Ford owners are loyal to their brand. If you’ve been waiting for the new 2021 Ford F-150 to be revealed, that wait is almost over. You will love the new features and innovations that will be included in this latest model. In other words, the wait will be worth it. Here are ten things you probably didn’t know about the 2021 Ford F-150.
1. Payload is best in class
While the exact towing capacity and payload options are not made public, we do know that the new F-150 will be the strongest and most durable in its class. Since we know that the Chevy Silverado currently has a towing rating of 13,400, this will be even better. That will give the 5.0 L V8 2021 F-150 a maximum payload of more than 3,270 pounds.
2. The price is still unknown
One thing you probably don’t know about the 2021 F-150 is the price. That’s fine because we still don’t really know what it will be. Part of the problem is that there will be quite a few trim levels to choose from. That said, we’d expect the pricing options to be in line with previous years, with the value depending on the model you end up choosing and the feature packages you end up opting for.
3. You get the benefit of towing assistance
If you’re looking for a full-size pickup like the F-150, you probably have visions of towing a trailer behind you in the future. That is made much easier and safer with the available 360 degree camera system that you will find on this truck. It also has a backup assist function. This will allow you to have a visual image of what is behind you and maneuver that trailer into place.
4. Styling features make the 2021 F-150 the most aerodynamic of all time
To be honest, you won’t notice too many changes to the exterior of the Ford F-150. However, there are some subtle changes that have made this truck the most aerodynamic model of all time. There’s a new hood, some active girl blinds, and an auto-lowering front chin spoiler. You will love what this does for your driving.
5. The Co-Pilot 360 2.0 system is added to this model
Nobody likes to get bumps on their truck due to misjudging parking maneuvers and hairpin turns. With the 2021 Ford F-150, the chance of this happening should be minimized with the inclusion of the Co-Pilot360 2.0 system. This also includes Park Assist 2.0. They will guide you straight to your parking spot, which is nice given the size of your truck.
6. Fuel economy is improved
While we don’t know the exact fuel economy numbers, we do know that it will be the best yet. The range of the hybrid model alone indicates that Ford owners will be more than impressed by the gas mileage they end up getting from such a powerful truck.
7. Stream receives an update
When it comes to the base model Ford F-150, you’ll find that the transmission has received a noticeable upgrade. This takes it from a six-speed automatic transmission to a 10-speed one. There is also a cylinder deactivation switch on the 5.0L V8 engine. All of these new features combine to help improve fuel efficiency, so look to save a little at the pumps once you get your hands on this new truck.
8. The interior is new and innovative
While the exterior may look more or less the same, you will notice big differences on the inside. This is because the interior has received a complete redesign. In fact, if you’ve owned an F-150 in the past, you’ll probably feel like it’s a brand new truck. The front seats can now be fully reclined. This allows you to take a nap if you wish. There is also a huge 12-inch touchscreen in the center console. Take a look at these new features when you see the F-150 at the dealership.
9. There’s a new PowerBoost hybrid powertrain –
This may be the most important and useful thing you didn’t know about the 2021 Ford F-150. This model will include a PowerBoost hybrid transmission on select trim levels. One of the most interesting aspects of this is that it comes equipped with a 1.5 kWh battery. This provides enough power to run a 47 horsepower motor. That engine is designed to work alongside the 3.5-liter biturbo engine that is a V6 and has EcoBoost. All of this comes together for a hybrid version of the Ford F-150 that’s powerful enough to tow up to 12,000 pounds thanks to its powertrain. You will also be able to drive approximately 700 miles, which …