Ford has refined the F-150’s powertrain lineup for 2024. The new default engine is the turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, which was previously an optional upgrade but will take over as the base powerplant (replacing the naturally aspirated 3.3-liter EcoBoost V6). If you’re seeking extra power, fear not: Ford will continue to offer the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, the 3.5-liter PowerBoost hybrid V6, and the 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8. For the Raptor and Raptor R, the high-output 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 and the supercharged 5.2-liter V8 are still on the menu. The F-150’s vigor should also allow for up to 13,500 pounds of towing capacity or 2,455 lb. of payload, both of which are best-in-class figures.
The F-150 will return for 2024 showing off an updated appearance led by a new full-length grille, improved lighting elements, and fresh wheel designs. It will also be eligible for Ford’s new swing-out Pro Access Tailgate system, featuring multiple opening positions (37 degrees, 70 degrees, and 100 degrees) for more convenient loading and unloading, even when a trailer is hitched up. Beyond that, Ford has improved the F-150’s cargo bed with a new storage cubby behind the rear passenger wheel well and increased the size of the available rear bumper step. The class-exclusive Pro Power Onboard Generator will continue to be a major feature, supplying up to 7.2kW of exportable power with the hybrid model.
The modernization will continue inside the 2024 F-150, with every trim getting the sophisticated SYNC 4 infotainment system with a standard 12-inch touchscreen. Look for a newly standard 12-inch digital gauge cluster too, as well as an available head-up display. Plus, the 2024 F-150 will be the first vehicle in North America to offer Ford Stolen Vehicle Services.
Every 2024 F-150 trim will receive 10 standard driver-assist technologies, including revised versions of pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. The higher trims will get a surround-view monitor, safe exit warning, and the innovative BlueCruise driving system, which allows for seamless hands-free highway travel.
The F-150’s towing technology will be burgeoned with Pro Trailer Hitch Assist and Pro Trailer Backup Assist. The class-exclusive Smart Hitch (which measures tongue weight and helps drivers effortlessly link up to a trailer) will make a return as well, along with the convenient Onboard Scales system which can approximate the F-150’s payload capacity in real time.
For enthusiasts of off-road driving, the Tremor and Raptor variants of the F-150 will boast some considerable updates. For the Tremor, that means a new accessory-capable modular front bumper, an extended grille, a visibility-increasing light bar, and a dealer-installed WARN winch that can pull up to 12,000 lb. The Raptor will get the modular front bumper, plus FOX dual live-valve shocks and a new Shelter Green paint color.