Is the 2020 F-150 Worth the Hype?

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Ford just released its redesigned, 2020 F-150 pickup to much hype, even in the pandemic subdued atmosphere. Many wonder if it lived up to its hype. It does, and if you are looking to buy an F-150 in Memphis, TN, you owe it to yourself to check out the newly redesigned model; here is why. 

Trim and Price

There are 7 available trims under the 2020 F-150 program: 

  • XL
  • XLT
  • Lariat
  • King Ranch
  • Raptor
  • Platinum 
  • Limited

They range in price from $28,495 to over $65,000, although most truck drivers will be satisfied with the amenities in any trim from the XL, XLT and Lariat.

Engine

The F-150 comes with several available engine formats. 

V6

The base V6 yields 290 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. 

A step up is the 2.7-liter, twin-turbo EcoBoost V6, which is estimated to produce 325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. 

Diesel

The new Powerstroke diesel engine produces 250 horsepower and a very robust 440 pound-feet of torque.

V8

For V8 fans, the new engine is muscular, noisy and highly capable. 

The base cranks out 395 horsepower and 400-pound feet of torque. 

For those looking for optimum performance, 3.5 liter, EcoBoost V6 is a great option and high output versions of the engine pump out an amazing 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque.

Towing Capacity

The 2020 F-150 has a maximum towing capacity of over 6 tons, which can handle just about anything the average truck driver can throw at it. 

Fuel Economy

The base V6 yields a combined 22 MPG using regular unleaded gas. The EcoBoost runs at about 23 MPG. The diesel-powered version gets 22 MPG in town and around 30 when on the highway. 

All the versions get decent fuel economy for pickups. Even the 3.5-liter Ecoboost can achieve 25 MPG on the highway. The least efficient is the F-150 Raptor, which gets a paltry 16 MPG.

Safety

The F-150 has the same basic mechanics in terms of safety as previous years. That means, because it scored well on the IIHS critical crash test program, that it will deliver well under the new redesign. 

Every trim comes with accident avoidance technologies, including collision warnings with automatic braking.

In addition, buyers can opt for rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping systems. 

Entertainment

The base model comes with Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system that includes, touchscreen operation, navigation and top of the line audio systems. In addition, each trim is 4G LTE Wi-Fi capable, allowing for online connection at all times.

If you are debating buying an F-150 in Memphis, TN, the newly designed model has something everyone will love. Check out one today!

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