    Ford has always been late to the game.
    Fords Biggest screwup is making a woman an engineering manager!
    Just like pulling the V8 from the Raptor, just another bad decision by Ford.
    No hope for the Ford dopes!

    1. Ford Fan

      you are just mad cause they are smarter then you will ever be

    2. Kevin Johnson

      That’s a shame, why should the Ford customer have to go to aftermarket kits to make the truck look sportier when it could come as an option…. makes no sense. Why is the competition always 5 steps ahead in front of Ford ?? Why are we always last… ?

  3. F150 Owner

    Ford Authority is really reaching for content when you dedicate an article on dual exhaust pipes hanging out the back…. It won’t keep me from buying a 2021 when they become available.

  4. F150 Owner

    Ford Authority is really reaching for content when you dedicate an article on dual exhaust pipes hanging out the back. It won’t keep me from buying a 2021 when they become available.

  5. Lorne

    I agree that Ford should have a dual exhaust option, perhaps a question that could be asked to one of your engineer contacts (male or female) . Happy that old fool Bob has GM. I always had my F150 dualed gave it a personal custom look with a distinct sound.

  6. Ford Loyalist

    I agree it is unbelievable they do not offer the most requested feature (dual exhaust) year after year. It is some indicator of why the stock is at $6.00 and an annual operating Loss is projected. Hard to believe they would work toward production of an all electric f-150 that few would want – but cannot simply add dual exhaust which would boost sales by 10%. Just totaling baffling and unless judgement improves – this treasured old line company will be history in a few short years!

  7. Ray Rose

    I agree. I put duals and Raptor bumper on my 2018 f150 LTD. and may switch them to my 2021 hybrid which is ordered. Also VERY DISAPPOINTED that Ford didn’t include a “HEADS-UP DISPLAY” on windshield like GM and Ram have???? Wake up FORD.

  8. Barry

    When will Ford decide to put dual exhaust on all f150 models. They keep adding useless gimmicks – when the number one requested option continues to be dual exhaust.


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