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1991 Ford F-Series Trucks

The final year for the eighth-generation F-Series capped a truly successful run that further cemented the F-150's dominance as the best selling truck in America. In fact, the F-150 had gained such a following that, in September of 1991, it transcended the pickup truck boundaries to become the best selling vehicle in America.

91 Ford F150

September 1991 would technically give the crown to the 1992 model year, but the significant design and engineering efforts invested by Ford on the eighth-generation F-Series certainly contributed to the truck's ascension to the top.

1991 Ford F-150 Video

Check out this full tour of a 1991 F-150 XLT Lariat:

What's New For 1991

1991 offered some very notable changes despite a redesigned pickup waiting on deck. Electronic Touch Drive 4WD made its first appearance, gracing four-wheel drive F-150s equipped with the 5.0 liter engine and four-speed automatic transmission.

This feature worked with the automatic locking hubs, allowing the driver to shift on the fly at any normal road speed. Automatic locking hubs also became an option on the F-250 and F-350, with manual hubs standard.

91 Ford F150

A now familiar two-tone paint scheme called Bodyside Two-Tone also debuted this year, offering a two-tone finish only below the body side moldings. And of course, 1991 marked the birth of the 'Nite' package - available only in black and only on trucks with XLT Lariat trim.

Aside from an appropriate lack of chrome, the Nite package included decals, a handling package, and it was only available with a 5.0 or 5.8 liter V-8. There is improved corrosion protection for '91, including two-sided galvanized steel hood, doors, and dash panel.

1991 F-Series Model Lineup

The three main F-Series trim levels carried over from 1990-Custom, XL, and XLT Lariat. Regular and SuperCab models were available across the line, while the Crew Cab remained exclusive to the F-350.

91 F-150 SuperCab

1991 F-Series Powertrains / Towing

The additions of Electronic Touch Drive for the F-150 and auto hubs for the F-250/350 mark the only powertrain changes from the previous year.

The 4.9L I-6 remained the base engine for the F-150, F-250, and F-250HD Regular Cab. The F-250HD SuperCab and F-350 received the 5.8 liter V-8 as standard, while the F-350 dually was stuffed with the 7.5L from the factory.

A five-speed manual remained the base transmission, with regular and electronic four-speed autos optional on the entire lineup.

A four-speed manual was available on F-150 and regular cab F-250 models, while F-250HD and F-350 models offered a three-speed automatic.

Engine Availability Power/Torque
4.9L / 300 cid I-6
F-150 / F-250 / F-250HD (2WD only)
150 / 260
5.0L / 302 cid V-8
F-150 / F-250
185 / 270
5.8L / 351 cid V-8
F-150 / F-250 / F-250HD / F-350
200 / 300
7.5L / 460 cid V-8
F-250 (4WD only) / F-250HD / F-350
230 / 390
7.3L / 445 cid V-8 Diesel
F-250HD / F-350
180 / 345

* Applicable to trucks equipped for towing

1991 Ford F-Series Defects / Recalls

The electrical system recall (ID 39985) continues to affect the 1991 F-150 line. A short-circuiting ignition switch could ultimately lead to a fire, so Ford will replace the ignition switch free of charge.

The widespread fuel tank check valve recall (ID 49247) also affects this model year; a faulty check valve could result in a fuel overflow on trucks equipped with dual fuel tanks. Rusty cab corners, fenders, and clunky suspension components continue to plague these trucks as well.

1991 Ford F-150 MSRP, Standard Features & Available Options

Pricing for the 1991 F-150 started at $10,220 for a no-option, two-wheel drive Custom. A fully loaded XLT Lariat SuperCab four-wheel drive reached $20,346. Major standard features include:

Four Preferred Equipment Packages were offered in 1991 (500A, 502A, 503A, 507A) that offered a wide variety of option customization. Other packages included Handling, Trailer Towing, Camper, and Headliner/Insulation.

1991 F-150 Options

Major options include:

Interior trim colors include Dark Charcoal, Crystal Blue, Scarlett Red, and Chestnut. These colors are coded to certain exterior paint colors and may not be available in all interior/exterior color combinations. Available exterior paint color choices for 1991 include:

1991 Ford F-Series Resources