2021 Ford F-150 has 11 grille choices that vary per variant

Updated Oct 06, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Which F-150 grille design do you fancy the most?

The 2021 F-150 recently made its debut and it now includes an optional hybrid powertrain which Ford calls the “PowerBoost.” The blue oval brand is also offering a wide selection of grilles for the 2021 Ford F-150.

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In fact, there are 11 grille options that vary per F-150 variant. Without further ado, let’s get on to the 11 distinct grille choices on the new 2021 Ford F-150’s 13 variants and see how they differ from each other.

XL/XL Chrome

The 2021 Ford F-150 XL

The 2021 Ford F-150 XL

The 2021 Ford F-150 XL Chrome

The 2021 Ford F-150 XL Chrome

This is Ford’s entry-level variant for the 2021 Ford F-150. As one can expect, the grilles found on the XL and XL Chrome look somehow basic. The XL features plastic vertical slats while the XL Chrome features less plastic and more chrome finishes.

STX

The 2021 Ford F-150 STX

The 2021 Ford F-150 STX

The grille on the F-150  STX has a relatively simple design but still managed to be considered as one of the best looking grilles among the choices. It features a honeycomb-like black mesh grille design that gives the truck a sharp visual.

XLT

The 2021 Ford F-150 XLT

The 2021 Ford F-150 XLT

The Ford F-150 XLT’s grille shows a lot of similarities with the base variant XL. However, the XLT has a chrome surround around its black grille. Another difference between the XLT and the XL variant is that the XLT has horizontal accents.

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XLT Chrome

The 2021 Ford F-150 XLT Chrome

The 2021 Ford F-150 XLT Chrome

Just like the XLT, the XLT Chrome also comes with chrome surround around the black grille. It also replaces the plastic materials found on the XLT with chrome which complements well with the F-150’s bumper.

XLT Sport

The 2021 Ford F-150 XLT Sport

The 2021 Ford F-150 XLT Sport

For the XLT Sport, it ditches the chrome finishes found on the XLT chrome and replaces it with a dull black colored finish. The XLT Sport may offer the best looking grille among the mid-level F-150 variant.

Lariat

The 2021 Ford F-150 Lariat

The 2021 Ford F-150 Lariat

For the Lariat variants, Ford designed them to have distinct grilles that automatically set them apart from the rest of the variants. The horizontal chrome trims are now slimmer and are moved closer to each other.

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Lariat Chrome

The 2021 Ford F-150 Lariat Chrome

The 2021 Ford F-150 Lariat Chrome

The Lariat Chrome variant is loaded with chrome finishes. Both the horizontal trims and vertical slats are covered in chrome, which blends well with the shiny lower bumper.

Lariat Sport

The 2021 Ford F-150 Lariat Sport

The 2021 Ford F-150 Lariat Sport

The Lariat Sport arguably has the best looking grille among the three Lariat variants. It replaces all chrome finishes with the same dull black finishes found on the XLT Sport. The bumper also gets a body-colored finish.

King Ranch/King Ranch Chrome

The 2021 Ford F-150 King Ranch

The 2021 Ford F-150 King Ranch

The 2021 Ford F-150 King Ranch Chrome

The 2021 Ford F-150 King Ranch Chrome

As the names suggest, these two variants come with a gold-colored trim piece. In addition, the inserts are also finished in gold. The main difference between the two King Ranch variants is the lower portion of the bumper.

The King Ranch comes with a gold bumper finish while the King Ranch Chrome replaces it with chrome.

Platinum

The 2021 Ford F-150 Platinum

The 2021 Ford F-150 Platinum

The F-150 Platinum still uses the same grille features found on the King Ranch variants. The only difference is that the Platinum variant replaces the gold-colored finishes and replaces it with a silver finish. The same goes for the Platinum’s lower bumper.

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Limited

The 2021 Ford F-150 Limited

The 2021 Ford F-150 Limited

Simply by looking at it, the Limited F-150 variant comes in with the most unique grille design. The Limited variant has a larger silver surround and silver vertical slats. It also comes with “LIMITED” lettering placed on top of the grille just to remind everyone that this truck is the top of the line 2021 Ford F-150 variant.

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Know more about Ford F-150 2022

Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 2022 is a full-size pickup truck that is now in its fourteenth generation. This generation was launched in the Philippine market in November 2021. Locally, the sole variant of the F-150 is the Lariat 3.0 V6 4x4 AT, and it has a price tag of Php 3,398,000. Under the hood of the all-new Ford F-150 is a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel mill. At maximum, this engine can churn out 250 horsepower and 596 Nm of torque. Power from the said engine is distributed to all four wheels via a 4x4 drivetrain, and it also uses a 10-speed automatic gearbox.

Size-wise, the F-150 Lariat 4x4 3.0 V6 AT is 5,885mm long, 2,431mm wide, and 1,961mm in height. It has a wheelbase length of  3,693mm, and a ground clearance of 239mm. The Ford F-150's only competitor in the local market is the Ram 1500.

₱ 3,398,000

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