2021 Ford F-150 Trim Levels

There’s a reason the Ford F-150 pickup truck has been America’s best-selling truck for more than 40 years. In 2015, the F-150 switched to a military-grade aluminum-alloy body and a boxed steel frame. For 2021, the F-150 models build on those upgrades to make the trucks more convenient and powerful, with additional tech features that you don’t want to miss out on.

There are many Ford F-150 trim levels to choose from in 2021, each with different offerings for your lifestyle and needs. If you live near Geneva, Canandaigua, or Rochester, NY, learn more about the different options and features available for the 2021 Ford F-150 with this review from Friendly Ford.

2021 Ford F-150 XL Trim

The lower trim models are generally designed for sporting enthusiasts, recreational boaters, contractors, farmers, and other people who need to regularly haul campers and trailers. Even those without these needs like the feel and utility of a truck, and these F-150s fit the bill.

The base model Ford F-150 XL is a 2-wheel drive and comes standardly equipped with a 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 engine, Auto Start/Stop Technology, and an electronic 10-speed automatic transmission, which is standard on all F-150 trims. This powertrain distributes a mighty output of 290 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, you’ll receive an impressive tow rating of 8,200 pounds with the proper equipment.

Regarding advanced technology, the Ford F-150 XL boasts an impressive selection of standard features. The pickup comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen and SYNC® 4. Plus, you’ll have access to FordPass™ Connect with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot, which lets you connect up to 10 devices at a time. Plus, you can access the hotspot from up to 50 feet away.

The standard interior for this trim includes cloth seats, manual seat adjustments, Autolamp with Automatic High-Beam Headlamps, a 4-inch productivity screen, a fully flat load floor (on the SuperCrew® model), and more.

It also comes equipped with a variety of safety features, including front, driver, and passenger airbags, Safety Canopy® side curtain airbags, and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).

The Ford F-150 XL also comes standard with the following advanced safety technologies:

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes: This advanced system helps you stay safe by preventing the wheels from locking up in an emergency braking situation. This allows you to maintain control over your truck.
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®): If you take a corner too quickly, this feature automatically applies its two gyroscopic sensors to measure the truck’s control and turning rates. Then, individual brakes will be applied if deemed necessary.
  • Curve Control: This feature uses the technology of the standard AdvanceTrac® with RSC® to help slow your truck down when you’re going too fast around a curve. It’s an ideal feature for when you’re hauling a trailer.

2021 Ford F-150 XLT Trim

Next up, the F-150 XLT trim level provides you with all the features you’ll find in the XL trim, but with the addition of a few bells and whistles. For starters, the stylish exterior of the rugged Ford F-150 becomes even bolder with a 2-bar-style black grille with chrome surround and black accents.

One of the most notable added features to the Ford F-150 XLT trim level is BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert. This system is designed to detect and alert the driver of vehicles passing through their blind spot, making it easier to safely switch lanes and reverse out of parking spots or driveways.

2021 Ford F-150 LARIAT Trim

Taking it a step further, the Ford F-150 LARIAT gives you a bit more pep in your step thanks to its standard powertrain: a 2.7L EcoBoost® V6 engine. This robust combination cranks out an impressive 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. You’ll also be able to tow a hefty load up to 10,100 pounds with the proper equipment.

The Ford F-150 LARIAT comes standard with heated and ventilated front seats, including driver-seat memory. Additional standard features include power-adjustable memory pedals and heated side mirrors with power and memory. The icing on the cake comes in the form of advanced technology. This trim comes with a 12-inch touchscreen and SYNC® 4 with enhanced voice recognition.

2021 Ford F-150 King Ranch Trim

The Ford F-150 King Ranch, which builds on the features of the LARIAT, includes a 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine that produces 400 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque.

The Ford F-150 King Ranch trim also comes standard with a B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen, leather-trimmed front bucket seats with a center flow-through console, a voice-activated touchscreen navigation system, and SiriusXM® radio. For utility and convenience, the King Ranch also has a heated steering wheel with memory and a universal garage door opener.

2021 Ford F-150 Platinum Trim

The Ford F-150 Platinum is the true definition of luxury. This trim adds a touch of style both inside and on the exterior of the truck, with the addition of standard 20-inch polished aluminum wheels and genuine wood interior trim accents.

This F-150 configuration also provides a few additional safety features, like BLIS® with Trailer Tow Coverage. This system provides you with the extra confidence you need to a haul a load. The available PowerScope® telescoping trailer tow mirrors give you a better look at your trailer, allowing you to change lanes with ease.

2021 Ford F-150 Limited Trim

Last, but certainly not least is the Ford F-150 Limited trim level. This configuration comes standardly equipped with a 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 engine, which delivers 400 horsepower and the truck’s highest torque output of 500 lb-ft.

With this powertrain, you’ll achieve a best-in-class tow rating of 14,000 pounds when paired with the right towing equipment. Inside the cabin, your eyes will be drawn to the unique, Admiral Blue leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Explore Each of the 2021 Ford F-150 Trim Levels

In the market for a new 2021 Ford F-150 in the Geneva, Canandaigua, or Rochester, New York, areas? If so, stop by Friendly Ford for more information and to schedule your F-150 test drive!