2020 Ford F-450

Not a lot has changed in the 2020 Ford F-450, but if it isn’t broke don’t fix it, right? With this 2020 be prepared to pay more than other heavy duty trucks but with its capabilities, it is money well spent. Let’s take a look at what the oldest brother of the Super Duty family has to offer.
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Model Options

The 2020 F-450 gives you a number of trims to choose from. XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited. You will also have the option between a regular cab, super cab, or crew cab.  

What’s new for 2020?  

The F-450 has improved towing technologies and upgraded infotainment and safety systems. It is equipped with a  next-generation 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8 engine and has a new heavy-duty 10-speed automatic transmission. 

Interior

This Super Duty can accommodate up to three passengers with relative comfort. Upgrade to the Crew Cab and the party can increase to six. Legroom in the back is more than enough to keep a taller adult comfortable, and headroom is great all-around. If you want leather upholstery you will have to pick a higher trim, which will also come with ten-way power front sets. Side steps and grab handles make getting in the truck easier.  

Drive Time

The F-450 needs a lot of fuel to do the heavy lifting it does, and all that lifting keeps it thirsty. While it has not been rated by the EPA, many buyers seem to be on team Crew Cab because they seem to get an average of 10.5 mpg in combined mileage cycle. The lighter build of the regular cab will most likely offer slightly better fuel consumption.

If you do a lot of towing, this F-450 model is the champion in the Super Duty lineup. One thing to note, those 19.5-inch commercial tires can be expensive to replace. But if you are someone who is used to operating vehicles like this Super Duty, you already know that. If you’re not, that is something you need to take into consideration for maintenance.   

Tech and Safety 

The F-450 needs a lot of fuel to do the heavy lifting it does, and all that lifting keeps it thirsty. While it has not been rated by the EPA, many buyers seem to be on team Crew Cab because they seem to get an average of 10.5 mpg in combined mileage cycle. The lighter build of the regular cab will most likely offer slightly better fuel consumption.

Every model comes with a FordPass Connect 4G wifi modem.

The XL comes with a 4.2-inch Sync infotainment display. It is programmed with bluetooth functions and has a single USB-C port. All other trims get the 8.0-inch touchscreen that gives you access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, adds another USB port, and SiriusXM. Splurge for the King Ranch and gain a HD Radio, navigation, voice commands and wireless charging pad.

Ford has done all they can to ensure that this truck will keep you and your family safe.  

Each truck comes with standard mechanical features like ABS, stability and traction control, and six airbags: dual front, front side, and side curtain. Additional standard features include a rearview camera and Ford’s Co-Pilot 360 safety suite. Since not every trim gets the full umbrella of the features, Co-Pilot 3600 meets in the middle offering lane keep assist, rear parking assistance, forward collision avoidance, and more.   

Final Thoughts

One thing is for sure, if you are buying a truck for towing purposes this is the one you should be considering. Space is available given you can afford to upgrade to a larger cab. The amount of technology that is offered seems to be the right amount considering what most people use these kinds of trucks for. Decide what you will be using this truck for and that will determine whether you should take this one on the road for a test or maybe one of its little brothers.   

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