If you are looking for the perfect heavy-duty pickup truck, look no further than the new 2020 Ford Super Duty. With refreshed styling elements and a slew of new options, this beast has everything you could possibly want in a hardworking vehicle. No wonder it’s been America’s best-selling truck for 42 years in a row!
For this model year, the Super Duty is showing off a brand new face. Its grille, fascia, and headlights have all had a facelift, and even the interior has been updated with new colors, materials, and trim inserts. No one ever said that a heavy-duty truck had to look basic.
With three engine options to choose from, the 2020 Ford Super Duty offers drivers better performance and capability than ever before. A new off-roading model called the Tremor will also be joining the fleet this fall.
For safety, this brute is loaded with advanced driver assist technologies to help complete work tasks and prevent accidents on the road. From trailer-reverse guidance to emergency braking for pedestrians, you can rest easy when you are behind the wheel of a 2020 Ford Super Duty truck. To fully understand the complexity and durability of the new 2020 Ford Super Duty, you should take a closer look at the vehicle’s performance, interior, and exterior.
The 2020 Ford Super Duty has a trio of engine options to select from. Which one you decide to go with will depend on your needs. The first choice is the existing 6.2L V8 motor that generates 385 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. This engine is coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission on the F-250 and a 10-speed automatic transmission on the F-350 and is available in 4WD. The second choice is the revised 6.7L Power Stroke turbo diesel engine that pumps out a whopping 475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque. This beast of an engine is optional on the F-250 and F-350 and is standard on the F-450. The final option is great for folks who want more power than the 6.2L but don’t want to step up to a diesel motor. It’s the 7.3L V8, and it produces 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque. Ford has said that it will be optional on all versions, including the smallest member of the Super Duty family - the F-250.
These trucks can tow a massive amount of weight. Ranging from 12,200 pounds to 37,000 pounds, it’s hard to beat the capabilities of a Ford Super Duty. The engine choice, configuration, and type of towing greatly impact towing capabilities, however. For example, an F-450 with the 6.7L Power Stroke and dual rear wheels has a maximum conventional towing of 24,200 pounds, but that number jumps up to 37,000 pounds with gooseneck ability. The maximum conventional towing on with the 6.2L gas V8 can be found on a regular cab F-350 with the 10-speed transmission dual rear wheels, and a 4:3 gear ratio, and amounts to 20,700 pounds. That number fluctuates depending on all the different configurations that can be created on the 2020 Ford Super Duty.
Stepping inside the cabin of a 2020 Ford Super Duty is very similar to slipping behind the wheel of the 2019 version. The cosmetic differences between the two model years will most likely only be noticeable in the top-of-the-line Limited trim level. This premium model features leather seating throughout the cabin, as well as a faux-suede headliner and black ash wood trim for an upscale appearance.
Connectivity is enhanced with the FordPass Connect with Wifi Hotspot. This provides you with 4G LTE Wifi that can be used for up to 10 mobile devices. Perfect for work crews, your entire team can stay connected no matter where the job takes you. A wireless charging pad is also provided to keep your devices fully charged, as well as multiple USB ports.
For business owners who use more than one Ford Super Duty, the Ford Telematics fleet management system can also be added to your trucks. This system uses hardware and software to monitor maintenance costs and driver habits to help improve vehicle productivity and increase efficiency. Using the information and insights that Ford Telematics provides, you can easily come up with solutions to problems like excessive/hard braking, idling, and decreased fuel efficiency. With this system, you will spend less time going over third-party data and more time focusing on your business.
Driver assist technologies are also readily available to boost your confidence on the road and at work. Whether you can maneuvering through a tight and crowded urban street or you’re working at a rural job site, the 2020 Ford Super Duty is loaded with safety features for your convenience.
BLIS with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Coverage is one of the many functions that make this model so impressive. If another vehicle is detected in your blind spot, BLIS will alert you with a signal in the side mirror. This operation still works when you’re towing a trailer, which is crucial for avoiding accidents. The Cross-Traffic Alert feature will prompt you if another vehicle is crossing your path while you are in reverse. This is great for backing out of high traffic parking spots or maneuvering on a busy job site.
Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking is another amazing feature that helps to prevent accidents. Used to avoid frontal crashes, this system will alert you if a pedestrian or another vehicle is in your forward path. The signal will be in the form of an audible sound along with flashes on the windshield. If you do not take the proper steps to slow down or stop, the vehicle will apply the brakes automatically.
For folks who need to haul a trailer, the Trailer Reverse Guidance system will come in very handy. Using cameras located in the side mirrors, this system enhances your visibility by displaying visual guides in the center dash screen. As you adjust your steering wheel, the guidelines will change. You won’t have to worry about bumping anything with your trailer ever again. Another towing assist feature is the Pro-Trailer Backup Assist. If you don’t want to bother backing your trailer up, simply rotate the knob to the right or left, depending on where you want the trailer to go. The 2020 Ford Super Duty will handle the rest!
Another safety feature is the 360-degree camera system. Using four exterior cameras, you can see a seamless 360-degree view of what’s going on around your truck. Keep in mind, many of these features are optional upgrades on certain trims and may not be available with the base level XL.
The exterior of the 2020 Ford Super Duty is where upgrades will be more obvious. A larger, more open grille gives the face a bolder look. However, this new design isn’t just for cosmetic purposes. It also increases the airflow to the cooling systems, which improves the vehicle’s overall performance. For better visibility at night and during inclement weather, LED headlights and taillamps have also been added. Not only are they practical, but they look super cool too!
Although not all of the details have been released, the new Tremor package is said to have even better rock-crawling capabilities than the FX4 package to take your adventure to the extreme. To improve the already beefed up exterior, it will have a shorter air dam and a 2-inch front lift, and 35-inch all-terrain tires, allowing for water crossing of up to 33 inches. It will also a Trail Control rock crawling mode, a tuned rear-stabilizer bar, performance shocks, a locking rear differential, and a new Dana limited-slip front differential. These performance upgrades also include a few exterior styling features to give the truck a slightly more rugged look.
For true Ford toughness, the body is constructed out of military-grade aluminum alloy for maximum strength. The aluminum alloy material is lightweight and resistant to corrosion and dents. This body is mounted to a high-strength, steel boxed frame.