2024 Ford F-150 Review: Prices, Specs, and Photos

The F-150 is a full-size pickup truck that battles the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, GMC Sierra 1500, Ram 1500, and Toyota Tundra.

The 2024 Ford F-150 is one of the most capable trucks on the road today with what might be the most diverse lineup in the industry. From basic work truck to luxury truck or off-road desert runner, there’s an F-150 for any and every household pending garage space and budget. The F-150’s features and improved fuel economy ratings push its score to a 6.5 out of 10 this year. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

A decent amount. The 2024 F-150 brings a mild refresh to the automaker’s bestseller with a revised design, more standard content, a more powerful base engine, and new tricks to make life easier. The Raptor R model gets more power, too. 

Ford still offers the F-150 as a regular, extended, or crew cab with 5.5-, 6.5-, or 8-foot bed options. It’s like Baskin Robbins, just choose your flavor (and in this case, your use case). The trim range now includes XL, XLT, Lariat, Tremor, King Ranch, Platinum, Platinum Plus, Raptor, and Raptor R. The Limited model has been superseded by the new Platinum Plus.

The F-150’s aluminum body and high-strength steel frame haven’t changed, but new headlights, taillights, and grilles provide a profound visual change. The full-width grille makes the truck seem more substantial and wider. Some of the updated wheel designs are more intricate, and Ford took notes from Ram and focused on the detailing work with textured finishes in the grilles. The F-150 still feels more approachable and less intimidating from the outside than the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra, but it’s not as sleek as the Ram. 

Inside, some materials, especially on the Platinum and Platinum Plus models, have been upgraded with real wood and metal bits that are warm, or cold, to the touch. Quilted leather seats that are heated, cooled, massaging, and can even lie flat up front or fold upright in back, are available. Every F-150 goes fully digital with a 12.0-inch digital gauge cluster and 12.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Real buttons and knobs are retained for the audio, climate control, and towing controls, along with the drive systems.

2024 Ford F-150 powertrain, towing, and suspension specs

Base models are now powered by a 2.7-liter turbo-6 that’s rated at about 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. It’s been a smooth, and strong engine with plenty of power in reserve. The venerable 5.0-liter V-8 returns with 400 hp and 410 lb-ft of torque, as does the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 with 400 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque, but the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 hybrid powertrain makes headlines again. Introduced in 2021 as a premium offering, Ford cut the price for 2024 to make the hybrid and non-hybrid twin-turbo V-6 powertrain cost the same on XLT and above models. The hybrid is rated at 430 hp and 570 lb-ft of torque.

Raptors check in with a 3.5-liter V-6 rated at 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. The Raptor R’s 5.2-liter supercharged V-8 will have more power than the 700 hp and 640 lb-ft of torque it had last year, but Ford isn’t saying how much more, aside from it’ll be more than the Ram TRX’s 702 hp.

Every F-150 features a 10-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive is standard while four-wheel drive is available with a 2-speed transfer case. Certain configurations feature a rear locking differential and a front Torsen limited-slip differential can be optioned as well.

Fuel economy ratings mostly carry over from last year with most trucks averaging 19 to 21 mpg combined.

Max payload ratings check in 2,455 pounds and Ford says in the right configuration the F-150 can tow up to 13,500 pounds.

Ford simplified the F-150 ordering process and build configurations. In doing so it’s made previously optional equipment standard, including larger 36-gallon fuel tanks (on trucks large/long enough to house them) and a Class IV trailer hitch. The emergency chain hookups are still tucked under the bumper, making them hard to reach, unlike what’s on the electric F-150 Lightning (which we review separately).

Most F-150s continue to run rear leaf spring packs in the name of payload and towing numbers, but Raptors feature a five-link rear suspension system with Fox Live Valve shocks featuring remote reservoirs. Newly available shocks feature both active rebound and compression for even better body control. In simple terms, it’s a suspension designed to take a pounding while blasting through the desert or jumping over sand dunes. All F-150s should continue to feature a pleasant ride with Tremors and Raptors being the most comfortable thanks to their off-road suspension and tires. 

2024 Ford F-150 cabs and beds

Every F-150 is comfortable and useful, but the crew-cab, short-bed configuration is the most popular. The beds all feature indentations in the sides to allow 2x6s to slide in and create dividers. There are tie downs everywhere; sliding rails, dividers, lights, and more can be optioned. New for 2024 is a storage cubby in the right bed side, and trucks without onboard generators and outlets in the bed feature a second cubby on the driver-side bed wall.

A new dual-action tailgate with a swinging door within the tailgate can be optioned on Lariat and Tremor models, while standard on King Ranch, Platinum, and Platinum Plus trucks. It can swing open at 30-, 70-, or 100- degree intervals with detents to hold it in the position and prevent contact with a trailer. This eliminates the 2-foot reach over the bed, and with a tonneau cover, essentially turns the bed into a massive trunk. The new tailgate, dubbed Pro Access Tailgate, isn’t the first of its kind, but it’s better implemented than Ram’s split tailgate. It also eliminates the drawbacks of GM’s multifunction tailgate, which can’t be dropped down fully when hooked to a trailer.

Extended cab models will fit people in the rear seat, but crew cab models are where it’s at for road trips. No one will complain about space in the rear of a F-150 crew cab model. The rear seat bottom folds up to provide a flat floor for cargo in the back, and a pop-up cargo container can be optioned for under the rear seat bottom. Ford’s expanded the availability of the lie-flat front seats to Lariat and above trim levels, which will make napping at hockey practice an option for more owners.

Automatic emergency braking, active lane control, and blind-spot monitors are standard. Dozens of other safety features are available, including Ford’s BlueCruise 1.2 hands-free driver assistance hardware, which requires a subscription.

How much does the 2024 Ford F-150 cost?

The F-150 costs $38,565, including a $1,995 mandatory destination fee, but that’s a work truck that most consumers won’t buy. Call it the fleet special.

An optioned XLT runs up to about $60,000, while leather-lined Platinum Plus models checking in around $90,000. We’ve always been suckers for the mid-range XLT and Lariat models for their value and the options unlocked by those trims.

At the top of the F-150 food chain sits the Raptor R at $111,550. It’ll drink gas, climb over and blast through anything, and be extremely comfortable while doing it all. 

Where is the 2024 Ford F-150 made?

The U.S.A. Specifically in Dearborn, Michigan or Kansas City, Missouri.

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