Modern heavy-duty pickup trucks are pretty amazing vehicles. Not only that they offer impressive performances, but also come excellent comfort and convenience. Of course, this includes Ford’s Super Duty models as well. These models are currently a little bit overshadowed by all those expectations we have for the next-generation F-150. The legendary light-duty pickup truck is about to hit the market by the end of the year. On the other side, the Super Duty models, including the 2021 Ford F-450, probably won’t feature any particular change.
The next year shouldn’t bring any particular change, as the latest reports suggest the current generation will remain in production for a couple of more years. This means you may count on the same design, which is characterized by an impressive toughness, which makes F-450 pretty much unparalleled in the class of HD pickup truck. The 2021 Ford F-450 will carry on in the same way.
2021 Ford F-450 Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, the 2021 Ford F-450 will carry on in the same way. The super-capable pickup truck is based on more common F-250 and F-350 models, but also comes with significant upgrades. Visually, you can see that all three models look similar, but each of them comes with a couple of distinctive details as well. In this case, the front face is slightly different, while the overall shape feels a little bit more muscular.
Still, those mechanical upgrades are more important, and the F-450 comes with even more upgraded suspension setup and chassis reinforcements, which makes it even more capable.
When it comes to interior design, the overall layout is practically the same as in other Super Duty models. This means you may count on a pretty nice cabin, which is spacious, comfortable and also looks very nice. Moreover, higher trims look pretty luxurious.
2021 Ford F-450 Engine
When it comes to the powertrain, the 2021 Ford F-450 is all about towing. Therefore, it’s no wonder that a mighty turbodiesel is the only engine in the offer. Of course, we are talking about a famous 6.7-liter unit, which has been updated recently and now delivers even more torque and power than before. In numbers, this engine is now good for impressive 475 horsepower and beyond-impressive 1.050 pound-feet of torque. The engine comes in pair with a new, heavy-duty 10-speed automatic transmission.
In practice, these numbers mean nothing but spectacular towing capabilities. The 2021 Ford F-450 will continue in the same way and will be able to tow up to magnificent 37.000 pounds. Also, keep in mind that the current 2020 model came with a couple of interesting novelties, such as an updated version of the updated Trailer Reverse Guidance and a new Pro Trailer Backup Assist. Both systems make towing far more convenient.
When it comes to configurations, the 2021 Ford F-450 will be available in various versions, with different cab designs, bed lengths etc. When it comes to trim levels, things will remain pretty much the same. Count on the same trim levels in the offer, though each one could come with a couple of novelties.
The XL model is pretty basic and it comes with manual door locks and windows. The list of standard equipment also includes things like air conditioning, vinyl seat and floor coverings, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi etc.
The XLT adds a couple of things, such as an 8-inch infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as with power windows and locks, cloth upholstery etc.
Lariat has always been one of the most popular choices, as it offers a great balance between the price and number of features. Some of the highlights are things like dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, power-adjustable seats, power-adjustable pedals, premium audio system etc.
King Ranch trim comes with a notably longer list of standard equipment, which includes remote engine starting, automatic wipers with a de-icing function, a power-remote tailgate release, wireless device charging, navigation etc. However, the most interesting about this version is that it comes with unique, western-themed styling.
Platinum is where luxury starts, as it brings features like adaptive steering, adaptive cruise control, LED headlights and foglights, power-deploying side steps, and a built-in tailgate step.
Finally, there is the flagship Limited trim level, which comes with lots of styling upgrades, as well as with things like upgraded leather upholstery, massaging seats, dual sunroof etc.
Keep in mind that these are standard features for the 2020 model. The 2021 Ford F-450 will probably come with a couple of additions for each trim level.
2021 Ford F-450 Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2021 Ford F-450 in a typical time of year, sometime in the last quarter of 2020. When it comes to the price, base models should go around 50.000 dollars.