Ford’s 2021 F-150 Is So Stuffed With New Tech & Gadgets That Even Tesla Owners Are Impressed: Video

2021 Ford F-150
Tommy’s showing you around the 2021 Ford F-150 in our latest TFLtruck video.

Ford’s all-new 2021 F-150 is far more than a styling update.

Tommy takes us on an extremely detailed walkaround of the 2021 Ford F-150 – from the tailgate to the hood, and everything in-between. This is more than an “all-new” truck, it’s a statement from Ford that they can dominate the tech game. On top of that, it is the most important vehicle from Ford as it is their best seller by a large margin. They need to get this right.

We wanted to do a deep dive into this all-new truck. The sheer amount of tech details are almost overwhelming, so we opted to dedicate a video covering all of them together. We know that many of you are interested in the minutia, and that’s what Tommy digs into. Here are a few highlights…

Multifunction tailgate

The tailgate and bed have several party tricks. There are a variety of ways to open and close the tailgate – which includes using your knee. It still has the step-assist integrated with the tailgate, which now has a power open and close option.

2021 Ford F-150

ProPower Onboard

In the hybrid F-150, there are four 110 outlets along with a beefy 240 volt (30-amp) in the bed. From the main screen, you can control the system, which will be helpful for those who need real power at a work or camp-site. Tommy compares its capability to our large Honda gas generator.

All-new, multi-configurable seats

The new F-150 has an all-new interior, which includes optional new seats that do a lot more than support tushies. They are adjustable in a variety of new ways including a full recline that fully flattens the surface to become a day-bed. Also, there are new, unique materials and design ideas flowing through the cockpit.

Utilitarian interior touches

Ford made the interior of our F-150 hybrid into a mobile office. You can fold the center armrest out to make a work table. This can be done once you fold the gear lever away with a push of a button. This gives you a completely flat surface. Tommy shows us tons of storage areas, cubbies and outlets, along with a secret glovebox.

Ford SYNC 4

Tommy points out the high-resolution, 12-inch screen equipped with Ford’s newest SYNC 4. This is the best SYNC system yet, and we get to see the features and witness the function of the system.

2021 F-150 Drive settings

This hybrid came as a full 4×4, which includes 4WD-low and a locking rear differential. On top of that, we get to check out a variety of drive modes. It also has the Pro-trailer Assist system which gives you a rotary knob to control how the truck backs a trailer. Ford pioneered this tech, and this is the second generation of the system.

There is a LOT more and, in this video, Tommy enthusiastically takes you through all of the goodies!

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.