Farewell to the Ford F-150 diesel; We hardly knew you

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After only a four-year run, the Ford F-150 diesel pickup truck has been discontinued. The move continues the automaker’s recent lineup tweaks.

Unveiled as a 2018 model and carrying the Power Stroke badge, Ford stopped the diesel option because the manufacturer debuted the F-150 Hybrid called the PowerBoost. Ford also recently added the fully electric 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning and a fleet-focused F-150 Lightning Pro.

The Ford F-150 diesel pickup truck has been discontinued after a four-year run.
The Ford F-150 diesel pickup truck has been discontinued after a four-year run.

The Power Stroke can be ordered on the F-150 until July 16. Deliveries will continue through the end of the the year.

Ford F-150 diesel ends short run

The F-150 Hybrid can tow up to 12,700 pounds in 4×2 versions. The F-150 diesel is rated at 12,100 pounds. The Hybrid can also operate in generator mode to offer up to 7.2 kW of power.

When it was unveiled, the F-150 Hybrid garnered quick attention. It achieved 30 miles per gallon in the standard EPA highway rating system in its 4×2 offering.

The PowerBoost Hybrid excels in city driving, with 25 mpg city, 26 highway, 25 combined.

It’s further efficient because its range is more than 700 miles.

Facts & Figures: 2021 Ford F-150 PowerBoost 4×4 SuperCrew XLT:

Base Price: $45,500; Powertrain: 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6; 1 Transmission: 10-speed modular hybrid automatic; 35-kilowatt electric motor, 1.5-kWh lithium-ion battery; Rear-wheel drive with selectable four-wheel drive and low range; Horsepower: 430; Torque: 570 lb.-ft; Max Towing Capacity: 12,400 pounds; Max Payload Capacity: 1,830 pounds; EPA Fuel Economy: 24 city, 24 highway, 24 combined.

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