When you think of a hybrid vehicle, it’s likely you think of something small that gets great mileage – and not a pickup truck. Now, though, this will change with the introduction of the Hybrid Ford F-150 pickup. This all-new truck uses advanced hybrid technology to create a ride that’s efficient, while still offering the rugged and reliable capability that the F-150 is known for. These are some of the reasons why you should buy a hybrid Ford F-150.
Efficient & Powerful
For the 2021 model year, the F-150 will offer the only full-hybrid powertrain in the pickup truck segment – the all-new 3.5-litre PowerBoost®. With this engine, you get a combination of the popular twin-turbo 3.5-litre EcoBoost® engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission that has an electric motor embedded into it.
This hybrid system was created with efficiency and capability in mind, providing you with the ability to sip fuel while also towing up to 5,760 kg with ease.
And, it’s also important to note that alongside its expected high efficiency ratings, the 3.5-litre PowerBoost® hybrid engine will also be the most powerful option in the all-new F-150 lineup. It puts out an impressive 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque, which is more than enough to get any job done.
Still Ford Tough
The PowerBoost® engine option is the only hybrid powertrain available in a pickup, and it’s also the only one that’s been Built Ford Tough. It has undergone the same stringent tests that the other F-150 powertrain options must complete, highlighting both its capability and durability. Ford even created a special laboratory test rig to put the truck’s 1.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery through the wringer, simulating up to 10 years of hard use in just 82 hours.
Want to get behind the wheel of a tough, capable truck? Check out the 2021 Ford F-150, available at AM Ford in Trail, BC.