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Is the 2020 Ford F-150 Worth the Cost?

By The Gopher - December 01, 2019
2020 Ford F-150
Credits: Ford.ca

The Ford F-150 is the country’s most famous full-size pickup truck that outsells all other vehicles. Not only is this truck a highly powerful off-road vehicle, but its also loaded with many smart features and has the top-notch performance.

Let’s dig a little deeper to see what 2020 Ford F-150 offers.

Performance Features

Engine Options

The F-150 V6 base motor is very powerful and has mighty 290 hp and a torque of 265 pound-feet. Another move up on the performance scale is a twin-turbo 2.7 L V6 EcoBoost engine, that delivers 325 hp and 400 pound-feet of torque.

Furthermore, Ford is now delivering a 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel that produces 250 hp and 440 lb.-ft. of torque. F-150 long-term customers will experience a powerful sound of the V8 engine which performance specs include 395 hp and 400 pound-feet of torque.

Car drivers seeking a guaranteed optimal performance at all times will go for Ford Motor EcoBoost 3.5L, a twin-turbocharged V6 engine. Lastly, a High-Output 3.5L EcoBoost V6 will deliver a tremendous 450 horsepower, and 510 pound-feet of torque.

Trim Levels

There are seven different available trim levels for 2020 Ford F-150. Here they are with their starting MSRP:

  1. XL: $28,495
  2. XLT: $34,510
  3. Lariat: $42,500
  4. King Ranch: $52,740
  5. Raptor: $53,205
  6. Platinum: $55,270
  7. Limited: $67,485

Other Features

Even though F-150 doesn’t deliver the most luxurious experience, you’ll love taking it on long journeys.

Ford F-150 operates extremely well for a full-size pick-up and has a maximum towing capacity of 13,200 pounds, making it more effective than any other truck in the category. On top of that, it’s convenient to maneuver in tight spaces due to a supreme turning radius.

The latest F-150 feels mighty and reactive whether in city traffic navigator or on a long-distance road ride. You will feel confident riding the F-150 across the rocky wilderness. Available FX4 Off-Road package helps you to conquer challenging terrain easily.

However, the F-150 Raptor will make all the adventurers fall in love with its specialized 4×4 system and 4-Inch suspension lift kit.

EPA Fuel Economy

This full-size truck can be your practical daily driver. F-150 models that have a V6 engine, have a gas mileage of combined city/highway 22 MPG. Moving forward to the 4X4, 2.7L Eco Boost, we come across improved ratings of 19 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway.

The number one spot in this fuel economy competition belongs to the diesel-powered F-150, with 22 MPG city and up to 30 MPG highway.

Although the stronger motors are not that cost-effective, the powerful 3.5 L Ecoboost engine can get up to 25 MPG on the highway. On the contrary, the Raptor is perhaps the least effective model in the F-150 series, since it returns just 16 MPG combined.

Technology Packages

In spite of the base model being lightly equipped, all the other available trims encircle you with many impressive functions.

Ford’s entertainment and information system Sync 3 does its job pretty well. The touchscreen displays the most commonly used features has easily readable text and the pinch-and-zoom option helps you to easily get details on a driving map when using the GPS system.

For a more powerful sound system, go for the premium B&O PLAY audio system. You will be impressed by the clarity and quality of the sound.

Besides this, FordPass Connect features a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that allows up to 10 devices to connect, something that your family will highly appreciate. Entertainment continues even when you’re on the road.

Safety Features

In a 2019 IIHS test, the Ford F-150 achieved a good rating. The test evaluates crashworthiness and crash avoidance, and since the latest F-150 has the same mechanics, it must have equally good protection upon impact.

Ford Forward Collision Warning – F-150 offers a forward collision warning that has emergency braking which won’t be an extra cost because it comes as a regular feature on every available trim. These crash-prevention technologies make a Ford F-150 feel much safer.

Blind Spot Information System – Ford F-150 has blind-spot detection scans the rear corner of the pick-up truck, including the trailer as well thanks to the Trailer Coverage feature. That makes towing a trailer less challenging.

Adaptive cruise control – examines vehicles in front and adjusts the speed accordingly with a stop-and-go scan. It maintains a steady vehicle speed, making it easier for the driver not to use the brake or accelerator pedals to operate all the time.

Pro Trailer Backup Assists – this system is perhaps for the drivers who tow regularly and need to have better control over their trailers. Just turn the direction knob, which is built in the car with other controls, in the direction you want the trailer to go.

Active Park Assist – Ford’s park assistance is an efficient car owner’s guidance that basically makes parallel parking much easier. Another thing that can be of great use is the optional 360-degree multiview camera.

Strengths

Convenient & Comfortable – The F-150 is the new Ram 1500 as far as passenger comfort is concerned. In the big and comfortable interior of the F-150, your family will enjoy relaxing with plenty of space. You’re able to update your vehicle with several premium types of equipment such as a panoramic sunroof or with massaging seats.

Powerful & Efficient – Excellent performance and smooth, clean, and efficient handling makes this vehicle a fun one. Even the F-150 model is with a V6 base engine, it has a 7,700-pound towing capacity.

Sleek & Stylish Exterior – Newest F-150 stands out from the crowd with its attractive, ferocious headlights and bumper grill that gives a bold and exclusive front end. On a more upscale model such as Raptor, we can find significantly bigger 20-inch alloy wheels, burly fender flares, and a front engine skid plate that give the truck a mighty and magnificent look.

Weaknesses

Expensive/Cost Much – Newest Ford F-150 with all the attractive additional features can cost much, but there are available trims that are more affordable and as equally good for many F-150 lovers.

To Conclude

Ford’s F-series will indeed continue to be the most wanted ride in America. It is not a coincidence that this vehicle is the best-selling one, so we strongly recommend considering this one the next time you decide to buy a truck.