Recently we got the figures for the new Ford F-150 2021, i.e. horsepower, torque as well as towing and payload capacities of the various engines.
Now, we know its fuel consumption as calculated by Natural Resources Canada, including that of the F-150 hybrid, which is the great mechanical novelty for 2021.
Before going any further, to put things in perspective, let’s mention that the entry-level model powered by a naturally aspirated 3.3-liter V6 consumes an average of 11 L / 100 km in the 4×2 and 11.7 L configuration. / 100 km in 4×4 configuration – odds essentially identical to those of 2020.
The PowerBoost-powered 4×4 F-150 Hybrid, which combines a turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 with a 35-kilowatt electric motor, obviously does better, but perhaps not as much as some would have liked. It must be said that the emphasis is more on power (430 hp) and torque (570 lb-ft – a top in the range).
Either way, its average fuel consumption is 9.8 L / 100 km. Considering its 116-liter fuel tank, the F-150 Hybrid offers a total range of nearly 1,200 kilometers in optimal conditions.
By the way, the 3.0-liter (250 hp, 440 lb-ft) Power Stroke diesel F-150 is also averaging 9.8 L / 100 km. It’s less fuel-efficient than the hybrid model in the city, of course, but it picks up on the highway.
If your choice is on the F-150 Hybrid, no matter what level of equipment, you should also know that its payload is 2,120 pounds and its towing capacity is 12,700 pounds. That’s less than with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 alone (3,250 and 14,000 lbs, respectively). On the other hand, it is accompanied by an on-board generator capable of providing 2.4 kilowatts of current (optional: 7.2 kilowatts). To give you an idea, that’s enough to supply 28 fridges!
Unfortunately, Canadian pricing for the 2021 Ford F-150 is not yet available. Its arrival on the market should be done by the end of the year.