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2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid’s engine makes it as efficient as a compact SUV

Chris Teague

Chris Teague

The 2021 F-150 Hybrid is the company's most fuel-efficient full-size truck sold in the U.S.

The 2021 Ford F-150 is now the fuel economy leader in the truck segment. The company’s new hybrid full-size light-duty pickup truck is equipped with the fuel-efficient 3.5-liter PowerBoost engine that delivers efficient power in every configuration.

“Our team spent months living with and observing truck customers at their homes, on job sites and on the weekends,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford chief product platform and operations officer. “Using electrification, we realized we could now give customers something they had long wanted but didn’t think was possible – tremendous power, great fuel economy and all-new capabilities to make their F-150 even more productive.”

2021 Ford F-150
The 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid comes standard with an on-board generator that can be upgraded to have enough output to power a bevy of tools at a construction site.

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The least thirsty 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid is configured with a 4×2 drivetrain and gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. It has a range of 750 miles. The 4×4 PowerBoost model earns an EPA-estimated 24 mpg combined, which is the best among 4×4 full-size light-duty pickups. It can go 700 miles on a single tank of gas.

That fuel efficiency makes the F-150 Hybrid as efficiency as the 2021 Jeep Wrangler, 2021 Hyundai Tucson, and 2021 Jeep Compass, though the F-150 is much more powerful. It delivers 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque. The 4×2 PowerBoost has a 12,700-pound maximum conventional towing capacity with the Max Trailer Package. It has a maximum payload of 2,120 pounds.

In addition to the hybrid engine, Ford offers four other power plants, including its 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel V6. All engines come standard with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

F-150 Hybrid buyers get Pro Power Onboard, a generator, standard on their vehicle. It is capable of exporting 2.4 kilowatts of power via outlets in the cabin and cargo box. Buyers can upgrade to the optional 7.2-kilowatt output, which provides up to 18 times more exportable power than the nearest competitor.

The 2021 F-150 has been shipped to dealerships across the U.S. and will be handed over to buyers this month. It is is assembled at the Dearborn Truck Plant in Dearborn, Michigan and Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri.

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