2021 Ford F150 Police Responder

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Ford Introduces All-New 2021 F-150 Police Responder with Improved Top Speed, Added Capability

2021 Ford F150 Police Responder

2021 Ford F150 Police Responder

• All-new 2021 F-150 Police Responder, America’s only purpose-built, pursuit-rated pickup truck, debuts today, with Ford opening government order bank tomorrow – ahead of spring state and local government bid cycles
• All-new F-150 Police Responder now offers enhanced top speed of 120 mph and available Police Engine Idle, which lets an officer remove the key and securely exit the running truck without losing power to lights and sirens
• New automatic four-wheel-drive mode and torque-on-demand transfer case constantly adjusts torque to front and rear wheels as needed to improve performance and handling on dry pavement, while increasing traction on wet, slick and less stable surfaces for a more seamless transition between on- and off-road driving

• Tech upgrades include standard SYNC® 4 with wireless software updates, plus available Ford Telematics™ – smart solutions designed to help reduce vehicle downtime and unscheduled maintenance so law enforcement fleets can stay on patrol
DEARBORN, Mich., March 16, 2021 – Ford today unveils the all-new 2021 F-150 Police Responder, America’s only purpose-built, pursuit-rated pickup truck, and opens the government order bank tomorrow.

Part of America’s best-selling police vehicle lineup†, the all-new Ford F-150 Police Responder features increased capability, including an improved 120 mph top speed, automatic four-wheel-drive mode with torque-on-demand transfer case to help patrolling officers transition from busy urban streets to dusty country roads, and wireless software updates.

Introduced in 2017 as a unique all-terrain law enforcement tool, F-150 Police Responder is built on the all-new 2021 F-150 SuperCrew® platform and engineered to meet a wide range of agency needs – from allowing officers to travel with more emergency response gear to transporting mobile command centers. The truck continues to deliver greater towing capacity**, payload capacity*** and interior passenger volume than any other pursuit-rated police vehicle, and for 2021 adds even more capability.
“Law enforcement agencies told us they would love to add F-150 Police Responder towing, hauling and off-road performance to their fleets, but they need more confidence in speed and handling,” said Greg Ebel, Ford police vehicle brand manager. “Whether suburban police departments, border patrol agents or rural sheriffs, officers never know where the job might take them, but the all-new F-150 Police Responder provides a pickup truck option engineered to get them there faster and with greater agility than ever before.”
For news releases, related materials and high-resolution photos and video, visit www.media.ford.com.

F-150 Police Responder pickup’s standard 3.5-liter EcoBoost® engine produces 400 horsepower, and its 500 lb.-ft. of torque tops all pursuit-rated police vehicles. The engine is paired with a 10-speed SelectShift® automatic transmission – both uniquely calibrated to meet rigorous law enforcement use while enabling speeds significantly higher than a stock F-150.
To help reach – and withstand – those high speeds, the vehicle rides on specially developed Goodyear LT265/70R18 LRC BSW Wrangler Enforcer all-terrain tires. As the only all-terrain tires available on a pursuit-rated police vehicle, they’re uniquely designed to handle fast acceleration, high speeds and aggressive cornering on paved roads, and can endure the heat generated in pursuits without sacrificing the off-road capability Police Responder drivers have come to expect.

A new torque-on-demand transfer case includes 4-Auto mode, with an electrically actuated clutch that automatically adjusts torque as needed to provide exceptional “set it and forget it” capability for seamless terrain transition. On high-friction surfaces such as dry pavement, the system runs in two-wheel drive for maximum performance and improved handling around corners, avoiding the “crow-hopping” that commonly slows a four-wheel-drive vehicle. If a pursuit shifts to slick or loose surfaces, the 4-Auto system simultaneously directs power to all four wheels, allowing officers to remain focused on the job at hand.

“4-Auto mode bridges the gap between 2-High and 4-High, and you see performance improvements as a result,” said Allen Magolan, Ford police vehicles integration manager. “On dry pavement is where you see the real payoff, because it allows you to carry more speed when cornering – a rare benefit in a pickup truck.”
The torque-on-demand system couples with the standard F-150 FX4 Off-Road Package to give officers outstanding off-road capability. The FX4 package includes underbody skid plates, off-road-tuned shocks, electronic-locking rear axle and Hill Descent Control™ to help maintain speed while driving down an incline.

For departments that need to tow a boat, horse trailer, mobile command center or other equipment, F-150 Police Responder tops all other pursuit-rated vehicles with a standard towing capacity of 7,000 pounds and available towing capacity of 11,200 pounds, in addition to its payload capacity of 2,030 pounds. An available Trailer Tow Package adds the convenience of Pro Trailer Backup Assist. The available Tow Technology Package adds a 360-degree camera, Trailer Reverse Guidance and integrated Trailer Brake Controller. Smart Trailer Tow Connector is standard on Class IV hitch-equipped vehicles and adds Trailer Coverage to the available Blind Spot Information System.
Purpose-built for officers, smart solutions for fleets

Available new Police Engine Idle lets an officer remove the key from the ignition and securely exit the truck with the engine running. Officers can continue to power lights and sirens without worry of vehicle theft. Agencies can choose the type of keys to operate their trucks – up to four traditional fleet keys per truck or up to four available fobs with keyless entry per truck.
SYNC® 4 with cloud connectivity is standard. The system includes an 8-inch touch screen in the center stack and an embedded modem with wireless updates, allowing agencies to receive software updates and potentially avoid unplanned service or maintenance. An upgraded 4-inch productivity screen in the instrument cluster is standard.
For news releases, related materials and high-resolution photos and video, visit www.media.ford.com.

Like all Ford commercial vehicles, F-150 Police Responder offers available Ford Telematics™ – an intelligent fleet management tool that can help improve uptime, optimize running costs, enable predictive planning of unscheduled maintenance and improve driver behavior over time. New driver-assist features include a standard Reverse Sensing System, which provides an audible alert if the vehicle approaches an object while backing up. Available Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection that includes Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking now comes with a unique one-touch temporary disable switch exclusively for law enforcement. Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert is available.

Among law enforcement vehicles, F-150 Police Responder stands out – with more interior passenger volume and more head, hip and shoulder room than any other pursuit-rated offering. Front seat bolsters are sized to make it easier for an officer wearing a duty belt to enter or exit the vehicle, while enhancing comfort over the course of an eight-hour shift.
Upfitting is made easy with features such as a front console-delete, universal top tray on the instrument panel and rear power lug. The 40-blank-40 front seat configuration lets agencies install their own department-specific center console. A new factory-installed center console is available as part of the Interior Upgrade Package, as is a new Interior Work Surface that provides an adjustable flat surface for writing or computer work.

The updated darker-colored interior, including police-grade heavy-duty cloth front seats, was influenced by officer input. It features built-in steel intrusion plates in both front seatbacks for officer safety, as well as red-and-white task lighting. LED police warning beacons are available pre-installed in red and blue, amber, or amber and white.
F-150 Police Responder is assembled at Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri, and arrives in fleets later this fall.
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†Based on IHS Market new vehicle registration data limited to government entities and POL and SSV trim for full year 2020.
**Maximum towing varies based on cargo, accessories and number of passengers; do not tow a trailer during patrol or pursuit situations.
***Maximum payload varies and is based on accessories. See label on door jamb for carrying capacity of a specific vehicle. Towing, payload, horsepower and torque are independent attributes and may not be achieved simultaneously.

Construction/materials Fully boxed, high-strength steel frame. High-strength, military-grade, aluminum alloy body
Body style Body on frame, SuperCrew®
Final assembly location Kansas City Assembly
Layout Front engine, electronically-controlled 4×4 with electronic locking rear differential
Transfer Case Electronic shift on the fly with Flat Tow Mode
2-speed torque on demand with Flat Tow Mode

3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6
Configuration Twin-turbocharged and intercooled 60-degree V6, overhead cams
Block/Head material Aluminum block, aluminum heads
Displacement 3.5 liters (3,497 cubic centimeters, 213.4 cubic inches)
Bore x stroke 3.64 inches x 3.41 inches
Compression ratio 10.5:1
Valvetrain Roller finger follower
Ignition system Coil on plug
Recommended fuel Regular unleaded (minimum 87 unleaded octane)
Fuel delivery Port fuel injection with direct injection
Engine control system Electronic
Oil service fill volume/grade 6 quarts with filter (5W-30 SAE GF6)
Coolant capacity 3.6 gallons
Horsepower 400 @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 500 lb.-ft. @ 3,500 rpm

10-speed automatic
Configuration Electronically controlled hydraulic 10-speed automatic
Gear Ratios
First 4.696
Second 2.985
Third 2.146
Fourth 1.769
Fifth 1.520
Sixth 1.275
Seventh 1.000
Eighth 0.854
Ninth 0.689
Tenth 0.636
Reverse 4.866

Front configuration Independent double-wishbone with coil-over shock and stamped lower control arm
Front shock absorber type Heavy-duty gas-pressurized
Rear configuration Leaf spring/solid axle
Rear shock absorber type Heavy-duty gas-pressurized

STEERING Electronic Power-Assisted
Diameter (feet)
Turning circle (curb-to-curb) 47.8

Police Brake Package
Booster type Electronically controlled brake boost
Front type Power anti-lock vented disc
Front rotor/drum diameter/thickness/
material Nitro Tough Iron, 350 mm x 34 mm
Front caliper configuration 2 x 51 mm sliding caliper
Front pad material PFC64
Front swept area 104,192 mm2
Rear type Power anti-lock vented disc
Rear rotor/drum diameter Nitro Tough Iron, 336 x 20 mm
Rear caliper configuration 1 x 54 mm sliding eIPB
Rear pad material PFC64
Rear swept area 40,998 mm2
Parking/Emergency Brake 25kN electronic parking brake

Actual mileage will vary
City Highway Combined
18 23 20
3.5-liter EcoBoost 26 gallons
ABS/Stability control Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes, AdvanceTrac®with Roll Stability Control™ (RSC®)
Front, driver and passenger
Front, driver and passenger seat-mounted side
Front, driver and passenger knee
Safety Canopy® side curtains
Chassis safety Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), SOS Post-Crash Alert System™
Standard Auto Hold, Auto On/Off Headlamps, Hill Start Assist, Rear View Camera with Dynamic Hitch Support, Reverse Sensing System
BlindSpot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Coverage; Pro Trailer Backup Assist; Trailer Reverse Guidance;
Reverse Brake Assist; Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection (includes Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency
Braking) with unique one-touch temporary disable switch for law enforcement use

Headlamps Standard Halogen Quad Beam Headlamp
Taillamps Standard Halogen Taillamps
Aux Daytime Running Lamps, Cargo Lamp, Integrated Marker Lights (optional); LED Warning Beacons (4) – Red/Blue, Amber, or Amber/White
(optional) Tailgate LED (optional), LED Side-Mirror Spotlights (optional), Halogen fog lamps (optional)

Wheelbase 145.4
Overall length 231.7
Cab height 77.2
Width – excluding mirrors 79.9
Width – including standard mirrors 95.7
Width – standard mirrors folded 83.6
Width – including trailer tow mirrors 105.9
Width – trailer tow mirrors folded 85.3
Track width – front 67.9
Track width – rear 68.3
Overhang – front 37.6
Overhang – rear 48.6
Angle of approach 24.3°
Angle of departure 25.3°
Ramp breakover angle 20.0°
Ground clearance 9.4
Open tailgate to ground 34.9
Front bumper to back of cab 155.8

Seating 5, 6
Front headroom 40.8
Maximum front leg room SAE 43.9
Front shoulder room 66.7
Front hip room 62.5
Rear head room 40.4
Maximum rear leg room SAE 43.6
Rear shoulder room 66.0
Rear hip room 62.6
Passenger volume 131.9 cu. ft.

Inside length (at floor) 67.1
Width between wheelhouses 51.1
Inside height 21.4
Cargo box volume 52.8 cu. ft.

Standard Goodyear LT265/70R 18 LRC BSW Wrangler Enforcer A/T tires
Standard 18-inch six-spoke Silver aluminum wheels

Standard Wireless software updates, 4-inch productivity screen in instrument cluster, 8-inch center stack touchscreen, selectable drive modes,
SYNC® 4, wireless phone connection; Fleet Telematics modem
Available 360-Degree Camera with Split-View Display, Fleet Telematics (fleet only); Police Engine Idle

Bumper-to-bumper 3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain 5 years/60,000 miles
Aluminum body panels 5 years/unlimited miles
Corrosion – sheetmetal (Perforation only excluding aluminum) 5 years/unlimited miles
Paint adhesion 5 years/unlimited miles
Roadside assistance 5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain CARE extended service plan (zero deductible) 5 years/100,000 miles

Base curb weight 5,016
Maximum payload 2,030
GVWR 7,050
Maximum Conventional Towing Capability 11,200

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