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Best Features of the New and Improved 2021 Ford F-150

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A brief overview of the best features of the 2021 Ford F-150 pick-up truck.

2021 Ford F-150 'Lariat' Pickup Truck in Rapid Red

Ford’s pickup trucks dominate the US vehicle sales numbers every year, so the upgrades to the 2021 Ford F-150 have been eagerly awaited. Ford doesn’t disappoint with the new hybrid engines, upscaled luxury models, improved towing capacity, multiple cab configurations, and much more.

Basics About the 2021 Ford F-150

The F-150 series of pickup trucks have been in the market for 40 years and the consistent upgrades to the build, design, make, and technology have ensured that they remain the best pickup trucks employed for a wide range of terrains and purposes.

Pricing

The 2021 Ford F-150 is available in six standard models. XL, the truck’s basic model, is the cheapest at a starting price of $28,940+ for a stripped-down version. The XLT, which is just a step up from the XL, costs around $35,050+.

Our vote goes to the Lariat with a starting price of $44,695+, as it offers the best features of the luxury versions at a price that is still within reasonable limits. King Ranch and Platinum are the upscale versions priced at $56,330+ and $59,100+, respectively. The Limited model will set you back by a cool $70,825+!

Best Features of the New and Improved 2021 Ford F-150

Countless Configurations

The 2021 upgrades to the F-150 include the launch of six standard models with a wide range of customization options. You can choose from 15 different colors for the exteriors, five colors for the interiors, two drive options - RWD and 4WD, and three cab options with varying bed lengths and perks like plugins, spacious cabins, storage cubbies, and more.

Cool Optional Upgrades

While most customizable options are standard pickup truck fare, the optional upgrades offered for the 2021 models, at additional costs, make it stand out from other vehicles in its class.

You can opt for the ‘Twin Panel Moonroof’ or the ‘FX4 Off-Road Package 2021’ that includes skid plates for undercarriage protection, all-terrain tires, and hill descent control. The Ford Co-Pilot360™ Assist 2.0, 2021 version makes parallel and perpendicular parking much more manageable by letting the vehicle take control by merely holding down a button.

PowerBoost

The 2021 model offers, for the first time in the history of the F-150 trucks, a hybrid powertrain with 400-hp. The triple threat of a 35kW electric motor, a 3.5-liters twin-turbo V-6 engine, and the Ford-GM 10-speed automatic transmission, a.k.a the PowerBoost, powers this pickup truck on long-range drives up to 700 miles per tank. It can keep an onboard generator running - even when the vehicle is stationary, to keep up the power supply in remote areas.

The recent power outage in Texas saw Ford magnanimously direct its vendors to loan out the F-150 pickup trucks, so the people left in the dark could use the generators for power backup.

Fuel Economy

The U.S. EPA tags the standard, mid-range versions of the F-150 with an average mileage of 20 mpg in the city, and 26 mpg on highways. If you opt for the twin-turbo version, your mileage will drop down to 18 mpg in the city and around 24 on the highway. The high-end versions are supposed to exceed 25 mpg in the city, which makes it extremely economical in terms of long-term fuel expenditure.

Towing Capacity

While the basic model with a 3.3-liter V-6 engine has a towing capacity of 8200 pounds, the hybrid powertrain models can handle loads of up to 14,000 pounds.

Improved Interiors

Compared to the previous editions, the ergonomically designed leather-trimmed seats, the leather-trimmed console, spacious interiors, and an infotainment and communications system kitted with the latest tech are much improved.

Besides the features highlighted above, this iteration of the F-150 pickup truck is more or less similar to previous versions when it comes to heavy-duty work, rough terrains, long hauls, and resale value.

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