Having thoughts about switching-up your driving style for 2021? If you’re looking for durability atop of fuel-efficiency in a new truck, the Ford F-150 is one hybrid that takes your driving experience to a whole new level. But what makes the F-150 Hybrid different from the competitor truck models of its class? Is the Ford F-150 worth buying the year as it hits the American roads and highways? Let’s take a look at what all is known so far for the upcoming release of the Hybrid F-150.

Ford F-150 Hybrid engine specs 

There is little information on the new engine specs for the Ford F-150 Hybrid compared to the previous year’s V6. The V6 and V8 engine options are still available for 2021, and the 3.5-LIter HEV V6 twin-turbocharged EcoBoost motor will come standard for the hybrid with a 10-speed automatic transmission as well as an additional Electrical motor that offers an estimated EV range of only 10-city miles without a heavy load in the truck bed. As of now, Ford does not have any intention of offering a plug-in hybrid version for the 2021 F-150.

Off-road modes as well as an integrated trailer brake-controller button are on the right-hand side of the steering wheel which allows for quick and sufficient access to enhance road grip and control.

F-150 Hybrid body style & interior

The 2021 F-150 pickup truck is changing its shape and drivers can look toward a larger, vertical headlight style with L-Shaped LED running lights, as well as daytime, LED running lights. A rounded front fascia and widened grille and rigid hood offer a new sense of boldness for this year’s F-150 release. Front parking sensors on the F-150 are now available for 2021 which assists when parking in your home garage or pulling into a tight parking space.

If you commute in colder climates, you’ll love the available heated seats and a heated steering wheel that keep you cozy in the driver’s seat on those chilly morning drives. Enjoy ample interior space with four-door cabin packages for the 2021 F-150, and it’s speculated that the interior of the F-150 will become more lavish with leatherette interior options and leather padded shifter grips. 

Ford F-150 Hybrid technology

The F-150 is catching up with other trucks that offer advanced technology by integrating a larger touchscreen screen, along with the elimination of excessive buttons. Not only is there more screen space on the dash, the speedometer and gas gauges are also fully digital and in full-color, providing a clear view of your vehicle readings above the steering wheel. 

The option for wi-fi hotspot is ideal for the family who travels often together, or for the driver who is always on the job site in-need of immediate internet access. Smartphone connectivity is essential in new pickup trucks, and the Ford F-150 is sticking with the SYNC interface but it will be the SYNC 4 infotainment system.

Why buy the 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid?

There is still some time to make a decision before the F-150 Hybrid is released and because of the recent Coronavirus pandemic, release dates have been pushed back. The all-new 2021 F-150 is expected to hit the streets in the summer of 2020 and if you love American-made pickup trucks, you’ll love what the new F-150 offers within the lineup of new trim options including the hybrid truck model.

That being said, the Ford F-150 is competing with other major truck brands like Chevy, RAM, and Toyota, all of which are offering a similar truck design atop of advanced technology. There is no say in if the Hybrid engine in the 2021 Ford F-150 is going to be a top-selling point, but comparable truck styles and prices are giving the Ford brand a run for their money. Check out the pros and cons of buying a pre-owned vehicle if you’re unsure whether to buy an upcoming 2021 truck release or an older car model.

Patrick Kirk
I am a full-time copywriter from Naples, FL and living in Austin, TX. I have written for the automotive industry for three years, and enjoy other hobbies such as camping and mountain biking. I received my Bachelors from Florida Gulf Coast University, and served in the U.S Coast Guard.

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    1. I’m not a truck person, but I never thought of a Hybrid truck. That changes my perspective on them a bit. Not fully, but it definitely helps.

    2. Sounds like the new F-150 will be pretty awesome. Can’t wait to see it.

    3. I want to hear what the F-150 Hybrid truck will sound like. I know it will look great, but will it sound right?

    4. The hybrid portion needs to add something impressive. A small range increase is not satisfactory for the cost of the vehicle. The hybrid model needs to offer something more to the customer than just a badge. 10-city miles is not a useable range.

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