Back in September, we wondered aloud if Ford would do the obvious thing and offer an F-150 Tremor package alongside the (at the time) newly-announced Ford Ranger Tremor and the existing Ford Super Duty Tremor. Then, roughly a month later, we spied a 2021 Ford F-150 Tremor prototype out testing, seemingly confirming the package’s existence. Now, The Blue Oval has made it official by revealing the Tremor off-road package for the 2021 Ford F-150.
The 2021 Ford F-150 Tremor off-road package has been designed and engineered for customers seeking more off-road capability than the available FX4 package, yet don’t need or want everything the more hardcore F-150 Raptor has to offer.
The F-150 Tremor comes exclusively in SuperCrew configuration with a 5.5-foot box, Ford’s 3.5L EcoBoost V6, and 10-speed automatic transmission, plus standard four-wheel drive. Available in standard, mid, and high equipment groups, the F-150 Tremor includes a range of standard and available features.
That starts with an upgraded suspension with retuned springs both in the front and rear for added ground clearance. The front hub knuckles and upper control arms have been revised, while Tremor-specific monotube shocks at the front and twin-tube shocks at the rear are tuned for softer damping at low speeds, with additional damping and control for more severe off-road events.
New 33-inch General Grabber all-terrain tires are mounted on unique matte-finish 18-inch wheels that offer extra ground clearance and a one-inch wider stance. Finally, a Raptor-style bash plate serves to protect front end components. All of these modifications result in an approach angle of 27.6 degrees, breakover angle of 21.2 degrees, and departure angle of 24.3 degrees. Tremor has 1.5 inches more total travel in the rear and an additional inch of total travel in the front.
The 2021 Ford F-150 Tremor also includes a locking rear differential, with an optional late-availability upgrade to a Torsen limited-slip front diff across all equipment levels. Tremor high series customers get a torque-on-demand transfer case similar to the one used in the F-150 Raptor.
In addition to its off-road capabilities, the Tremor is also capable of towing up to 10,900 pounds and has a maximum payload capacity of 1,885 pounds. And like other 2021 F-150 models, Ford’s Pro Power Onboard system is optional, with up to 2.0 kilowatts of portable power available.
The F-150 Tremor has received a host of visual upgrades as well, which help distinguish it from the rest of the F-150 lineup. The hood and front end are redesigned for a more muscular, aggressive profile, while a unique grille featuring a blacked-out Ford oval is highlighted by the signature Tremor color of Active Orange, which also accentuates two front recovery hooks.
Raptor-inspired off-road fixed running boards are mounted close to the body to prevent damage, while a cutout rear bumper features a high-flow dual exhaust flanking its two rear recovery hooks. Active Orange-highlighted badging appears on the fenders, bedsides, and tailgate.
That Active Orange hue carries onto the interior as well, which is loaded with Tremor detailing, including unique seat trim with special stitching, materials, and finishes for the instrument panel, center console, and doors.
Also inside the cabin, a six-position auxiliary power switch pack mounted in the overhead console allows owners to easily add off-road winches and air compressors. A variety of off-road lighting options can be dealer-installed on all models as well.
The F-150 Tremor comes with a host of standard and optional technology that aids its off-road prowess as well. That includes an available 360-degree camera package, as well as the Ford Trail Toolbox and Trail One-Pedal Drive, which allows the driver to accelerate and brake by pressing or lifting off the accelerator pedal. Meanwhile, available Trail Turn Assist reduces steering radius in tight off-road terrain situations by applying brakes to the inside rear wheel, allowing for tighter turns in low-speed maneuvers.
F-150 Tremor also features selectable drive modes. In addition to Normal, Sport, Tow/Haul, Eco, Slippery, and Deep Snow/Sand, and Mud/Rut modes, Tremor has Rock Crawl mode, which automatically engages the rear locking differential, turns off stability and traction control, reduces throttle response, adjusts shift points, and displays the available 360-degree camera view on the center screen.
In addition to standard Hill Descent Control, Tremor also has available Trail Control, which operates like cruise control for off-road use. Drivers simply select a set speed and the truck manages throttle and braking to allow them to focus on steering.
Ford has yet to announce pricing for the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 Tremor off-road package, but did say that it will be available next summer.