While the Blue Oval is working on the new-generation, half-ton Ford F-150 for the 2021 model year, the three-quarter-ton 2021 Ford F-250 and other Super Duty models will stay unchanged fowling the last year update. The 2020 season brought updated front and rear styling. The heavy-duty haulers received also a new, powerful V-8 gasoline engine and 10-speed automatic transmission. Buyers looking for a more off-road-ready model can also get the Tremor package.
Following the last year’s substantial update, the Super Duty range won’t receive any significant upgrade until the approaching redesign. The models will enter the new model year with some changes in equipment availability. The Ford F-250 will again be available with three engine options and two transmissions. Buyers will also choose between two- and four-wheel drive. They will also have to make a decision between six trim levels and three cab styles.
2021 Ford F-250: Design
Coming on the market after last year’s update, the 2021 Ford F-250 will stay the same visually and structurally. Ford will likely offer new color and wheel options but there won’t be substantial upgrades until the next redesign.
The three-quarter-ton Ford F-250’s shape is defined with the slab sides and hard corners while each trim gets specific grille design details and trim inserts. The model has large C-shaped headlights and taillights. Various trims get various grille and bumper finishes as well as various wheels options and styles. The black grille and bumpers are combination reserved for the lower grades while the upper get chrome and body-color treatment.
The off-road-ready Tremor package combines the blacked-out grille with body-color bumpers and specific 18-inch wheels with all-terrain tires.
The cabin of the upcoming 2021 Ford F-250 will also remain like in the current version. The last year’s update hasn’t brought any significant upgrade inside the model’s cabin and that won’t change for the new model year either.
The base XL comes with vinyl upholstery, air conditioning, four speakers, a rearview camera and manual windows.
The next XLT trim switches to cloth upholstery, power-adjustable and heated mirrors, power windows and USB connection. The Ford XLT comes also with the Sync 3 infotainment system and an 8-inch touchscreen.
The upper grades add more convenience and tech features. These models can be had with the power-retractable side steps, power tailgate, upgraded multicontour seats, adaptive cruise control and more.
The King Ranch version gets attention with the western-themed exterior and interior mixed with leather upholstery, heated steering wheel and power pedals. The top-grade Limited model raises the stake with the two-tone premium leather and sunroof.
The off-road-specialized Tremor package exploits a raised and optimized suspension mixed with the knobby tires and various terrain modes.
The three-quarter-ton Ford truck can also be had with heavy-duty tow package, different axles and a Tow Camera System with seven cameras.
2021 Ford F-250: Performance, Towing
Ford added a new and mighty 7.3-liter V-8 petrol engine to split the difference between the base petrol and turbodiesel units for the 2020 model year. The heavy-duty 10-speed automatic transmission is also available across the lineup. The 2021 Ford F-250 will continue to the new model year with the same engine range.
The base-level engine is a gasoline 6.2-liter V-8 good for 385 hp and torque of 430 lb-ft. It should again be available with the six-speed automatic transmission. Most models will use a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
The next-level engine is a 7.3-liter V-8 and comes in the mix with the 10-speed automatic gearbox only. This engine makes 430 hp and torque of 475 lb-ft.
The towing champ is a 6.7-liter PowerStroke V-8 turbodiesel good for 475 hp and torque of 1050 lb-ft.
When it comes to towing, the base engine allows up to 15, 800 pounds. The fifth-wheel towing capacity with the 7.3-liter V-8 engine is up to 19, 500 pounds. The Power Stroke turbodiesel engine lifts the towing limit to 22, 800 pounds.
2021 Ford F-250: Release, Price
The 2021 Ford F-250 should go on sale late in the year. The price should see a slight increase across the range despite a limited number of changes. The current version starts at $34, 035. The price increases rapidly with added features and reaches $85, 000 for the Limited version.