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Test Drive: The 2021 Ford F150 Powerboost Hybrid lives up to its name

When Ford redesigned the F21 to 2021 It is stuffed in everything, but the kitchen sinks.

But you can use it Tile An outdoor kitchen, or a construction business, a landscape dressing room, a camp வேன் I’ll get it in a minute, but first the basics Truck.

2021 F-150 is the evolution of the extremist Aluminum body pickup was introduced in 2015 And has a renewed body, which is familiar and fresh.

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The interior has undergone a similar transformation with advanced materials, a full digital instrument cluster available, widescreen infotainment display and custom massage Max Recline front seats It was almost flat to turn the F-150 into a short-term hotel. The retractable gear lever also allows the armrest to flip forward and create a desk, which allows you to “work from home” from anywhere.

The F-150 is introduced by the Russian roulette of its six powertrains, including the latest versions of its 3.3-liter V6; 2.7-liter and 3.5 liter EcoBoost turbocharged V6s; 5.0 liter V8; And 3.0-liter turbodiesel, but this is the last one to build much fluff.

It is the F-150’s first hybrid drivetrain, which is mated to a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 with a 10-speed transmission and integrated electric motor. Ford calls it the PowerPost, for good reason. Its total output is 430 hp and 570 lb-ft of torque, making it the most powerful choice in the list of options.

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Very efficient. PowerPost has an EPA rating 24 mpg combined On 4WD models, with identical 24 city and 24 highway numbers. Ford is still waiting in test results for 2WD applications, with diesel delivered last year at 24 mpg with the strength of a 28 mpg 4WD highway rating.

I tested the PowerBoost on the fully loaded F-150 Platinum Super Crew 4×4, as its name implies it feels strong, and the V6 delivers tremendous momentum like electric motor chips to fill any gaps left. Not that there are many. It is often uncontrollable to move, but there will be a slight tremor when the engine is turned off when you come to a full stop and move away from one.

The PowerBoost F-150 is available in line, but only in Super Crew trucks with four doors. Starting prices range from $ 8,43,815 for a base XL to $ 74,420 for top-off-line limited. This represents a 9,900 premium over the 400 hp / 500 lp-ft 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, which is a Maximum estimate of 14 14,000 It beats PowerPost’s, 12,700. But hybridization comes with another bonus.

Powerboost is equipped with a 2.4 kW inverter that converts the drivetrain into a generator, which can be upgraded to a 7.2 kW version for $ 750. There is a panel on the bed full of outlets where you can insert anything from appliances and lawns to an electric range and a refrigerator for Alfresco dining.

Ford calls this the Pro Power on board and claims that a 2.4 kilowatt system can supply power for up to 85 hours per tank and a 7.2 kilowatt system for up to 32 hours. There is also the optional 2.0 kW version with 2.7 liter EcoBoost and V8.

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This is a unique and mandatory offering that eliminates the need to allocate space and effort around a small generator, and it works while the truck is in motion, thus saving time by charging batteries in transit.

The F-150 Platinum Bank Vault is quiet when you are on the road, and its ride quality is one step above the outgoing model. It’s a smile behind the softness in the class front RAM 1500, But not enough to make a difference for Ford fans. Cabin trim comes first everywhere, but that tactical gear lever has a little sport in it that makes it feel slim. If you do not have time for modern times old school students can change a column and get a stripped XL with bench seat and roll-up windows.

There are plenty in the F-150. Ford’s Co-Pilot 360 driver assistance package with automatic emergency brakes is standard on all trims above the XL, and can be upgraded with a system centered on adaptive travel control and robust tracks that keep your hands on the wheel. Starting next year, you don’t have to.

The 2021 F-150 also offers an optional Pro trailer backup aid that guides the vehicle upside down because the driver uses a bubble on the dashboard to point it where it wants to go.

The 2021 F-150 also offers an optional Pro trailer backup aid that guides the vehicle upside down because the driver uses a bubble on the dashboard to point it where it wants to go.
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Pre-Kit for F-150 Lauriet, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited Ford’s upcoming Active Drive Assist feature, Which will allow you to drive over 100,000 miles on the highway, with the most accurate maps and GPS. It uses a driver-surveillance camera and infrared sensors on the dashboard, which will ensure you are ready to regain control when needed. The software that runs this will be shipped to trucks later in the year 2021 via an over-the-air update, and will add additional functionality in the future.

Cadillac currently offers a similar feature Super Cruise Rating Consumer Reports Better Than Tesla’s Automated Pilot. One or two years after the Ford Tesla The All-Electric F-150 will be the most powerful model when it comes down to it, But Powerboost is electrifying in its own ways.

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2021 Ford F150 Powerboost Platinum 4X4

Base price: 3 64,395

Tested (approximately): $ 74,000

Type: 5-passenger, 4-door 4-wheel-drive pickup

Engine: 3.5 liter V6 turbocharged with electric motor

Power: 430 hp, 570 lb-ft of torque

Transmission: 10-speed automatic

MPG: 24 city, 24 hv.

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