With its exclusive hybrid powertrain and work-friendly tech features, the 2021 Ford F-150 is ready for the big leagues. But this full-size truck doesn’t stop at productivity. Its rugged powertrain and savvy new options are always up for adventure, on-road or off. At Jones Ford, we’re excited to give you the rundown on what the 2021 Ford F-150 can do for you!
What’s new for the redesigned 2021 Ford F-150?
The upcoming F-150 aims to leave competitors in the dust. For starters, it offers tech features you won’t see on any other full-size truck. This F-150 is the first to receive over-the-air updates, just like a Tesla. Instead of visiting the dealership, you can get updates to navigation maps, transmission calibrations, and other new features within the comfort of your own home.
And, speaking of wire-free living, the upcoming Sync 4 infotainment system will be the first in the segment to offer wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Outside of the new F-150, only a few luxury brands currently offer this same technology. The new Sync 4 system comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen, but will also offer a gigantic 12-inch touchscreen upgrade. Drivers can also replace the traditional gauge cluster with a savvy, 12-inch driver information screen.
The 2021 F-150 is also going hands-free. Later in the model year, the Active Drive Assist system will be ready to guide your truck down about 100,000 miles’ worth of geofenced divided highways in the U.S. and Canada. A driver-facing camera monitors your head and eye movements, making sure you keep your focus on the road, even if you don’t have your hands on the wheel.
Power tool power users also have reason to rejoice. The all-new Pro Power Onboard system is at your service, with 120-volt and 20-amp outlets. Depending which F-150 powertrain you select, the system supplies up to 7.2 kilowatts of total power. Outside of job sites, Pro Power Onboard will also come in handy during long-distance drives or camping trips.
What powertrains will be available for the 2021 Ford F-150?
We’re still waiting to hear the details on the 2021 powertrain lineup. However, we expect to see all the same engines from the 2020 F-150 - with one big addition. The 2021 Ford F-150 will be the first-ever truck to feature a full hybrid powertrain.
The F-150 hybrid powertrain consists of the familiar turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 paired with a 35kW electric motor. Ford says it will create best-in-class output figures, but the automaker has yet to release exact numbers. In addition to best-in-class power, this hybrid powertrain was also designed to travel up to 700 miles on one tank of gas (though we’re still waiting for official details about this figure as well).
How are the 2021 Ford F-150 towing and hauling capabilities?
As always, the F-150 gets the job done. With its wide range of body styles, axle ratios, and powertrains, there’s a 2021 F-150 that’s perfectly suited to your towing and hauling needs.
Ford has yet to release the complete 2021 towing and hauling specs. However, the automaker has revealed that its hybrid powertrain will help the F-150 tow up to 12,000 pounds. To put that figure into perspective, the current F-150 tows max loads of 13,200 pounds. For the world’s first hybrid truck, a 12,000-pound tow rating isn’t too shabby. Indeed, it’s more than some full-size competitors can even manage.
When is the 2021 Ford F-150 coming out?
You won’t have to wait long to drive home in Ford’s fully redesigned new truck. The 2021 F-150 is set for release this fall! To schedule an appointment to see this pickup in person, give us a call at Jones Ford. As your friendly North Charleston Ford dealership, we’re also ready to answer whatever questions are on your mind.