You Can Now Build Your Ideal All-New 2021 Ford F-150 (Kind Of)
Ford's "First Look" configurator for the F-150 allows you to see many of the options and all of the configurations available on the new 2021 F-150.
UPDATE: As of 08/28/2020, Ford has taken the 2021 F-150 configurator offline.
Back in late July, Ford unveiled the all-new, fourteenth-generation F-150 half-ton pickup truck, and introduced many "Firsts" for the half-ton pickup truck class, such as a "fold-down" transmission shift lever that allows for a built-in work surface in the center console, a full-hybrid gasoline/electric powertrain that promises some of the highest towing capacity ratings (as well as some of the best fuel economy ratings), and fully-reclining front bucket "Sleeper Seats" that allow the driver and his or her front seat passenger to take a rest (while the vehicle is parked, of course). Ever since its debut, we've been anxiously awaiting the release of the "Build-and-Price" tool, and as of this week, Ford has finally delivered (well at least KIND of delivered). Ford has released its "First Look" configurator for the all-new 2021 F-150, allowing fans of the all-new half-ton pickup truck to begin configuring their ideal truck, although Ford says that the full configurator experience will be launching in "Fall 2020", which is also when all configurations and options will be available. Read on to find out more about all of the trim levels and configurations available on the all-new 2021 Ford F-150. NOTE: Any any all pricing discussed in this article includes a mandatory destination fee, but does NOT include any applicable taxes, or other fees.
You'll start off your "Build and Price" experience of your ideal all-new 2021 Ford F-150 by picking a pickup box (bed) and cab configuration. Buyers can pick from a 2-Door Regular Cab (with either 6.5' or 8.0' pickup boxes (beds)), a 4-Door Super (Extended) Cab (with either 6.5' or 8.0' pickup boxes (beds)), or a 4-door SuperCrew Cab (with either 5.5' or 6.5' pickup boxes (beds)). From there, you'll be able to pick your favorite trim level. "Work Truck" XL and "Mid-Level" XLT trims are available in all pickup box (bed) and cab configurations, while the luxurious Lariat model is only available as either a 4-Door Super (Extended) Cab or a 4-Door SuperCrew Cab (again with all pickup box (bed) configurations), and "Up-Level" King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited trims are only available in a single 4-Door SuperCrew Cab configuration with your choice of pickup box (bed) length. All models are available in either standard two-wheel-drive (4X2) or optional four-wheel-drive (4X4) configurations.
Starting at $28,940 for a 2-Door Regular Cab 4X2 model with a 6.5' pickup box (bed), the "Work Truck" XL trim gains features this year such as a standard eight-inch (8.0") SYNC 4 touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, FordPass with integrated 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, full Bluetooth connectivity, and Amazon Alexa integration. However, the XL still comes as a No-Nonsense "Base" Model, with manual roll-up windows, manual door locks, no cruise control, no keyless entry, and vinyl seating surfaces. Buyers can opt for a package that adds power windows and door locks, keyless entry, a cruise control, and a reverse sensing system, if they're looking to spend as little money as possible, but not miss out on creature comforts. Options such as a 360-Degree Camera Package, a Class IV Trailer Hitch, a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Prep Package, the FX-4 Off-Road Package (on 4X4 models ONLY), the Ford CoPilot 360 2.0 Package, a Snow Plow Prep Package (on 4X4 models ONLY), the STX Appearance Package, the Trailer Tow Package, the XL Chrome Appearance Package, several different aluminum-alloy wheel options, upgraded tire sizes, the Pro Power Onboard System, a Tailgate Step, SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 360L and an included paid trial subscription, cloth seating surfaces, and Enhanced Voice Control, among other options.
Starting at $35,050 for a 2-Door Regular Cab 4X2 model with a 6.5' pickup box (bed), the popular XLT model adds convenience items to the "Base" XL trim, such as power windows and door locks, keyless entry, cloth seating surfaces, a cruise control, aluminum-alloy wheels, and chrome front and rear bumpers and a chrome front grille. The Mid Option Group adds features such as an eight-way, power-adjustable front driver's seat, an electrochromic inside rearview mirror, and Enhanced Voice Recognition. The High Option Group adds features such as the XLT Chrome Appearance Package, dual heated outboard front seats, a remote vehicle starter system, and dual ten-way, power-adjustable front outboard seats. There's also an XLT Sport Appearance Package available, different aluminum-alloy wheel options, upgraded tire sizes, a Bang & Olufsen (B&O) eight-speaker premium audio system with an amplifier, and many of the options available on the "Base" XL trim.
Starting at $44,695 for a 4-Door Super (Extended) Cab 4X2 model with a 6.5' pickup box (bed), the luxurious Lariat model adds luxury items to the popular XLT trim, such as a twelve-inch (12.0") SYNC 4 touchscreen infotainment system, a keyless access system with a push-button starter, perforated luxury leather-trimmed seating surfaces, dual outboard heated and ventilated front seats, dual power-adjustable outboard front seats, a security system, and Enhanced Voice Recognition. The Mid Option Group adds a Bang & Olufsen (B&O) Eight-Speaker Premium Audio System with Amplifier, a 400W, 120V AC Power Outlet, and a Universal Garage Door Opener System. Many of the available options on the XLT trim are also available on the Lariat trim, and GPS Navigation is also available as an option.
Starting at $56,330 for a 4-Door SuperCrew Cab 4X2 model with a 5.5' pickup box (bed), the "Texas Luxury"-Oriented King Ranch model adds features to the already-luxurious Lariat trim, such as an eight-speaker Bang & Olufsen (B&O) premium audio system with an amplifier, unique perforated luxury leather-trimmed seating surfaces with dual power-adjustable front bucket seats, GPS Navigation, special aluminum-alloy wheels and larger tires, and a whole host of additional safety equipment. "Two-Tone" exterior paint comes as standard equipment (in Stone Gray Metallic) (though can be exchanged for Monotone exterior paint at no additional cost). The Luxury Option Group adds a Power Rear Tailgate, the Bang & Olufsen (B&O) Unleashed Premium Amplified Surround-Sound Audio System, upgraded aluminum-alloy wheels, and Power-Deployable Running Boards. Many of the options available on the luxurious Lariat trim are also available on the King Ranch trim.
Starting at $59,110 for a 4-Door SuperCrew Cab 4X2 model with a 5.5' pickup box (bed), the popular Platinum trim takes the features of the "Texas Luxury" King Ranch trim, but is marketed towards those who prefer a more "Monotone" appearance (and also includes Multicontour Front Bucket Seats). While features are similar to the "Texas Luxury" King Ranch trim, only "Monotone" exterior paint is available. The Luxury Option Group is nearly identical to the Luxury Option Group on the King Ranch Trim in terms of additional features, and so are the additional options.
Starting at a jaw-dropping $70,825 for a 4-Door SuperCrew Cab 4X2 model with a 5.5' pickup box (bed), the range-topping Limited model includes most of the features available on the all-new F-150. With the Luxury Option Group as standard equipment, Limited buyers get the Bang & Olufsen (B&O) Unleashed Premium Amplified Surround-Sound Audio System and a twin-panel power moonroof as standard equipment. Like its name, there are a "Limited" amount of options and packages available on the range-topping Limited trim, as it includes most every feature as standard equipment.
There are several different engine options on the all-new 2021 Ford F-150, and all include the Ford-General Motors (GM) 10R80 ten-speed automatic transmission with either a steering column-mounted shift lever, or a center console-mounted transmission shifter. The "Base" engine (only available on XL and XLT trims) is the 3.3L "Cyclone" naturally-aspirated V6 gasoline engine that produces 290 horsepower and 265 lb. ft. of torque, and is optionally FlexFuel capable to run on E85 Ethanol or Gasoline. The next step up (available on XL, and XLT trims, and standard on the Lariat moel) is the popular 2.7L EcoBoost Twin-Turbocharged V6 gasoline engine that produces 325 horsepower and 400 lb. ft. of torque. Perhaps the most popular engine choice for the all-new F-150 will be the 3.5L EcoBoost Twin-Turbocharged V6 gasoline engine, which produces 375 horsepower and 470 lb. ft. of torque, and is available on all trim levels (but standard on the range-topping Limited trim). Despite rumors of its discontinuation, Ford still offers the 5.0L naturally-aspirated "Coyote" V8 gasoline engine, which can still run on either E85 Ethanol or Gasoline, and produces 395 horsepower and 400 lb. ft. of torque. That engine is standard on King Ranch and Platinum trims, and optional on XL, XLT, and Lariat trims. There's also the 3.0L "Powerstroke" Turbocharged Diesel V6 engine that produces 250 horsepower, but 440 lb. ft. of torque, and is available on all trim levels except for the range-topping Limited model. Finally, there's an all-new powertrain that won't initially be available at launch: the 3.5L "PowerBoost" Hybrid Gasoline/Electric Turbocharged V6 engine. Ford hasn't yet released exact specifications on this new powertrain option, but it's available on every F-150 trim level, and promises the best fuel economy and most torque in the lineup, as well as other trucks in the half-ton pickup truck class.
There's a total of fifteen (15!) exterior paint color options available on the all-new 2021 Ford F-150, allowing for owners to individualize their trucks to set them apart from their neighbors' trucks. Several exterior paint colors carry over from the previous-generation 2020 Ford F-150, and those options include Agate Black Clear Coat (Gloss Black), Iconic Silver Metallic (Metallic Silver), Lead Foot Metallic (Metallic Gray), Oxford White Clear Coat (Gloss White), Rapid Red Tinted Clear Coat Metallic (Metallic Red), Race Red Clear Coat (Gloss Bright Red), Star White Tri-Coat Metallic (Metallic Pearl White), Stone Gray Metallic (Metallic Dark Gray), and Velocity Blue Metallic (Metallic Blue). However, there are also some new exterior paint color options for the all-new 2021 Ford F-150, and these include Antimatter Blue Metallic (Metallic Dark Blue), Carbonized Gray Metallic (Metallic Light Gray), Guard Metallic (Metallic Dark Green-Gray, a returning exterior paint color for the 2021 model year), Kodiak Brown Metallic (Metallic Dark Bronze, a returning exterior paint color for the 2021 model year), Smoked Quartz Tinted Clear Coat Metallic (Metallic Gray-Bronze), and Space White Clear Coat (Gloss Off-White). Interior color options include Black/Medium Dark Slate (Two-Tone Black and Dark Gray), Black (Monotone Black), Black/Baja Tan (Two-Tone Black and Beige), Black/Carmelo (Two-Tone Black and Dark Beige, available only on the Platinum trim), Java (Monotone Dark Brown, available only on the King Ranch trim), and Admiral Blue (Monotone Dark Blue, available only on the Limited trim). Vinyl, cloth, and perforated leather trim are all available as well, and selection of exterior and interior paint colors vary by trim level and configuration.
Head on over to Ford.com right now, build your own all-new 2021 Ford F-150, and be sure to return to their website once the "Full" configurator is released in the Fall of 2020. Also, be sure to let us know how you'd build your ideal F-150 as well. The all-new 2021 Ford F-150 will go on sale at Ford dealerships nationwide in the Fall of 2020, and is available to order right now. What do you think of the pricing and options available on the all-new 2021 Ford F-150? Let us know in the comments down below, and stay tuned right here for more information as it becomes available!