Configurator

Trim levels, pricing revealed for redesigned 2021 Ford F-150

The 2021 Ford F-150 goes on sale later this year.

Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

The configuration tool for the 2021 Ford F-150 has come online. It's not a full look at all the options, but a start. The full version of the configurator is expected to be available later this autumn.

In June, Ford debuted the new generation of its best-selling F-Series pickup truck. The F-Series outsells most other full-size trucks by a more than 2:1 (or more) margin. Ford sells 30 F-Series trucks for every Nissan Titan sold, to the tune of one per minute from January to June, even during the COVID-19 downturn.

2021 Ford F-150 XLT The Ford F-150 XLT is a step up from the base model and includes a key addition - Ford's latest safety technology.Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

The new model has a host of upgrades, inside and out, that respond to customer insights and are designed to make life with their F-150 earlier. Ford has even enhanced the model to be friendlier to those that would rather it become their third place.

Crucially, this generation marks the introduction of a hybrid powertrain and new high-strength steel frame. The truck is available with a number of powertrain configurations, which you can learn more about here.

Ford will sell the 2021 F-150 in six grades: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited.

The 2021 Ford F-150 XL starts at $28,940. For that price, you get a regular cab, 6.5-foot box, four-wheel drive capability, six drive modes (Normal, ECO, Sport, Tow/Haul, Slippery, Trail) 3.6-liter V6 engine, 10-speed automatic transmission, 8-inch infotainment touch screen, 23-gallon fuel tank, spare tire, removable tailgate, manual first row windows, 4-inch productivity screen, single-zone air conditioning, manual locks, Trailer Sway Control, halogen headlights, automatic high beams, lane keeping technology hill start assist, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a rearview camera.

The XL trim is available in regular, SuperCab, and SuperCrew configurations and with either a 5.5-, 6.5- or 8-foot bed.

2021 Ford F-150 XLT If you don't want to go into luxury territory, the Ford F-150 XLT is a good option.Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Moving up, the most basic 2021 Ford F-150 XLT will cost you $35,050. In the XLT trim level, buyers get Ford Co-Pilot360 2.0 standard. That technology includes blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert and trailer coverage, a lane keeping system, forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assist, rearview camera, park assist, automatic headlights, Pro Trailer Backup Assist, and hill descent control.

The XLT trim is available in regular, SuperCab, and SuperCrew configurations and with either a 6.5- or 8-foot bed.

Buyers can order a 2021 Ford F-150 Lariat for $44,965. This grade begins to infuse premium features into the model including LED headlights and zone lighting, 18-inch machined aluminum wheels, a 12-inch productivity screen, dual-zone climate control, power windows, a power sliding rear window, push-button start, SiriusXM with 360L, SYNC 4, and navigation. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather and the front seats are trimmed in the material.

2021 Ford F-150 King Ranch The F-150 King Ranch features sumptuous appointments.Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

The Lariat trim is available in SuperCab, and SuperCrew configurations and with either a 5.5-, 6.5- or 8-foot bed.

When you get to the 2021 Ford F-150 King Ranch model, you've reached luxury truck territory. It comes standard with a 5.0-liter V8 engine that has a chrome grille, LED bending headlights and LED fog lamps in front of it. The truck rides on 18-inch machined aluminum wheels with a King Ranch center cap, and has numerous 400-watt outlets, heated and ventilated front seats, 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat with memory, genuine wood interior accents, wireless charging, and a B&O Sound System, among other features.

The King Ranch trim is available with a SuperCrew cab and either a 5.5- or 6.5-foot bed.

2021 Ford F-150 Limited The top-tier F-150 is the Limited trim level.Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Moving further upward to the Platinum and Limited trim levels delivers a level of luxury not found in many other pickup trucks today, though it comes with a hefty price tag. The 2021 Ford F-150 Platinum starts at $59,110 and the 2021 Ford F-150 Limited has a starting MSRP of $70,825. Both models are only available with a SuperCrew cab. The F-150 Platinum comes with either a 5.5- or 6.5-foot bed while the Limited is only available with a 5.5-foot bed.

The 2021 Ford F-150 will go on sale later this year.

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2022 Infiniti Q50 gets more standard tech

The car sees new tech and interior features for 2022.

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The Infiniti Q50 is an aging but still-stylish sedan that offers value and power, but it hasn't quite kept pace with the crop of more engaging premium European cars. However, it's still worth a look, and to press that point further, Infiniti has updated the car for 2022 with a healthy list of standard features.

2022 Infiniti Q50 Exterior styling has not changed for 2022.Infiniti

Headline updates for the 2022 Q50 are wireless Apple CarPlay and newly standard Bose Performance Series Audio. There's now leather for every trim, but in the ways that count, the car is the same as the one we saw last year, the year before, and so on.

That's not to say that the car is bad. After all, it still offers a 300-horsepower twin-turbo V6 as standard and can be upgraded with a 400-horsepower version of the engine. And, despite its aging exterior styling, it's still a handsome car with smooth, sculpted bodywork. The seven-speed automatic transmission and available all-wheel drive remain in place.

2022 Infiniti Q50 All-wheel drive is available for all models.Infiniti

Pricing for the 2022 Infiniti Q50 starts at $43,125, which includes a $1,025 destination fee. The car gets standard wireless Apple CarPlay, leather upholstery, 18-inch wheels, and Bose Performance Audio. All-wheel drive is available for a $2,000 upcharge.

2022 Infiniti Q50 Wireless Apple CarPlay and Bose audio are standard.Infiniti

The mid-range Q50 Sensory starts at $48,825, and comes with 19-inch wheels, black open-pore wood interior accents, navigation, and an air purifier system. Stepping up to the top Q50 Red Sport 400 will run $56,975, and brings the more powerful V6 engine, semi-aniline leather upholstery, and Dynamic Digital Suspension, which adjusts damping settings depending on road conditions and driving style.

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Ford Bronco Raptor is real and on its way in 2022

Ford's video gave up very little on the new SUV.

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The long-awaited Ford Bronco went on sale earlier this year and overwhelming demand has many buyers waiting months for the opportunity to own one. Ford isn't resting on that success, however, and is already hitting the gas on the SUV with the tease of a new model. The even longer-awaited Ford Bronco Raptor is coming, though we don't yet have many details to share, but Ford CEO Jim Farley shared a video to Twitter this morning that gives us a little to go on. More importantly, the video confirms that the Bronco Raptor is coming, which is music to our ears.

Ford Bronco Raptor Pause the video at the exact right moment, and you can catch a blurry glimpse of the Bronco Raptor.Ford

Being a tease, it's not surprising that we don't get a big, clear picture of the SUV. We can see that the Bronco Raptor's grille is different, with the Ford name spelled out in bold letters, just like the brand's other Raptor vehicles. We can also see that the Bronco's daytime running lights have shifted to orange.



Ford did not share any other details, but other Raptor models paint an enticing picture for the future hardcore Bronco. The SUV should get upgraded off-road suspension, brawny bodywork, and fat all-terrain tires. One of the biggest questions is what Ford will choose for the Bronco Raptor's powertrain. Two engines are currently offered for the standard Bronco, including a turbo-four and turbo-six. Rumors have pointed to the possibility that the Explorer ST's EcoBoost engine could make an appearance in the Raptor, which would bring up to 400 horsepower to the SUV. There may also be more than one wheel and tire option, which is the case for the upcoming F-150 Raptor, where buyers can choose to upgrade the stock 35-inch tires to 37-inchers.

There's no word on release date or pricing, but it's a safe bet that the Bronco Raptor will outpace its "normal" counterparts by more than a few dollars. Regardless of price, Ford should sell a ton of the SUVs, assuming it can keep up with demand on the production side.

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