When there are changes made to the most popular truck in the market, the Ford F-150, we take notice and want to learn a lot more.
The 2021 model year lineup of this truck will include a new hybrid model that can be the right way for you to have the power and performance you’re looking for. Until now, we didn’t have the power numbers, but we do know what these are now.
Getting Down to the Numbers
The new hybrid model of the Ford F-150 will make use of a 3.5-liter PowerBoost V6 hybrid engine to offer you the power you need. This engine will make 430 horsepower and 570 lb.-ft. of torque which makes it the most powerful engine ever used in an F-150. This engine is mated to a ten-speed automatic transmission to deliver this power to either the rear wheels or all four of them.
The RWD version of this truck will give you payload numbers that max out at 1,810 pounds and towing that reaches 11,000 pounds. If you select the 4WD version, you’ll have 2,120 pounds of payload and up to 12,700 pounds of towing when you have the Max Trailer Tow Package as part of the mix in the truck that you drive.
More Power is Added to Other Ford F-150 Engines
The new hybrid powertrain isn’t the only power upgrade for the 2021 Ford truck. The venerable 5.0-liter V8 engine has been upgraded to give you 400 horsepower and 410 lb.-ft. of torque. This added power results in a payload capacity that reaches 3,325 pounds, which is nearly 1,000 pounds more than rival models.
The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, which has been the power horse of this lineup is also tuned upward to offer you 400 horsepower and 500 lb.-ft. of torque. With this engine, you can tow up to 14,000 pounds, which is the most in the entire F-150 lineup.
The Rest of the Engines Have the Same Power as Before
Amazingly, the Ford F-150 lineup includes a few other engines, all of which will carry the same power numbers as they did in 2020. To give you a quick review of these engines and their power here they are:
•3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 diesel, 250 horsepower, 440 lb.-ft. of torque, 12,100 pounds of towing capacity
•2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, 325 horsepower, 400 lb.-ft. of torque, 10,100 pounds of towing capacity
•3.3-liter V6, 290 horsepower, 265 lb.-ft. of torque, 8,200 pounds of towing capacity
Ford Isn’t Done Yet
If you thought adding a hybrid powertrain would be the end of the newest upgrades to the Ford F-150, you’d be wrong. There will be an all-electric version of this truck being offered for the 2022 model year but we don’t know anything about this version just yet. We do know there will be a dual-motor layout, but we have no power numbers of the size of the motors that will give you the power you want when you’re driving an EV truck.