America's best-selling truck aims to keep its title.
Designing and engineering the latest generation of an icon is never an easy task, all the more so when it's the best-selling vehicle in its segment. The all-new 2021 Ford F-150, revealed last month, is the Blue Oval's chief money-maker and it has no intention of letting its crosstown GM and Ram rivals win the full-size pickup sales war. Part of doing so involves pricing and keeping things affordable. Fortunately, the new F-150 lineup does exactly that.
CarsDirect somehow obtained an early dealership order guide that includes pricing. The entry-level 2021 F-150 will carry a starting price of $30,635 including destination. Compared to the 2020 base model, that's only $195 more expensive but still $500 more than the latest Chevy Silverado 1500 base truck. As expected, the cheapest 2021 F-150 remains the XL 4x2 Regular Cab.
It should be noted Ram doesn't build a 1500 Regular Cab, which helps explains its higher base price of $32,145. With some 40 possible trim combinations, there still remains an F-150 for everyone. And fortunately, the lower trims across the spectrum also don't have significant price increases. For example, the XLT SuperCrew featuring a 5.5-foot bed begins at $42,005, only $290 more than the outgoing model.
Tacking on four-wheel-drive increases the price by $3,495, which is exactly the same amount for the 2020 truck.
However, moving up the 2021 F-150 range customers will see significantly higher prices, though a more in-depth analysis is still in progress. And then there's the hybrid model, the firsts time ever the F-150 has received electrification.
The 3.5-liter PowerBoost Hybrid V6, for example, promises a range of up to 700 miles on one tank of gas and many conveniences available thanks to its onboard electric generator. The hybrid is offered on every trim level, from the XL to the Limited, but total vehicle costs vary depending on trim. Opting for the hybrid on the base 3.3-liter V6 tacks on another $4,495.
Moving up to the 2.7-liter EcoBoost adds $3,300 while opting for the hybrid in place of the 5.0-liter V8 or 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 is another $2,500.
The 2021 Ford F-150's base price of just over $30k is still a pretty solid bargain, all things considered. At some point in the near future, Ford will release complete pricing of the entire F-150 range, so be on the lookout for that.