The approaching 2021 Ford F-150 FX4 will arrive by the end of 2020. The next-gen F-150 arrived, but the Raptor variant is still not available. Until that happens, the FX4 package should satisfy customers’ needs. It is an off-road-oriented package that will improve truck capabilities. The best part about it is its price that starts at $900.
Of course, you can’t compare the affordable FX4 package with the famous Raptor model. Some reports are reporting about a possible price increase, so a new FX4 package could now cost $1,005. We think the price is still more than fair, and here’s what you should expect from this popular add-on.
Ford F-150 FX4 Updates
The forthcoming 2021 Ford F-150 FX4 will introduce a couple of exciting refreshments. Unlike the regular F-150 pickup, the FX4 package will arrive with various improvements, so the truck’s off-road capability will be even better. For a start, this package offers unique bodyside decals and skid plates.
Moreover, you will get more ground clearance and brand-new all-terrain tires. The tires are strictly tied to powertrain options, and Ford is yet to announce which tires will become available. Lastly, you can opt for different design improvements, but that will count as an optional buy.
From what we know, the new 2021 Ford F-150 FX4 won’t introduce any type of interior upgrades. Thanks to that, the cabin will remain intact. It makes perfect sense, and this package is focused on mechanics beneath the skin. Still, we hoped to see at least small interior changes with a slightly sportier vibe. Luckily, the F-150 pickup looks very nice on the inside.
It is one of the best interior designs in the segment, if not the best. Comfort is admirable, and ride comfort is superb. The new model will arrive with small improvements, including an updated infotainment system and the newest driver-assistance features.
Four Powertrain Options
As for the performance, the FX4 package won’t introduce a new engine. However, the new 2021 Ford F-150 FX4 will arrive with additional mechanical upgrades. For a start, you can choose between four powertrain options, which is amazing. A 5.0-liter V8 is in the offer, along with 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 and 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. On top of that, Ford also offers a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 powertrain.
As for the FX4 package, it will improve the off-road capability of the famous truck. That includes a new electronic locking rear axle. Moreover, FX4 will provide a unique suspension with off-road-tuned shock absorbers. Systems such as Hill Descent Control and Rock-Crawl mode are also available. A new transfer case is added too, but we don’t know if the hybrid powertrain can be paired with this package.
2021 Ford F-150 FX4 Price and Release Date
You can load the FX4 package on trim levels such as XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum. The 2021 Ford F-150 FX4 will go on sale by the end of 2020, according to the latest reports. Moreover, this package won’t cost an additional $900 as before, but $1,005. This is a small price increase, but we think the price is still affordable.