What’s New In Ford F250 Super Duty 2020
- A New Line-Up Of Engines
- A 10-Speed Automatic Transmission
- Additional Tech/Safety Features
- Industry-Leading Towing/Payload Capacity
- Highly Reliable And Durable
- Comfortable And Feature-Packed
- Impressive Fuel Tank Capacity
- A Choice Between Three Cabs
- The Higher Trims Are A Bit Too Expensive
- Pro Trailer Backup Assist Is Hard To Master
- Not The Most Flexible Truck On The Road
- RAM Heavy Duty
- Chevrolet Silverado HD
- Nissan Titan XD
- GMC Sierra HD
|Starting price: 34K USD||Number of seats: 3 to 6 (depending on the cab)||Available Powertrains: 6.2-liter V8; 6.7-lit V8; 7.3-lit V8||Towing: 20K Pounds|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 34-48 gal||Configurations: regular cab, crew cab, extended cab||Warranty: 3years/36K miles||Transmission: 6-speed automatic/10-speed automatic|
Overall Rating: 8/10
Ride Quality: 7/10
Value For Money: 8/10
A Quick Review – What Does F250 Super Duty Have To Offer?
Have you ever heard people call Ford’s pickups “work trucks?” This term has been around for decades, and it’s generally used to describe commercial vehicles. Originally, F-250 was a 100% work truck; however, these days, it’s more of a mainstream model than ever. Right now, it’s a heavy-duty truck, equally capable of hauling weights and seating up to 6 passengers for a cozy ride.
The engineers are doing a great job of introducing new comfort and techy features each year. As for Ford F-250 Super Duty 2020, it’s shaping up to be quite fantastic. Obviously, this isn’t going to be an all-new generation, as the last one was introduced in 2017. At the same time, there are enough new developments for us to dig deep and start a discussion.
What About The Competition?
According to statistics, of all the pick-up truck sales, 40% belong to Ford. But, it’s not the only big player on the market.
This year, Chevy is ready to go back into the game with a brand-new Silverado. The same goes for GMC (Sierra HD) and RAM (Heavy Duty). These models will feature new tech, powertrain, and offer the potential owners more trims to choose from.
The good news is – the upcoming Super Duty will also be heavily refreshed and ready to rumble. With it, we’ll finally get to see a new line-up of engines, a 10-speed transmission, and pretty much the same techy/safety features as in the competition. Yes, late 2019 will be unusually hot, and the manufacturers will do whatever it takes to win over the customers.
How Much Horses Under The Hood?
While light-duty trucks are always trying to find a perfect compromise between usability, comfort, and power, heavy-duty trucks are all about that powertrain. For example, Ford F-250 Super Duty 2020 will officially be available with three different engines. It’s obvious that the company is trying its best to please the fans of HP and torque, and that’s great.
The 2019 edition is doing quite alright with the 6.2-lit V8, paired to a 6-speed automatic. That same combo will make its way to 2020: it is good for 450 horses and 935 lb-ft. As for the other two engines, the 6.7-lit V8 seems like the golden middle. Finally, the mighty 7.3-lit V8 will be the meat and potatoes of the upcoming truck. For towing gigantic buildings and dinosaurs, this is what you need. Both new engines will be paired to a 10-speed automatic.
Too bad we don’t have any official numbers for the all-new Ford F-250 Super Duty 2020 powertrains. Towing/payload capacity is still a mystery as well, but, I’m guessing they’ll be better than ever before. Chevy and GMC are following the same rules, by the way, and prefer to keep it all a secret for now. RAM, in turn, announced a monster-like diesel engine with a 1000+ torque rating.
That means only one thing: all the rivals have to catch up! This is probably why none of the other companies have revealed any details – they’re busy fine-tuning their powertrains to match RAM’s beast. I want to stress out once again that the 2019 F-250 is already a highly capable work truck and can tow anything up to 18.5K pounds. F-350 is good for 32K, while F-450 can tow up to 35K pounds.
Interior Quality, Space, Comfort
In many ways, the interior in the upcoming truck is the same as this year.
While there are several significant changes in the powertrain department, inside the cabin, everything feels the same. That’s especially true for the entry-level/regular trims. If you go for the higher trims, however, you will be welcomed by stylish wood trim and leather all over the interior.
But that doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy the cabin, of course. On the inside, there’s plenty of comfort and “coziness” to satisfy even the most fragile cargo. Getting in/out is easy, especially when there’s enough space in the parking lot. The front wheel is highly adjustable, just like in the 2019 edition, and you’ll be able to fine-tune it to your liking easily and hassle-free.
Plus, there’s enough head- and leg-room both in the front and the rear seats. As mentioned, the regular trims aren’t at all fancy and the passengers will have to accept the plastic all over the interior. For a heavy-duty truck, that’s ok, and Ford F-250 Super Duty 2020 is on par with the rivals in this regard. Last, but not least, cargo space is another reason to consider this truck over the competition.
The Exterior: New Features, Or Same-Old?
Don’t expect any mind-blowing shifts in the exterior, dear friends. There are enough cosmetic changes, though, including a much larger grille and a brand-new, beefier front bumper. All these upgrades aren’t just for looks: thanks to the larger front, it’s much easier for air to flow (and, thus, cool down the powertrain better). For the mighty engines we discussed earlier, this is a necessity, rather than a fancy touch.
The tailgate, along with the rear/front taillights looks different from what the F-250 fans are used to. My guess is – Ford is trying to make its decades-old model as up-to-date as possible. Overall, I wouldn’t say that the 2020 edition is the same on the outside. You can clearly see all the changes.
Techy Specs And Safety Features
Finally, let’s take a quick look at the available techy and safety features. First of all, every single trim now comes with a 4G modem, along with a Wi-Fi hotspot. Together, they can provide connection to 10 devices. You might think that this is a rather unusual setup for a heavy-duty truck, but, it’s actually one of the most wanted ones. With it on, it will be much easier to track vehicle data points in fleets.
Plus, the company’s trademark Pro Trailer Backup Assist is now officially available with the Super Duty pickup. This is an amazing system that makes it much easier to reverse while carrying a trailer, a boat, or anything else. That’s great news, but I have to also say that the system isn’t very user-friendly and requires some getting used to. Yet, once you “make friends” with it, Backup Assist will become your favorite part of Ford F-250 Super Duty 2020.
And, from now on, many regular trims like XLT will come packed with advanced safety features. The list includes auto high-beam control, lane-departure warning, FCW, blind-spot monitoring, pedestrian detection, and auto emergency braking. Most of these features are also available with the basic trim, but they’re included into additional packages.
Ok, that’s everything we know about Ford F-250 Super Duty 2020 at the moment! The truck will hit the dealerships this fall. As always, the price-tags haven’t been announced yet, but, judging by the new features and engines, my guess is we can expect a 5-10% increase in pricing. Check out the photos once again to see how the pickup looks in real life.
Chevy, GMC and RAM will definitely be the biggest rivals for Super Duty, but I can already tell you that Ford’s model won’t be lagging behind the leaderboard.
With 6 trims to pick from, a clever price range, affordable entry-level trims, and various cab configurations, F-250 is shaping up to be quite a strong contestant for the #1 spot on the pedestal.