Competes with: Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Ram 1500, Toyota Tundra
Looks like: The 2023 Ford F-150, with a bit of a squint in its front end
Powertrain: 325-horsepower, twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6; 400-hp, twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6; 400-hp, 5.0-liter V-8; 430-hp, twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 hybrid; 450-hp, twin-turbo 3.5-liter high-output V-6 (Raptor) or supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 (Raptor R); 10-speed automatic transmission; rear- or four-wheel drive
Hits dealerships: Early 2024
The Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck was last redesigned for the 2021 model year, and for 2024, it’s been treated to a time-honored tradition of the automotive industry: a mid-cycle refresh. In addition to familiar mid-cycle changes like updated headlight and grille styling and more standard equipment, the 2024 F-150 gains a number of clever features — some of which are new to the light-duty truck class, while others take inspiration from equipment that’s available in competing pickups.
As before, the 2024 F-150 comes in a wide range of trim levels, from the work-oriented XL to the luxury-oriented Platinum Plus, the latter of which is new this year and replaces the Limited trim. The three off-road-oriented versions of the F-150 — Tremor, Raptor and Raptor R — also get updates designed to boost their capabilities.
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We named the 2021 F-150 our Best of 2021 winner and purchased a top-level Limited trim with the PowerBoost hybrid drivetrain for our long-term test fleet. It remained in our fleet for two years and racked up more than 26,000 miles during our ownership, so we’re very familiar with this generation of the truck. So what are the significant changes for 2024?
New Standard Engine, Increased Hybrid Availability
The F-150’s naturally aspirated 290-horsepower, 3.3-liter V-6 engine has been dropped for 2024, making the 325-hp, twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter V-6 the truck’s new standard engine. It’s part of a large engine range that also includes a 400-hp, twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6, a naturally aspirated 400-hp, 5.0-liter V-8, a full-hybrid powertrain with a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 430 hp total, a 450-hp version of the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 for the Raptor and a supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 for the Raptor R. The Raptor R’s engine was previously rated at 700 hp, but its output for 2024 hasn’t been announced yet.