The 2021 Ford F-150 is expected to represent an all-new, 14th-generation of the popular pickup truck, delivering a complete overhaul by way of a redesign and re-engineering.
Here’s what we expect from the 2021 Ford F-150:
- All-new exterior design
- All-new interior
- New technologies and creature comforts
- Improvements in box/bed configuration for more effective hauling
- Improvements in towing technologies for a better trailering experience
- Carry-over engines and transmissions, though a new hybrid and EV model will join the lineup
The 2021 Ford F-150 engines are expected to be mostly the same as in the current, 13th-gen truck. However, an F-150 hybrid model will also join the lineup, while a battery electric model should become available for the 2022 model year.
We expect the 2021 Ford F-150 to be offered with a single transmission – Ford’s excellent new 10-speed automatic. However, it’s possible that models with the base 3.3L V6 will continue with the 6-speed automatic.
2021 Ford F-150 - Expected Powertrain Lineup
|Engine||Fuel Type||Aspiration||Horsepower @ RPM||Torque (lb-ft) @ RPM||Transmission||Vehicle Applications|
|3.3L Ti-VCT V6||Gasoline||Atmospheric||290 @ 6,500||265 @ 4,000||Six-speed automatic||Ford F-150|
|2.7L EcoBoost V6||Gasoline||Twin-turbo||325 @ 5,000||400 @ 2,750||Ten-speed automatic||Ford F-150|
|5.0L Coyote V8||Gasoline||Atmospheric||395 @ 5,750||400 @ 4,500||Ten-speed automatic||Ford F-150|
|3.0L Power Stroke V6||Diesel||Turbo||250 @ 3,250 (2020 MY)||440 @ 1,750 (2020 MY)||Ten-speed automatic||Ford F-150|
|3.5L EcoBoost V6||Gasoline||Twin-turbo||375 @ 5,000||470 @ 3,500||Ten-speed automatic||Ford F-150|
|3.5L EcoBoost V6 High Output||Gasoline||Twin-turbo||450 @ 5,500||510 @ 3,500||Ten-speed automatic||Ford F-150 Limited, Ford F-150 Raptor|
|3.5L Hybrid Electric||Gasoline Hybrid Electric||Atmospheric||TBD @ TBD||TBD @ TBD||10-speed automatic||Ford F-150|
We expect the 2021 Ford F-150 to continue using the same chassis and suspension design as the last-generation model.
At the front, we expect an independent double-wishbone with coil-over shock and stamped lower control arm with heavy-duty gas-pressurized shocks. At the rear, we expect a leaf spring solid axle with heavy-duty gas-pressurized shocks.
Steering functions will continue to be conducted via an Electric Power-Assisted setup.
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Based on spy shots, we expect the 2021 Ford F-150 exterior design to represent a careful evolution of the outgoing model. The design elements present on the current truck will be refined and brought up to date, but we don’t expect a significant departure in exterior styling.
We expect the 2021 Ford F-150 to continue being offered as a full-size, half-ton pickup truck with various cab and box styles, including:
- Regular Cab
- Super Cab
- Super Crew
- 5.5-foot box
- 6.5-foot box
- 8.0-foot box
The 2021 Ford F-150 interior will be completely overhauled, with a new instrument panel, center stack, center console, and more. Medium to high-end models will feature a digital gauge cluster/instrument panel, a large center touchscreen, and a stow-away shifter/gear selector. Expect significant improvements in materials and a more modern design throughout.
We expect all three cabs to carry over from the current, 13th-generation F-150. This would cause interior space of the all-new model to remain the same as the outgoing model, unless The Blue Oval has managed to optimize / make better use of the available space.
Order banks for the 2021 Ford F-150 are expected to open on July 15th, 2020 and the truck will commence into production on:
- October 12th at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant, and
- November 9th at the Ford Kansas City Plant
The trucks should begin to arrive at dealers shortly thereafter.
Overall, the truck was delayed by the global COVID-19 pandemic by about two months.
The 2021 Ford F-150 will be produced across two Ford facilities in the United States:
The 2021 Ford F-150 is expected to ride on an updated version of the Ford P Platform.
A new electrical architecture is expected to be used for the vehicle, which will enable over-the-air updates.
We expect the 2021 Ford F-150 to have a starting price around $29,000 for the base model, and scale up to around $55,000 for the F-150 Raptor, $56,000 for the Platinum, and $70,000 for the range-topping Limited.
2021 F-150 specifications currently not available. We will update this section once we have them.
The 2021 Ford F-150 is expected to derive various models and variants. Other expected model variants include:
- F-150 Raptor – we do not expect the off-road champ to launch launch for the 2021 model year, but arrive for the 2022 model year instead
- Ford Lobo – the high-end F-150 model for Mexico, expected to launch in conjunction with the 2021 F-150
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