2021 Ford F-150

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$28,745 - $41,080 See Inventory Prices
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2021 Ford F-150 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: October 12, 2020

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The F-150 is Ford’s entry-level pickup truck which is the best-selling vehicle from the automaker. Leading the market for quite some time, the 2021 F-150 has revived its class-leading stature and much anticipated PowerBoost hybrid powertrain. The F-150 is the smallest truck in Ford’s F-Series of pickup trucks that have been in existence since 1948. The F-150 is one of the most popular trucks on sale and has the highest sales number than any other pickup in the United States. With the 2021 model, the F-150 enters into its 14th generation and is offered with Regular Cab, SuperCab, and SuperCrew Cab configurations although Ford is yet to reveal the full spec sheet of the 2021 model.

Redesigned 2021 Ford F-150
Tougher than Before, Smarter than Ever!

Ford says that the 2021 model of the F-150 marks its entry to a new generation but looking at the photos, the 2021 model looks more like a mid-life cycle refresh since there are many bits of the truck that haven’t been changed on the outside. The fact remains, we have a fully-redesigned F-150 with us, and a great one. The prices of the 2021 Ford F-150 will reportedly see a hike. This implies that the 2021 Ford F-150 Regular Cab’s prices will initiate at $30,635 for the base XL trim and $36,000 for the XLT trim. The 2021 Ford F-150 will be made available around the fall of 2020.


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Pros

Best-in-class towing and payload capacities

Best in class fuel economy

Multiple engine options

Ample of comfort, safety, and tech features

PowerBoost Hybrid Engine

Cons

The ride may get choppy at times

The base trim is a bit too basic

What's New?

Completely redesigned for 2021

Significant cosmetic upgrades inside-out

A new full-hybrid powertrain

More safety and driver-assist features


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Styles

2021 Ford F-150 in School Bus Yellow color 2021 Ford F-150 in Stone Gray Metallic color 2021 Ford F-150 in Velocity Blue Metallic color
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Ratings

Features

8.0

Maintenance, Reliability And Warranty

8.5

Engine And Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

8.5

Exterior

8.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

9.0

8.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Ford F-150 XL

XL

power
395 hp @ 5750 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
22 combined

$28,745 - $36,285


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XL 2dr Regular Cab 6.5 ft. SB (3.3L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $28,745 MSRP (19/22/25) 290 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.3 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
Electronic 6-speed Automatic rear wheel drive 3
XL 2dr Regular Cab 8.0 ft. LB (3.3L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $29,045 MSRP (19/22/25) 290 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.3 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
Electronic 6-speed Automatic rear wheel drive 3
XL 2dr Regular Cab 6.5 ft. SB (2.7L 6cyl 10A) Starting at $29,740 MSRP (19/22/25) 395 hp @ 5750 rpm, 2.7 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
10-speed Automatic rear wheel drive 3
XL 2dr Regular Cab 8.0 ft. LB (2.7L 6cyl 10A) Starting at $30,040 MSRP (19/22/25) 395 hp @ 5750 rpm, 2.7 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
10-speed Automatic rear wheel drive 3
XL 2dr Regular Cab 8.0 ft. LB (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $31,640 MSRP (19/22/25) 395 hp @ 5750 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
10-speed Automatic rear wheel drive 3
XL 2dr Regular Cab 6.5 ft. SB 4WD (3.3L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $33,390 MSRP (19/22/25) 290 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.3 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
Electronic 6-speed Automatic four wheel drive 3
XL 2dr Regular Cab 8.0 ft. LB 4WD (3.3L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $33,690 MSRP (19/22/25) 290 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.3 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
Electronic 6-speed Automatic four wheel drive 3
XL 2dr Regular Cab 6.5 ft. SB 4WD (2.7L 6cyl 10A) Starting at $34,385 MSRP (19/22/25) 395 hp @ 5750 rpm, 2.7 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
10-speed Automatic four wheel drive 3
XL 2dr Regular Cab 8.0 ft. LB 4WD (2.7L 6cyl 10A) Starting at $34,685 MSRP (19/22/25) 395 hp @ 5750 rpm, 2.7 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
10-speed Automatic four wheel drive 3
XL 2dr Regular Cab 8.0 ft. LB 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $36,285 MSRP (19/22/25) 395 hp @ 5750 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
10-speed Automatic four wheel drive 3

2021 Ford F-150 XLT

XLT

power
395 hp @ 5750 rpm
fuel
TBD
mpg
TBD

$34,760 - $41,080


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XLT 2dr Regular Cab 6.5 ft. SB (3.3L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $34,760 MSRP (19/22/25) 290 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.3 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
Electronic 6-speed Automatic rear wheel drive 3
XLT 2dr Regular Cab 8.0 ft. LB (3.3L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $35,060 MSRP (19/22/25) 290 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.3 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
Electronic 6-speed Automatic rear wheel drive 3
XLT 2dr Regular Cab 6.5 ft. SB (2.7L 6cyl 10A) Starting at $35,755 MSRP (19/22/25) 395 hp @ 5750 rpm, 2.7 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
10-speed Automatic rear wheel drive 3
XLT 2dr Regular Cab 8.0 ft. LB (2.7L 6cyl 10A) Starting at $36,055 MSRP TBD 395 hp @ 5750 rpm, 3 L, V-6,
10-speed Automatic rear wheel drive 3
XLT 2dr Regular Cab 6.5 ft. SB (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $37,405 MSRP (19/22/25) 395 hp @ 5750 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
10-speed Automatic rear wheel drive 3
XLT 2dr Regular Cab 8.0 ft. LB (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $37,655 MSRP TBD 395 hp @ 5750 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6,
10-speed Automatic rear wheel drive 3
XLT 2dr Regular Cab 6.5 ft. SB 4WD (3.3L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $38,185 MSRP (19/22/25) 290 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.3 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
Electronic 6-speed Automatic four wheel drive 3
XLT 2dr Regular Cab 8.0 ft. LB 4WD (3.3L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $38,485 MSRP (19/22/25) 290 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3.3 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
Electronic 6-speed Automatic four wheel drive 3
XLT 2dr Regular Cab 6.5 ft. SB 4WD (2.7L 6cyl 10A) Starting at $39,180 MSRP (19/22/25) 395 hp @ 5750 rpm, 2.7 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
10-speed Automatic four wheel drive 3
XLT 2dr Regular Cab 8.0 ft. LB 4WD (2.7L 6cyl 10A) Starting at $39,480 MSRP TBD 395 hp @ 5750 rpm, 3 L, V-6,
10-speed Automatic four wheel drive 3
XLT 2dr Regular Cab 6.5 ft. SB 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $40,830 MSRP (19/22/25) 395 hp @ 5750 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, Regular unleaded
10-speed Automatic four wheel drive 3
XLT 2dr Regular Cab 8.0 ft. LB 4WD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 10A) Starting at $41,080 MSRP TBD 395 hp @ 5750 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6,
10-speed Automatic four wheel drive 3

Expert Review

8.5

Overall Rating


The 2021 Ford F-150 is a fully redesigned model - the toughest and best F-150 ever. The most significant of the updates is the introduction of the new gas-electric engine, giving us the torquiest F-150. The light-duty pickup gets a number of cosmetic enhancements along with a new SYNC 4 infotainment system, Max-recline seats, power tailgate, over-the-air updates, and more safety-driver assist features. The 3.5L EcoBoost and 5.0L V8 both gas-engines in F-150 get extra horses as well. Available in two-wheel and four-wheel drive configurations, the 2021 F-150 Regular Cab is the most practical workhorse in the lineup.

All-new F-150 - Redesigned to be Toughest and gets a 3.5L PowerBoost Hybrid

With the max towing capacity of 14000 pounds and a payload of 3,325 pounds, the 2021 Ford F-150 becomes the best generation model. The F-150 sits above the Ranger and below Super Duty F-Series trucks from Ford. There are a lot of pickup trucks in the market and the F-150 competes against the likes of the Chevrolet Silverado, Toyota Tundra, and the Nissan Titan.

2021 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Front View
2021 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Rear View

8.0/10
Features

8.5/10
Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.5/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition


2021 Ford F-150 Features

8.0/10

The 2021 Ford F-150 is available in six trim levels but the Regular Cab body style is limited to the first two trims - XL and XLT. The 2021 F-150 Regular Cab is offered in multitude of bed configurations along with six powertrain options including the diesel engine. Likewise, for cargo, Regular cab models offer 6.5-ft and 8.0-ft bed options while the 5.0 ft short bed is available with F-150 Supercab.

2021 Ford F-150 Regular Cab - Targeted Best-in-Class Towing

For 2021, Ford has produced the toughest and the best F-150 ever, as far as numbers go. The 2021 F-150 stands out from the crowd and predecessor. The most important features include the available new hybrid powertrain with Pro Power Onboard. That's not it, the F-150's new interior is a work surface in itself, while the Max Recline seats offers a comfortable nap time. The work truck offers an optional tailgate package that turns the gate into a workbench.

Model

XL

XLT

MSRP(RWD)

$28,940

$35,050

MSRP(AWD)

$33,585

$38,475

Key Features

17” silver steel wheels

Adds/upgrades to the previous trim level:

 

Halogen automatic headlights 

17” silver-painted aluminum wheels

 

LED daytime running lights

Halogen fog lamps

 

Single-zone manual air-conditioning

Color-coordinated carpet with carpeted floor mats

 

2.3” productivity screen

Power door locks

 

Black vinyl floor covering

Cruise control

 

Manual door locks

Chrome front and rear bumpers

 

40/20/40 folding, 4 way manually adjustable seats

Fixed glass rear window with privacy tint

 

Pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking

SYNC 4 infotainment system

 

Rearview camera with dynamic hitch assist

 
 

Black front and rear bumpers

 

The XL trim is a basic work truck and is a bare-bones version of the F-150 which starts at an MSRP of $28,940 excluding the destination charges. It doesn’t get any interesting features and equipment for the price but is the most practical Regular version. Standard features on offer include automatic halogen headlights, LED daytime running lights, single-zone manual climate control, and automatic emergency braking.

The prices of the XLT trim for the 2021 F-150 hover somewhere near $35,050 for the two-wheel-drive configuration. The XLT trim gets a few premium features over the base XL trim like 17” painted aluminum wheels, chrome front, and rear bumpers, halogen fog lamps, and cruise control.

2021 Ford F-150 Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

8.5/10

F-150’s have always been extremely reliable and that’s what helps Ford to sell these pickups like hotcakes. There’s a reason why this pickup truck and not any other hatchback or sedan or SUV is Ford’s best-selling vehicle and it is the fact that the F-150 is a very, very reliable machine. 

Reliability and Ownership Costs

JD Power rates the F-150 80 on a scale of 100 in terms of reliability and quality. The truck gets a score of 94/100 in terms of resale value which is excellent. The F-150 gets an impressive consumer verified JD Power rating of 81/100. That just speaks how incredibly reliable the Ford F-150 is and we do not need to explain that any further. 

F-150 has an available interior work surface, taking care of your business needs!

The prices of the F-150 are similar across all states and do not differ all that much with different states. All the states offer almost identical prices for the F-150, with slight or no deviations from the MSRP. 

Year

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Total

Tax Credit

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Insurance

$1256

$1300

$1345

$1393

$1441

$6735

Maintenance

$262

$718

$392

$2004

$1998

$5374

Repairs

$0

$0

$126

$297

$433

$856

Taxes & Fees

$2020

$144

$129

$117

$117

$2527

Financing

$1584

$1274

$943

$590

$213

$4604

Depreciation

$5495

$2073

$1963

$2302

$2179

$14,012

Fuel

$1596

$1644

$1693

$1744

$1796

$8473

The real cost of ownership 

$12,213

$7153

$6591

$8447

$8177

$42,581

In terms of ownership costs, the F-150 will cost slightly over $42,000 over an ownership tenure of five years based on the estimate that the truck will be driven for 15000 miles every year. This cost includes numerous factors such as depreciation, insurance, taxes and fees, fuel, maintenance, etc. The cost of ownership is very reasonable and pretty low compared to other cars in the segment.

Warranty

The warranty scheme on offer with F-150 is pretty decent and covers all the aspects of the car. The comprehensive warranty package offered with the F-150 is specified in the table below:

Criteria

Period

Bumper to bumper warranty

3 years / 36000 miles

Powertrain warranty

5 years/ 60000 miles

24-hour roadside assistance

5 years / 60000 miles`

Safety restraint system warranty

5 years / 60000 miles

Aluminum body panels warranty

5 years / unlimited miles

Sheet metal corrosion warranty

5 years / unlimited miles

Paint adhesion warranty

5 years / unlimited miles

When it comes to offering a truly extensive and impressive warranty package that ensures true peace of mind, Ford leads the pack. The American auto marque’s liberal warranty package ensures your F-150 in every possible way, guaranteeing you true peace of mind in case any manufacturing or quality issues arise.

Miles Per Dollar

For every mile you’ll drive the Ford F-150, you’ll be roughly shelling out $1.15. Buyers often tend to ignore this aspect of the car while buying but it is extremely essential to know and understand how much money you’ll be spending for every mile that you’ll drive in it.


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2021 Ford F-150 Buying Advice

Since the Regular Cab Bodystyle of the 2021 F-150 is available with the first two trims only, customers have a linear choice depending on the budget and application. This new 14th generation F-150 is built to be the toughest and smartest, so buying a new 2021 F-150 is always a good idea. You will get increased capability, better interior, more standard tech, and features. We recommend you to buy the XLT trim of the F-150. The base XL trim is considerably bare bones and skips on many convinience features which are justified considering the pricing. For a few dollars extra, the XLT adds some good features and offers better value.

Is buying a used Ford F-150 a good idea?

There are a lot of used Ford F-150s for sale in the market and it is totally advisable to buy a used F-150 if it is in good condition. The F-150s have a robust built and have a great reliability quotient and also comes with a very good warranty package. If you find a used 2017/2018 F-150 and you don’t care about technology and infotainment features all that much, then you should certainly think of buying it since it will help you save plenty of bucks.

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2021 Ford F-150 Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The 2021 F-150 makes the headlining gains in the engine and horsepower department. Ford offers 2021 F-150 with six powertrain options, of which five are carried over but has extra power now, plus there is a new hybrid engine dubbed PowerBoost. Namely, the powertrains include: naturally aspirated 3.3-liter V6, 2.7- and 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6s, naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8, 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 (reviewed separately), and 3.5-liter hybrid V6. The previous 6-speed transmission has been axed and F-150 comes standard with a 10-speed auto gearbox irrespective of the powertrain.

The 3.5-liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6 puts out 430 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 570 pound-feet of torque at 3,000 rpm, the F-150 Hybrid has the most torque of any F-150 engine. Horsepower is no slouch either which tops the previous bests including 5.0-liter V8 and the base 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. What does that mean for the buyers? Depending on the wheelbase and drivetrain configurations - 4x2 or 4x4, the F-150 hybrid's maximum payload varies between 1,810 and 2,120 pounds while the towing capabilities range from 11,000 to 12,700 lbs.

2021 Ford F-150 Regular Cab has Six Powertrain Options!

Both the 5.0-liter V-8 and 3.5-liter EcoBoost see a slight increase in power figures. The 5.0-liter V8 gets an additional 5 horsepower and 10 lb-ft of torque over the 2020 model, at 400 horses and 410 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, you can have a max payload of 3325 pounds with a 13,000-pound towing capability.

Still for the best towing and hauling capabilities, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost which now produces 400 horsepower (up 25) and 500 lb-ft of torque (up 30) can tow up to 14,000 pounds with a max payload of 3250 pounds.

Models

Ford F-150 Regular Cab

Nissan Titan

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Toyota Tundra

MSRP

$28,940

$29,580

$29,610

$30,500

Engine

3.3L Naturally-Aspirated V6

5.6L Naturally-Aspirated V6

4.3L Naturally-Aspirated V6

4.6L Naturally-Aspirated V6

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

10-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Power 

290 hp @ 6500 RPM

390 hp @ 5800 RPM

285 hp @ 5300 RPM

310 hp @ 5600 RPM

Torque 

265 lb-ft @4000 RPM

394 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM

305 lb-ft @ 3900 RPM

327 lb-ft @ 3400 RPM

A 3.3-liter V-6 is the 2021 F-150's base engine, and it churns out 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. This engine goes unchanged in 2021 F-150 and is good for a maximum payload of 1985 pounds and can tow up to 8200 pounds. The new truck's 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 also makes the same power as the 2020 model, at 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, and it can tow up to 10,100 pounds with a max payload of 2480 pounds.

Ford as standard comes with the smallest engine in the competition. All the trucks come with larger engines and make more power except for the Chevy Silverado. The Silverado uses a larger 4.3-liter unit but makes only 285 horses. On the flip side, the Nissan Titan gets a 5.6 liter V6 that makes 390 horses and the Toyota Tundra gets a 4.6 liter V6 that makes 310 horses.

2021 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Acceleration And Braking Performance

The F-150 is a pickup truck and straight-line acceleration timings might not be in the best of interests. Still, with the base 3.3L engine, F-150 sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds. The acceleration times stay unchanged from the 2020 acceleration numbers only for the two unchanged powertrains. 

There’s an F-150 for every job, every budget and every hardworking customer. 

The F-150 with the standard 3.3-liter engine does a quarter-mile lap in 13.2 seconds and has a top speed of 130 mph which is pretty neat for a vehicle of this size and in this segment. Don't forget its body on frame architecture and more than 4000 pounds of curb weight.

Models

Ford F-150 Regular Cab

Nissan Titan

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Toyota Tundra

0-60 MPH 

7.3 sec

6.3 sec

7.0 sec

6.8 sec

Quarter Mile 

13.2 sec

15.4 sec

13.6 sec

NA

Top Speed 

130 mph

NA

NA

115 mph

60-0 MPH

119 feet

129 feet

126 feet

132 feet

The Ford F-150 gets a strong set of brakes. Up-front, it has 13.8-inch diameter discs and at the rear, it has 13.7-inch diameter discs. These brakes bring the 4000+ lbs. truck to a complete halt from 60 mph in a distance of 119 feet, which again, is a pretty impressive figure. 

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2021 Ford F-150 Fuel Economy

9.0/10

For a work truck, the amount of twist they produce matters the most, and the 2021 F-150 Hybrid satisfies the expectations. However, with Hybrid engines, gas mileage is another important aspect. The official EPA ratings aren’t yet out but Ford revealed that the 2021 F-150 Hybrid is targeting an EPA-estimated range of about 700 miles. Considering the 30.6-gallon tank, F-150 will have about 23 mpg combined. Ford offers three fuel tank options - 23, 26, and 30.6 gallons to choose from.

Class-leading Fuel Economy put Ford F-150 ahead of its rivals!

Since the F-150's 3.3L engine is unchanged, it will share the fuel economy ratings with the 2020 model. In the city, the Ford F-150 goes on for 19 miles on a gallon of fuel while on the highway it goes for around 25 miles. The F-150 gets an EPA Fuel Economy rating of 22 MPG combined which is too good for a truck in this segment 

Model

Ford F-150 Regular Cab

Nissan Titan

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Toyota Tundra

MPG (City)

19

15

16

12

MPG (Highway)

25

21

21

19

MPG (Combined)

22

18

18

17

Fuel Capacity 

23 gallons

28 gallons

21 gallons

21 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) 

437/575/506

420/588/504

336/441/399

232/399/337

Ford is the most fuel-efficient truck in the competition. It is a bit low on power compared to others but the fuel economy numbers help the truck to lower its running costs.

2021 Ford F-150 Interior

8.5/10

Updates to the 2021 Ford F-150's exterior are subtle but inside the truck is totally new. Ford has rightly upgraded the 2021 F-150's interior to compete with the more premium offerings such as Ram 1500. The cabin has gone upscale, thanks to the premium materials, colors, and patterns. Moreover, the new F-150's dashboard house big screens, each accented by a nice silver surround.

Additional niceties and features make the F-150 a perfect workspace, you can make it your home. One of the most talked-about options is the "Max Recline" seats but you won't be able to enjoy it on Regular Cab versions it is only available on the King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited models. Also, you can fold the gear shift lever flat to make a perfect work surface, which extends out from the center console. Also brand new for 2021 is the ProPower Onboard generator, through which you can power electrical appliances via plugs in the bed.

F-150's all-new interior is enhanced with new materials and smart new tech like Sync 4

Open the wide and heavy door of the Ford F-150 and you’re welcomed by a rather spacious cabin. The cabin is roomy and has got enough space to accommodate three passengers. Passenger space is quite similar to the outgoing model, with the two-door regular-cab being the least spacious in the lot. As far as bed configurations are concerned, the F-150's bed sees several improvements their as well.

Model

Ford F-150 Regular Cab

Nissan Titan

Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Toyota Tundra

Seating Capacity

3

3

3

3

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.8/66.7/43.9

41.0/63.3/41.8

42.4/66.7/45.2

39.7/66.7/42.5

The Chevy Silverado is the most spacious car in the competition. The Toyota Tundra is better in terms of quality and level fit and finish. 

How’s the 2021 Ford F-150 Regular Cab infotainment system?

The infotainment system on offer with the F-150 has also been upgraded for 2021. The 2021 Ford F-150 comes standard with an 8.0-inch central touchscreen and a 4.0-inch digital instrument cluster. Ford also offers an optional 12.0-inch touchscreen and the choice of two larger digital instrument clusters, one measuring 8.0 inches and the other measuring 12.3 inches. All these screens run the latest Sync 4 infotainment, which includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, AppLink, and over-the-air updates.

The 2021 F-150 gets larger touchscreens, Sync 4, and over-the-air-updates.

Also standard is the downloadable FordPass Connect app, which helps control the vehicle remotely, mostly allow users to lock and unlock their vehicle, check their vehicle's status, and schedule remote start times – all from their smartphone.

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2021 Ford F-150 Exterior

8.0/10

The 2021 F-150 Regular cab doesn’t look drastically different from the outgoing model. The redesign is not visible from the very looks but the fact remains. The truck gets a newly designed grille (11 available options) and tweaked headlight design. The redesigned hood and flashy new doors are the most eye-catching ornaments while the headlight and taillights see minor design tweaks. The 2021 F-150 can be had in a two-tone color scheme as well.

Subtle tweaks of the outside keep the new Ford F-150 fresh!

The truck retains a few design elements from the previous model like the squared off-shoulders, kinked window line, C-shaped headlights, and taillights, and the large wheel arches. The dimensions of the 2021 Ford F-150 aren't much different from the outgoing model. Ford has indeed done a great job in designing the truck with a well laid out dimensions. The overall design is neat and clean and that is what helps the F-150 to bear a handsome look.

Model

Ford F-150 Regular Cab

Nissan Titan

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 

Toyota Tundra

Curb Weight 

4069 lbs

5247 lbs

4257 lbs

5100 lbs

Length 

227.7"

228.1"

229.5"

228.9"

Width 

79.9"

79.5"

81.1"

79.9"

Height 

75.6"

74.5"

73.5"

76"

Ground Clearance 

8.7"

9.6"

8.2"

10.4"

Wheelbase 

122.8"

139.8"

119.0"

145.7"

The 2021 F-150 Regular cab is the lightest in the competition as well as predecessor and that’s just what helps to deliver those excellent fuel economy numbers. The truck gets a ground clearance of 8.7 inches which isn’t the greatest but good enough for when you decide to take this workhorse the unpaved way. 

2021 Ford F-150 Safety

8.0/10

Good news as Ford is offering a long list of safety and driver-assistance features with the 2021 F-150 as standard. This move was necessary for response to the modern and heavily equipped rivals. The 2021 F-150 comes standard with forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, automatic high-beam assist, and a rearview camera with dynamic hitch support.

Available safety features include Ford's entire Co-Pilot360 safety suite and Active Driving Assistant (autonomous driving tech). Co-Pilot includes a bevy of features: parking assists, blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert and trailer coverage, distance alert, evasive steering assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, lane keep assist, lane centering, speed sign recognition, post-collision braking, the trailer backup assist, trailer reverse guidance, and reverse braking assist. 

Available Ford Co-Pilot 360 with new F-150!

Neither NHTSA nor IIHS has crash-tested the all-new 2021 F-150 Regular Cab. Moreover, the new F-150 has a strong build quality and comes with a fully-boxed, high-strength steel frame. A high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body is lightweight and strong. For reference we can consider the 2020 F-150's safety ratings, an overall 4-star rating from the NHTSA is above average.

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2021 Ford F-150 Competition

9.0/10

2021 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Vs Nissan Titan S

The Nissan Titan makes more power and offers more torque than what the Ford does. Plus the Tundra is better off the line but is a few hundred dollars pricier than the Ford.

Nissan Titan S

However, Ford has better fuel economy numbers that come with more features, options, and configurations. However, the Ford offers more value than the Nissan and we think it is the better package of the two and hence we would say that the F-150 has a slight edge over the Titan

2021 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Vs Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS

The Chevy Silverado is yet another top-selling pickup truck. Ford and the Chevy are pretty similar to each other in terms of pricing, power, and performance but Ford has the better fuel economy of the two.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LS

In terms of features and options, both the trucks are again at par with each other. The competition is pretty tough here and it is really difficult to choose a clear winner. 

2021 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Vs Toyota Tundra

The Toyota Tundra is yet another truck that has been for a long time in the business. The Tundra is a powerful and capable truck and does have everything that you would want from a pickup truck. However, the new F-150 pulls up the socks and offer more variety in powertrains.

Toyota Tundra

The Tundra is powerful and has great performance figures but has poor fuel economy numbers which are a bit disappointing. The Ford overall seems to be a better package than the Tundra. The only reason to buy the Tundra over the F-150 is the power figures and off-road capabilities.


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2021 Ford F-150 Final Verdict

The Ford F-150 is simply a great truck. It has a good amount of power, it has good performance figures, it offers great fuel economy numbers and at the same time, it comes with some advanced safety features. This Ford does everything that you would want and expect a pickup truck to do and that’s why it is Ford’s best selling vehicle. If you’re in the market hunting for a work truck, then the 2021 Ford F-150 should definitely be on top of your list. It will indeed prove to be a great buy.


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2021 Ford F-150 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When can I buy the 2021 F-150?

The 2021 Ford F-150 will be available in the fall of 2020.

Is 3.5 EcoBoost V6 or 5.0 V8 better?

Ford's EcoBoost engines deliver higher levels of performance and fuel efficiency. For 2021 the 3.5 EcoBoost is uprated at 400 horsepower and 500 lb.-ft. – a jump of 25 horsepower and 30 lb.-ft. of torque. The F-150’s 5.0-liter V8 gets a bump of 5 horsepower and 10 lb.-ft. of torque, to 400 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. To make the decision, you should test drive the EcoBoost 3.5-liter V6 and 5.0-liter V8 F-150s back-to-back. The Ecoboost engines are better suited to towing (and more easily tuned), but it's about the whole package.

What's the difference between F-150 Regular Cab, SuperCab, and SuperCrew?

The Ford Regular Cab body style has two doors and as single bench seat while the SuperCab and SuperCrew are designed for hauling people as well as stuff. Both SuperCab and SuperCrew has four doors and seats six. You can buy F-150 Regular Cab with lower trims as this style is not available in Lariat, King Ranch, or Platinum trim levels. The SuperCab is available only on the XLT and Lariat trim levels while SuperCrew is available from Lariat trim and above. All the F-150 body styles are available with similar powertrains.

How many miles can a Ford F-150 last?

The engine on a Ford F-150 can last anywhere from 150,000 to 300,000 miles before it will need to be rebuilt.

Which 2021 Ford F-150 Regular Cab trim is the best value for the money?

Because both trims of F-150 Regular Cab are fairly similar in terms of pricing, it is not a terrible decision to go for the XLT, since it has a few premium features over the base XL trim.

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2021 Ford F-150 Overall Reviews


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John I. Matthews

2020 Ford F-150

XL 2dr Regular Cab 6.5 ft. SB (3.3L 6cyl 6A)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: October 7, 2020

2020 Ford f150

Pros - Spacious inside, Powerful engine, MPG

Cons - Stiff suspension, looks basic from outside, less interior features

Overall Review

8 /10 Overall Rating

The engine provides sufficient amount of power while hauling cargo or going with just a passenger. The engine performs good but with a little lag in throttle response. talking about ride quality, it works the same in terms of pickup truck as they ride stiff in comparision to any other vehicle.

7/10
Features
6/10
Interior
7/10
Design
8/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
7/10
Dealer Review

JC

Jacob I. Chen

2020 Ford F-150

XLT 2dr Regular Cab 8.0 ft. LB 4WD (3.3L 6cyl 6A)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: October 7, 2020

my Ford f150

Pros - MPG, looks, comfort

Cons - Cant find anything wrong till now

Overall Review

9 /10 Overall Rating

Multiple drive modes does make it behave the way you want it to. Which i think is the best feature to enhance connected driving as per driver's mood and need. it also helps in improving efficiency.

9/10
Features
8/10
Interior
7/10
Design
8/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

MP

Micheal S. Prentice

2020 Ford F-150

XL 2dr Regular Cab 6.5 ft. SB (3.3L 6cyl 6A)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: October 7, 2020

Ford f150 2020 is quite reliable

Pros - Powerful engine, solid built, big bed

Cons - Stiffer ride quality, hard to maneuver in city, size of sync 3

Overall Review

9 /10 Overall Rating

Starting with the engine, it leaves no stones unturned to provide more than sufficient power to wheels. That is writ large from its pedal response and punch. The ride quality however is a little stiffer. Does anyone know if suspension travel can be increased somehow on it. Dealership mechanic has clearly denied if anything can be done.

10/10
Features
10/10
Interior
8/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
5/10
Dealer Review

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User Overall Rating

2020 Ford f150

The engine provides sufficient amount of power while hauling cargo or going with just a passenger. The engine performs good but with a little lag in throttle response. talking about ride quality, it works the same in terms of pickup truck as they ride stiff in comparision to any other vehicle.

by John I. Matthews

9

User Overall Rating

my Ford f150

Multiple drive modes does make it behave the way you want it to. Which i think is the best feature to enhance connected driving as per driver's mood and need. it also helps in improving efficiency.

by Jacob I. Chen

9

User Overall Rating

Ford f150 2020 is quite reliable

Starting with the engine, it leaves no stones unturned to provide more than sufficient power to wheels. That is writ large from its pedal response and punch. The ride quality however is a little stiffer. Does anyone know if suspension travel can be increased somehow on it. Dealership mechanic has clearly denied if anything can be done.

by Micheal S. Prentice

9

User Overall Rating

Ford f150 2020 is quite reliable

Starting with the engine, it leaves no stones unturned to provide more than sufficient power to wheels. That is writ large from its pedal response and punch. The ride quality however is a little stiffer. Does anyone know if suspension travel can be increased somehow on it. Dealership mechanic has clearly denied if anything can be done.

by Scott M. Harris

10

User Overall Rating

Perfect daily driver

There is little to no complaint about the way it behaves on road which is a good thing. I have never faced any problems with the transmission like a few people have mentioned and the powertrain is one of the best in my opinion.

by Rademacher

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