A Review of the 2020 Ford F-150
There are very few trucks quite as classic or beloved as the Ford F-150. Ford F-150 trucks have been around since the 1940s. Although they have been through significant changes since that time, the fact that they’ve been consistently remade and remarketed for over seventy years shows just how enduring their legacy is. Built as a companion to laborers returning from World War II, the F-150 was an upgrade from the former truck models Ford built on the chassis of the Model T.
Designed for versatility, the original F-series trucks had a ranked utility grade from 1-8, with the F-350 being the original chassis used for delivery trucks in the United States of America. The F-150 might be the lowest number in the grades, but that doesn’t mean that it’s anything less than the perfect truck. With just the right amount of torque, horsepower, and at a price that can’t be beaten, it’s no wonder the Ford F-150 has stood the test of time.
To the untrained eye, the 2020 Ford F-150 has not made too many changes to its car. However, the mark of a new decade comes with many new and exciting features for this truck, and we’re here to tell you about them.
2020 Ford F-150 Review
The new F-150 maintains the mid-’10s makeover of the F-150’s exterior. In other words, the truck is smooth and stylish for those buyers looking for a truck that looks nice as well as one that does its job. Rather than ultimately making over the truck’s looks for the new decade of F-150s, Ford left well enough alone and opted instead to makeover interior, space, and work on some of the lesser-noticed but just as essential features of the truck.
The exterior is vastly customizable, including trim options that snazz up the looks of the car and as many as 18 different colors of exterior paint, depending on the trim chosen. Additionally, the sleek exterior design was an intentional choice by Ford. Not only does it look much more sophisticated, but it allowed for better engine performance and handling.
Interior Features and Cargo Space
Even the basic trim on the 2020 Ford F-150 is luxurious compared to formal models. But how does Ford manage to do this when the basic models don’t include all the bells and whistles of the more expensive trim? The answer is – through space. The 2020 F-150 is designed with the comfort of drivers and passengers in mind. With more overhead and leg space, even the XL feels like it got a makeover.
Go up in trim, and you’ll notice significant differences. Some of the optional additions include a panoramic sunroof, touchscreen infotainment system, massaging seats, and more. The interior surfaces have a luxury feel from even the most basic trim.
Trim Options & Pricing
The 2020 Ford F-150 is available with seven trims and forty-four different configurations.
- The XL starts at $30,090 and has sixteen exterior color options.
- The XLT starts at $36,105 and has up to eighteen exterior color options
- The Lariat starts at $44,095 and has up to fourteen exterior color options
- The King Ranch starts at $54,333 and has up to seven exterior color options
- The Raptor starts at $53,205 and has up to eight exterior color options
- The Platinum starts at $56,865 and has seven exterior color options
- The Limited starts at $69,080 and has four exterior color options
Their most affordable option, the XL, has a starting price that is comparable to the 2019 XL version but with more interior features and upgrades.
Engine Performance and Specs
Of course, not everyone gets a truck for the look or the feel of it. Eventually, even the most well-maintained vehicles must be retired – and for those looking for a well-performing truck to replace their old reliable, the 2020 F-150 is a formidable option.
Engine choices contribute to the versatility of this truck. Engines are available in diesel, 10-speed automatic, and V6 turbo options are available as well. And though a V6 engine doesn’t sound like much, it’s hard to deny that it still gets the job done just as well. This smaller engine tows just as much weight as a V8, up to 13,2000 with the tow package. Additionally, the engine sizes cuts down on the weight of the car overall, which gives it a comparative speed boost.
Another plus to a smaller engine? Better gas mileage than its competitors. In the long term, this saves money while providing the same performance truck owners need and crave.
The 2020 Ford F-150 has also performed well in federal safety tests. But the safety additions do not stop there. As part of the effort to enhance the overall performance of the 2020 F-150, Ford has added safety features that aid in the overall safety of the driver.
As well as being consistently rated one of the safest trucks on the highway, the new F-150 includes optional lane assist warnings, optional pedestrian warning and automatic braking, and optional adaptive cruise control. All things that help you on a long trip or in-town, regardless of where your adventure takes you.
Even with the new features and upgrades, Ford did not shy away from offering buyers competitive warranties on their trucks. Each 2020 F-150 comes with a three-year limited warranty of up to 36,000 miles. Additionally, it comes with a five-year powertrain warranty of up to 50,000 miles.
Service warranties will vary based on their points of sale, so be sure to ask the Ford Dealership you work with about their service warranties on the next car you buy.
We hope we’ve sold you on the new F-150. We’re head-over-heels for its versatility, engine and safety updates, and dynamic capabilities. If you still have questions and are located in the greater Kansas City, Kansas area, please stop by! We are located at 4501 S. Street in Leavenworth, Kansas. Alternately, you can call us at (844) 645-5448 to make an appointment to see the new line of F-150s at our Leavenworth location.