No need to reinvent the wheel. The Ford F-150 is the bestselling vehicle in the country. And incremental improvements year in year out make the F-150 hold its spot at the top of the charts. So, what does 2020 have in store for America’s favorite pickup truck? We’ll get right to it in this preview guide to the 2020 Ford F-150.
What’s New for 2020?
Not a ton has changed this year. We’re only two years off the 2018 midcycle redesign so the F-150 is still, ahem, trucking. But Ford continues tweaking for best results. In 2020, the 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot is now standard. So whether you get a workhorse XL or top-tier Limited, you can stay connected. Another change is how Ford has rebundled advanced driving aids into packages, with Ford’s Co-Pilot360, a suite of all the driver assistance features in one place, standard on the Lariat on up.
Finally, there are a few new looks for those truck drivers who like to turn heads. First of all, there’s the STX Sport Appearance package. This one adds more color with bumpers and fascia painted like the rest of the truck. There’s also the Chrome Appearance Package for the shiny metal look. You can also get your F-150 in any of these new colors: Iconic Silver, Rapid Red Tinted Clearcoat, and Star White Metallic Tri-Coat.
What Makes the Ford F-150 a Bestseller?
Besides brand loyalty, there are two big factors in play here. First of all, Ford sells its full-size pickup truck at a lower price than any of its competitors. That’s right, the 2020 Ford F-150 starts at just $28,495, more affordable than Chevy, GMC, Ram, and the rest. While it’s true that the F-150 XL is little more than a workhorse with few of the frills and creature comforts of the upper trims, but the XL gets the job done. And for many people, that’s all they need or want.
That brings us to the second factor. The F-150 remains competitive or the class-leader outright year after year in hauling and towing potential. The 2020 model year is no exception because the F-150 this year offers a class-leading 13,200 pounds towing capacity and an available 440 pound-feet of torque.
Is It Fun?
While the F-150 XL might be all work, there are some that definitely have an all-play mentality. If that’s right up your alley, we recommend the 2020 F-150 Raptor. This off-roading truck starts at $54,800, but oh the places you’ll go! Under the hood, its 450-horsepower twin-turbo V-6 and 10-speed automatic transmission can move metal from zero to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds. And its suspension can make even a rough trail feel more like a paved road. This is the trucking experience dialed to 11 on the fun-meter, and it’s well worth the price if you’re a dedicated off-roading enthusiast.