The all-new 2021 Ford F-350 is arriving with further changes and upgrades. It is one of the best options in the heavy-duty segment. However, some people clearly think that there is a better option on the markets, given its starting price. We believe that it is on par with Ram’s and Chevrolet’s models.
Ford clearly has to provide more improvements to keep its F-350 competitive. This super-duty model comes with a strong engine lineup and plush interior. On top of that, F-350 is available in numerous trim levels and cab configurations. For 2021, Blue Oval will introduce mid-cycle refreshments.
2021 Ford F-350 First Look
Upper trim levels are looking very upscale. However, the base model could still benefit from numerous upgrades. The F-350 didn’t change that much in terms of design lately. Interestingly, even the upcoming 2021 Ford F-350 won’t get such significant visual updates. Boxy shape and vehicle’s dimensions are intact. On the other hand, front fascia and rear end will gain more chrome trims. Furthermore, some of the exterior features are enlarged.
That includes the grille and the taillights. Grille will be wider, but not significantly. If you opt for the Platinum or Limited trim levels, the front end will surely satisfy your needs. The front fascia is looking very upscale and premium. You can still choose between a single or double cab variants. Finally, F-350 will once again offer its iconic King Ranch trim level.
You can’t see so much luxury in the heavy-duty truck segment. However, the 2021 Ford F-350 certainly has a lot to offer. It is one of the best interior designs we’ve ever seen in this segment. On the other hand, Chevrolet’s new interior is more than competitive. For that reason, Blue Oval will focus on the interior more than before.
Of course, the goal is to bring the base trim level closer to the premium look. Knowing that Ford will offer more wood and chrome details. Still, don’t expect drastic changes in terms of design or interior layout. If you want real luxury, you should go for the higher trim levels with leather seats. As for technology, F-350 will gain important updates and possibly a couple of new safety aids.
The highlight of the 2021 Ford F-350 is its diesel powertrain. It is a 6.7-liter turbodiesel that cranks out 450 hp and 935 lb-ft of torque. It is an impressive engine in every possible way. Diesel can tow up to 21,000 pounds. However, this unit is optional. As for the new engine, Blue Oval is offering a new 7.3-liter V8 gasoline.
This engine will use a new 10-speed automatic gearbox. According to Blue Oval, gasoline powertrain will offer class-leading torque numbers. A 6.8-liter V10 is available, and it delivers 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque.
2021 Ford F-350 Price and Release Date
The approaching 2021 Ford F-350 will get a minor jump in terms of prices. The base model starts at about $35,000. Logically, upper trim levels will cost significantly more. New F-350 will also offer its famous King Ranch trim level once again. Ford’s complete Super-Duty lineup is going on sale in the last quarter of 2020.