2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid: What's It Like to Live With?
With 430 horsepower on tap, how often will we really hit 24 mpg in our new F-150 Hybrid?
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Latest Highlights (updated 05/20/22)
- Our best fuel fill so far is 24.4 mpg, exactly what the EPA promised
- But our average overall is still below 20 mpg
- This truck has 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque
- We have a new range record: 624.7 miles on a single tank
Have there been any issues with the Hybrid?
This week we received our first recall notice for the F-150 (NHTSA recall 21V-986). It states that on the vehicle, "underbody insulators may loosen and contact the aluminum driveshaft, resulting in marking or scoring ... continued contact may result in driveshaft fracture." It looks like about 185,000 are part of the recall, of which Ford anticipates 10% are affected. Vehicles being recalled are 4x4 Crew Cabs with the 145-inch wheelbase and with 302A and above packages. Obviously that wording is enough to get our attention. We'll make an appointment to see the dealer ASAP.
The F-150's cabin is versatile when it's moving, and when it's parked
"This is the first time I've used the F-150 for something resembling its god-given purpose: work. I threw the truck in park, popped it into accessory mode and moved into the backseat where I'm more comfortable than any cafe I've ever sat in — a bonus? I get to pick the music in here!" — Jake Sundstrom, Editorial Assistant