Hybrid powertrains have come a long way. In fact, today’s hybrid and electric vehicles use some of the most powerful powertrains ever produced. To harness the potential power of electricity, Ford is offering a new hybrid option for the all-new 2021 Ford F-150.
The 2021 F-150 will debut a 3.5-liter PowerBoost™ engine. It will be the only full hybrid powertrain option available on a pickup, and it’s rated at 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque. This engine was the product of years of hard work from Ford engineers.
“Just because it’s a hybrid doesn’t mean we treated PowerBoost with kid gloves,” said Craig Schmatz, F-150 chief engineer. “To earn Built Ford Tough certification, PowerBoost went through the torture testing we put all of our powertrains through. No F-150 powertrain gets a pass, we have one standard for quality and durability.”
The F-150 hybrid engine can do hard work, too. When properly equipped, it has a maximum towing capacity of 12,700 pounds. This is more than enough to tow your boat, your camper, and even a horse trailer.
Like any other F-150, the hybrid version was put through some grueling tests like towing a fully loaded trailer through mountain passes, driving on rugged off-road terrain, withstanding scorching and frigid temperatures, and suffering through salt baths and high-humidity chambers.
Want to get behind the wheel of a Built Ford Tough hybrid truck? Choose the 2021 Ford F-150, available at Nick Nicholas Ford in Inverness, Florida.