The new Ford F-150 for sale continues to dominate the market with features like Pro Power Onboard’s multiple outlets that power everything from compressors to televisions and a smart tailgate that provides easy access even with a trailer hitched.

Ford F-150’s innovative technology includes a head-up display, smart towing systems, and a suite of driver-assist technologies to enhance your driving experience. Ford improved its engine offerings for 2024, delivering more power and efficiency than ever.

Our team at Jim Burke Ford in Bakersfield, California, has put together this article that delves into the 2024 Ford F-150 trim levels and features to help prospective buyers make an informed buying decision.

Performance and Fuel Economy

2024 Ford F-150 driving down the road in bakersfield, ca
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Ford introduced several new powertrain options for the 2024 F-150. Depending on the model, cab, and bed configurations, you’ll see different engines. For example, lower trim levels have either a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine or a 5.0-liter V-8 engine.

The V-6 EcoBoost powertrain makes 325 horsepower and gets 20 mpg/city and 26 mpg/highway ratings.  Models with the V-8 engine produce 400 horsepower while getting 17 mpg/city and 22 mpg/highway ratings.

Middle-tier F-150 trucks have either a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 twin-turbo engine or Ford’s PowerBoost Full-Hybrid V-6 powertrain, depending on the model. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost delivers 400 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque and has a class-leading 14,000-pound towing capacity. This engine gets 18 mpg/city and 24 mpg/highway ratings.

Ford’s PowerBoost Full-Hybrid powertrain delivers 400 horsepower and has 25 mpg/city and 26 mpg/highway ratings. The top-tier Raptor trim has a 450 horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost High-Output V-6 engine. An optional 5.2-liter supercharged V-8 engine produces 700 horsepower and 640 lb-ft of torque.

The EPA hasn’t yet rated the 2024 Raptor but we expect similar ratings of 15 mpg/city and 18 mpg/highway from the high-output V-6, and 10 mpg/city and 15 mpg/highway from the supercharged V-8 engine.

The 2024 F-150 competes with the GMC Sierra 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and Toyota Tundra pickups. As GM owns both GMC and Chevrolet, the Sierra and Silverado models share the same four engine options, starting with a 310 horsepower 2.7-liter turbocharged engine that gets 19 mpg/city and 22 mpg/highway ratings.

Sierra and Silverado trucks have an optional 6.2-liter V-8 that rates 15 mpg around town and 20 mpg on the freeway. GMC Sierra’s turbo-diesel option offers the best ratings, with 24 mpg/city and 29 mpg/highway.

Toyota’s Tundra has three available V-6 engines that range from 358 to 457 horsepower and 17-19 mpg/city and 22 mpg/highway ratings.

Specs and Design

The F-150 King Ranch and Platinum models have trim-exclusive exterior badging, plus a premium interior of high-end leather and the latest in-vehicle tech. The Tremor and Raptor trims have more rugged exteriors than the Toyota Tundra trucks offer.

The GMC Sierra’s top-tier Denali trim has premium leather and the latest tech but has fewer models than the Ford F-150 lineup. Chevrolet’s Silverado’s High Country model has similar high-end furnishings and technology. However, the lineup looks nearly the same on the outside.

The Toyota Tundra Capstone has a premium fit and finish inside. Like the Silverado and Sierra, Tundra models do little to distinguish themselves when viewed from the curb.

Technology Used

The 2024 Ford F-150 in-vehicle tech runs on the SYNC 4 platform with enhanced voice recognition software and a three-year trial of built-in navigation. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto allow drivers and passengers to sync their smartphones with the 12-inch touch screen. Hotspot capability is also available.

With Google Built-In compatibility, GMC in-vehicle tech operates on the GMC Infotainment System platform with an available 12.3-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Chevrolet includes a 13.4-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto capability, and Google Built-In. Toyota Tundra’s lower trims have an 8-inch touch screen, and the top trims have a 14-inch variant. All have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities.


Spacious cabins create a comfortable ride. The Ford F-150 SuperCrew configuration seats up to six passengers. Front passengers enjoy 43.9 inches of legroom. Riders in the rear have 43.6 inches of legroom.

Chevrolet Silverado riders get 44.5 inches of legroom in the front. In the rear, passengers have 43.4 inches of legroom. GMC Sierra front passengers have 44.5 inches of legroom.

The Toyota Tundra has 41.2 inches of legroom in the front. Rear passengers have 41.6 inches of legroom.

Safety Features

Ford equips the F-150 with its Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of driver-assist technologies. This comprehensive suite includes automatic on/off headlamps with rainlamp wiper activated headlamps, automatic high-beam headlamps, auto hold, pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping system, trailer reverse guidance, reverse sensing system, hill-start assist, hill-descent control, and a blind-spot information system with cross-traffic alert and trailer tow coverage.

Optional systems include a 360-degree camera, intelligent adaptive cruise control, post-collision braking, Pro Trailer Backup Assist, Forward Sensing System, connected built-in navigation, Ford BlueCruise 1.0 with Active Park Assist 2.0 and Forward Sensing System, and Trail Control with Trail 1-Pedal Drive and Trail Turn Assist.

GMC offers its Pro Safety suite with lane-keep assist with lane departure warning, forward collision alert and automatic emergency braking, following distance indicator, and front pedestrian braking.

Optional equipment includes SuperCruise, rear park assist, lane change alert with side blind-zone alert, rear cross-traffic braking, adaptive cruise control, safety alert seat, and hitch guidance with hitch view.

Chevrolet has its Chevy Safety Assist suite with forward collision alert and automatic emergency braking, front pedestrian braking, lane-keep assist with lane departure warning, and a following distance indicator.

Options include automatic emergency braking, lane change alert with side blind-zone alert, rear cross-traffic braking, rear park assist, front park assist, rear pedestrian alert, HD surround vision, and trailer side blind-zone alert.

The Tundra has the Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 suite, which includes a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, full-speed range dynamic cruise control, lane departure alert with steering assist, lane tracing assist, and road sign assist.

Toyota’s optional systems include a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, trailer merge warning, and front and rear parking assist with automatic braking.

Schedule a Test Drive Today

To see for yourself how the 2024 Ford F-150 beats the competition, you need to try it out. Contact us today or visit us at Jim Burke Ford in Bakersfield, California, anytime to arrange a test drive. One of our friendly, professional staff will answer your questions and let you take your preferred truck for a spin. In addition to our extensive inventory, we have a quick lane service for when your F-150 needs routine maintenance and you want to keep it running in tip-top condition.


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