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2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost Delivers Record Torque, Range-Topping Power

We already knew that the 2021 Ford F-150 was going to feature the most powerful and capable drivetrain lineup in the model’s illustrious history. What we didn’t know was exactly how powerful and capable it would be. That wait is finally over, however, as Ford released all of the numbers we’ve been pining to know this morning, and the most notable piece of information relates to the all-new Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid.

Ford’s 3.5L PowerBoost V6 is the new king of the proverbial Ford F-150 hill, producing 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque – the most torque ever in an F-150. It also edges out its non-hybrid counterpart, Ford’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6, which is now rated at 400 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque – gains of 25 horsepower and 30 pound-feet over the outgoing model.

Interestingly, despite its power advantage, the Ford F-150 PowerBoost carries lower payload and towing capacity ratings than the non-hybrid 3.5L EcoBoost powerplant. The PowerBoost comes with a max payload rating of 2,120 pounds, while the EcoBoost can carry up to 3,250 pounds. In terms of towing, the EcoBoost is rated at a maximum of 14,000 pounds, while the PowerBoost will pull up to 12,700 pounds.

The PowerBoost’s ratings were achieved with a Crew Cab 4×2 model with 6.5 foot box, while the 3.5L EcoBoost achieves its max numbers in SuperCab configuration with an 8 foot box and SuperCrew 4×2 with the Max Trailer Tow Package.

The 3.5’s max tow rating is up a whopping 800 pounds over the existing 2020 model, which makes it the most capable light-duty pickup on the market in that regard. Despite its second-place finish, the PowerBoost’s payload and towing capacity ratings are the highest of any full hybrid pickup currently on the market.

2021 Ford F-150 production is already underway at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant, and the all-new pickup is scheduled to arrive at dealerships this November.

We’ll have much more on the 2021 F-150 very soon, so be sure and 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. Roy Chile’s

    FORD has totally up there game with the 3.5 EcoBoost which it should have, the new F-150 PowerBoost is the icing on the cake of what’s to come in the future. Chevy and Dodge has to come out with a new line of engines at some point and it needs to be sooner than later

  2. Gary

    It’s amazing how much the power the 2.7 makes and how quick that 4×4 truck is. Both 2.7 & 3.5 seems to be well built and durable. 2021will be time for me to retire my 2004 XLT which also has been very durable.

  3. BB

    @Stalkbroker94 and the problem with that is what exactly? The new RAM TRX looks to be one hell of a truck.


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