On the Ford F-150, six powertrains are available. Each engine choice provides various characteristics to suit different needs. If this is fuel efficiency, the capability of towing, or just a lot of power, the F-150 engine does everything the customer needs.
There's a new twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 hybrid named PowerBoost; five of them came from the previous generation. This latest hybrid is the most powerful option with an output of 430 hp, while the 5.0-liter V-8 and 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 show minor increases in power and torque compared to the 2020 model, and an even stronger electric F-150 will launch in the next two years.
The base engine of the 2021 F-150 is a 3.3 liter naturally aspirated gasoline V-6, which produces a power of 290 hp and a torque of 265 lb/ft. It's the same output as the trucks of 2020 have. It can tow up to 8 200 pounds with a full payload of 1985 pounds. This engine can be installed in the entry-level F-150 XL trim or F-150 XLT.
The new EcoBoost twin-turbo gasoline V-6 2.7-liter can tow up to 10,100 pounds and haul up to 2480 pounds, depending on the configuration. The power ability is the same as the 2020 Ford F-150 model has - 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. It's available with the following F-150 trims - XL, XLT, and Lariat.
The 5.0-liter V-8 and 3.5-liter EcoBoost detect slight power increases. The 5.0-liter is ideal for an additional five horsepower and ten lb-ft torque comparing to the 2020 Ford F-150 - it provides 400 horsepower, a torque of 410 lb-ft, a max payload of 3325 pounds with a towing top of 13,000 pounds. It's available with the next F-150 versions - XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum.
Now the 3.5-liter EcoBoost produces 400 horsepower (up to 25) with a payload of 3250 pounds and 500 lb-ft torque (up 30) and can tow up to 14 000 pounds (the model of 2020 had a maximum payload of 13,200 pounds). The engine can be installed in Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum trim editions.
At 250 hp and 440 lb-ft torque, the 3.0-liter Power Stroke V-6 diesel can tow up to 12,100 pounds with an 1840-pound max payload. The latest PowerBoost V-6 is the most powerful engine of the 2021 F-150 (until the electric variant comes) at 430 hp and 570 lb-ft of torque, with a towing capacity of 12,700 pounds and a maximum payload of 2120 pounds. It's fitted with a 35-kW electric motor powered by a 1.5-kWh lithium-ion battery. You can have this engine in Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum trims.
All engines of the 2021 Ford F-150 now supply their power through an improved automatic 10-speed transmission. The 10-speed provides extraordinary total production, advanced acceleration at the power band's low and mid ranges. The features include optimized wide-span gear spacing that is paired to drag-reduction actions and three overdrive gears. The transmission is specially updated with the available 3.5L PowerBoost Full Hybrid engine that includes a built-in 33kW electric motor.
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