The all-new 2021 Ford F-450 is just one of the reliable models in the Blue Oval’s Super Duty lineup of trucks. According to numerous reports, the new F-450 will arrive with various refreshments. Ford plans to unveil the latest changes at the NTEA Work Truck Show this March in Indianapolis.
Blue Oval manufacturer promises better performances, but we don’t expect drastic improvements. On the other hand, both exterior and interior should benefit from the latest upgrades. The interior will gain more tech and more standard equipment will be in the offer. As for the exterior design, we expect mid-cycle refreshments, mostly upfront. The rest of the truck should carry over into 2021.
2021 Ford F-450 Changes
In terms of design, a new 2021 Ford F-450 will mostly remain. That includes the vehicle’s dimensions and shape. On the other hand, this truck will gain a couple of visual updates. Moreover, the F-350 model will get the very same treatment. That includes changes on the front fascia with a redesigned bumper and a slightly larger grille. Thanks to that, better engine cooling and increased airflow are finally here.
The headlamps are finished in a different shape. The rest of the vehicle is mostly a carryover. Whatsoever, changes are minimal and barely visible but something is better than nothing.
The highlight of the interior is its practicality. Nothing will change in this department. However, the upcoming 2021 Ford F-450 will get more tech. Furthermore, Blue Oval will deliver a long list of standard features on all trim levels. This is good news, especially because the price of the F-450 will stay intact.
Of course, if you want more luxury, upper trim levels or loading more options are the only solutions. The base trim comes with the same steering wheel, dashboard and center console. Even the upholstery is the same. Beside more standard amenities, Ford will introduce a couple of new driver-assistance systems. However, all of the new features will be optional.
2021 Ford F-450 Engine
The arriving 2021 Ford F-450 will remain in terms of performance. However, some reports are writing about slight improvements. A relatively new 7.3-liter gasoline engine is optional. It can produce up to 430 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, Ford’s 10-speed TorqShift automatic transmission has been offered as standard.
Still, if you need more torque ability, diesel powertrain is available once again. This potent 6.7-liter V8 diesel generates 475 horsepower. More importantly, it will deliver around 1050 lb-ft of torque, according to our sources. As for the standard powertrain option, current 6.2-liter V8 with 385 hp and 430 lb-ft of twisting power is still available. If you properly equip your F-450 model, it will tow up to 37,000 pounds.
Price and Release Date
The price of the approaching 2021 Ford F-450 will remain. That means you can get this truck for $36,000. The most expensive variant is the range-topping trim level that costs up to $80,000. Ford plans to release its new Super Duty lineup of trucks later this year, most likely, in the last quarter of 2020. At the same time, we can expect release of the new 2021 Toyota Tacoma.