While there are still some holes to be filled, such as specific details on pricing of the FX4 and other off-road packages, the early build configurator gives Blue Oval fans a glimpse into the size of note they’ll be signing should they jump on the new 2021 Ford F-150 when it arrives in dealers later this year.
Base two-wheel drive XL regular cab trucks start at $28,940 before destination, bringing the all-in total to $30,635. This is about two hundred bucks north of last year’s model. It is your author’s firm opinion that hike is more than justified simply by the presence of Ford’s new jumbotron of a touchscreen that appears even on the cheapest XL.
That price also brings the 3.3L V6 engine, air conditioning, and a tilt wheel. Don’t worry, purists – you’re still responsible for cranking up your windows with a handle. Adding four-wheel drive is a $4,645 upcharge at this level and equipping this regular cab with an 8-foot box like nature and Henry Ford intended costs a mere $300.
On the other end of the spectrum we find a snazzy 2021 Ford F-150 Crew Cab Limited with the 5.5-foot box, bearing an asking price of $72,520 including destination. The much-touted PowerBoost hybrid powertrain is a $1,900 option at this level, which seems worth the cash given the capability it can provide in terms of grunt and that on-board generator Ford showed at launch. It’s worth noting that, at this early stage, there’s no mention of the latter or its pricing in the Ford build tool.
However, the hybrid is a much more expensive proposition on volume trims, like the $40,310 XLT SuperCrew 4×2 where it is an eye-watering $4,495 option. The 5.0L V8 costs an extra two grand, with the 3.5L EcoBoost costing another 500 bones on top of that. Want the torquey 3.0L Power Stroke diesel? That’ll be $4,995 on the XLT, please.
All this almost makes the case for stepping right into a $47,055 2021 Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCrew 4×2, a trim whose base engine is the surprisingly good 2.7L EcoBoost V6. Each step in the engine ladder is about $1000 cheaper than the premiums listed above for the XLT. Adding 4×4 to either trim will dent your wallet to the tune of $3500.
Off-road goodies are unmentioned at this point, with option groups like the FX4 package not listed in today’s pricing tool. We’ll keep our ear to the ground for these details.