2020 Ford F-150 Prices, Reviews, and Pictures

Overview

The pickup trucks have evolved into luxury cruise ships, and the 2020 Ford F-150 is no exception. Ford can still make a work truck with an 8.0-foot bed and a regular cab, but the most loved versions are the four-door family trucks with shorter beds. For those who combine work and pleasure, there is an extended cab. There are many options for engines and driveline combinations to fit almost any budget. Ford makes all its pickup body panels from aluminum, unlike the rest of the industry that uses mostly steel. Ford also makes a desert prototype-racer in-house called the Raptor (reviewed separately).

What’s new for 2020?

This would be considered a maintenance year for F-150 by a plastic surgeon. The biggest change is that the Power Stroke turbo diesel V-6 is now available on the more affordable XLT trims. Ford’s Co-Pilot360 suite of advanced driver assistance technologies, which is available on Lariat trucks one level above the XLT, has been made standard on the XLT. The base XL trucks are available in an STX Sport Appearance package. XLT and Lariat models have an optional Black Package. Three new colors–Iconic Silver and Rapid Red Tinted Clearcoat–are also available.

Although we feel nostalgic for a two-door regular-cab truck, there’s no denying that the Lariat SuperCrew 4×4 has the 6.5-foot cargo container. The base model is $51,630. You can choose to upgrade to the EcoBoost V-6 or Power Stroke turbo diesel for $3000. However, we recommend that you stick with the 5.0-liter V-8. The cabin is equipped with an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto capability, two zone climate control, heated and ventilated seats, and two-zone climate control. If you plan on hauling, the Trailer Tow package is a must-have option. However, they can also be used to help you resell your vehicle.

Performance, Transmission and Engine

There are many options for sophisticated engines in the F-150, including a 3.0-liter diesel engine that produces 440 lb-ft. Ford’s 10-speed auto transmission pairs most engines. We tested the King Ranch model with the 375-hp V-6. It was a close match for the largest V-8 engines. Although the V-8 F-150 reached 60 mph in 6.3 seconds, its 50-to-70 mph time was almost identical to that of V-6. Although the V-6’s 10-speed automatic transmission was slower to respond under acceleration, it worked well otherwise. The F-150 does not offer the same level of comfort as the Ram 1500’s air-spring suspension. Smoother surfaces are preferred, but the ride doesn’t go over bumps as hard. The rear can feel jittery.

Towing and Payload Capacity

The V-8 isn’t the strongest engine, but rather a twin-turbo V-6. It can tow a class-leading 13,200 lbs. The Trailer Tow package is not required for an F-150. An F-150 can tow up to 7000 lbs with either the V-8, or the V-6.

Fuel Economy and Real World MPG

In pursuit of V-8 power and better-than-V-8 fuel efficiency, the F-150 has a pair twin-turbo V-6 engine. Our real-world highway fuel economy test revealed that the 375-hp V-6 model got 19 mpg, four mpg more than its official EPA estimate.

Interior, Comfort, & Cargo

The F-150 is the full-size pickup that was yesterday’s luxury sedan. The F-150 seduces with its many options, including a panoramic sunroof and massaging seats.

Connectivity and Infotainment

The optional touchscreen infotainment system for the F-150 has attractive graphics and is easy to use. It also comes loaded with useful features.

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