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The 14th-Gen Truck Is Jam Packed With Features And Tech

2021 Ford F-150 Limited With Pro Power Onboard
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With the introduction of the 14th-generation Ford F-150, the Blue Oval has packaged more new features and tech into the famed nameplate than ever before. In order to save you some time reading about all of the new equipment available on the 2021 F-150, we have compiled a list below for your convenience.

Clamp Pockets – Built into the tailgate of every 2021 F-150, the new clamp pockets will help to hold materials down to assist the driver in making clean cuts or other precision work.

Built-In Bottle Opener – Cleats mounted to the sides of the new tailgate do double duty as a tie down for longer items in the bed, while also working as bottle opener you’ll never travel without.

Tailgate Work Surface – The new Tailgate Work Surface provides buyers with a work station complete with built-in rulers, mobile device holder, cup holder and pencil holder.

Pro Power Onboard – The Pro Power Onboard generator, which we first reported on here at MC&T,  is available across the entire F-150 lineup, with a 2.0 kW output available for gasoline-powered trucks. That said, all PowerBoost Hybrid models will come standard with a 2.4 kW output, with an available 7.2 kW output generator coming in at an extra charge.

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Zone Lighting – Allows owners to control individual exterior lights on their vehicles, helping to ensure you’ll never have to set up camp or start your workday in the dark.

Pro Trailer Backup Assist – A class-exclusive technology, Pro Trailer Backup Assist makes backing up a trailer as easy as turning a knob located inside the cabin.

Trailer Reverse Guidance – Another class-exclusive bit of kit, Trailer Reverse Guidance utilizes five high-resolution cameras to provide multiple views, and it even spits out some helpful graphics that show the driver which way to turn the steering wheel while in reverse.

Trailer Theft Alert – Working in tandem with the FordPass app, you will receive a message on your phone if your F-150 detects that your trailer is being unhitched while the truck is locked.

Stowable Shift Knob – Ford Knows that truck buyers prefer a column shifter, so they decided to make their console mounted unit stowable, should you want that space back when you’re no longer on the move.

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Max Recline Seats – The newly available Max Recline Seats will fold nearly 180 degrees flat, offering drivers a more comfortable experience for rest time in between jobs.

Lockable Rear Underseat Storage – Available as an option, this lockable, fold-flat, dividable storage bin extends the width of the interior beneath the rear seats and allows for safe storage of valuables. It’s even good for longer items a truck driver may have like hunting gear, fishing rods or blueprints.

Larger Digital Gauge Cluster – A new customizable 12-Inch digital instrument panel is available with a new suite of animations and graphics. It’ll respond to whatever drive mode the truck is place in, and it displays the truck’s integral data, as well as off-roading information and turn-by-turn navigation.

Optional 12-Inch Display – This newly added landscape-oriented display allows for split screen app or feature viewing, should you wish to multitask while you drive down the road. It also finally rivals the Ram 1500’s screen in size.

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17 More Standard Ford Co-Pilot 360 Driver-Assist Technologies – The 2021 F-150 comes equipped with more Ford Co-Pilot360 driver-assist technologies as standard than ever before, and will even feature more optional ones as time moves on.

SYNC 4 – This updated infotainment UI has twice the computing power of the previous-generation system, and it features highlights such as available conversational voice control, available real-time traffic and customizable information on demand.

Over-The-Air Updates These virtual updates can help with preventative maintenance, reducing repair trips, and improving performance all without having to head to your local dealership for the downloads. It will even allow for new features to be added to your truck in the future, should Ford so choose to do so.

Written by Lucas Bell

Lucas holds a journalism degree from Wayne State University, and is a Automotive Press Association scholarship recipient. While an American muscle fan through and through, he once wrote a fascinating comparison review about eScooters.


2021 Ford F-150 Lariat