The 2021 Ford F-150 is an all-new vehicle, as we’ve covered extensively in the past. And progress means change, something that truck buyers have become accustomed to in recent years. But while FoMoCo no longer sells a Ford F-150 without a touchscreen, the good old-fashioned column shifter is still going strong and is still widely available in a number of trims and configurations.
|Trim||Column Shifter||Console Shifter|
* Requires XLT Sport Appearance Package
** Requires Lariat Sport Appearance Package
The 2021 Ford F-150 column shifter is standard equipment from the base XL model all the way up through the Lariat trim, until the 502A High package. There’s no bed configuration or engine/powertrain limitation, either, though the column shifter is not available with the XLT or Lariat Sport Appearance Packages, which come bundled with the console shifter.
The column shifter is also standard equipment on XLT 301A and XLT 302A models, as well as the Lariat 501A, though the console shifter is optional. However, to get the console shifter, XLT buyers must equip their trucks with the XLT Sport Appearance Package, while Lariat 501A buyers must also choose the Lariat Sport Appearance Package.
From there, shoppers forgo their ability to purchase a 2021 F-150 with a column shifter. This option is not available on the Lariat with the 502A package, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trims, nor the all-new, third-generation 2021 F-150 Raptor. It’s currently unclear if the 2021 F-150 Tremor, which as we exclusively reported, is a trim level and not an option package, will be available with a column shifter. Regardless, it’s nice to see that the 2021 Ford F-150 column shifter is widely available for those who those who need it.