The 2021 Ford Super Duty separates itself from its older counterparts in a few ways, most notably with changes to Adaptive Steering System availability and the deletion of the Windshield Wiper De-Icer from the entire lineup. Fortunately, Ford Authority can now exclusively report on the addition of a very useful and inexpensive feature to the roster: the retractable Bed Step.
Assigned Ford option code 87B, the optional $375 feature is officially called the Bed Step and it is a standalone option throughout the entire 2021 Ford Super Duty lineup – meaning that it can be equipped on any F-250, F-350, and F-450 and on all trim levels, including XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited models.
The step aims to make access to the bed easier. It can also be removed if needed. Other highlights of the Bed Step include:
- Slip-resistant step quickly flips down with a nudge of your foot
- Tucks conveniently out of the way when not in use
- Supports up to 300 pounds
- Constructed of heavy-duty, weather-resistant materials
- No drill installation
2021 Ford Super Duty Bed Step feature can either be optioned on the trucks at the time of order, or installed post-purchase, as indicated by the final bullet point.
The addition of the Bed Step feature allows the 2021 Super Duty to better compete with General Motors, which offers the CornerStep Bumper on all of its trucks. On those pickups, the step is integrated directly into the bumper and is therefore standard on all models. Though it’s non-retractable or removable, but it nonetheless functions similarly to the Bed Step.