Ford to offer manual window winders in the 2021 F-150
Yes, you read that right.
Remember when car windows were wound up and down by hand? If you've ever wanted to re-live those days but would rather purchase a brand new vehicle, look no further than the 2021 Ford F-150. Manual window winders are available on completely base variants of the F-150 truck, so I mean... that's one way to keep costs down.
Credit: The Drive/Ford Motor Company
As shown on this screenshot of the Ford configurator taken by The Drive, the marque still offers '1st Row Manual Windows' on Regular Cab and SuperCab variants of the base XL version of their 14th generation F-150.
The absolute base specification of the F-150 4x2 will set you back $30,635 USD, undercutting the base RAM 1500 - but it still remains higher priced than the Chevrolet Silverado.
The good thing about manual window winders is that the lack of technology significantly reduces the chance of window modules failing, and makes replacement costs in case of failure more affordable. This could be a genuine consideration considering the ownership lengths of the average F-150 - and it would be one of the small incremental factors that have led the truck to chart-topping durability figures.