Those who look for a capable HD pickup truck should search no more because the F-350 is one of the best things to get. It is capable, comfortable, and also efficient, which makes it one of a kind on the market. The current generation has been around four about four years and if we consider that the recent facelift has brought a lot of interesting novelties, it’s pretty certain that that the 2021 Ford F-350 will carry on in the same way, with familiar design characteristics and features.
In practice, this means you may on one of the most capable trucks around, which also features an all-aluminum body that makes it the most efficient model in the class. Towing ratings are impressive, as well as driving dynamics. At the same time, the list of standard and available features is pretty amazing, as well as some optional packages. We expect to see it sometime late in the year.
2021 Ford F-350 Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2021 Ford F-350 will continue in the same way. This model is heavily based on the light-duty F-150 mode, which means it features an all-aluminum body. In practice, this means lots of saved pounds, while the rigidity is pretty much at the same level you will get on more conventionally designed trucks. Visually, it features a pretty distinctive, bold styling, which has been updated last year. This refresh has brought a new grille, as well as a new trim on both ends of the truck. Other than that, the exterior design has remained the same and we won’t expect something will change in the next year either.
The same thing goes for configurations. The 2021 Ford F-350 will be available in various versions. There are regular cab, an extended cab (aka SuperCab) and crew cab layouts, as well as two-bed sizes. You can choose between a 6.8- or an 8.2-foot bed length.
2021 Ford F-350 Design Engines
This is where things really shine. We have the impression that Ford currently stands out in this aspect, compared to competitors. There are three options available, and the offer starts with a 6.2-liter V8 that delivers around 385 horsepower, 430 lb-ft of torque. There is also a new 7.3-liter V8 engine, introduced last year. This new engine seems pretty capable, as it features a max output of 430 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque.
Finally, there is a diesel version. A well-known 6.7-liter turbodiesel has been updated last year and now features class-leading numbers, which go around 475 horsepower and impressive 1.050 pounds of torque. Given the out-of-this-world torque, it’s no wonder that you may count on an impressive towing rating. You may count on impressive 24.000 pounds of max conventional towing ratings. Of course, big thanks also goes to the new 10-speed automatic transmission, which is standard in all models.
We are pretty sure that the current trim level organization will remain. Of course, it’s always possible to see a couple of new features in each version, but we are pretty sure most of the things will remain the same. When it comes to the current model comes standard with things like black steel bumpers, steel wheels and manual door locks, 4.2-inch screen, 4G Wi-Fi hotspot etc. Of course, we are talking about the XL trim. The XLT is a bit of an upgrade, as it adds goodies like an 8-inch touchscreen, as well as safety systems like blind-spot monitoring, lane departure alert and automatic emergency braking.
The Lariat offers a significant improvement in terms of comfort and convenience and it is probably the best choice if we look at the balance between price and quality. It comes standard with goodies like leather upholstery, an 8-inch digital instrument screen, premium audio system and more. The King Ranch trim is well-known for its unique styling, but it also brings a couple of interesting features, such as heated and ventilated front seats, as well as some camera-based towing aids.
Finally, there are hi-end versions, such as Platinum, which comes with adaptive cruise control and LED headlights, power running boards etc. The Limited trim is even more impressive and adds things like a panoramic sunroof and a two-tone leather interior.
Another thing we should mention is a new, optional package called Tremor. It includes all kinds of off-road upgrades, such as upgraded front suspension, large tires and all kinds of crawl aids.
2021 Ford F-350 Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Ford F-350 sometime late in the year. Changes in terms of the price are not expected, so base models should go around 35.500 dollars. Naturally, key competitors will be models like Ram 3500HD and Chevy Silverado 3500HD.