Ford’s F-150 truck lineup is including extra hybrid powertrain choices to extra trims for the 2024 model year. New tech additions embrace the road’s first optionally available heads-up show, so you may verify your velocity with out wanting down, and a built-in 5G modem that’s updated with the most recent wi-fi requirements.
Beforehand, Ford’s most cost-effective F-150 with a hybrid possibility, the Lariat, began at $57,480 with a $3,300 add-on. Now Ford says the PowerBoost hybrid possibility it began providing with the 2021 mannequin will “match the beginning MSRP on the three.5-liter EcoBoost engine,” with out going into specifics about how that works. Simply as importantly, now you can get the hybrid on the cheaper XLT trim degree, in addition to within the high-end Platinum Plus.
Ford’s new F-150 is its second car to get a 5G modem possibility, which was beforehand solely obtainable on the all-work-and-no-play SuperDuty pickup vehicles, and can be confirmed as coming to the subsequent Lincoln Nautilus SUV. And Ford’s OTA updates now can set up up to date software program routinely, if desired. A brand new voice suggestions possibility can be added the place prospects can rapidly inform Ford about technical issues or use some poor chap at Ford as a sounding board that may’t reply.
The F-150 has Ford’s newest Sync 4 software program working on a 12-inch infotainment show — similar to the brand new Mustang, there’s no Google-powered replace but — which is now normal on all fashions. Which means no extra squinting at an iPhone 5-sized show on base trims once you swap your tough-mobile into reverse gear.
Talking of iPhones, Ford CEO Jim Farley posted on X (previously Twitter) that at present is a “huge day for America’s two largest shopper merchandise,” connecting the brand new iPhone 15 and the F-150 like all-American blood brothers. This stuff aren’t fairly the identical, however we respect your posts, Farley!
The Ford Stolen Automobile Providers add-on is a primary of its variety for the automaker in North America (it’s available in Europe) that may find and assist get better a stolen car with the assistance of a 24/7 name middle and alerts homeowners to unauthorized tampering of the truck (together with towaways) by way of the FordPass app.
Ford’s dropping in a complementary 90-day trial for its BlueCruise hands-free driver assistant software program, model 1.2, which might steer you inside freeway lanes and make lane modifications on command. Ford lately stated it’s providing an identical trial on the brand new Mustang Mach-E Rally, though that car will launch with the most recent BlueCruise 1.3, which has stability enhancements to remain engaged longer.
Ford can be making its smaller gas-only EcoBoost engine normal on base choices. So now the XL mannequin, which normally comes with a 3.3-liter V6 PFDI, will include the two.7-liter EcoBoost, which beforehand commanded a $1,285 upcharge. Nonetheless, Barnossa tells us the 2024 XL Common Cab prices $36,570 earlier than vacation spot charges, which prices about $2,000 greater than the 2023 base mannequin with an MSRP of $34,585, so don’t anticipate to save cash on the brand new one in case you just like the EcoBoost engine.
Ford’s F-150 hybrid providing nonetheless doesn’t embrace a plug-in possibility, so that you’ll want to take a look at the nonetheless 5G-less and HUD-less (however all-electric) F-150 Lightning as an alternative if charging is what you need. One factor in regards to the prime trims of the brand new F-150s, although, is the entrance appears a hell of quite a bit higher than the Lightning with the sunshine bar.