The 2020 Ford F-150 Caps Off The 13th Generation F-Series

Ford started making pickup trucks nearly 100 years ago. Over the last 43 years, they have dominated truck sales. If this is your first look at a ford truck or if you are interested in a new truck, you have come to the right place. Let’s check out the 2020 Ford F-150.

 

 

WHAT'S NEW IN 2020?
The 2020 Ford F-150 is the swan song for the famed 13th generation. In 2021 we will see a new F-150 emerge. However, the 13th generation truck has given us many firsts not only for Ford but leaps and bounds into the next generation of trucks across the board. We first saw the high strength aluminum alloy body mated to a fully boxed high strength steel frame. We were introduced to a hardworking, smart pickup box with best in class payload ratings and a bed that features a flexible configurable box link system, LED box lights, integrated tailgate step, and a remote tailgate release. Towing numbers for a light-duty pickup truck increased significantly to a maximum of 13,200lbs. in the F-150 with the 3.5L EcoBoost and heavy-duty trailer tow package. In 2020 Ford gives us 3 new available colors on the F-150 including Rapid Red Metallic, Star White Metallic, Iconic Silver, and the return of a personal favorite, Leadfoot. The all-new blackout package on the XLT and Lariat gives you blacked out wheels, emblems, and trim. And for technology Ford’s Co-Pilot 360 now comes standard on the lariat and above trims. You can also now outfit the XLT with the 3.3L Diesel engine.

POWER
Powering the F-150 is a choice between 6 different engine options. The base engine which is mainly found on the XL work trucks is the 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 with a respectable 290hp and 265lb.ft. of torque. The next engine found in the 2020 F-150 and perhaps the most popular for its balance of power and best in the lineup fuel mileage in a gasoline engine is the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 with 325hp, 400lb.-ft. of torque. This low displacement engine has been engineered to over-perform expectations and allows you to get up to 23mpg and tow up to 8500lbs. For those who are hesitant to give up the tried and true V8, the 5.0L delivers the muscle and also offers the best in class payload capability with 395hp and 440lb.-ft. torque on deck. The ever-popular 3.5L EcoBoost is the best all-around engine offering the maximum towing capability and plenty of power with 375hp and 470lb.ft of torque. For those of you wanting a diesel option, the F-150 has you covered with its 3.0L Powerstroke. With 440lb.ft. of torque and 250hp this beast will haul and get you the best gas mileage in any F-150 with an EPA estimated 22 city/30hwy/25combined. And finally at the top of the food chain is the 3.5L high output EcoBoost found in the Raptor and the Limited. This engine produces 450hp and 510lb.-ft. of torque. All engines sans the 3.3L are paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

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SAFETY TECH
The 2020 F-150 is not only tough and powerful it is also smart. With Ford Co-Pilot 360 technology you can navigate the roads with confidence. A rearview camera is standard across the line but in the higher trim levels, you can get a 360-degree view camera that helps in tight situations. Also when backing up take advantage of the pro-trailer backup assist which allows you to turn a knob in the direction you want your trailer to go and the f-150 does the rest. When towing a trailer you F-150 features blind-spot warnings that extend to your trailer with the BLIS system. While driving such a big vehicle may pose a challenge the lane-keeping system will help you stay in your lane with warnings and even help in correcting unintentional lane drift. When on a long highway cruise the adaptive cruise control with stop and go will allow you to set a distance to the vehicle traveling in front of you and will slow and come to a stop and even resume speed with the flow of traffic. If your F-150 senses a potential collision the pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking will warn you and even apply the brakes if you fail to react in time. When driving at night auto high beam headlights will adjust to the conditions and sense oncoming traffic to dim and brighten the lights accordingly.

OFF ROAD KING
Safety is not the only technology that the F-150 boasts. It is also connected to the world via the available ford pass connect with Wi-Fi hotspot that turns your truck into a workstation. Need to control your truck from afar? No worries with the Ford Pass app you can remotely start your truck, lock it, view service and fuel needs among many other features. The SYNC 3 system is your central hub that features navigation, smartphone-like navigation and the ability to pair with android auto and apple car play. You can also utilize Waze and now Amazon Alexa integration on SYNC 3.
The technology does not end there, however, because you also get off-road technology in the 4x4 F-150’s as well with shift on the fly four-wheel drive. And in the lariat, king ranch, platinum, limited, and raptor there is automatic 4wd. The FX4 package includes an electronic locking rear dif, hill descent control, off-road-tuned shocks, and skid plates. The Raptor improves on the off-road prowess with fox racing shocks with continuous variable compression damping the terrain management system with Normal, Sport, Slippery, Tow/Haul, Deep Snow/Sand, Baja, and Rock Crawl modes. Trail control which is a cruise control setting for the off-road that takes over acceleration and braking. And the ever-important BF Goodrich KO2 all-terrain tires with an available bead-lock capable wheel.

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The F-150 is a great truck that gets the job done, looks good while doing it, and will give you years of service. So come in and check out the F-150 for yourself at Richmond Ford where we are driven by you. Please like, comment, and subscribe for more!
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