For those who don't need the Raptor's extreme capability.
Following the reveal of the 2021 Ford F-150, we're all eager to see the new Raptor variant. While the Raptor is currently under development, Ford has another off-road F-150 variant to keep buyers happy in the meantime. Introducing the 2021 F-150 Tremor. With more capability than the existing FX4 package, the Tremor bridges the gap between the stock F-150 and the high-performance Raptor.
"Like Super Duty Tremor and Ranger Tremor, introducing the all-new F-150 Tremor is a direct response to seeing how customers use our trucks to enable their outdoor lifestyles," said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. "F-150 Tremor provides the additional off-road capability they're looking for with our latest off-road technologies."
The F-150 Tremor comes exclusively in SuperCrew configuration with a 5.5-foot box, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, and standard four-wheel-drive. While buyers don't get a choice of powertrains or body styles, Ford will offer the Tremor in standard, mid, and high equipment groups. Each one comes with a cornucopia of off-road equipment.
The package starts with retuned springs all round for added ground clearance. The Tremo also gets revised front hub knuckles and upper control arms plus Tremor-specific monotube shocks in the front and twin-tube shocks in the rear. Ford says the shocks are tuned for softer damping at low speeds. and more control off-road.
All of the suspension tweaks are combined with 33-inch General Grabber all-terrain tires wrapped around matte-finish 18-inch wheels. The Tremor is one-inch wider than a standard F-150, with a 27.6-degree approach angle, 21.2-degree breakover angle, and 24.3-degree departure angle. The truck also boasts 1.5 inches more of total travel in the rear and an additional inch of total travel in the front.
When the terrain gets rocky, the Tremor comes with a locking front and rear differential, with an optional (late-availability) Torsen limited-slip diff. The Tremor also gets a Raptor-inspired torque-on-demand transfer case and bash plates. In terms of towing, the Tremor doesn't sacrifice much. It can still pull 10,900 pounds with a 1,885-pound max payload capacity.
The visual changes aren't major, but they are noticeable. Tremor models receive a redesigned hood and a blacked-out Ford oval grille with Active Orange Tremor-specific accents and recovery hooks. Ford also applied orange on the fenders, bedsides, and tailgate, plus other goodies such as Raptor-inspired running boards and high-flow dual exhausts.
The orange theme continues inside the Tremor, which gets unique seat trim, special stitching, materials, and finishes for the instrument panel, center console, and doors. Former Raptor owners will particularly love the six-position auxiliary power switch pack on the overhead console, which can control lights and winches.
Ford didn't provide specific pricing information for the F-150 Tremor but says the truck will be available next summer.