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2021 Ford F-150 Gains New Kodiak Brown Color: First Look

The all-new, 2021 Ford F-150 adds seven new colors to its roster: Antimatter Blue, Space White, Guard, Carbonized Gray, Code Orange, Smoked Quartz Tinted Clearcoat, and Kodiak Brown. Here’s our first look at the Kodiak Brown option.

2021 Ford F-150

Assigned order code J1, Kodiak Brown is a metallic color that’s also one of 15 available colors on the 2021 Ford F-150. The new color is a no-cost option, but its availability is limited since the hue can’t be paired with certain trims or packages. For instance, it is not available on XL, XLT, Limited, Tremor, and Raptor. Additionally, it cannot be paired with the Lariat Sport Appearance Package. As such, the new Kodiak Brown color is available only on the Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum trims.

Those interested in the 2021 Ford F-150 in Kodiak Brown should check with their local dealer regarding which interior colorway can be optioned with the new color.

Ford F-150 Trim Levels:

  • XL
  • XLT
  • Lariat
  • King Ranch
  • Platinum
  • Limited
  • Tremor
  • Raptor

Ford F-150 Interior Color Combinations:

  • Black
  • Black With Medium Dark Slate
  • Black With Baja Tan
  • Black With Carmelo
  • Java
  • Admiral Blue
  • Medium Dark Slate
  • Kingsville
  • Rhapsody Blue

2021 Ford F-150

As of this writing, the 2021 Ford F-150 is available at the retail and fleet level, as the Ford Dearborn Truck plant and Ford Kansas City Assembly plant have been producing the truck since September and October of 2020, respectively. Unfortunately, the ongoing microchip shortage has severely impacted output at both facilities, so shoppers interested in models clad in Kodiak Brown should once again check with their dealers regarding pricing and availability of the light-duty trucks.

Ford Authority has extensively reported on the all-new, 14th generation 2021 Ford F-150, and the plethora of changes that arrived with the debut of the new model, which include the introduction of the first-ever hybrid F-150, powered by the Ford 3.5L PowerBoost V6. Additionally, the newly introduced truck features a myriad of tech and features enhancements and additions, like Sync 4, the Interior Work Surface, Max Recline Seats, Pro Power Onboard, and more. This summer, the F-150 will gain Onboard Scales, active suspension tech, an all-new Tremor off-road trim level, while also reintroducing the F-150 Raptor back into the lineup after a brief hiatus.

More exciting changes await the F-150 for the 2022 model year, as the paradigm-busting F-150 Lightning is expected to arrive at U.S. dealerships next spring as the first-ever full-size electric pickup from a traditional American automaker. The upcoming model is already racking up an impressive number of reservations and has already been enthusiastically sampled by President Joe Biden.

We’ll have more on the 2021 Ford F-150 soon, so subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford F-150 news and continuous Ford news coverage.

Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

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  1. JimL

    Why do you call this new? It’s been available all model year, for several months.

    1. Kevin

      Have you seen a 2021 Kodiak Brown F-150? Then I think that is why it is new old news. They are finally hitting the street

  2. Joel

    We ordered a F-150 in this color but have never seen it arrive. Lots of talk tales from Ford but no vehicle. For months we were told we were ahead of the chip problem, then it became a tale off sitting on a lot in the Midwest getting the paint weathered. Now we are told to believe it is “sometime in October”.By then Kodiak Brown will be Delay Beige.


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