The same old offender has pulled off its ordinary caper — that being CarsDirect getting a take a look at an early dealer information and passing on the particulars we’re after, this time the pricing for the 2021 Ford F-150. We’re advised base value for the entry-level two-wheel-drive XL common cab is $30,635 after the $1,695 vacation spot, making the 2021 pickup a mere $195 costlier than the 2020 mannequin. That places the Ford $540 above the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado common cab lengthy mattress in two-wheel drive. Ram would not make a single cab even in its Tradesman work collection, so comparisons there are unfair. On the decrease finish of 40 attainable trim combos within the 2021 F-150 lineup, CarsDirect writes that the mathematics exhibits value will increase from $195 to $290. The XLT SuperCrew with a 5.5-foot mattress begins at $42,005, a $290 bump over the present mannequin. Including four-wheel drive raises the value by the identical $3,495 that it prices on this 12 months’s truck.
On the higher finish of the trim tree, the positioning cautions that “patrons on the high of the F-150 vary will see considerably increased costs,” however CarsDirect did not publish any numbers and mentioned it is “nonetheless engaged on our full evaluation.”
We’ve a number of digits regarding the hybrid, nevertheless. The electrical-assist that brings with it an onboard generator and as a lot as 700 miles of driving on a single tank of gasoline is priced on a sliding scale, being cheaper as a consumer strikes up the trim ladder. Accessible as an choice on all however the base trim and the Raptor, it is going to value $2,500 to hop from both the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 or 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 to the three.5-liter EcoBoost Hybrid V6. It can value $3,300 to get into the hybrid from the two.7-liter EcoBoost V6, or $4,495 to make the swap from the bottom 3.3-liter V6. Seeing that the 2020 SuperCrew Restricted begins at $69,430 after vacation spot, it is simple to see how subsequent 12 months’s pickup plumps the MSRP vary as much as $75,000 earlier than a finicky purchaser does any fiddling.
We’ll get extra particulars nearer to the on-sale date, or at any time when CarsDirect will get one other take a look at an order information. Based mostly on the low-end numbers, preliminary impressions are that the 2021 F-150 has given up nothing to its opponents.