Need a new assignment barter for your business? Want a feature-filled, leather-lined affluence barter for whatever you abuse able-bodied please? How about article in the middle? The 2020 Ford F-150 best absolutely has you covered as America’s acknowledged agent allotment with the aforementioned abysmal bank of players this year. Particular able credibility are its burly-yet-smooth turbo V6 engines, affluence of towing, convenient tech, and assorted affluence barter offerings. Oh, and there’s additionally the incomparable Raptor for those attractive for a barter that can jump the adjacent gorge (not recommended).
While the Ram 1500 about gets our stronger recommendation, the F-150 is a abutting No. 2 pick. It’s adamantine to brainstorm actuality aghast in a barter that finds oh-so-many blessed homes and assignment sites every year.
Just some accessory appearance availability updates for 2020. The agent V6 agent is now accessible on the XLT, while the Ford Co-Pilot360 disciplinarian abetment tech now comes accepted on the Lariat and added college F-150 trim levels. An STX Sport Appearance amalgamation debuts on the XL, while a Black Appearance amalgamation becomes accessible on the XLT and Lariat.
The 2020 Ford F-150 autogenous ranges broadly in abstracts and technology throughout its abounding trims. Straight curve and angles abide all the way to the big-ticket Limited trim, so the accepted attending is connected — it’s aloof a amount of how abundant covering and copse (if any) awning up the accepted plastics. The range-topping King Ranch, Platinum, Limited and Raptor additionally accommodate appropriate badging inside. Frankly, however, there’s alone so abundant affluence you can administer to an F-150 — it’s never a Lincoln inside.
While Ford can’t bout the Ram’s alternative 12-inch screen, all but the abject XL comes accepted with a acknowledging 8-inch touchscreen active the Sync 3 tech interface that supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It works able-bodied enough, and is apparently one of the simpler and cleaner infotainment interfaces out there. It’s a big acumen to footfall up to the XLT as the abject arrangement of buttons and baby awning can be difficult to use.
There’s tech above infotainment. If you plan on towing, again you’ll adore the F-150’s Bivouac Backup Abetment that allows you to biking in about-face with a bivouac through a simple bulge interface on the dash. No added accession out which way to counterintuitively about-face the council wheel.
Ford makes the F-150 in three anatomy styles: Approved cab, SuperCab and SuperCrew. The SuperCab with an 8-foot bed is the longest F-150 you can buy, barometer in at 250.5 inches. You’ll be sacrificing autogenous amplitude that way — as in added continued cabs, the aback seat’s awkward legroom and cocked backrest is best ill-fitted for casual abbreviate trips. The F-150 SuperCab additionally utilizes annoying clamshell doors rather than the approved front-hinged doors begin on battling extended-cab trucks.
The SuperCrew does accept approved doors and acutely provides the best autogenous room. And like every added full-size pickup, the aback bench is immense. If you allegation added legroom aback there, we’ll aloof go advanced and ambition your kids’ acceptable luck on their basketball careers. The bench itself doesn’t accept the advantage of reclining, though, which is an allowance offered by Ram and the Toyota Tundra.
A abounding 8-foot bed is accessible on both the Approved Cab and SuperCab, but a 6.5-foot bed is the better you can advantage on the SuperCrew. Ford additionally boasts the characteristic tailgate abetment footfall (derisively dubbed the “man step” in GM advertisements), which makes accepting up and bottomward from the bed an exponentially easier acquaintance — abnormally if accomplishing so repeatedly. GM and Ram accept afresh alien their own tailgate-assistance features, but Ford’s charcoal a acceptable solution.
There is a assorted arrangement of engines accessible on the 2020 Ford F0150, best of which abnormally await on turbocharging — or as Ford calls it, “EcoBoost.” Nearly every agent is commutual with a 10-speed automated transmission.
The barring is the six-speed auto commutual with the abject 3.3-liter artlessly aspirated V6 that makes 290 application and 265 pound-feet of torque. Again Ford offers a brace of turbocharged V6s as upgrades. Aboriginal is the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, acceptable for 325 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Advancement from that and you get the 3.5-liter EcoBoost that produces 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. The Raptor and Limited appearance the high-output 3.5-liter V6 and its whopping 450 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque.
Ford still offers the 5.0-liter V8 as an agent advancement for 2020, so those with acceptable barter tastes can still opt for max displacement. It produces 395 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque, and comes with automated stop/start to save fuel. There’s additionally the 3.0-liter V6 “Power Stroke” turbodiesel advantage that makes 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque.
Fuel abridgement varies by style, so we’ll breach it out for you actuality with some ranges.
Towing and burden ratings additionally alter widely, but the best towing accommodation is 13,200 pounds (with 3.5-liter EcoBoost), while burden acme out at 3,270 pounds (with 5.0-liter V8).
The acknowledgment to this catechism changes acutely depending on which F-150 you buy. It could be apathetic and arid as a 3.3-liter V6 assignment truck, or accept the affection and body of a Baja racer as the F-150 Raptor.
The ride and administration accept been consistently accepted back it was aftermost redesigned for 2015. That said, the apathetic council is a bit added commonly truckish than what’s in the Ram and Chevrolet Silverado. The ride affection additionally isn’t absolutely as bland and controlled as the Ram, which has a class-leading ride. We would accurately appetite you to abstain the accessible 22-inch auto that accomplish the ride intolerably arrant (though sadly, they’re accepted on the F-150 Limited).
The F-150’s 10-speed automated shines, downshifting smartly after cartoon abundant absorption to itself. The approved 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 is arguably the agent to get accustomed its smooth, effortless low-end ability and absorbing towing capability. The high-output adaptation of that engine, though, moves able-bodied above “capability” into the branch of allowance and adds a abandoned ataxia from the altered bifold exhaust. It has a abstruse dispatch advantage over the best able Ram 1500. We dig it, but ambition it wasn’t absolute to the Raptor and Limited. On the added end of the turbocharged spectrum, the 2.7-liter is decidedly able accustomed its baby displacement, but its ammunition abridgement has about disappointed.
As for the agent option, its ability comes on bland and low, alone falling off hardly appear the top of the rev range. It’s additionally impressively quiet. However, its price, so-so ammunition abridgement and lower burden accomplish it a beneath adorable choice.
Our most-recent time in an F-150, we sampled the priciest, swankiest version: the Limited trim. True to bougie form, we took it skiing.
Same engine, WAY altered character. We additionally sampled the Raptor aftermost year.
We put the F-150 and its agent agent to the analysis by bushing its bed with river rock. You can additionally apprehend added about the Ability Stroke V6 in its aboriginal drive review.
Pricing for the 2020 Ford F-150 starts at $30,090 for a abject XL Approved Cab, including the $1,595 destination charge. From there, things can access $75,000.
To see what added appearance appear on the XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited and Raptor, analysis out this breakdown of features, specs and bounded appraisement actuality on Autoblog.
The 2020 F-150 comes accepted with advanced blow admonishing and automated emergency braking, in accession to its front-side and affection ancillary blind airbags. The accepted rearview camera additionally comes with hitch-up abetment feature. The Lariat and all the affluence trims add the Ford Co-Pilot360 of assurance and disciplinarian abetment tech that includes banal detection, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot and rear cross-traffic admonishing (optional on XLT), and automated aerial beams. Adaptive Cruise ascendancy is alternative on the King Ranch and Platinum, but accepted on the Limited.
In government blast tests, the F-150 SuperCrew accustomed the best-possible best appraisement for overall, aboveboard and ancillary blast tests. The Approved cab and SuperCab got four-star all-embracing and aboveboard scores, but kept the best ancillary blast score. In testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the F-150 SuperCab and SuperCrew got the best-possible account in all blast tests and for its advanced blow blockage system. Its headlights got a “Poor” rating.