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2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid Is Gaining Ground Within The F-Series Lineup

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The 2021 Ford F-150 represents the first year of the 14th generation model, an iteration that introduced a number of high-tech and innovative features into the full-size pickup’s repertoire. Chief among them is the all-new Ford 3.5L PowerBoost V6 – The Blue Oval’s first-ever electrified pickup powertrain. As Ford Authority previously reported, this new engine has already generated quite a bit of buzz, from helping out homeowners grappling with extended power outages to saving at least one wedding reception. And now, thanks to the automaker’s November 2021 U.S. sales data, it has become apparent that the PowerBoost is now an increasingly popular engine within the F-Series lineup.

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Sales Results - November 2021 - USA - Ford

MODELNOV 2021 / NOV 2020NOVEMBER 2021NOVEMBER 2020YTD 2021 / YTD 2020 YTD 2021YTD 2020
BRONCO* 8,287**25,855 *
BRONCO SPORT+52,109.09% 11,48622+463,040.91%101,891 22
E-SERIES-18.79% 2,7713,412+0.75%33,316 33,067
ECOSPORT-58.89% 1,7754,318-32.41%37,667 55,728
EDGE+4.32% 9,4899,096-23.43%73,769 96,345
ESCAPE-29.76% 9,42013,411-16.39%134,711 161,123
EXPEDITION-34.85% 4,5777,025+9.80%74,429 67,786
EXPLORER-3.08% 18,26818,848-0.49%199,156 200,136
F-SERIES+14.65% 60,41852,698-6.98%663,508 713,325
FUSION-99.61% 235,902-88.62%11,734 103,092
GT+250.00% 144-21.82%129 165
HEAVY TRUCKS+23.41% 1,3761,115+49.23%12,719 8,523
MAVERICK* 2,582**7,228 *
MUSTANG-9.95% 3,7094,119-14.79%47,850 56,155
MUSTANG MACH-E* 3,0880*24,791 0
RANGER-7.72% 7,8398,495-4.20%87,763 91,612
TRANSIT-53.99% 4,5639,917-21.35%91,224 115,990
TRANSIT CONNECT-10.39% 2,6822,993-23.71%23,741 31,120
FORD TOTAL+7.65% 152,367141,544-5.22%1,651,481 1,742,391

Sales Results - November 2021 - USA - Lincoln

MODELNOV 2021 / NOV 2020NOVEMBER 2021NOVEMBER 2020YTD 2021 / YTD 2020 YTD 2021YTD 2020
AVIATOR-13.70% 1,6761,942-3.22%19,284 19,926
CONTINENTAL-96.56% 13378-70.03%1,424 4,751
CORSAIR-36.53% 1,4232,242-10.69%20,963 23,472
MKZ-98.63% 8583-85.42%1,678 11,507
NAUTILUS+24.87% 2,3401,874+14.59%22,974 20,049
NAVIGATOR-29.07% 9661,362+11.21%14,411 12,958
LINCOLN TOTAL-23.38% 6,4268,387-13.03%80,734 92,833

Sales Results - November 2021 - USA - FMC Totals

BRANDNOV 2021 / NOV 2020NOVEMBER 2021NOVEMBER 2020YTD 2021 / YTD 2020 YTD 2021YTD 2020
FORD TOTAL+7.65% 152,367141,544-5.22%1,651,481 1,742,391
LINCOLN TOTAL-23.38% 6,4268,387-13.03%80,734 92,833
FMC USA TOTAL+5.91% 158,793149,931-5.61%1,732,215 1,835,224

According to the company, truck buyers scooped up 4,767 examples of the 2021 Ford F-150 hybrid last month. While that number may seem insignificant, it’s important to remember that Ford only provides a single figure for the entire F-Series lineup each month – a roster that includes both the F-150 and the Ford Super Duty. In that light, the fact that the hybrid accounted for nearly eight percent of the 60,418 units moved in November is a notable achievement and a sign that a substantial number of F-150 buyers are opting to pay thousands more for the powerplant, which is an extra-cost option available on all SuperCrew models.

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2021 Ford F-150 Powertrains
Engine 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 2.7L EcoBoost V6 5.0L V8 3.0L Power Stroke diesel V6 3.5L EcoBoost V6 3.5L PowerBoost V6
Power (horsepower @ RPM) 290 @ 6,500 325 @ 5,000 400 @ 6,000 250 @ 3,250 400 @ 6,000 430 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ RPM) 265 @ 4,000 400 @ 3,000 410 @ 4,250 440 @ 1,750 500 @ 3,100 570 @ 3,000

Combined, the 2021 Ford F-150 and 2021-2022 Ford Super Duty currently feature eight engines within their respective lineups, five for the light-duty pickup, and three for the heavy-duty truck. As Ford Authority exclusively reported, The Blue Oval discontinued the Ford 3.0L Power Stroke V6 earlier this year. Given the popularity (or increased availability) of the PowerBoost, Ford likely isn’t regretting that decision, especially since the diesel engine could not be paired with one crucial feature: the Pro Power Onboard system, which is currently optional on every EcoBoost model and standard on the hybrid.

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If anything, this recent figure likely represents a floor for F-150 hybrid sales, as consumers still consider the 2021 Ford F-150 over any other pickup when shopping for a truck. Additionally, professional automotive organizations have praised the PowerBoost for its utility and ample power, with WardsAuto putting the engine on its 10 best list. Given the overwhelming demand for the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, opting for the hybrid will probably be the quickest way to get into an electrified F-Series pickup as well, at least until Ford can scale up production on that particular model.

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

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  1. Edward

    Lets go congress, support electrification incentives soon or we all loose.
    Build Back Better!

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