When the 2021 Ford F-150 was introduced at the end of August, Ford didn’t go into details about its engines. Now it is however revealed that the workhorse would obtain the following powertrains: a naturally aspirated 3.3-liter V6 engine, 2.7-liter, and 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6s, naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8, 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6, and 3.5-liter hybrid V6. Now the numbers are in, and they are also good.
2021 Ford F-150 Review
Let’s begin with the most significant novelty. The 3.5-liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6 produces 430 hp at 6,000 rpm and 570 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm. However, depending on the wheelbase and if it’s 4×2 or 4×4, the maximum payload varies between 1,810 and 2,120 pounds. And it’s towing capabilities range from 11,000 to 12,700 lbs.
The 5.0-liter V8 now makes an extra five horsepower and 10 lb-ft for a grand total of 400 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 410 lb-ft of torque @ 4,250 rpm. That eight-cylinder muscle is quite enough for a maximum payload of 3,325 lbs and a maximum conventional towing capacity of 13,000 lbs.
The 3.5 liter Ecoboost V6 engine gets a more significant boost of 25 hp and 30 lb-ft over its predecessor. Thereby making out 400 hp @ 6,000 rpm and 500 pound-feet of torque @ 3,100 rpm. The maximum payload is 3,250, with this turbocharged mill, and the maximum towing capabilities of 14,000 lbs.
If you prefer diesel, the 3.0-liter V6 makes 250 hp at 3,250 rpm and 440 lb-ft of torque @ 1,750 rpm. It can be able to carry up to 1,840 lbs and tow as much as 12,100 lbs.
Now moving on, the 2.7-liter Ecoboost V6 engine continues to make 325 horsepower @ 5,000 rpm and 400 pound-feet of torque @ 3,000 rpm.
When relating to the base engine, the naturally aspirated 3.3 liter produces 290 hp @ 6,500 rpm and 265 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm, thus perfectly matching its predecessor. The Ford F-150 can carry 1,985 lbs and tow up to 8,200 lbs in its an entry-level guise.
In terms of Powertrains, there’s more to come. As Ford has planned a high-performance Raptor. Allegedly with a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 from the Shelby Mustang GT500 with more than 700 hp. It is believed an electrified twin-turbo V6 is also on the Raptor agenda. Maybe one from the Lincoln Aviator where it produces 494 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque, well presumably.
The fully electric Ford F-150 will be the crown jewel of the lineup, needless to say. Ford has however promised that the zero-emissions version will be the most powerful and the fastest of the lot. The electric model will be truly bonkers if the rumors about the Raptor V8 turn out to be accurate. And the truck will indeed produce over 700 horses.