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It hasn't been long since the 14th-generation Ford F-150 first broke cover, but its fullsize truck competition has made huge strides since then. In order to keep up with its Big Three rivals, the F-150 has gained sizable upgrades for the 2024 model year, which include revamped styling, reshuffled powertrain choices, and a new swinging tailgate.





On the outside, the refreshed F-150 gets a more chieseled look, especially at the front, where it gains blockier lighting units, new grille designs for each trim, and a lightly tweaked front bumper. At the back, the changes continue with new taillight designs that are more in line with the all-electric F-150 Lightning. The updated truck also brings more appearance packages, including the Black Appearance Package, which is offered in trims ranging from STX to Lariat.


Things haven't changed too much under the hood, although the base 2.7 liter EcoBoost engine sees increases in both power and torque. Ford hasn't specified exactly how much more power the standard powertrain gets, but it's worth noting that the 2023 version made 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the larger 3.5 liter V6 and 5.0 liter V8 engines stick around untouched for 2024.


As for hybrids, Ford wants to make the more efficient 3.5 liter PowerBoost powertrain more accessible, with plans to double sales of hybrid F-150s from now on. In order to reach that goal, Ford says the PowerBoost will now be available on trims ranging from the basic XLT to the ritzy Platinum Plus, and will be priced exactly the same as the gas-only versions.




One notable feature is the new Pro Access Tailgate, which signals Ford's entry into the game of nifty tailgate tricks. While it can still open conventionally, it features new cutouts through the middle that allow for a unique swinging door. The feature was created with trailers in mind, as it allows owners to reach the bed even with a trailer attached, and has detents at 100, 70, and 37 degrees. When a trailer isn't attached, Ford says the swinging door will allow owners to reach farther into the bed, as they won't have the folded-down tailgate in the way. F-150 models with the Pro Access Tailgate also include a wider rear bumper design, serving as a more suitable step into the bed.


Inside the actual bed, all 2024 F-150 models have a standard lock box located behind the passenger-side wheel well. Trucks with the 5.5-ft and 6.5-ft beds that aren't equipped with the Pro Power Onboard in-car generator include a lock box behind both wheel wells.





The F-150 also gains plenty of tech intended to make trailers easier to maneuver. One such feature is Pro Trailer Hitch Assist, which aligns the hitch with a trailer coupler using the truck's rear backup camera and corner radars. The F-150 handles the steering, speed, and braking all by itself until the hitch is aligned exactly. Reversing the trailer is just as easy thanks to Pro Trailer Backup Assist, which controls the steering wheel on its own. All the driver has to do is guide the truck in any desired direction using the knob next to the infotainment system. Finally, the F-150's new Smart Hitch can measure the trailer's weight, in order to keep payload in check and minimize trailer sway. On that note, the 2024 F-150 has a payload capacity of 2,455 lbs, while towing capacity maxes out at 13,500 lbs.




Stepping inside the cabin doesn't reveal any big changes, though the larger 12-inch touchscreen is now standard across the board. The new F-150 also adds a head-up display option for the first time, and can display information for towing, certain drive modes, and BlueCruise. Speaking of Ford's Level 2 hands-free driving assistance feature, the 2024 F-150 debuts an updated BlueCruise 1.2, which now brings Lane Change Assist and In-Lane Repositioning. The feature is free for a 90-day trial, and after that it can be accessed with either a monthly or annual subscription. Another noteworthy feature inside the 2024 F-150 is the addition of Ford's Stolen Vehicle Services, which allows the authorities to find the vehicle in the event that it gets stolen.



The refreshed F-150 will begin arriving at dealers in early 2024, and Ford says ordering complexity has been reduced thanks to its longer list of standard features. Pricing will be announced closer to the truck's official launch next year.


What do you think of the latest Ford F-150?

Image Credits: Ford
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2024 Ford F-150 Adds More Standard Power, More Hybrids, And More Fancy Tricks

America's best-selling truck adds tons of standard features, and the hybrid powertrain is now cheaper.

It hasn't been long since the 14th-generation Ford F-150 first broke cover, but its fullsize truck competition has made huge strides since then. In order to keep up with its Big Three rivals, the F-150 has gained sizable upgrades for the 2024 model year, which include revamped styling, reshuffled powertrain choices, and a new swinging tailgate.





On the outside, the refreshed F-150 gets a more chieseled look, especially at the front, where it gains blockier lighting units, new grille designs for each trim, and a lightly tweaked front bumper. At the back, the changes continue with new taillight designs that are more in line with the all-electric F-150 Lightning. The updated truck also brings more appearance packages, including the Black Appearance Package, which is offered in trims ranging from STX to Lariat.


Things haven't changed too much under the hood, although the base 2.7 liter EcoBoost engine sees increases in both power and torque. Ford hasn't specified exactly how much more power the standard powertrain gets, but it's worth noting that the 2023 version made 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the larger 3.5 liter V6 and 5.0 liter V8 engines stick around untouched for 2024.


As for hybrids, Ford wants to make the more efficient 3.5 liter PowerBoost powertrain more accessible, with plans to double sales of hybrid F-150s from now on. In order to reach that goal, Ford says the PowerBoost will now be available on trims ranging from the basic XLT to the ritzy Platinum Plus, and will be priced exactly the same as the gas-only versions.




One notable feature is the new Pro Access Tailgate, which signals Ford's entry into the game of nifty tailgate tricks. While it can still open conventionally, it features new cutouts through the middle that allow for a unique swinging door. The feature was created with trailers in mind, as it allows owners to reach the bed even with a trailer attached, and has detents at 100, 70, and 37 degrees. When a trailer isn't attached, Ford says the swinging door will allow owners to reach farther into the bed, as they won't have the folded-down tailgate in the way. F-150 models with the Pro Access Tailgate also include a wider rear bumper design, serving as a more suitable step into the bed.


Inside the actual bed, all 2024 F-150 models have a standard lock box located behind the passenger-side wheel well. Trucks with the 5.5-ft and 6.5-ft beds that aren't equipped with the Pro Power Onboard in-car generator include a lock box behind both wheel wells.





The F-150 also gains plenty of tech intended to make trailers easier to maneuver. One such feature is Pro Trailer Hitch Assist, which aligns the hitch with a trailer coupler using the truck's rear backup camera and corner radars. The F-150 handles the steering, speed, and braking all by itself until the hitch is aligned exactly. Reversing the trailer is just as easy thanks to Pro Trailer Backup Assist, which controls the steering wheel on its own. All the driver has to do is guide the truck in any desired direction using the knob next to the infotainment system. Finally, the F-150's new Smart Hitch can measure the trailer's weight, in order to keep payload in check and minimize trailer sway. On that note, the 2024 F-150 has a payload capacity of 2,455 lbs, while towing capacity maxes out at 13,500 lbs.




Stepping inside the cabin doesn't reveal any big changes, though the larger 12-inch touchscreen is now standard across the board. The new F-150 also adds a head-up display option for the first time, and can display information for towing, certain drive modes, and BlueCruise. Speaking of Ford's Level 2 hands-free driving assistance feature, the 2024 F-150 debuts an updated BlueCruise 1.2, which now brings Lane Change Assist and In-Lane Repositioning. The feature is free for a 90-day trial, and after that it can be accessed with either a monthly or annual subscription. Another noteworthy feature inside the 2024 F-150 is the addition of Ford's Stolen Vehicle Services, which allows the authorities to find the vehicle in the event that it gets stolen.



The refreshed F-150 will begin arriving at dealers in early 2024, and Ford says ordering complexity has been reduced thanks to its longer list of standard features. Pricing will be announced closer to the truck's official launch next year.


What do you think of the latest Ford F-150?

Image Credits: Ford

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