Inside Ford’s redesigned F-150 pickup: Here’s a closer look

The next-generation 2021 F-150 is the toughest & most powerful to date, but is the interior that much different?

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The 2021 Ford F-150 interior is completely new, as you’d expect from a next-generation redesign. Here’s our full preview and initial impressions of the redesigned model.

But stepping inside the full-size pickup, Ford is promising more comfort, technology and functionality than ever before, along with better materials, increased cabin storage solutions, and more colours choices when the 2021 F-150 goes on sale in Fall 2020.


Below, a quick front cabin comparison between the new 2021 F-150 interior and outgoing model:

2021 Ford F-150 xl limited interior
2021 F-150 (left) versus the 2019 F-150 (right)

Increased storage, improved SYNC 4, and more tech

Similar to the exterior design, the 2021 F-150’s continues with its subtle, yet evolutionary redesign inside. Familiar visual touches remain, like the large air vents, while new storage solutions and unique design cues – like the map of Detroit embroidered within the truck’s doors, or the American flag located aft of the A-pillar air vents – help distinguish the cabin from its predecessor.

All variants will come with a fully digital gauge cluster, with base models offering an 8-inch Ford SYNC 4 multimedia interface with over-the-air updates. The new SYNC 4’s processors are super fast (twice as fast, to be exact) and can wirelessly connect smartphones without cords to integrate with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, along with SYNC AppLink apps like Waze.

An all-new 12-inch screen – similar to what Ram offers – will be available for higher trim levels. However, Ford preferred opting for a landscape-like screen setup to leave space for physical redundant buttons.

2021 Ford F-150 interior cabin
Inside the 2021 F-150 front cabin, the new Interior Work Surface is a large, flat deployable surface handy for signing docs or using a laptop. Available in both bench and captain’s seat configurations from XL to Limited. Photo: Ford

Interior Work Surface

The most noteworthy feature in the 2021 Ford F-150’s interior is the available Interior Work Surface which ingeniously stows the gear lever inside the center console when in park, allowing a large work surface to take its place. The surface is ideal for placing a laptop or grabbing your lunch on the road. Again, this is all a result of Ford’s careful analysis of what truck buyers look for in their rig.

Takeaway

There you have it, a quick look at the next-generation F-150 cabin sporting a much improved interior. Granted, the previous generation models were equally as impressive, but the kicker here is the addition of new and improved technologies, such as the new SYNC 4 replacing outgoing SYNC 3.

Overall, Ford is clearly listening to its customers when revamping interior features. But for the best-selling truck for half a century, this doesn’t really come as a surprise. The only challenge now for the reigning full-size champ is with competing trucks like the GMC Sierra 1500 and Ram stepping up their interior game as well, can the new F-150 still hold down that top spot?

Some other key features of the new F-150 interior:

First full-size pickup with standard over-the-air updates in North America

10,000+ hours of on-demand content (live channels, ad-free music, sports, entertainment, news)

SYNC 4 is standard and twice as fast as before

18-speaker B&O Unleashed audio system upgrade

2021 Ford F-150 interior pictures:

Photos by Ford

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