2021 Ford F-150 Engine Differences
Gas vs. Hybrid vs. Diesel

You'll find an impressive engine option lineup on the 2021 Ford F-150, which includes an all-new hybrid-electric option that delivers mind-blowing performance. The six engines are all purpose-built and Ford tough ― just the way you need them to be. Whether you prefer V8 power, turbo diesel performance, or V6 capabilities that drive efficiency or best-in-class strength, there's an ideal engine for you under the hood of the 2021 F-150. Learn about their capabilities, then search for your ideal trim in our new inventory at Westfield Ford in Countryside, IL. Have questions? Give us a call at (877) 470-0298 or send us a message. We'll be happy to set you up with a test drive so you can experience the performance behind the wheel.

3.5L PowerBoost™ Full Hybrid V6

Get ready to be thrilled by the all-new hybrid V6 engine offered on the 2021 F-150 pickup truck. Powered by a class-exclusive, twin-turbo 3.5L PowerBoost™ gas V6 that is mated to a 47-horsepower electric motor, this full hybrid V6 is groundbreaking in its design and impressive in its performance. You won't be compromising on what you need your truck to do, either ― in fact, there's more to love. Drive up to 700 miles between fill-ups with the PowerBoost under the hood. When it comes to output, experience targeted best-in-class 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque. The 3.5L PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6 is paired with a hybrid electronic ten-speed automatic transmission and is available on all 2021 F-150 trims.

3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel

If you love a diesel engine, you'll find exceptional turbo diesel performance from the Power Stroke® engine. Whether you're on a long haul or carrying a big load, this V6 puts out 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque (at 1,750 RPM). It's a reliable and fuel efficient V6 that's built to last. The 3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel engine is matched with a ten-speed automatic transmission and boasts an EPA-estimated 22 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway ― one of the top engines in the F-150 lineup when it comes to fuel economy. It also features a compacted graphite iron block for maximum life and fuel economy. The 3.0L Power Stroke turbo diesel engine is available on the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum trims.

3.5L EcoBoost V6

When it comes to towing ability, the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 under the hood of the 2021 F-150 is truly best in class. How does 14,000 pounds of maximum towing capability sound? This reliable V6 is engineered to perform ― thanks to the Ford port-fuel and direct injection system that features two injectors per cylinder that work together to enhance output and efficiency and reduce emissions. And when you need a boost of power, twin turbos help deliver it right when you need it. It is paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission with engine start-stop technology. Experience 400 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque and a fuel economy of 18 city and 24 highway MPG with the EcoBoost V6. It comes standard on the Limited trim and is available on the XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, and Platinum trims.

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

If you plan on trailering, consider the reliable performance and strength of the 5.0L T-VCT V8. This naturally aspirated V8 is the F-150 Coyote engine. It features twin independent variable cam timing (Ti-VCT) and new cylinder deactivation technology to enhance fuel efficiency. Offering a best-in-class payload rating of 3,325 pounds and power output of 400 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque, this workhorse is ready for the big jobs. Fuel economy is rated at 17 city and 24 highway MPG. It comes standard on the King Ranch® and Platinum trims and is available with the XL, XLT, and Lariat trims.

2.7L EcoBoost V6

It may be small, but it packs a punch. The 2.7L EcoBoost V6 is a hardworking engine that also delivers impressive fuel economy ― 20 city and 26 highway MPG. Standard on the Lariat trim and available on the XL and XLT trim, you'll find twin turbos and a port-fuel and direct injection system like its larger counterpart, the 3.5L EcoBoost. The mighty 2.7L EcoBoost V6 produces 325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.

3.3L Ti-VCT V6

You'll find this capable base engine under the hood of the XL and XLT trims. To optimize power output, twin independent variable cam timing works to open and close valves, with precision, when operating conditions warrant it. The 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 also features Ford port-fuel and direct-injection system to enhance output and efficiency. This V6 produces 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque and a fuel economy rated at 20 city and 24 highway MPG.

2021 Ford F-150
Payload Capacity

Each of the engines offered on the 2021 F-150 work hard to give you the performance you need to get jobs done. View payload capacities in the table below.

2021 F-150 Engine Options

Max. Payload Capacities

3.5L PowerBoost® Full Hybrid V6

(class exclusive)

  • 2,120 lbs. max. payload capacity

3.3L Ti-VCT V6

  • 1,985 lbs. max. payload capacity

3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel

  • 1,840 lbs. max. payload capacity

2.7L EcoBoost V6

  • 2,480 lbs. max. payload capacity

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

  • 3,325 lbs. max. payload capacity (best in class)

3.5L EcoBoost V6

  • 3,250 lbs. max. payload capacity

2021 Ford F-150
Towing Capacity

When it comes to the F-150 pickup truck, towing ability is always at the top of the must-have list. Whether it's for work or for fun, the 2021 F-150 engines deliver on strength. Check out these impressive numbers:

2021 F-150 Engine Options

Max. Towing Capacity

3.5L PowerBoost® Full Hybrid V6

(class exclusive)

  • 12,700 lbs. max. towing capacities

3.3L Ti-VCT V6

  • 8,200 lbs. max. towing capacity

3.0L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel

  • 12,000 lbs. max. towing capacity

2.7L EcoBoost V6

  • 10,100 lbs. max. towing capacity

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

  • 13,000 lbs. max. towing capacity

3.5L EcoBoost V6

  • 14,000 lbs. max. towing capacity (best in class)

Learn More About the
2021 Ford F-150

The 2021 model year of the F-150 pickup is full of new features and capabilities that you really ought to see and experience for yourself. Search our new inventory at Westfield Ford then check out our current finance and lease offers for a great deal on your favorite F-150. Give us a call at (877) 470-0298 or contact us online if you'd like to set up a test drive.

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