The configuration tool for the 2021 Ford F-150 has come online. It’s not a full look at all the options, but a start. The full version of the configurator is expected to be available later this autumn.
In June, Ford debuted the new generation of its best-selling F-Series pickup truck. The F-Series outsells most other full-size trucks by a more than 2:1 (or more) margin. Ford sells 30 F-Series trucks for every Nissan Titan sold, to the tune of one per minute from January to June, even during the COVID-19 downturn.
The Ford F-150 XLT is a step up from the base model and includes a key addition – Ford’s latest safety technology.Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company
The new model has a host of upgrades, inside and out, that respond to customer insights and are designed to make life with their F-150 earlier. Ford has even enhanced the model to be friendlier to those that would rather it become their third place.
Crucially, this generation marks the introduction of a hybrid powertrain and new high-strength steel frame. The truck is available with a number of powertrain configurations, which you can learn more about here.
Ford will sell the 2021 F-150 in six grades: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited.
The 2021 Ford F-150 XL starts at $28,940. For that price, you get a regular cab, 6.5-foot box, four-wheel drive capability, six drive modes (Normal, ECO, Sport, Tow/Haul, Slippery, Trail) 3.6-liter V6 engine, 10-speed automatic transmission, 8-inch infotainment touch screen, 23-gallon fuel tank, spare tire, removable tailgate, manual first row windows, 4-inch productivity screen, single-zone air conditioning, manual locks, Trailer Sway Control, halogen headlights, automatic high beams, lane keeping technology hill start assist, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a rearview camera.
The XL trim is available in regular, SuperCab, and SuperCrew configurations and with either a 5.5-, 6.5- or 8-foot bed.
If you don’t want to go into luxury territory, the Ford F-150 XLT is a good option.Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company
Moving up, the most basic 2021 Ford F-150 XLT will cost you $35,050. In the XLT trim level, buyers get Ford Co-Pilot360 2.0 standard. That technology includes blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert and trailer coverage, a lane keeping system, forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assist, rearview camera, park assist, automatic headlights, Pro Trailer Backup Assist, and hill descent control.
The XLT trim is available in regular, SuperCab, and SuperCrew configurations and with either a 6.5- or 8-foot bed.
Buyers can order a 2021 Ford F-150 Lariat for $44,965. This grade begins to infuse premium features into the model including LED headlights and zone lighting, 18-inch machined aluminum wheels, a 12-inch productivity screen, dual-zone climate control, power windows, a power sliding rear window, push-button start, SiriusXM with 360L, SYNC 4, and navigation. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather and the front seats are trimmed in the material.
The F-150 King Ranch features sumptuous appointments.Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company
The Lariat trim is available in SuperCab, and SuperCrew configurations and with either a 5.5-, 6.5- or 8-foot bed.
When you get to the 2021 Ford F-150 King Ranch model, you’ve reached luxury truck territory. It comes standard with a 5.0-liter V8 engine that has a chrome grille, LED bending headlights and LED fog lamps in front of it. The truck rides on 18-inch machined aluminum wheels with a King Ranch center cap, and has numerous 400-watt outlets, heated and ventilated front seats, 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory, genuine wood interior accents, wireless charging, and a B&O Sound System, among other features.
The King Ranch trim is available with a SuperCrew cab and either a 5.5- or 6.5-foot bed.
The top-tier F-150 is the Limited trim level.Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company
Moving further upward to the Platinum and Limited trim levels delivers a level of luxury not found in many other pickup trucks today, though it comes with a hefty price tag. The 2021 Ford F-150 Platinum starts at $59,110 and the 2021 Ford F-150 Limited has a starting MSRP of $70,825. Both models are only available with a SuperCrew cab. The F-150 Platinum comes with either a 5.5- or 6.5-foot bed while the Limited is only available with a 5.5-foot bed.
The 2021 Ford F-150 will go on sale later this year.