2021 F-150: Built for Towing

October 5th, 2021 by

Work site or campsite, the all-new 2021 F-150 is engineered to take on all types of tasks, including capably trailering with confidence. Our truck’s proven foundation of a fully boxed, high-strength, steel frame combined with high-strength, military grade aluminum allow body delivers best-in-class available payload and best-in-class available towing.

For 2021, our strong foundation is complemented by a selection of six customer-focused, trailer-loving engine choices – including the all0new, class-exclusive 3.5L PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6 – serving up the most torque ever in an F-150!

Tow with Confidence

Each 2021 F-150 engine is paired to a trailering-oriented 10-speed automatic transmission featuring:

  • Selectable Drive Modes
    • Including tow/haul mode
  • Manual mode
  • Progressive Range Select

Complementing the Tow

Additional 2021 F-150 features that contribute to an enhanced towing experience include:

  • Standard
    • Optimized Hotchkiss leaf-spring rear suspension
    • Auto Hold
    • New active air dam system
    • Lane-Keeping System
    • Rear View Camera with dynamic hitch assist
  • Available
    • Two 4×4 system options
    • Four axle selections
    • Electronic-locking axle selections
    • Manual or power-telescoping trailer tow mirrors
    • Hill Descent Control
    • Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control
    • New Individual Trailer Tire Pressure Monitoring System/customer-placed trailer camera (dealer installed option)

NEW Pro Power Onboard

Need to power up a trailer? Now, F-150 owners can leave portable generators behind. Pro Power Onboard provides accessible power via in-cabin outlets and up to four cargo bed-mounted 120-volt/20-amp outlets with a 240-volt/30-amp outlet on models equipped with the 3.5L PowerBoost Full-Hybrid V6 and Available 7.2kW system

NEW Tow Technology Package

An impressive suite of features that include 360-Degree Camera with split-view display, Pro Trailer Backup Assist, Smart Trailer Tow Connector, integrated trailer brake controller and new to F-150, Trailer Reverse Guidance.

  • Trailer Reverse Guidance uses five high-resolution cameras to provide multiple view along with helpful graphics to assist in guiding the driver while backing up a trailer

NEW LED Zone Lighting

From dusk to dawn, available LED Zone Lighting enhances nighttime work and trailer hookup with controllable exterior lighting. Customers can control any combination of four lighting zones, including the tailgate light, via the FordPass App or from the center-stack touchscreen.

Trailer Tow Package

Adds 7-pin wiring harness, Class IV trailer hitch receiver, integrated trailer brake controller, Pro Trailer Backup Assist, Smart Trailer Tow Connector and tailgate LED.

Max Trailer Tow Package

Availability expanded to also include 5.0L engines for 2021! This package includes electronic-locking rear axle (varies by engine), 7-pin wiring harness, 36-gallon extended range fuel tank (except with 3.5L PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6 or 3.0L Power Stroke Diesel engine), Class IV trailer hitch receiver, integrated trailer brake controller, Pro Trailer Backup Assist, Smart Trailer Tow Connector and upgraded rear bumper.

Heavy-Duty Payload Package

This package features an increased GVWR, upgraded axle with 3.73 ratio, electronic-locking rear differential, light truck all-terrain tires, heavy-duty wheels and suspension upgrades.