Most Expensive 2021 F-150 Costs Over $80,000

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, Senior Pricing Analyst - July 21, 2020

The 2021 Ford F-150 is set to become the most expensive F-150 we've ever seen. Although pricing will start at just over $30k at the entry-level, dealer order guides reveal that the most expensive trucks can exceed $80,000. Compared to the current F-150, our analysis has found price increases of almost $3,600 on some trims.

At the top of the range, the 2021 F-150 Limited 4x2 SuperCrew will start at $72,520 with destination, $3,090 more than the previous year's MSRP of $69,430. In a 4x4 configuration, the price tag reaches $75,945. With the optional PowerBoost Hybrid powertrain, which adds $2,500, pricing will reach as high as $78,445.

If that sounds expensive, it's because it is. Just for reference, the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 High Country 4x4 starts at $58,695 but can reach $65,985 with the optional 6.2L V8 and Deluxe Package. Similarly, a 2020 GMC Sierra Denali 4x4 starts at $60,495 but can reach $70,395 with the available Ultimate Package.

If you thought the F-150 Limited was expensive before, the upcoming version could lead to sticker shock. When it was introduced for 2016, the 4x4 F-150 Limited started at $63,100, over $35,000 more than the cheapest F-150. To put that into perspective, the latest version will start almost $13,000 higher.

Other well-equipped F-150s will see steep price increases. For example, the 2021 Lariat SuperCab will start at $46,890, $1,945 more than the previous year. Similarly, the King Ranch SuperCrew will start at $58,025, $3,340 more than before. The Platinum SuperCrew will see the biggest increase of $3,590 to $60,805.

So what will buyers get for all that money? Options vary by trim, but here's a brief taste.

At the top, the Limited (pictured) has exterior features like special badging and satin metal trim, LED lighting, power running boards, and 22" polished aluminum wheels. Inside, it offers a 360-degree camera, unique heated/ventilated leather seats, a twin-panel moonroof, 18-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio, and more.

Compared to lesser trims, one of the key differences is that the styles mentioned above will be the only way to get access to Ford's Co-Pilot360 Active 2.0 Prep Package. In Q3 of next year, the automaker says it expects to deploy an available software upgrade to unlock hands-free driving on highways in all 50 states.

Is Ford slowly working its way toward an $80,000 F-150? Simply adding a bedliner ($595) and tonneau cover ($995) can bring the cost of a Limited past $80k, which is Lincoln Navigator territory. For those looking to save, we've recently learned that Ford is already planning to offer equipment discounts on some configurations.

Stay tuned for CarsDirect's ongoing insights on the new F-150 as information becomes available.

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, Senior Pricing Analyst

As CarsDirect’s resident pricing analyst, Alex offers must-know analysis of pricing & incentives to those looking to buy or lease a car. His consumer-oriented coverage of the latest trends and breaking news has been featured in publications such as Car and Driver, Motor Trend, Automobile Magazine and Autoblog.

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