Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid Pricing Goes Live

Steph Willems
by Steph Willems

Ford’s build-and-price tool can now be wielded against the next-generation F-150 pickup, revealing that going hybrid will vary wildly in price, depending on where you start.

While a report last month detailed expected pricing, now it’s official. The cost of adding hybrid power to your 2021 F-150 sinks as your truck’s standard power output rises.

Not yet rated, Ford claims the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6/electric motor combo gives PowerBoost-equipped F-150s class-leading horsepower and torque. The unit’s mated to a 10-speed automatic, with the 47-horse electric motor lessening the need for the gas engine to do all the heavy lifting.

Fuel economy is still unknown.

That said, pricing is here. While the 2021 F-150’s B&P tool is still young and wonky, it does reveal that the earlier report was correct. The base price of a ’21 F-150 (XL 4×2 regular cab, 6.5-foot box) is indeed $30,365 after destination, a $190 bump from the year before, but you won’t be able to get the PowerBoost on the absolute bargain basement model. That could change with time.

For now, it seems the cheapest hybrid is the XL 4×2 regular cab with 8-foot box, stickering for $38,495. We can also see that the PowerBoost option appears on the XL SuperCrew with 6.5-foot box costing $3,300, and in the XL SuperCrew 5.5-foot box costing $4,495. The difference between the two models? Engine size. The former carries a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, the latter a 3.3-liter V6. The smaller the initial engine output, the pricier it’ll be to get into a hybrid.

Case in point: On the King Ranch, which carries a 5.0-liter V8 as standard equipment, the PowerBoost option amounts to $2,500. On the top-flight Limited trim (3.5L EcoBoost standard), it’s a mere $1,900 ask.

As the truck draws nearer to its fall production date, additional configurations should arise (right now, the B&P tool shows no hybrid availability for Lariat trim, despite Ford saying otherwise elsewhere on the site, and XLT configurations seem to still be under construction). Stay tuned.

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  • Ajla Ajla on Aug 25, 2020

    "On the top-flight Limited trim (3.5L EcoBoost standard), it’s a mere $1,900 ask." The hybrid premium is $1,900 over the 3.5EB on every trim. It is just that some trims start with a higher-tier engine.

  • EBFlex EBFlex on Aug 25, 2020

    Congrats to Ford. You’ve finally managed to catch up to where GM was in 2004. What an accomplishment

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    • El scotto El scotto on Aug 25, 2020

      @Luke 42 "Like an enormous Prius" should be your bumper-sticker.

  • DS No for 2 reasons. 1-Every new car pipelines data back to the manufacturer; I don't like it with domestic, Japanese and Euro companies and won't put up with it going to Chinese companies that are part financed by their government. 2-People have already mentioned Vinfast, but there's also the case of Hyundai. Their cars were absolutely miserable for years before they learned enough about the US market
  • Theflyersfan Well, if you're on a Samsung phone, (noticing all of the shipping boxes are half Vietnamese), you're using a Vietnam-built phone. Apple? Most of ours in the warehouse say China, but they are trying to spread out to other countries because putting all eggs in the Chinese basket right now is not wise. I'm asking Apple users here (the point of above) - if you're OK using an expensive iPhone, where is your Made in China line in the sand? Can't stress this enough - not being confrontational. I am curious, that's all. Is it because Apple is California-based that manufacturing location doesn't matter, vs a company in a Beijing skyscraper? We have all weekend to hopefully have a civil discussion about how much is too much when it comes to supporting companies being HQ-ed in adversarial countries. I, for one, can't pull the trigger on a Chinese car. All kinds of reasons - political, human rights, war mongering and land grabbing - my morality is ruling my decisions with them.
  • Jbltg Ford AND VAG. What could possibly go wrong?
  • Leonard Ostrander We own a 2017 Buick Envision built in China. It has been very reliable and meets our needs perfectly. Of course Henry Ford was a fervent anti-semite and staunch nazi sympathizer so that rules out Ford products.
  • Ravenuer I would not.