The F-150 is still in its thirteenth generation, but the major updates were made for the current version. The most significant – arrival of the diesel engine. But, the EPA still doesn’t give a green light, so the model could be the biggest update during 2019 for 2020 Ford F-150. The redesign of the famous truck will help it achieve even better sales. Could it reach a million sold units per annum? We will see.
Besides a diesel engine, the 2020 Ford F-150 could introduce a hybrid model. That is a topic of numerous rumors for a while. Not so likely, but not impossible as well. Other changes include new colors, optional packages, and standard equipment across the F-150 range, and finally, the new Raptor. An off-road version could add a new engine, a V8 with a huge displacement.
2020 Ford F-150 Base Engines
After the redesign, the 2020 Ford F-150 will have a new entry-level engine. It is a 3.3-liter V6 displacement, capable to produce 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. Of course, the Blue Oval company installed its old transmission system with six gears. This is the only engine for F-150 truck that uses such gearbox.
Starting from 2.7-liter turbo-six mill, all others are paired with a new transmission. It is a ten-speed automatic case that improves fuel economy.
A 3.3-l powertrain returns 22 mpg combined. It can also consume E85. In this case, gas mileage drops to 14/19 mpg.
What does a 2.7-l change? It adds more power – 325 ponies total. Also, twist gets a boost to 400 hp. And finally, as a result of the new transmission system, fuel economy jumps to 20/26 mpg in city/highway for 2WD. An AWD consumes more gas – 19 mpg for an urban drive and 24 mpg for highways.
A 5.0-liter V8 engine is an option for serious trucking and towing. This beast will deliver 395 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque. Well, it is not so generous to fuel, consuming 17/23 mpg, or 12/17 miles per gallon of E85.
2020 Ford F-150 Raptor
The 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor is probably the most popular truck in the lineup. It is not the best-selling, but this off-road pickup offers plenty of additional equipment. First of all, it gets a special engine. A relatively fresh drivetrain is a high-output version of 3.5-liter V6 with the twin-turbo system. With it, the 2020 Ford Raptor will create 450 hp and 510 pound-feet of torque. It maximizes performances of the F-150 truck. Also, a towing capacity of this version is 12,000 pounds. Top of the class Limited model will also use a high-output V6 engine.
Raptor is not all about the powerful engine. It also brings a lot of various equipment for an off-road drive. First of all, there is special badging with FORD sign on the grille. Huge wheels with all-terrain tires and other exterior upgrades are making the 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor more aggressive. Unique bumper and skid plates are protection for an off-road drive.
Inside, Raptor is not offering leather, but unique cloth seats. Driver’s bucket is adjustable in 8 ways. Buyers can upgrade their pickup with many optional features, such as dual-zone climate control, SYNC3 infotainment, or navigation with voice commands.
2020 Ford F-150 Diesel
Finally, Ford presented a new engine for the legendary truck. Fans are still eagerly waiting for official release of diesel unit, but all potential buyers must wait a bit more. Now it is up to EPA to allow its usage. And we already know everything about the 2020 Ford F-150 diesel. It will use a 3.0-liter turbo displacement. This unit is capable to produce 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque. According to specs sheet, a turbodiesel engine is returning up to 30 miles per gallon. Well, many will definitely pick an all-wheel-drive version for off-road adventures. In this case, the 2020 Ford F-150 diesel will return 21/28 mpg. We expect to see this powertrain under the hood of Raptor truck.
2020 Ford F-150 Hybrid
Now, we can speak loud about the 2020 Ford F-150 Hybrid. This will be a step to complete electrification of the truck and becoming a rival to Tesla. All-electric trucks will become reality sooner or later, and the latest moves by two giants in the automotive industry are giving us clear signals. Tesla teased their pickup, and Ford plans to electrify all its vehicles in foreseeable future. As one of the first models to get a new hybrid drivetrain is F-150 pickup truck. It could happen already in 2020 with some mild-hybrid system. Ram 1500 is already using the lightest version of it, which boosts fuel economy by 1 mpg. Ford would take it to another level, and we can be sure in it, since the Blue Oval company is investing over $5 billion dollars into the electrification project.
2020 Ford F-150 Release Date
The new 2020 Ford F-150 will arrive late next year. We can’t promise when, but the first vehicle to appear could be a diesel for 2019-2020 season. Unfortunately, there is no timetable for other versions, but we will see all important trim levels again, including Limited, Platinum, and King Ranch model.