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Is the 2021 Ford F-150 Recommended by Edmunds?

The Ford F-150 has been one of the best-selling vehicles in America for several years, and it’s easy to see why. The versatile pickup truck is affordable, spacious, and practical, growing to offer several drivetrain options and trim levels to fit any driver’s list of must-haves. But is the 2021 Ford F-150 just as good as previous model years?

The 2021 Ford F-150

A quick glance at the Edmunds website shows that the 2021 Ford F-150 has the little “Top-Rated” banner along the top that indicates just how good the pickup is. For the overall score, the F-150 received an impressive 8.5 out of a possible 10, with plenty of highlights that make the car stand out from its competition.

A dark-blue 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid drives down a field road carrying some trees
2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid side | Ford

High scores for the F-150

There were several categories in which the 2021 Ford F-150 did exceptionally well. The tech features, for example, were a big highlight for the F-150, receiving a score of 9.5, one of the highest scores for tech on the site. Edmunds notes that the F-150 offers an impressive variety of tech features, including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Off-road enthusiasts and overland adventurers can also appreciate the vehicle’s Pro Power Onboard that turns the vehicle into a practical generator.

A blue Ford F-150 Raptor on display at an auto show
A Ford F-150 Raptor pick up truck on display | Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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Which F-150 does Edmunds recommend?

Overall Edmunds has a pretty high opinion of the 2021 Ford F-150, but there is one version that they recommend over the rest. It’s the Lariat model, one of the middle trim level variations of the popular pickup. It’s noted for its great selection of available features, like blind-spot detection, rear automatic braking, and lane-keeping assistance without being the most expensive version of the model.

Buyers interested in making the switch over to a hybrid will not be disappointed with the hybrid drivetrain of the Ford F-150 either. With the hybrid drivetrain, buyers can enjoy the practicality of owning a pickup while still being focused on sustainability and getting a slightly more responsible fuel economy than you may expect from a full-size pickup truck.

The 2021 Ford F-150 King Ranch Truck appears at the Ford Built for America event at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant
The 2021 Ford F-150 | Nic Antaya/Getty Images

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Overall the Ford F-150 is still a fantastic option for a pickup truck, with several variations of trim levels and drivetrain options to fit the needs and wants of many different buyers without compromising quality or an affordable price point.