These days, we are getting a lot of reports about the next-generation F-150, which is expected to come by the end of 2020. Considering that Super Duty models usually arrive a year later, we may presume that the 2021 Ford F-350 will remain pretty much untouched. This will probably be the last production year of the current generation, so we don’t expect to see any particular change. We count on the same design characteristics and features. Therefore, the new model should arrive in a typical time of year, without bigger changes in terms of price.
2021 Ford F-350 Changes
Bigger 2021 Ford F-350 changes are not expected for the and there are two pretty obvious reasons. First of all, this will be the last model year of the current generation. Also, the 2020 model year came with notable updates, such as a new V8 engine and more. Therefore, the best we could see from the next-year model is the addition of a couple of standard features. Other than that, things are about to remain the same.
2021 Ford F-350 Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, you may count on two familiar choices, as well as on a new gasoline option. Base models will carry on with a familiar 6.2-liter V8, which is good for about 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. Also, there is a new 7.3-liter V8 gasoline unit, which is good for about 430 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque.
On the other side, towing enthusiasts will probably go for a well-known 6.7-liter V8 turbodiesel, which has been updated recently and now delivers around 475 horsepower and impressive 1.050 pound-feet of torque. We are still waiting for the numbers when it comes to max towing capacity. Another thing we should mention is that this diesel engine now comes in pair with a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
Speaking of the towing capacity, we are still waiting for the exact details for the new diesel engine. Still, some reports suggest numbers like 37.000 pounds, which is a class-leading rating. On the other side, the base gasoline engine will remain the best choice if your focus is on payload capacity. With this engine, you may count on about 7.600 pounds.
2021 Ford F-350 Trim Levels
The 2021 Ford F-350 changes will be minimal, so we count on the same trim level organization. Of course, each trim could come with a couple of additions, but most of the things are expected to remain the same. Therefore, count that the base XL models will be typical workhorses, with not too many tech features. On the other side, things like 17-inch steel wheels, manual front locking hubs (four-wheel-drive models), intermittent wipers, a rearview camera, manually telescoping towing mirrors, a removable locking tailgate with tailgate lift assist, and a 2.5-inch trailer hitch receiver with a 2-inch insert. Also included are air conditioning, vinyl upholstery, manual windows and door locks will be standard.
The XLT comes with upgrades like alloy wheels, power-adjustable heated mirrors, cruise control, 4.2-inch display etc. On the other side, we are pretty sure that the Lariat will remain one of the most popular choices, due to a great balance between the price and the number of features. This model comes standard with things like dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, power-adjustable pedals, a rear center armrest, 8-inch touchscreen etc.
King Ranch, Platinum and Limited trims are pretty luxurious and they gradually add more and more standard equipment. Also, each model comes with some quite distinctive styling details. The King Ranch adds things like unique alloy wheels, automatic high beams, automatic wipers, LED box lighting, keyless entry and start, remote start, upgraded leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats etc. The Platinum adds 20-inch alloy wheels, adaptive steering, LED headlights, automatic wipers, power running boards, a remote tailgate release and more. When it comes to the Limited trim level, the list of standard equipment includes things like surround-view camera system, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, a panoramic sunroof etc.
Finally, there is a new Tremor version, which adds a little bit of off-road character.
Release Date and Price
When it comes to the 2021 Ford F-350 release date, keep in mind that the next year probably won’t bring any particular change. Therefore, we presume that the release date will be scheduled for a typical time of year. When it comes to the 2021 Ford F-350, the current model starts at around 34.500 dollars and we don’t expect bigger changes in the future.
As we’ve already mentioned, this is expected to be the last year model of the current generation. A complete overhaul is expected for the 2022 model, and we count on improvements in many aspects, as well as on some new technologies and interesting design solutions.