Back in December, Ford announced the first-ever F-150 Tremor – a middle-of-the-range off-road offering of the best-selling full-size pickup truck. Interestingly, the way Ford will market the 2021 Ford F-150 Tremor will be very different from the way it has marketed the Tremor on the Ford Ranger and Ford Super Duty.
On those vehicles, Tremor is offered as a standalone package, but on the F-150, Tremor will be offered as three distinct trim levels based around three already-familiar trims. Ford Authority can now exclusively report on the specifics of each F-150 Tremor equipment groups and what existing trims they will be based on.
Ford will offer the 2021 Ford F-150 Tremor as Standard (400A), Mid (401A), and High (402A) equipment tiers based around the STX, XLT (302A), and Lariat (502A) trim series, respectively. According to Ford Trucks spokesperson Dawn McKenzie, those three equipment configurations are the volume retail models of the F-150, therefore explaining why Ford opted to offer them in conjunction with the Tremor.
It’s worth highlighting that the latter two equipment groups will enable 2021 Ford F-150 Tremor buyers to get some important features. The Mid package, for instance, will come standard with the 12-inch touchscreen, while the High package will enable buyers to get leather.
All F-150 Tremor models will feature the SuperCrew cab and the 5.5 box, four-wheel drive, and the Ford 3.5L EcoBoost V6, in addition to Tremor’s off-road goodies, including an upgraded suspension and 33-inch General Grabber all-terrain tires with unique matte-finish 18-inch wheels, among other things.
While Ford’s decision will certainly make the Tremor stand out within the expansive 2021 Ford F-150 lineup, this news also means that shoppers won’t be able to pair the Tremor with the F-150 King Ranch, Platinum, or Limited trims. By contrast, the Super Duty Tremor is offered as a package that’s available on the XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum trims of the Ford Super Duty F-250 and F-350. Ford limits the package to single rear-wheel Crew Cab models with four-wheel drive and the 6.75-foot box, but those represent the lion’s share of models sold anyway, so their omission from other configurations isn’t egregious.
Additionally, the Super Duty Tremor Off-Road Package can be paired with either the Ford 7.3L Godzilla V8 or the Ford 6.7L Power Stroke V8, giving Super Duty customers even more flexibility when compared to the powertrain configuration offered on the F-150 Tremor.
The Tremor will slot between FX4 and Raptor in the F-150’s off-road-oriented model hierarchy. It’s set to go on sale this summer.