Why? Ford's F-150 engineering manager Dawn Piechock said that “What we saw from our customers is that there is a lot of usage on and around the tailgate. In the feedback we received, usability was a key element, and we wanted to help enable pain points and what [customers] were using tailgates for. Many customers used tailgate for projects, whether it construction or DIY, working, helping with community. These improvements made sense compared to a different or more radical tailgate.”
I personally like the fact Ford is keeping it simple. But what about everyone else? Could the 2021+ F-150 benefit from a multifunction approach?
We reach out to Ford to find out why the 2021 F-150 tailgate doesn't have barn-style doors or multifunction capability like the Ram or GMC Sierra.