The 2020 F-150 has to be many things to many people. From work truck to cruiser, off-road vehicle to boat hauler, there is an F-150 for virtually every task. As a result, the lineup is impressively diverse. There are four engines available on the F-150, six trims, three box-lengths and several body-style options.
The entry-level engine is a 3.3L V6, which produces 295 horsepower, allowing for a tow rating of 7,600 pounds, outperforming V6 powertrains from other manufacturers. The next step up is an Ecoboost 2.7L turbocharged V6 that makes 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. A bigger 3.5L turbocharged V6 makes 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque, helping the F-150 rate a class-leading towing spec of 12,200 pounds. Of course, a V8 is still available; it's a 5.0L unit making 395 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. Finally, an Ecoboost "high-output" version of the 3.5L V6 makes an impressive 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque comes courtesy of twin turbochargers and is only available on the Limited trim.
Trims include XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited. The basic XL trim is available with three different cab sizes and three different bed lengths in either 2WD or 4WD configurations. Owing to its work-truck pretensions, the XL is relatively light on bells and whistles, with just the basics such as an AM/FM radio and a 4.2-inch screen in the center stack.
The XLT, while still relatively basic, adds chrome bumpers, Ford's SYNC 3 system, fog lamps, an alarm, air conditioning, automatic headlamps, cruise control, keyless entry, power windows, a powered tailgate and power door locks.
Lariat-trimmed F-150s start to venture into more luxurious territory and are only available with extended or crew cab cabins. Standard equipment on the Lariat includes power-folding door mirrors, a rearview camera, 18-inch wheels, ambient interior lighting, steering wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, a power sliding rear window, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather-trimmed seats, a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, SiriusXM satellite radio and an 8-inch touchscreen.
King Ranch versions come with the 5.0L V8 engine, a crew cab cabin and unique 2-tone exterior paint. Other features on the King Ranch include LED box lighting, LED headlamps, lots of exterior chrome, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals and an auto-dimming feature on the driver's side, a remote starter, heated front and rear seats, wood interior trim and dual zone climate control.
The Platinum version is the urban cousin to the King Ranch trim. Like the King Ranch, it's only available with a crew cab and the V8. It also features a voice-activated navigation system, unique 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, LED side mirror spotlights, power deployable running boards, aluminum interior trim and a leather wrapped and heated steering wheel.
Finally, the Limited trim rides on 22-inch wheels and makes standard a whole range of convenience items that are optional on lesser trims. These include a 360-degree camera with split-view display, remote tailgate release, a twin-panel moonroof and more.
Efficient Turbocharged Engines
Available In A Variety Of Trims
Improved Gas Mileage
The Ford F-150 continues into 2020 with only modest changes. The Power Stroke turbo-diesel V6 is available for XLT trims while Lariat trucks come standard with Ford's suite of advanced Co-Pilot360 driving capabilities. Base XL trucks now get available STX Sport Appearance packaging. XLT and Lariat models now offer an optional Black Appearance package. Three new colors, Iconic Silver, Rapid Red Tinted Clearcoat and Star White Metallic tri-coat are offered.
The F-150 might be the most important vehicle to the Ford motor company. The truck continues to be one of the top-selling vehicles in North America. The F-150 competes with the Ram, the Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 in the full-sized truck category. Ford is clearly pushing its new technology and new ideas with the F-150, offering plenty of options not available anywhere else in this class, such as a 360-degree camera and integrated loading ramps stowed in the pickup bed. A smaller, more fuel efficient EcoBoost engine is also available, which should further improve fuel economy while providing the same kind of horsepower that would normally be delivered by mid-grade V8 engines. At the same time, the F-150 continues to excel at traditional truck tasks, with a best in class towing capacity of 12,200 pounds when properly equipped.