The long-awaited 2021 Ford F-150 finally made its virtual debut on Ford’s official website at the end of June. Ford drivers have been eagerly awaiting the release of the all-new, redesigned F-150 pickup truck for years. Despite being one of the best-known names in Ford’s vehicle lineup, the beloved F-150 pickup has undergone little by way of updates and upgrades over the past several years. 

All that will change for the 2021 model year, though. The 2021 Ford F-150 will finally get the much needed redesign it needed, with the addition of modern features that help make this pickup truck competitive within its vehicle class. 

The 2021 Ford F-150 has not hit the mainstream auto market yet and its production is not expected to begin until mid-October of 2020 at the earliest. In fact, this all-new pickup truck likely won’t be available for purchase until the first quarter of 2021. Even so, the Ford F-150 has already created quite a buzz in the auto industry since its virtual debut on June 25th. Here are 5 features of the 2021 Ford F-150 that make this redesigned classic pickup truck one of the most hyped-up releases in the auto industry for the 2021 model year. 

  1. Best-in-Class Capability 

At the end of the day, the Ford F-150 is a truck that is built to work. For the F-150 and those who drive it, power matters. As such, it’s definitely worth noting that the 2021 Ford F-150 is set to hit the mainstream auto market with best-in-class capability. 

Ford has not yet released exact figures for the towing and payload capability of the 2021 Ford F-150. However, this pickup truck’s maximum towing capacity is expected to be at least 13,000 pounds—and likely more if Ford is really committed to delivering on its “best-in-class” promise for the all-new F-150. 

  1. Six Engine Choices 

Rejoice, engine enthusiasts. The 2021 Ford F-150 is set to hit the auto market with six different engine options. This wide array of choices gives drivers the opportunity to really customize their pickup truck and ensure that it is well-equipped to do the work they need it to do on a daily basis. 

These engine options include a base 3.3-L V6 engine along with multiple other V6 engine options and a 5.0-L V8 engine. Most notably of all, all trim levels of the 2021 F-150 will be available with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-L PowerBoost hybrid V6 engine option. 

  1. Hybrid Option 

While it’s not for everyone, the hybrid F-150 option that Ford will offer for the 2021 model year shows just how far the F-150 has come in terms of catering to top trends and changing demands on the modern mainstream auto market. 

The Ford F-150 is the first pickup truck to offer a hybrid powertrain option for the 2021 model year. The hybrid F-150’s engine is a twin-turbocharged 3.5-L PowerBoost hybrid V6 engine, and Ford claims that the F-150 can travel 400 miles on a single tank of gas when equipped with a hybrid powertrain. 

  1. Function-First Interior 

The interior of the Ford F-150 got an all-around upgrade for the 2021 model year. It features more premium materials, which makes it more comfortable and gives it a more luxurious look and feel. 

For 2021, the F-150 pickup truck also includes a variety of brand-new features that help define this truck as a purpose-driven vehicle that is designed to be functional first and foremost. 

The interior of the 2021 F-150 is equipped with convenient additional storage space. Its shift lever can also be folded down in front to create a large, flat desk-like workspace that can fit a laptop computer, clipboard, etc. Max Recline sleeper seats are also available options for some trim levels of the 2021 F-150. These ultra-comfortable seats help round out the interior of the F-150 as a function-first cabin that has a purposeful design and is ready to offer welcome refuge for drivers and passengers at any time. 

  1. Competitive Tech Features 

Ford’s F-150 pickup truck has definitely been lagging in terms of tech features for the past several years. However, that is set to change for the 2021 model year. 

The 2021 F-150 is equipped with competitive tech features in terms of safety, driver assistance, and entertainment. It features a standard, 8.0-inch infotainment display screen with an optional 12.0-inch screen. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity come standard for all 2021 Ford F-150 trucks. A Wi-Fi hotspot, navigation, and over-the-air software updates are also available for the 2021 F-150. 

A host of advanced safety tech and driver assistance features are also available for the 2021 Ford F-150, although few of these features come standard for all trim levels. Some of the most notable safety tech features of the 2021 F-150 include automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, and lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist. 

The 2021 Ford F-150 is definitely one of the top vehicles to watch for the 2021 model year. Capable, innovative, and functional, this purposeful pickup truck can be anyone’s ideal daily companion on the road—whether you’re heading out on a job or making your daily commute to the office.

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