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2021 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4 is a Blue Oval brawler

Powered by Ford's twin-turbo EcoBoost 3.5-liter engine, this F-Series pickup is ready for work and play.

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Chris Paukert
Following stints in TV news production and as a record company publicist, Chris spent most of his career in automotive publishing. Mentored by Automobile Magazine founder David E. Davis Jr., Paukert succeeded Davis as editor-in-chief of Winding Road, a pioneering e-mag, before serving as Autoblog's executive editor from 2008 to 2015. Chris is a Webby and Telly award-winning video producer and has served on the jury of the North American Car and Truck of the Year awards. He joined the CNET team in 2015, bringing a small cache of odd, underappreciated cars with him.
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This is the 2021 Ford F-150 in midrange Lariat trim, with optional FX4 off-road suspension.

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No PowerBoost hybrid tech here, this is powered by a EcoBoost V6 backed by a 10-speed automatic gearbox.

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This is the popular four-door SuperCab configuration.

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The new F-150 has a wider track than last year's model, but most other dimensions are largely unchanged.

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This F-150's EcoBoost powerplant helps make it quick, but the engine still doesn't sound interesting.

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The rear end features new C-clamp-shaped tail lamps.

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See? I told you it was a Lariat.

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A new Zone Lighting option includes LED illumination around the entire vehicle, including right next to the tailgate handle.

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Better tie down any loads, this thing moves.

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As before, the F-150 features aluminum bodywork. It may not immediately be clear, but the panels are all new for 2021.

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