Five Things You Need To Know About The Ford F150
When you’re on the hunt for your next truck, start and end your search with the 2020 Ford F-150. There’s a reason Ford’s F-series has been the bestselling truck for over 40 years. You simply can’t beat the balance of power, style, and the price tag that the F-150 brings to the road.
Trim Levels and Customizability
The 2020 Ford F-150 comes in an array of trim levels designed to let you find the best balance between your budget and the truck’s list of exciting features. Start with the entry-level XL trim level and then move your way up through the XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, Limited, and Raptor to find the truck that best suits your style.
Depending on your trim level, you’ll also have the choice between one of the three cab sizes. The regular cab is a classic one-bench cabin. The SuperCab extends the F-150 to two rows accessible through two full front doors and two partial rear-hinged doors. The SuperCrew cabin offers the most passenger space and gives the F-150 four full doors.
Another customization option to keep in mind is bed length. The 2020 F-150 has three options: a 5.5-foot, 6.5-foot, and 8-foot bed.
Choose between 11 paint options to find a truck that matches your personal style. There are also over a dozen appearance packages to choose from, with features like extra chrome or body-color accents. With so many options to choose from, finding two F-150s exactly alike will take some time.
What each 2020 F-150 has in common is the keen eye for tough design Ford brought to the truck. The truck’s bed was made with high-strength, military-grade aluminum alloy to boost its strength. Add the available LED box lights to your truck to keep working after the sun goes down. Upgrade to your tailgate with a drop-down step and throw in the deployable side box steps to allow for easier access into the bed.
As is expected of the F-150 series, there are quite a few engine options to choose from for the 2020 model year. Here are the six engines available to the 2020 F-150, in order of tow-ready low-end torque strength:
- 3.3-liter EcoBoost V-6: 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque
- 2.7-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V-6: 325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque
- 5.0-liter V-8: 395 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque
- 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbocharged diesel V-6: 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque
- 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6: 375 horsepower and best-in-class 470 pound-feet of torque
- High-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6: 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque
The starting engine, the 3.3 EcoBoost V-6, is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission. Every other engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Towing and Performance
Properly equipped, the 2020 Ford F-150 can tow up to 13,200 pounds of trailer, boat, dirt bike, or whatever you need to take your trips to the next level. The F-150 also offers an available best-in-class payload rating that lets you pack more supplies and gear in the bed than other trucks allow.
To make towing easier than it’s ever been, Ford has given the F-150 access to some of the latest and greatest towing features and tech. Opt for the Pro Trailer Backup Assist system for a boost of confidence as you back your trailer up. The factory-installed trailer brake controller lets you maintain ultimate control over your haul. Use the dynamic hitch assist to start perfectly aligning your hitch with your trailer by yourself without getting out of the truck.
If your adventures are going to often take you off the beaten path, consider opting for the off-roading Raptor. This capable trim level comes equipped with more terrain-tackling gear than its siblings, such as FOX shocks, the Terrain Management System’s drive modes, the Trail Control off-roading cruise control system, and all-terrain tires.
The 2020 Ford F-150 SuperCrew and SuperCab models can sit up to six passengers, although your backseat riders will be much more comfortable in the SuperCrew. The F-150’s spread of trim levels lets you pick and choose the features you want in your truck’s cabin. You’ll find your leather upholstery and dual-zone automatic climate control on the Lariat. The King Ranch brings features such as ambient lighting, heated and ventilated front seats to keep you relaxed throughout the year, and more.
If you want the most luxurious 2020 F-150, check out what the Limited trim level has to offer. The Limited’s twin-panel moonroof opens up its cabin for a safari-like feel. The genuine wood interior accents and quality leather seats make the cabin look and feel like first class.
Every new Ford F-150 comes equipped with a dashboard-mounted touch screen that performs an impressive number of connective functions. You’ll be able to integrate your phone with your truck via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which are available at the XLT level and up. Throw in the Ford+Alexa program to install a personal assistant into your truck that can do everything from turn down your home’s thermostat to shop online — all through your voice commands.
The 2020 F-150 has access to many of the advanced safety features in the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of driver-assist technologies. These features enhance driver awareness of what’s happening on the road so that they may better react to potential dangers. For example, the available Blind Zone Information System lets you know when the coast is clear when you’re trying to change lanes on the highway, trailer and all. The pre-collision assists with an automatic emergency braking system uses sensors to look ahead for imminent danger and will even apply your truck’s brakes if you don’t react in time.
A lane-keeping system, a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, auto high-beam headlamps — the list of ways Ford prioritizes your safety goes on and on.
If you think that the 2020 Ford F-150 is a good fit for your style, come see our team at Oxmoor Ford Lincoln in Louisville, Kentucky. When you need a truck that’s as ready to get the job done and start playing as you are, only the Ford F-150 will do.