2021 Ford F-450

2021 Ford F-450

The Super Duty series of the blue oval company has received a facelift this year, so we are pretty sure that the 2021 Ford F-450 won’t bring too many changes. The novelties came in terms of the styling, interior design, and new features, so presume that the next-year model will be a typical carryover. That means you can count on a typical design, designed for work and nothing else. Still, a couple of minor updates seems possible but that doesn’t mean we will see it any earlier than usual.

Pros:

  • Wider front axle significantly improves maneuverability
  • Good towing ratings
  • More efficient than rivals
  • Spacious cabin

Cons:

  • High base price
  • Lower payload capacity compared to smaller and more affordable Super Duty models

Scorecard:

Styling:5
Features:4
Performance:5
Comfort & Quality:4
Safety:4
Critics Rating:5
Total:4.3

Exterior

2021 Ford F-450 Exterior

When you look at the numbers, the F-450 doesn’t seem more capable than the “smaller” F-350. However, numbers don’t mean anything in this case, as they can’t show how this truck acts in real-word conditions. The 2021 Ford F-450 will continue to feature strengthened chassis, which adds a little bit of weight, so the payload capacity is actually lower compared to the F-350.

On the other side, this truck can overcome any situation. One of the biggest benefits this truck brings is a notably wider front axle ensures much better maneuvering compared to smaller Super Duty models. The recent update has brought new styling details, so we don’t expect to see anything particular in this aspect.

Interior

2021 Ford F-450 Interior

This is a work machine, so it’s no wonder that the cabin looks pretty basic. The recent update has brought a couple of minor novelties, but the overall interior remains pretty much the same as in the initial model that came three years ago. We like the fact that there are plenty of options in the offer, but keep in mind that price jumps pretty fast if you decide to pick some of them. Rivals from Chevy and Ram offer more upgrades for the same money.

Engine

2021 Ford F-450 Engine

Things under the hood are about to remain the same. Therefore, count on three familiar engine options. Base models will carry on with a 6.2-liter V8, which is good for about 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. There is also a new 7.3-liter V8, which features a max output of 430 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque.

Finally, a diesel version has received a significant upgrade recently. A max output now goes up to an impressive 475 horsepower and 1.050 pound-feet of torque. Also, the last two come in pairs with a new 10-speed automatic gearbox.

2021 Ford F-450 Release Date and Price

We expect to see 2021 Ford F-450 on the market sometime in the last quarter of the next year. The starting price will go around $47,500.

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