Your F-150 Questions Answered

By: PineRidge Ford   |   29 Apr 2021
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The Ford F-150 has been North America’s best-selling pickup truck for a whopping 30 years. It feels good to be king! Although it remains one of the most well-known and well-recognized trucks on the road, many potential, and even current, F-150 owners have questions about this legendary pickup. Today on the PineRidge Ford blog, our team of experts is serving up answers to your most pressing questions about the iconic Ford F-150.

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Does the F-150 Come in a Diesel?

Yes! The 2021 Ford F-150 has an available 3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel engine. It delivers groundbreaking capabilities, including 12,100-lbs maximum towing capacity, 1,840-lbs maximum payload, 250 horsepower, and 440 lb-ft of torque at just 1,750 rpm. Ask your PineRidge Ford sales representative about diesel engine options in your next F-150.

What is the F-150 EcoBoost?

The new Ford EcoBoost engine features a unique port-fuel and direct-injection (PFDI) system with two injectors per cylinder, dual overhead cam design with intake/exhaust cam timing, and twin intercooled turbochargers for on-demand power. Sounds impressive, but what does that mean for you? The 2.7L EcoBoost V6 delivers an incredibly fuel-efficient 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, while the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 can be counted on for a whopping 400 horsepower, 500 lb-ft of torque, and 14,000-lbs maximum towing capacity.

What Can the F-150 Tow?

Except for the F-150 XL that’s equipped with the 3.3L Vi-VTC V6 engine, all F-150 models are capable of towing at least 10,000-lbs, with a maximum towing capacity of 14,000-lbs in fully-equipped trims. That means you can confidently tow the company trailer, just about any RV on the market, your boat, a team of horses, or a car/SUV with ease. Plus with multiple bed lengths to choose from, including 6.5-foot and 8-foot options, the F-150 can be equipped with a gooseneck hitch for towing a fifth-wheel trailer.

“When equipped with the proven available 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 and Max Trailer Tow Package, the F-150 is rated for more conventional towing than any light-duty full-size pickup – a maximum of 14,000 pounds, a gain of 800 pounds over the 2020 model.” - Automotive World

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What is the Ford F-150 Lariat?

The Lariat is an F-150 trim that features the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine. It’s particularly popular among Saskatchewan drivers because it offers incredible fuel economy, helping save folks money at the pumps, without compromising on power. The Lariat is equipped with all of Ford’s most innovative safety, tech, convenience and comfort features, plus a gorgeous chrome grille, and offers plenty of available packages and accessories. Your Ford, your way!

What Trims are Available on the F-250 and F-350?

The Ford F-250 and F-350 (often referred to as the Super Duties) offer the same trim options as the F-150 lineup: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. Each trim level boasts unique specs, capabilities, and stand-out features. Your PineRidge Ford team member will be happy to discuss your needs and budget, and recommend the F-150, F-250, or F-350 trim that’s right for you.

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How Reliable is my Ford F-150?

We thought you’d never ask! For over 70 years, the Ford brand has been synonymous with durable and reliable automotive manufacturing. Each truck proudly boasts the “Built Ford Tough” seal of approval, giving you peace of mind that your pickup has been expertly engineered to withstand the toughest conditions. Put simply, Ford is a name that you can count on.

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Find Your F-Series Truck at PineRidge Ford

Whether you still have lingering questions about Ford’s F-Series pickup trucks, or would like some guidance selecting the right Ford truck for you, we can help. At PineRidge Ford, we have the knowledge, experience, and inventory to make sure you drive away knowing you purchased the perfect truck for your lifestyle.

We have a wealth of resources available to help you learn more about Ford’s impressive lineup of award-winning trucks, including our Ford Truck Hub, Ford F-150 Trim Level Hub, and detailed model pages for the 2021 Ford F-150, 2021 Ford F-250, 2021 Ford F-350, and 2021 Ford Ranger. Or, skip the heavy reading and simply contact us at PineRidge Ford for all of your truck needs today!

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