2021 Ford F-150 Curb Weight, Bed Size, Cost – Here I have the best selling vehicle in the United States of America. It is, of course, the Ford f-150 pickup truck. Now to put into perspective, Ford sold almost 1 million of these things in 2018. whereas in the UK there were a total of 2.3 million cars sold. That’s every single model, this thing has actually been on sale since 1948. and it’s now in its 13th generation and a major update in 2015. and then subsequent model year changes, very minor just some cosmetic and some Kipnis. So in this article, I’m obviously going to review this Ford f-150. And to do that, I’m going to talk around exterior design, show you inside the cabin and yes, take it for a test drive.
2021 Ford F-150 Changes
Let’s kick off this review by talking about the f-150’s design. It’s pretty standard fare, at the back, but you do have f-150 stamped into the rear tailgate also a big Ford badge as well. The lights pretty basic, really, although they do have a bit of a shape to them. And then you have the fx4 sticker for this particular car cuz it’s got the off-road pack. And that includes summit rated off-road shock absorbers, locking rear differential, and some skid plates underneath it.
It’s also got a Sport Package, which includes these machined 18-inch alloy wheels, which do look rather nice. Down the side, you can see it’s the four-door version. It’s the larger super crew cab. You can also get one with smaller rear doors. The super cabinet is the normal cab, which just has the front doors. Also, this is one key thing of the Ford f-150, this cutout in the door, which improves visibility at these side windows. Moving towards the front, we’ve got the f-150 badge here. And it shows that this one is the lariat model, which is kind of mid-spec various. Creases and cutouts in the bonnet, which Ford claims help improve aerodynamics.
Here on the inside the 2021 Ford F-150, the interior design is generally okay. I like the big center console, the vertical air vents, and some of the cutouts, so you have around the place. And the shinier bits of trim around the air vents. But then in black, it does feel a little bit on the drab side. Also, the materials are a mixed quality so some of them are nice and then other things are cheap.
The navigation system is pretty good, as well. I like the fact he gets Android auto and apple carplay as standard. So you can just run Google Maps always if you want to. It’s a good system; it’s not the best on the market, but it’s pretty solid. Also, on this particular truck, we have got a nice big digital screen in between the analog dials. And it shows lots of different information about the truck, trip info, off-road status and things like that.
Anyway, let’s see what it’s like in the back seats. Do you know what I think it’s comfy here in the back of this super crew cab version of the f-150 then in the front? The seats are nice and squidgy, plenty of headroom, loads of knee room you can really stretch out. Your feet or fit into the chair in front as well, look at that loads of room. You’ve also got a completely flat floor so you can stretch out a lot. It helps when you’ve got three passengers as well.
2021 Ford F-150 Engine
Now I will talk you guys through the low carrying capacity of the 2021 Ford F-150. As you know, this one has a spray coating, so it’s nice and grippy. So your load doesn’t slosh about all over the place. You’ve obviously got lighting as well, for your low bed when you’re loading at night. Now the most impressive thing about this is just the actual low carrying capability.
So you can get it there’s a five and a half footbed. And that has a capacity of 1500 liters. Then there’s a six and a half footbed with a capacity of 17 hundred and 50 liters. And then there’s a huge eight-foot bed with a capacity of 2,200 liters which is insane. Then there’s a payload, right. So you can carry a payload of 1,500 kilos in this bed. And when it comes to towing trailers, the f-150 has you covered as well. So it can pull a trailer of up to six point seven tons, yes it’s a tough truck.
Alright, then let’s talk about engines so you can get a three-liter v6 diesel with 250 horsepower. then there’s a 3.3 liter v6 naturally aspirated petrol with 290 horsepower. And there’s this 2.7 liter v6 turbo petrol, and it can get for Nora’s 60 in just six seconds. Then there’s a 3.5 liter v6 turbo petrol we’re thrilled in 75 horsepower. Next is a 5 liter naturally aspirated v8 with 395 horsepower. And then finally there’s a high-power 3.5 liter v6 turbo petrol with 450 horsepower, and that goes in the Raptor. And it can do naught to 60 in 5.5 seconds, which is insane for a big truck such as this.
Okay, let’s find out what this f150 is like to drive. So, first of all, let’s talk about the engine, 2.7 liters in a big truck like this, are they mad. But no, actually it works quite well. Because you have ten speeds when you kick down, there’s not like a sudden step. It just gets right, it’s very, very smooth when it comes to accelerating. It’s also really got the motorway or should I say highway because you’ve got ten speeds it’s a really tall top gear. So you can just cruise along with the engines barely ticking over, it’s super relaxing.
Well, I’m not finding quite so relaxing those the steering. It’s a little bit oddly first start to turn the wheel. It’s almost totally disconnected from the front wheels. And that’s why to pick up standards then when you’re turning a bit more the truck does actually doing an alright job of going around corners. That’s helped out by the fact that because of all the body panels are aluminum, it’s relatively light for this kind of thing. The brakes they quite squidgy long travel in the pedal, but there’s enough stopping either, that’s fine.
Finally, let’s talk about comfort because it’s generally pretty good. Well, I do notice, though, is that the load bed seems to be skipping about a bit over bumps. Obviously better when you’ve got it fully loaded in the back, so weigh it down. But I’m in the States for a week now, and I think what is in any trucks with anything in their load beds. People just drive them like cars with nothing in the back. So you’ll be feeling that most of the time you drive, and it will get a little bit annoying. Yes, it’s a truck, but it’s actually a pretty decent truck to drive.
2021 Ford F-150 Price and Release Date
So all engines come with the 10-speed automatic gearbox. Apart from the entry-level petrol, which gets a six-speed automatic. And you can get the f-150 on the rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. And the range kicks off at $30,000. This f150 2.7 v6 turbo petrol in lariat trim comes in at $47,000.
So then what’s my final verdict on the Ford f-150. Should you avoid it, consider it, shortlist it or should you just go right ahead and buy it. Well, I reckon you should shortlist the f-150. It’s got great turbocharged engines and impressive load-lugging capability. However, it’s not the very nicest truck to drive or to sitting.