It is official – the 2020 Ford F-150 diesel is out. Now, we are waiting only for the EPA to give a green light to the new Powerstroke unit. It will be a 3.0-liter displacement. Turbocharged, the drivetrain creates 250 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. But, the Ford F-150 diesel 2020 is still not available for purchase. The release date will follow as soon as EPA checks efficiency and emissions.
However, fans who eagerly waiting have no reasons to worry about. Ford wouldn’t launch the new engine if they were not sure it will pass all tests. These procedures are detailed after the big scandal with fake VW’s reports. Now, EPA is taking more checks before they allow new diesel to step into US market. A similar situation is with the competition of the F-150 truck. Both Ram 1500 Diesel and Silverado 1500 Diesel are still waiting for the official debut.
2020 Ford F-150 Diesel Specs
Under the hood of the new truck after the update, we will get a diesel engine. Ford announced Powerstroke unit for the upcoming truck. We know it is a turbodiesel 3.0-liter displacement. The company also released its specs soon after the debut at the International Auto Show in Detroit. This engine can make up to 250 hp and 450 lb-ft of torque. This should improve the towing capacity of the existing F-150. Well, we still don’t know precisely, but the 2020 Ford F-150 Diesel will be able to haul more than 11,500 pounds.
The new 2020 Ford F-150 Diesel will improve the fuel economy. Current truck’s best output is with a 2.7-liter V6 engine. This powertrain returns 20/26 mpg for city/highway drive. Slightly worse (1 mpg less) F-150 can do with either twin-turbo 3.5-liter or 3.3-liter V6. Diesel will go 850 miles from one refill. The fuel tank capacity is 26 gallons. That means the F-150 Diesel can return 32 mpg combined.
2020 Ford F-150 Diesel Redesign
Diesel model of the legendary truck will carry the same changes as the standard model. Well, we still don’t know exactly which trim levels are going to be available for 2020 Ford F-150 Diesel. Whatsoever, the styling of the pickup is offering a lot of new features and parts. Well, the new edition is not bringing a huge overhaul. But, on the other hand, minor updates are stylish and make the new pickup more premium. Rear bumper and exhaust tips are something that true fans will definitely notice.
F-150 truck is selling over 900k units per annum. With the new version, the truck is a favorite to reach 1 million sold copies in 2020. If diesel starts life as bosses are expecting, this number will only rise. One of the main advantages of the F-150 will be its interior – comfort, and safety at first place. The 2020 Ford F-150 Diesel will bring many features, same as for the petrol model.
For example, there are both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also, the Sync infotainment system is there. However, depending on trim level, we will see various accessories as part of that service. Navigation is reserved for high-end trims. Other connectivity options are Bluetooth and USB ports.
The new 2020 Ford F-150 Diesel brings many safety features. Well, the bad thing is that some premium features are available only as optional accessories and for extra money.
Most of the safety accessories are getting good or five score rating. The only thing that needs improvements is headlight visibility. Forward-collision warning is an optional service, as well as automatic emergency braking. From Lariat trim level buyers can get adaptive cruise control or blind spot monitoring.
2020 Ford F-150 Diesel Competition – Silverado 1500 Diesel and Ram 1500 Diesel
Archrivals of the standard model are the main competitors in the diesel segment. After the debut at 2018 Auto Show in Detroit, it was clear all big three truck companies are going into diesel segment. The 2020 Ford F-150 Diesel, Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500 diesel will come with similar output and engines. Well, different factories will deliver engines, but displacements and outputs are almost the same. F-150 comes with 250 hp and 450 lb-ft Powerstroke unit. Ram is using EcoBoost drivetrain with 420 lb-ft of twisting power. Finally, Chevy and GM stick to Duramax unit.
2020 Ford F-150 Diesel Price and Release Date
The new diesel engine is still waiting for a green light from EPA. However, we doubt the Ford will miss debuting with F-150 diesel in 2019. But, the arrival of that model will cause the 2020 Ford F-150 Diesel to come earlier or later. Whatsoever, this is not happening before the end of next year, or even in 2020.
Currently, we have only pieces of information about the price of the 2020 Ford F-150 Diesel. Some sources say the cost will go up by $4,000 compared to the petrol model. That means the cheapest diesel truck will be available at $34,000.