HD pickup trucks aren’t just about towing and hauling anymore. Many drivers also care a lot about luxury and convenience. So, it’s no wonder that the Blue Oval company offers a wide range of Super Duty models, which go from typical workhorses to pretty luxurious variants. One of the latter is the F-250 Platinum. This is the second most luxurious version of the popular 3/4-ton pickup, which comes with a full load of standard equipment and a lot of exclusive styling details. Naturally, there are loads of exclusive features on the inside as well, while a good thing to know is that all three engine options are available in this trim. In terms of body styles though, you can only get a crew cab model.
For the next year, we won’t see too many changes. Practically, the only notable changes on the 2021 Ford F-250 Platinum are new color options, while the bed step is now a standard feature across the whole range. Other than that, things will remain pretty much the same.
2021 Ford F-250 Platinum Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2021 Ford F-250 Platinum will be like any other F-250 model, especially in terms of mechanics. The overall styling is also the same, though this trim level comes with several exclusive details. One of the first things you’ll notice is a different, chrome grille, as well as bigger wheels, which are available is some pretty exclusive patterns. Another thing we should mention is lighting, as both headlights and foglights come in LED technology as standard features.
Those would be some of the most important styling features that characterize all year models of the current generation. For the 2021 Ford F-250 Platinum, there are just a few novelties. One of them is the bed step, while the other is the addition of some new color options – Antimatter Blue, Carbonized Gray, and Lithium Gray.
When it comes to cab sizes and body styles, the only version you can get with this trim level is a Crew Cab model with a 6-3/4’ bed.
On the inside, we won’t see any particular novelty for the next year. Still, the 2021 Ford F-250 Platinum will carry on with a couple of exclusive interior details, such as unique leather upholstery and specially-contoured bucket seats. Other than that, the cabin of this model is mostly about the long list of standard equipment and many features that aren’t standard in lower trims.
Some of the highlights in terms of standard equipment are leather upholstery, leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel, power-adjustable pedals with memory function, 8-inch instrument screen, 8-inch touchscreen, adaptive cruise control, wireless charging, navigation and many more.
2021 Ford F-250 Platinum Engines
The 2021 Ford F-250 Platinum will carry on with all three engine options in the offer. This means that a 6.2-liter V8 will be standard, with a max output of 385 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque. Still, we believe that most drivers would prefer a new 7.3-liter V8, which puts some more serious numbers, such as 430 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque and also comes with a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
Still, those who are looking for best-possible capabilities will certainly pick a diesel version, which uses a well-known 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8, with a max output of impressive 475 horsepower and incredible 1.050 pound-feet of torque.
2021 Ford F-250 Platinum Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2021 Ford F-250 Platinum will hit the market by the end of the year. We expect that the starting price will go around 67.000 dollars. Of course, this model will compete with high-grade versions of trucks like Ram 2500HD, Silverado 2500HD and GMC Sierra 2500HD.