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The Ford F-150 is an American legend and America’s most popular pickup truck, with over 40 million being sold over the truck’s long lifespan. We’re happy to say that the 2021 Ford F-150 carries this truck’s historic legacy with pride and improves on its predecessors.
What is it that makes the Ford F-150 so special? How has it improved on last year’s already impressive offering? What can you expect from this truck’s interior and exterior?
In this 2021 Ford F-150 overview, we’re going to take a look at the various trim levels and what they get you, as well as the engine options that are available for your new favorite truck.
Are you ready to learn more about the new F-150? Then read on and find out more!
The 2021 Ford F-150: Trim Levels
Let’s first take a look at what you’ll see when you step inside your new Ford F-150 and what features it has to make your drives more comfortable. We’ll go trim-by-trim so that you can see which trim is right for your truck.
Ford F-150 XL Interior Features
The XL is the base trim level of the new Ford F-150, and specs-wise it’s got a lot to offer you. A lot of the options that would have been high-end on older F-150s now come as standard, which represents some great value for money.
One of the best features of the XL’s interior is the eight-inch touchscreen that gives you access to the infotainment system, which includes Ford Sync. Sync offers you an easy way to connect the truck to your phone.
Sync includes integration with Waze, a variety of music apps, and voice commands. You can even use it to get an Amazon package delivered to your truck. The Key app gives the Amazon driver exclusive access to your vehicle so they can leave a package inside.
The XL also comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, which makes enjoying your favorite music and podcasts a breeze. In terms of safety features, the XL gives you peace of mind with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and automatic high-beams.
For added comfort, there’s single-zone air conditioning, an outside temperature display, dual-note horn, a 12V powerpoint, and a telescoping steering wheel.
Ford F-150 Exterior Features
If you opt for the SuperCab, you will also get a large 170-degree rear door, which means that loading stuff into the back seats will be a cinch. You will also get two front tow hooks if you get a 4×4 XL.
If you need more, there’s a good range of optional extras available. These include a BoxLink system for secure storage, running boards, power-adjustable side mirrors, a 400W power outlet, and tailgate LED lighting.
Ford F-150 XLT Interior Features
If you move up the trim levels to the XLT, you’ll get everything that the XL gets as well as some other great extras. For instance, you will get cruise control, delayed accessory power, a reverse sensing system, an automatic lane-keeping system, intermittent windshield wipers, and keyless entry.
At this level, you will also get more options to choose from. Some of the best interior options that are available on the XLT include dual-zone temperature control, Intelligent Access, power-adjustable pedals, an interior work surface that helps you stay productive on the go, rain-sensing wipers, and adaptive cruise control.
You can also add an eight-speaker Bang and Olufsen speaker setup for crystal-clear audio, and a 12-inch infotainment screen to replace the standard eight-inch model.
Ford F-150 XLT Exterior Features
The XLT’s exterior boasts a few more great features that you won’t find on the XL’s standard equipment list. These include power-adjustable and heated side mirrors. You can add chrome running boards, a Pro Power mobile generator system, integrated turn signals on your side mirrors, and LED security approach lamps.
Ford F-150 Lariat Interior Features
With the Lariat, things start to get a lot more luxurious inside the 2021 Ford F-150. The 12-inch infotainment screen that we mentioned before is standard on the Lariat trim and above, which means that you’ll find it even easier to use your music and navigation apps of choice.
For added comfort, dual-zone climate control is standard on the Lariat, along with heated seats. Other key features include cruise control, delayed accessory power, power-adjustable pedals, Intelligent Access, keyless entry, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power locks, and ambient lighting.
On the SuperCrew version of the Lariat, you’ll also get a fully-flat load floor.
The options list is even more exhaustive on the Lariat models. You can add Active Drive Assist that uses cameras to monitor your gaze and head position, to help you stay safe. You can also add an 18-speaker sound system, 360-degree cameras, lockable fold-flat storage, forward sensors, active parking assist, a power-tilting and telescoping steering wheel, and a universal garage door opener.
Ford F-150 Lariat Exterior Features
As standard, you’ll get a driver’s side auto-dimming feature, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, LED security approach lamps, and tailgate LED lighting.
In terms of options, the Lariat offers extended running boards that are power deployable on the SuperCrew version, a mobile generator system, step bars, and more.
Ford F-150 King Ranch Interior Features
The seats are one of the stars of the show in the luxurious King Ranch trim. The full-leather seats are heated and ventilated for more comfort, which color-match the leather-coated center console. You will also get the eight-speaker sound system as standard, along with adaptive steering, pre-collision assist, rain-sensing wipers, reverse and forward sensors, a wireless charging pad, and adaptive cruise control.
In terms of options, the King Ranch offers 360-degree cameras, lockable fold-flat storage, active parking assist, and more. If you want to make the seats even more luxurious, the King Ranch offers Ford’s Max Recline seats, which give you a comfortable sleeping space in your cabin.
Ford F-150 King Ranch Exterior Features
The King Ranch’s exterior features the BoxLink system for secure storage as standard, along with LED security approach light, heated power mirrors with memory, step bars, and more.
For options, you can choose running boards, integrated mobile generator, telescoping trailer tow side mirrors, and other great features.
Ford F-150 Platinum Interior Features
The Platinum level trim comes with everything you would find on the King Ranch and with a few more extras, with the star of the show being the Co-Pilot 360 system. This system gives you unparalleled safety while you drive.
Its features include intelligent adaptive cruise control, with stop and go ability, lane-centering, and even speed sign recognition, to ensure that you’re driving at a safe speed. Other features include an evasive steering assist system, intersection assist, and built-in navigation.
If you want your driving to be the safest it can be, this is the setup you need.
Ford F-150 Platinum Exterior Features
The Platinum trim stands out on the exterior too, thanks to a trim-exclusive look complete with Platinum badging across the tailgate. As with the interior, you will also get everything that you’ll find on the luxurious King Ranch level trim.
Ford F-150 Limited Interior Features
If you want to have the best possible F-150, the Special is the top-of-the-line trim level. The interior includes everything that you could possibly need as standard, with only the lockable fold-flat storage and interior work surface being options.
You also get additional color-coordination, which means your interior looks incredible.
Ford F-150 Limited Exterior Features
The same is true on the Limited’s exterior: the only options that are available are two kinds of ProPower Generators. Everything else is standard.
The 2021 F-150 comes with a fantastic array of engine options to choose from. Whether you want the best economy or top-tier performance, there’s an engine that you’ll love. Let’s take a look at a few of our favorites.
The 2.7L Ecoboost V6 offers 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, despite being small and economical.
The 3.5L Ecoboost V6 takes performance up a notch. It’s paired with a 10-speed transmission that gives you 400 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque, allowing you to tow up to 14,000 lbs.
The 3.0L Power Stroke Turbodiesel is a rock-solid and reliable diesel engine that will last you years. It can generate 250 horsepower at 3250 rpm and will let you tow 12,100 lbs.
The 3.5L PowerBoost V6 is a full hybrid engine that’s kinder to the environment without impeding performance. You can expect to tow 12,700 lbs with this monster, thanks to its 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque.
The 5.0L TI-VCT V8 is perfect for the traditionalist who loves Ford V8s. It has a maximum payload rating of 3325 lbs and generates 400 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.
There’s a 2021 Ford F-150 for Everyone
Regardless of what you’re looking for in a truck, there’s a 2021 Ford F-150 that is right for you. Its fantastic range of interior options, sparkling standard equipment, and a superb array of engine choices means that you’ll be able to make these trucks truly yours.
If you’re thinking of buying one, we can help you. Why not get in touch with us today?