Is the 2024 Ford F-150 Worth Waiting For?
You could go ahead and get your 2023 Ford F-150 and be happy with your new truck, but updates are right around the corner. The 2024 Ford F-150 with mid-cycle changes is about to debut. Is it worth waiting for? It might take a few extra months.
2024 Ford F-150: What’s new?
The 2024 Ford F-150 is receiving a mid-cycle refresh, but the official updates haven’t been released. We have to wait a little longer to see its new face and tech upgrades. Luckily, we won’t be waiting long.
Ford announced that the new 2024 F-150 will debut during the Detroit Auto Show, which takes place from September 13 – 24, 2023. It’s also known as the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), so the new F-150 won’t be the only exciting vehicle to drool over.
So far, we can confirm that the F-150 has slightly updated looks. The wrap-around C-shaped headlights have been spliced into separate sections instead of being one continuous piece. Plus, the front bumper and hood have been revised to provide a more confident look.
The taillights are slimmer, and the rear bumper has been updated. Also, the Ford F-150 Raptor graphics are brand new. That means the other graphics for the Rattler and FX4 package will probably be updated as well.
What’s new for the Ford F-150 Hybrid?
Clues suggest that the 2024 Ford F-150 Hybrid could receive significant upgrades as Ford CEO, Jim Farley, shared that Ford plans on continuing to push hybrid vehicles instead of immediately jumping to electrification.
This makes sense as Ford is currently losing money on electric vehicles, but 10% of all F-150 models and 56% of Ford Maverick trucks are hybrid variants.
Jim Farley explained that Ford believes the demand for internal combustion engines (ICE) and hybrid powertrains could be longer and richer than expected. Ford will be profitable during the ICE-to-EV transition.
The Ford F-150 Hybrid could gain more power, but it doesn’t need it. It pairs a 3.5-liter V6 engine with an electric motor and a battery pack to crank out 430 hp and 570 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 5.7 seconds.
We hope the batteries are updated because they have a few issues and often need replacing. As a result, the F-150 Hybrid is the least reliable truck.
But on a positive note, it gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and on the highway. During our testing, we found these estimates to be spot on.
In our wildest dreams, the Ford F-150 PHEV will come out with an even better fuel economy. But Ford is loose with its clues, so we would have probably seen a teaser by now. Also, updated 2024 F-150 trucks have been spotted driving around Michigan.
How much will the 2024 F-150 cost?
The 2024 Ford F-150 could receive a slight increase to cover the new look and updated tech. You can get started with a 2023 F-150 model for about $34,585. The F-150 Limited takes the price up to $84,190.
These prices are the MSRPs and don’t include the $1,895 destination fee or dealership markups. Also, the 2024 F-150 Hybrid may still qualify for up to $7,500 in federal tax credits.
Stay tuned for updates. We are only a few weeks away from learning about the 2024 Ford F-150 and its mid-cycle refresh. The F-150 Hybrid could be the main attraction. Plus, the Raptor R is getting a new face, and the Heritage Edition is returning for another year.