America’s best selling truck just got better looking for the 2020 model year. Not only that, but the F-150 is also getting some cool new technology that keeps you connected on the jobsite, at home, or wherever you roam. In this preview guide, we’ll tell you what’s new and what keeps the Ford F-150 at the top of the bestseller charts.
What’s New for 2020?
There aren’t any huge changes this year, but there’s plenty here to make your life easier or more fun. First up in convenience is that now every single F-150 from the XL to the top-tier trims gets a standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. That means you can stay connected no matter where you are. On top of that, Ford’s Co-Pilot360 advanced driver-assist suite is now standard on the Lariat and higher trims. That’s five systems: automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitors, backup cameras, lane keep assist, and auto high beams. Driving a Ford F-150 has never been safer.
We’ve covered convenience and safety. Ford also wants you to look good driving it, which is why they’ve introduced new appearance packages for the XL, XLT and Lariat trim levels. Speaking of packages, a few more packages have made their way to the XL trim level. All the better to give you exactly the truck you want, nothing more, nothing less. And if you want a cool diesel engine for your truck, that’s trickled down into more trim levels so you can get one for less money.
Indomitable Towing and Hauling Power
The Ford F-150 has been a consistent contender for most horsepower, most torque, and highest towing and hauling numbers. And this full-size pickup continues that bragging right through today. In fact, the 2020 Ford F-150 is at the top of its class in payload capacity and horsepower, towing up to 13,200 pounds when properly equipped, and hauling max loads of 3,300 pounds. There’s 450 horsepower available on the 3.5-liter turbo V6 engine is the best among all full-size trucks. Frankly, you can’t do better.
Workhorse to Luxurious
Two of the strongest selling points for the F-150 -- its affordable starting price and its luxurious upper trim levels -- have more in common than they seem at first. You can tell that Ford’s philosophy is to give the buying public plenty of options. So if you just need a barebones work truck and no extra frills, they have that and for less than competitors. But if you want a truck with every tech features, convenience, amenity, and luxury you can conceive of, they have that too. For example, the F-150 Limited comes with 22-inch polished wheels, adaptive cruise control, and twin-panel moonroof while the Raptor comes reinforced frame, special four-wheel-drive system, modified long-travel suspension, Fox shocks, flared fenders, skid plates, upgraded off-road tires, and distinctive interior trim with leather and cloth upholstery. So, shop around and get what’s perfect for your needs.