The 2024 Ford F-150 is all about the details, because frankly, at a glance you would struggle to see how this refreshed truck is different from the outgoing rig. There’s updated styling at the front, and at the back, a keen eye will catch the lines of Ford’s new Pro Access Tailgate. Moving inside you’ll find a familiar layout, though new colors and tech features may take you by surprise.
The face of the 2024 F-150 is a familiar one, but everything at the nose is slightly different. Ford is literally squaring up the truck’s chin with redesigned headlights that feature new LED strips forming a C-shape on the corners. Moving down, a new bumper design also incorporates C elements and rectangles. Grille styles are still trim-specific, but Ford now blends the grille neatly into the headlights for a “coast-to-coast” design. The result brings fresh symmetry to the F-150’s face, from the STX (which is now a standalone trim) and its retro-themed egg crate grille to the Tremor’s orange-trimmed mouth
At the rear, we come to arguably the biggest news with the Pro Access Tailgate. This is Ford’s long-awaited response to trick tailgates from Ram, Chevrolet, and GMC, incorporating a simple swing-out door in the middle of a traditional drop-down gate. It opens in three increments – 37 degrees, 70 degrees, and 100 degrees – allowing easy access to items in the bed. The first increment is shallow enough to open with a trailer attached, and Ford incorporates a new storage box into the bed behind the passenger wheel. If you don’t opt for the Power Boost system, a second storage box is located on the driver’s side
Speaking of trims, the entry-level F-150 is still the XL but at the other end of the spectrum, a new Platinum Plus trim replaces Limited as the flagship luxury truck. Ford has dropped the naturally aspirated 3.3-liter V6 base engine from the lineup; the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 takes over as the standard mill with 325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. It lives with Ford’s 5.0-liter V8, the bread-and-butter 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6, and the hybrid powertrain, all unchanged for 2024. As for the F-150 Raptor R, it still wields the supercharged 5.2-liter V8 but Ford has teased a power increase to over 700 hp. Details will come at a later date