How do you make the best-selling truck in America even better? That's a question that the folks at Ford have had to answer every year, as the Ford F-150 has dominated the light-duty full-size pickup segment for half a century. In fact, the F-150 is the best-selling vehicle in the country, ahead of all other models in every category!
This is why it was crucial to develop the 2024 Ford F-150 to continue to build on this success. The result is a mid-generation refresh that provides a bolder front grille, improved exterior styling, a better base engine, greater and more generous tech, and improved capabilities that still rank the best in the segment! And it's still the most affordable member of its class!
Ford has also made a few changes to the F-150's trim level spectrum for 2024, like adding the new STX between the entry-level XL and mid-level XLT. Ford now also offers two versions of the off-road-oriented Raptor trim—the classic Raptor and the performance-enhanced Raptor R—while the Limited trim was discontinued, making the Platinum the new topmost trim (before the two Raptors).
One of the biggest changes for the 2024 Ford F-150 is making the 2.7-liter EcoBoost Turbo V6 the standard engine on most trims, supplanting the discontinued 3.3-liter V6 as the base engine for the F-150. This twin-turbocharged and intercooled engine features a compacted graphite iron block and uses a combination of port fuel injection and direct injection; this is the standard fuel injection system for all engines featured on the 2024 Ford F-150. This engine is capable of delivering 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque—a significantly higher output than the 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque on the 3.3-liter V6 from last year’s model.
Ford also offers three different engine options on all trims except for the two Raptors. The first is a 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 gas engine dubbed the "Coyote," which features Ford’s version of the variable valve timing system to improve fuel efficiency; it has an output of 400 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. The second engine is a 3.5-liter EcoBoost Turbo V6; like the 2.7-liter V6, this engine features twin turbochargers, but it provides up to 400 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque.
Probably the most interesting engine option on the 2024 Ford F-150 is a 3.5-liter PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6, which combines the twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter engine with one or two electric motors powered by a battery pack. (The number of motors depends on whether you choose rear- or four-wheel drive.) At lower speeds, its gas engine charges the battery, with the truck running primarily on electric power; the battery is also recharged by brake recapture, taking a portion of the kinetic energy released each time you step on the brake pedal and using that to keep the battery charged. As a result, you will see better fuel economy numbers with this engine than any of the other ones available on the 2024 F-150. The combined output of the gas engine and electric motors is an impressive 430 hp and 570 lb-ft of torque.
If you opt for the 2024 Ford F-150 Raptor, you will get a 3.5-liter High-Output EcoBoost Turbo V6 standard. This same engine is available on the other F-150 trims, except Ford has given it a boost in the Raptor, using a dual overhead camshaft configuration (DOHC), providing an additional pair of valves for each cylinder. As a result, this engine will give the F-150 Raptor 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque.
The 2024 Ford F-150 Raptor R gets a standard 5.2-liter High-Output Supercharged V8 gas engine. It's nicknamed "Predator," and it has a cast aluminum block with plasma transfer wire arc cylinder liners. Like the engine on the classic Raptor, the "Predator" features a DOHC configuration, giving you more valves per cylinder. As a result, this delivers an astonishing 700 hp and 640 lb-ft of torque.
Except for the hybrid, every engine offered on the 2024 Ford F-150 comes paired with a ten-speed SelectShift automatic transmission. The hybrid engine features a ten-speed Modular Hybrid transmission, which better blends the outputs of the gas engine and electric motors.
You'll be impressed by the speed and acceleration of the 2024 Ford F-150 regardless of your engine. For example, if you opt for the available 3.5-liter EcoBoost Turbo V6, you may go from zero to sixty in just 5.3 seconds with a top speed of 108 mph. The hybrid engine is also quite fast, able to reach sixty in 5.4 seconds with a top speed of 107 mph. However, the fastest is the Raptor R with its Supercharged V8, which can go from zero to sixty in just 3.6 seconds, with a top speed of 114 mph.
Just like the previous year, Ford offers its flagship full-size pickup truck with a choice of three different cab designs. The regular cab has two doors and one row of seats, making it ideal for drivers looking to use their 2024 F-150 primarily for work. The SuperCab adds a second row of seats with smaller rear doors, allowing you to seat up to six passengers depending on whether you choose a bench or bucket seats up front; this is perfect for folks looking to use their F-150 for a combination of work and family usage. Finally, the SuperCrew provides four full-size doors and two rows of seats, giving you more legroom in the back than on SuperCab models; this configuration is perfect for family drivers.
However, one of the biggest reasons why the Ford F-150 has been the best-selling truck in America is its utility. This is the truck to choose if you need to tow large trailers and haul heavy loads. The 2024 Ford F-150 excels in these regards, giving you best-in-class capability no matter which trim and cab configuration you choose.
The 2024 Ford F-150 is an exceptionally powerful truck. When you choose one with the available 3.5-liter EcoBoost Turbo V6 gas engine, you will be able to tow up to 13,500 lbs; this is the highest figure for ANY light-duty full-size pickup truck, making this the perfect choice for folks who need trailering capability. If you opt for the available 5.0-liter “Coyote” V8, you should be able to tow up to 13,000 lbs, while the 3.5-liter PowerBoost Turbo V6 hybrid engine gives you the capability to tow up to 12,700 lbs while saving you more money on gas.
Ford has also made trailering easier with such optional features as Pro Trailer Hitch Assist and Pro Trailer Backup Assist. Guiding your truck onto a hitch is not an easy task, but with these features that use the rear camera and corner radars, you can stop at the right place with just the touch of a button.
The ability to carry heavy payloads is a hallmark of Ford trucks. Ford has made the 2024 F-150 capable of carrying up to 2,455 lbs in its payload bed, which is more than you can carry in any other full-size pickup truck. If you opt for the all-new Pro Access tailgate, you'll find that loading and unloading your Ford F-150 will be easier than ever; this allows you to open just a small part of the truck’s tailgate, so you can access individual items without having to open the entire tailgate. Hence, if you have a trailer hitched to your F-150, you'll still have easy payload bed access!
Ford also gives you other options on the 2024 F-150 when it comes to hauling cargo. For example, you can choose between a 5.5-foot short bed, a 6.5-foot standard bed, and an 8.0-foot long bed on most of the trim levels of the F-150; you'll get anywhere from 52.8 cu.ft. of cargo space in the short bed to 62.3 cu.ft. in the standard bed and an incredible 77.4 cu.ft. in the long bed.
When it comes to technology, Ford has used its best efforts to make the 2024 F-150 one of the most tech-forward trucks on the road today. While this innovation shows in many different aspects of the truck, it is probably most apparent in safety and connectivity. Each 2024 Ford F-150 features safety and infotainment systems powered by the latest software to improve your handling and enjoyment of this full-size truck.
Each 2024 Ford F-150 features the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of driver assistance tech. This suite makes handling this full-size truck safer and easier than ever. Auto Hold is a braking feature that reduces driver fatigue in stop-and-go traffic; when activated, Auto Hold will automatically engage your truck’s brakes as soon as you take your foot off the accelerator, helping to reduce the chances of fender benders when driving in heavy traffic.
Forward Collision Warning will let you know if there is an imminent front-end collision and will automatically engage Dynamic Brake Support to boost the braking power of your truck. This will also trigger the Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking to reduce the chances of a collision, as well as damages that may occur if an accident is unavoidable. This pairs with Pedestrian Detection to detect any pedestrians who may step off the curb in the path of your F-150. If you do get into an accident, the Post-Collision Braking will engage to prevent rolling away and causing secondary collisions.
Many accidents are caused by momentary lapses of focus: a driver takes his or her eyes off the road for a split second, only for their vehicle to drift into an adjacent or oncoming lane, causing a collision. Ford helps reduce that on the F-150 with the Lane-Keeping System, which will alert you if you have drifted out of your lane and then use slight steering adjustments to get you back on the straight and narrow. Similarly, the Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) will detect vehicles traveling in adjacent lanes; when you signal to change lanes, BLIS will let you know if the coast is clear. This has even been designed to work when trailering!
Backing up a truck can be difficult, especially if you are new to driving pickups. Fortunately, the standard Rear View Camera will show you what is behind you—and, likewise, the Reverse Sensing System will detect any pedestrians or other vehicles about to cross behind your truck, and the Reverse Brake Assist will engage to prevent a collision.
Staying connected is crucial in today’s world. Syncing your smartphone to your infotainment system is key to making calls and answering texts without taking your hands from the steering wheel. Every model of the 2024 Ford F-150 comes with a SYNC 4 infotainment system on a 12.0-inch LCD capacitive color touchscreen. This larger standard screen is a new feature on the F-150 that was formerly an optional upgrade on previous models.
This large touchscreen is easy to use, and its greater size makes accessing your favorite features much simpler than before. The SYNC 4 system allows you to connect your smartphone wirelessly using Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth—so if you accidentally forget to bring along your charging cables, you can still stay connected. There is even a 5G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot on your system, so you and your passengers can access all your features no matter where you go.