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2021 Ford F-150 Engines Specs Info HP Torque Towing Payload Truck Of The Year NACTOY
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The 2021 Ford F-150 is getting built as we speak, and it’s high time that the automaker let everybody in on what sort of power output they can officially expect. While the lineup remains largely the same, save for the addition of the PowerBoost hybrid, the 2021 Ford F-150 engines squeeze out a few more increments of power where it counts. Particularly in its higher-end engines. Plus, we can expect increased efficiency through multiple powertrains, thanks to the 10-speed automatic transmission paired to all of them, compared to lower-speed units from before.

Even as the new F-150 sees power upgrades to the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 and the 5.0L V8, its the 3.5L V6 PowerBoost that delivers the most horsepower and torque in the pickup truck, at 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque. No wonder it walked a Ram 1500 eTorque. That’s plenty of power.

2021 Ford F-150 Engines Torque Horsepower Specs Payload Towing Max Maximum
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Moreover, the F-150 PowerBoost hybrid comes standard with Pro Power Onboard generator, putting out 2.4 kilowatts of power. There’s an optional 7.2 kilowatt unit for the hybrid, as well. Ford says that’s enough to power 28 average refrigerators. Sounds like the truck to have when it comes to California’s rolling blackouts.

The PowerBoost V6 hybrid powertrain is a mashup of the well-vetted 3.5L EcoBoost V6 we’re all accustomed to, working in tandem with a new 35 kilowatt electric motor that produces 47 horsepower. The liquid-cooled 1.5 kWh lithium-ion battery that feeds the motor has been mounted between the frame rails, and features an exclusive vibration isolation system. The engine is mated to a 10-speed modular hybrid transmission, which is produced entirely in house. The 2021 Ford F-150 hybrid will even feature a regenerative braking system, which will help to ensure that the 1.5 kWh lithium-ion battery stays topped up.

Below is a chart showing what we’re looking at for how the 2021 Ford F-150 engines compare to the last generation truck. We’re still waiting for the confirmation of the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor, and its two alleged engines.

5.0L Coyote V83.0L
Power Stroke
diesel V6
V6 Hybrid
2021 Ford F-150 HP/LB-FT290/265325/400400/410250/440400/500430/570
2020 Ford F-150 HP/LB-FT290/265325/400395/400250/440375/470
2021 F-150
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Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.


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