When you’re opting for the 2020 Ford F150 over the nearly equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you may as properly skip proper to the 2020 Ford F150. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra refined suspension, nicer inside materials, and all the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the 2020 Ford F150 happens to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Ford F150 provides ruggedness and excessive towing capacity that solely this type of vehicle can ship. A V8 engine comes customary, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction when you want it most.
The 2020 Ford F150, nonetheless, additionally has some flaws commonly related to this kind of vehicle. Cargo area isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re also not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2020 Ford F150’s ride and driving expertise begin to fall in step with more trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d advocate trying out the 2020 Ford F150’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it surely has a better most towing capability and superior cargo house and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale automobile.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package provides forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at further value. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Ford F150 are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2020 Ford F150 additionally affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2020 Ford F150 fresh by adding a budget-conscious Standard Edition Worth Package in addition to a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the base SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Ford F150, which pushes the 2020 Ford F150 into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and might be had in long wheelbase Suburban form as well, normally at a slight discount over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.