The 2023 Detroit Auto Present hosted the 2024 Ford F-150, the newest iteration of the 14th-generation truck that debuted in 2021. The F-Collection stays America’s bestselling full-size truck for the previous 46 years, producing extra income than Netflix or Starbucks. Patrons can’t get sufficient of the F-150. And so Ford is again for 2024 with a “built-tough” building, potent engine choices, stout towing capabilities, and a number of configurations to make sure the proper F-150 for each job or trade.
General, the blue oval has upped the stakes for the 2024 Ford F-150. It has a redesigned face, up to date options, extra customary know-how, a lower-cost hybrid choice, an progressive Professional Entry Tailgate, and Ford’s proprietary Professional Energy Onboard system that turns any F-150 right into a generator.
“Constructed Ford Powerful is greater than a motto; we promise to at all times attempt for extra and by no means relaxation for F-150 homeowners,” stated John Emmert, Ford Truck basic supervisor. “We see it as our responsibility to ship what our prospects need and wish and what they by no means thought doable.”
2024 Ford F-150: What’s New?
The newest Ford F-150 has a brand new full-width grille design with new look remedies on higher-trim fashions. Ford eliminated the bottom naturally-aspirated 3.3-liter V6 engine, making the turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost the brand new customary motor with extra energy than earlier than, though the automaker has but to disclose the precise numbers. For reference, the outgoing F-150’s 2.7-liter turbocharged V6 has 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft. of torque.
Furthermore, Ford is dropping costs on the F-150 PowerBoost hybrid, promising to make it as inexpensive as an F-150 with the non-compulsory 3.5-liter turbocharged V6. The F-150’s non-compulsory Professional Entry Tailgate is worthy of reward with its hinged center portion that opens like a daily door, enabling unfettered entry to the mattress even when towing a trailer.
2024 Ford F-150 Configurations
The 2024 Ford F-150 is offered in a daily, prolonged cab (SuperCab), or crew cab (SuperCrew) physique type with three mattress lengths. Drivelines embrace an ordinary rear-wheel drive setup and an non-compulsory four-wheel drive system. Nonetheless, the F-150 Restricted, Tremor, Raptor, and Raptor R come completely with 4WD. Ford claims most towing of as much as 13,500 lbs. and a couple of,455 lbs. of payload when correctly geared up.
The brand new customary engine is a 325-horsepower 2.7-liter turbocharged V6, whereas a 400-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 and a 400-horsepower 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 can be found. The F-150 Raptor has a customized 3.5-liter V6 with 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft. of torque, however the Raptor R has a burly 5.2-liter supercharged V8 with 700 horsepower and 640 lb-ft. of torque.
Furthermore, the lower-priced PowerBoost hybrid combines a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6, an electrical motor, and a modest battery pack to supply 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft. of torque. “We’re making hybrids extra accessible to prospects, giving them the facility of alternative by providing it on the similar value as the three.5-liter EcoBoost,” stated Andrew Frick, vice chairman, Gross sales and Vans at Ford Blue. “That is the newest instance of Ford democratizing know-how for all truck prospects.”
Professional Energy Onboard
Apart from the decrease base value, the usual Professional Energy Onboard system is a wonderful cause for selecting the F-150 Powerboost hybrid. It receives an ordinary 2.4 kW inverter to energy devices, instruments, and electrical home equipment for as much as 85 hours with a full tank of fuel. Nonetheless, Ford stated practically three in 4 PowerBoost patrons choose the non-compulsory 7.2 kW inverter that would provide 32 hours of electrical energy for welding and energy-intensive equipment.
Ford Professional Entry Tailgate
Ford’s been tinkering with tailgate improvements for the reason that Mannequin A debuted in 1927. Its newest providing is the Professional Entry Tailgate, permitting customers to open a small a part of the tailgate like a daily automobile door. The system features a broader step cut-out and a deeper bumper for simpler ingress and egress when loading or unloading your stuff.
Moreover, the opening part of the Professional Acess Tailgate might swing 37 levels, 70 levels, or 100 levels, permitting mattress entry with out swinging open the door totally. After all, your entire tailgate might nonetheless open conventionally by urgent a button on the important thing fob. In case you discover the Professional Entry Tailgate a bit gimmicky, the brand new F-150 stays out there with a traditional tailgate design.
Even when you don’t get the Professional Entry Tailgate, all F-150 vehicles have a brand new mattress storage field behind both rear wheel nicely. The storage compartment is sufficiently small to mix seamlessly with the bedside whereas having sufficient room to retailer work gloves, flashlights, jumper cables, and tie-down straps. The storage field has a locking mechanism for added safety.
2024 Ford F-150 Tremor & Raptor Updates
Ford has up to date its off-road-ready F-150 Tremor and Raptor vehicles. The previous receives an non-compulsory modular entrance bumper, a singular entrance grille, an LED lightbar, a entrance brush guard, and a 12,000-lbs. WARN winch co-developed with Ford Efficiency. Different modifications embrace new Tremor facet decals, customized operating boards, and bespoke inside stitching.
Then again, the almighty F-150 Raptor will get Fox Twin Dwell Valve dampers with position-sensitive compression and repeatedly variable rebound management. The brand new digital shock absorbers reply to revised Ford algorithms that alter the damping 100 occasions per second. Rounding out the modifications is a brand new modular entrance bumper, a factory-installed LED lightbar, cast entrance tow hooks, a brand new terrain administration system with as much as seven driving modes, and new hood graphics, to call a number of.
The 2024 Ford F-150 comes with a 90-day trial of BlueCruise 1.2, a hands-free driving help know-how (prospects activate the service yearly or month-to-month after the free trial interval). Ford BlueCruise 1.2 has new capabilities like hands-free lane altering, lane change help, and in-lane repositioning.
Furthermore, all variants have superior driving aids like pre-collision help, automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. The F-150 has a modernized SYNC 4 infotainment system that includes a 12-inch heart touchscreen, a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, and an out there heads-up show (HUD) with customized views.
2024 Ford F-150: Pricing & Availability
The 2024 Ford F-150 will start arriving in showrooms by early 2024. Whereas Ford guarantees to disclose the pricing data nearer to the launch date, we reckon the MSRP to start out at $38,000 for the F-150 XL and as much as $87,000 for the range-topping Platinum Plus.
Alvin Reyes is an Automoblog function columnist and an skilled in sports activities and efficiency vehicles. He studied civil aviation, aeronautics, and accountancy in his youthful years and remains to be very a lot smitten to his former Lancer GSR and Galant SS. He additionally likes fried rooster, music, and natural drugs.
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