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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.

Overview

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

Engines

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.

Transmissions

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

EngineFuel TypeAspirationHorsepower @ RPMTorque (lb-ft) @ RPMTransmissionVehicle Applications
3.3L Ti-VCT V6GasolineAtmospheric290 @ 6,500265 @ 4,000Six-speed automaticFord F-150
2.7L EcoBoost V6GasolineTwin-turbo325 @ 5,000400 @ 2,750Ten-speed automaticFord F-150
5.0L Coyote V8GasolineAtmospheric395 @ 5,750400 @ 4,500Ten-speed automaticFord F-150
3.0L Power Stroke V6DieselTurbo250 @ 3,250 (2020 MY)440 @ 1,750 (2020 MY)Ten-speed automaticFord F-150
3.5L EcoBoost V6GasolineTwin-turbo375 @ 5,000470 @ 3,500Ten-speed automaticFord F-150
3.5L EcoBoost V6 High OutputGasolineTwin-turbo450 @ 5,500510 @ 3,500Ten-speed automaticFord F-150 Limited, Ford F-150 Raptor
3.5L Hybrid ElectricGasoline Hybrid ElectricAtmosphericTBD @ TBDTBD @ TBD10-speed automaticFord F-150

Chassis

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.

Performance

This section coming soon.

Exterior

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.

Body Styles

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:

Cabs:

  • Regular Cab
  • Super Cab
  • Super Crew


Boxes:

  • 5.5-foot box
  • 6.5-foot box
  • 8.0-foot box

Interior

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.

Availability

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.

Production

The 2021 Ford F-150 will be produced across two Ford facilities in the United States:

Platform

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.

Pricing

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.

Specs

2021 F-150 specifications currently not available. We will update this section once we have them.

F-150 Variants

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

Discussion

Discuss the 2021 F-150 in our Ford forum.

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