2020 Ford F-Series Trucks Sets The Standards For Heavy Duty Trucks

The Ford F-Series has been America’s best-selling truck for 42 consecutive years, due in part to their continual push to earn best-in-class ratings. It is no secret that the heavy-duty truck market has seen impressive gains in recent years, innovating to meet the needs of demanding and hardworking customers. Ford is raising the bar even higher, announcing their most capable and powerful heavy-duty pickup with the impressive 2020 F-Series Super Duty.

“Ford truck customers are building a better world with Super Duty and we’re helping them work even harder with the most available diesel towing, payload, torque, and power you can get in a heavy-duty pickup,” said Mike Pruitt, Super Duty chief engineer.

The new 2020 F-Series Super Duty pickup embodies “Built Ford Tough” with six key best-in-class heavy-duty pickup truck claims for full-size pickups over 8,500 pounds:

  • Best-in-class maximum available diesel gooseneck towing of up to 37,000 pounds
  • Best-in-class maximum available diesel fifth-wheel towing of 32,500 pounds
  • Best-in-class maximum available diesel conventional towing of 24,200 pounds
  • Best-in-class diesel power and torque with available 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8 delivering 475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque
  • Best-in-class gas power and torque from all-new available 7.3-liter V8 delivering 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque
  • Best-in-class maximum payload capacity of 7,850 pounds with the standard 6.2-liter gas engine.

For 2020, Ford increased the maximum towing capacity across all Super Duty pickup series: F-250, F-350, and F-450. The high-strength steel boxed frame, military-grade aluminum-alloy body, integrated gooseneck hitch mounts, all-new 7.3-liter gas V8, third-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel and all-new 10-speed heavy-duty TorqShift automatic have been put through their paces with 19 million miles of accumulated testing. While a Ford 7.3-liter may conjure images of an older Power Stroke engine, the new 7.3-liter gas engine may be the answer for those who are not ready to make the jump to a diesel. The new V8 gas option has shown impressive towing and payload numbers, providing best-in-class power Super Duty customers expect.

Diesel Army is excited to see the TorqShift transmission available with all engine options and is ready to put the new class-exclusive Pro Trailer Backup Assist to the test. Ford is the only manufacturer to have the versatile Pro Trailer Backup Assist and Trailer Reverse Guidance technology for conventional, fifth-wheel, and gooseneck trailer designs.

With another first-in-class option, Ford has made connectivity standard. The FordPass Connect 4G LTE modem will allow Wi-Fi access for up to ten devices in Super Duty trucks. Additional conveniences include wireless charging options for compatible mobile phones and USB-C ports.

Pushing safety technology to the forefront, Ford has included an array of features on XLT and above Super Duty trim levels. Lane-Keeping Alert, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, and class-exclusive second-row seat belt pretensioners are standard. Additionally, Ford’s Blind Spot Information System with Trailer Coverage monitors for vehicles in blind spots – including next to your trailer.

The 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty is built at the Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky, and Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Ohio. Be on the lookout for trucks to start shipping to dealers by year-end. I’m waiting to test drive one with the Tremor Off-Road Package. What are you most looking forward to with the 2020 Ford Super Duty?

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Rebecca shares a competitive spirit and love of motorsports with her husband and two budding gearheads. When not at the track, in the woods, or on the lake, you will likely find them working on projects at home on their Tennessee Farm.
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