2021 Ford F-150 Pickup Is Less of an Overhaul Than We Expected

  • The massively popular Ford F-150 pickup is new for 2021 with some added work-oriented productivity features, larger touchscreens, and the addition of a hybrid powertrain.
  • Four gasoline engines and one diesel are carried over from the previous generation, and the new hybrid model has a 3.5-liter EcoBoost. The electric version of the pickup isn’t coming for a couple more years.
  • The 2021 Ford F-150 will arrive this fall, and pricing is expected to start at around $30,000 for the XL model and reach upwards of $70,000 for the Limited model.

    Ford is introducing the 2021 F-150 as an all-new truck. But when you get down to the details and look at this new generation of the best-selling truck, it doesn’t actually seem all that changed from the 2020 model. There have been a few exterior tweaks, the addition of some useful productivity features, bigger touchscreens, and the addition of a

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    How Does it Compare to the Competition?

    • The Ford F-150 is all new for the 2021 model year, with a new hybrid powertrain option and more standard features.
    • One of these features is the latest Sync 4 infotainment system, which Ford says has twice the computing power of the previous Sync 3.
    • Ford also announced at the launch on June 25 that the new truck will have SiriusXM satellite radio with 360L, which adds more choices by combining on-demand and live-streaming content.

      When you look at a new truck, and in this case it’s the just-revealed 2021 Ford F-150, you want to know how capable it is—and one big part of a modern truck’s value to the customer is found in that infotainment screen right up front. The truck wars are in full swing, so we wondered, how much of an upgrade is the new F-150’s infotainment system compared with the 2020 model, and how well does

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      Rivian R1T Electric Truck Filmed in Desert Testing

      • Rivian has just shared this video of the upcoming R1T electric pickup testing in the desert.
      • The video shows the all-wheel-drive-truck taking on dirt tracks and crawling over rocks.
      • The R1T is expected to begin production in 2021.

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        Rivian’s R1T electric pickup seems to be coming along well. The electric-vehicle startup shared a video today of the truck blasting around corners in the desert and even pulling off some rock crawling.

        The camouflaged Rivian truck was taken to the Arizona desert for off-road testing last weekend. The result is a lot of slow-motion shots of dirt being kicked into the air. Sadly the video does not show off the vehicle’s ability to pull off a tank turn.

        The Rivian

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        Starting in 2024, Full Mercedes-Benz Lineup to Get Autonomous Tech

        • Mercedes-Benz and Nvidia have announced a new partnership that will bring upgradable AVs and, maybe, a Mercedes App Store.
        • This new deal doesn’t exactly replace Benz’s previous deal with BMW, which was put on hold last week due to future model timing.
        • Based on the Nvidia DRIVE platform, the new partnership will be used in every next-generation Mercedes-Benz vehicle starting in 2024.

          When planning for the future, it doesn’t hurt to give yourself some options. Last year, for example, Mercedes-Benz and BMW announced that they would work together on autonomous passenger cars that would be available to private customers starting in 2024. Last week, that cooperation effort was put on hold and then this week, Mercedes announced a new partnership with Nvidia on automated-driving technology to be trolled out in new Benzes starting in 2024.

          Even though that could be read as Daimler swapping out BMW for Nvidia for its

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          Sit Back, Relax, and Binge the Best Car Films Available to Stream

          What sounds better than curling up and watching a car movie? That’s a rhetorical question, of course. We already know you’re with us on that one. So we’ve compiled some of the best movies here, each available on a subscription service, to save you from having to scroll endlessly through Netflix or Amazon Prime. There’s really something here for everyone, regardless of how you like to see your cars on screen.

          Drive (2011) | Netflix

          Starring Ryan Gosling, Drive is the story of a Hollywood stuntman who has a side job of helping criminals as a getaway driver. Featuring fast cars, high-speed chases, and shootouts, this movie will more than satisfy anyone looking for an action movie. WATCH IT HERE

          Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story (2020) | Netflix

          “There’s no sport more exciting than racing. This is the next best thing to heaven.” Uppity is an up-close documentary into

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          Window Shop with Car and Driver

          Sports sedans have always occupied a special place here at Car and Driver. Our annual 10Best awards almost always include at least one fun-to-drive four-door, and our collective memory looks back fondly on the most legendary sedans in the respective histories of BMW, Alfa Romeo, Audi, and many others. So in this episode of Window Shopping, we set out to find the best used sports sedans for sale on the internet for a price cap of $15,000.

          Our group of four C/D staffers plus contributor (and Road & Track columnist) Jason Cammisa came up with a diverse selection of Italian, Japanese, American sedans. There was some dispute over what actually defines a true sports sedan, and we think you’ll enjoy the discussion. Check out the episode and let us know what you’d like to see from future Window Shop episodes going forward.

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