2020 Ford Super Duty


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The 2020 Ford Super Duty lineup represents the pinnacle of the company's pickup-truck capabilities and technology. From the F-250 to the F-350 and all the way up to the F-450, these heavy-duty behemoths are built to tow substantial loads and even double as family transportation. The most basic versions are perfect for tradesmen and the fanciest trims are fit for business executives. There's no shortage of horsepower and torque with any of its three available V-8 engines—which are highlighted by the most powerful diesel on the market. Ford sweetens the deal by offering a host of driver-assistance features and a robust infotainment system. Regardless of the configuration, the 2020 Super Duty pickups prove the potential of modern heavy-duty trucks.

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What's New for 2020?
While Ram and General Motors have introduced all-new heavy-duty pickups, the Blue Oval enhances its 2020 Super Duty lineup with the most powerful engines and highest tow ratings its HD trucks have ever had. Of course, the refreshed 2020 Super Duty continues to offer a smorgasbord of different configurations and desirable options. All three model variants receive restyled front ends, and the dual-rear-wheel models have their own unique face.

It's no secret that pickup truck prices are incredibly diverse, which has to do with their countless options and vast configurability. All the starting prices listed above are for the F-250, which is the one we'd recommend. We'd also choose the Lariat model because it has more desirable standard and optional features than the XLT. Crew cabs have become hugely popular thanks to their spacious accommodations, and we'd select one on our F-250 along with the 6.75-foot cargo bed. While the powerful Power Stroke diesel is tempting, we simply can't justify spending the extra $10,495 in this instance. We would, however, drop $2045 for the new 7.3-liter V-8 and 10-speed automatic transmission, and would add another $3185 for the optional four-wheel-drive system. The FX4 Off-Road package upgrades our truck for tackling trails and the Lariat Value package includes upscale amenities (heated and ventilated front seats, LED cargo-box lighting, remote start, and more).

Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The F-250 and F-350 come standard with a gasoline 6.2-liter V-8 that makes 385 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. While a six-speed automatic is the base transmission, most Super Duties feature a 10-speed automatic gearbox. All powertrains pair with either rear- or four-wheel drive, and all models can be equipped with more-powerful engine options. These include the gas-fed 7.3-liter V-8 that develops 430 horses and 475 lb-ft as well as the mighty Power Stroke diesel 6.7-liter V-8 that summons 475 horses and an amazing—and class-leading—1050 lb-ft of torque. The Super Duty also offers an off-road package—called the Tremor—that adds a lift kit and meatier tires along with other trail-ready upgrades. These heavy-duty Fords perform as one expects big rigs made to tow up to 19 tons would. When unladen the ride is stiff and bouncy, but those sensations smooth out when the bed is loaded up or a trailer is hooked up. The fanciest trims do a better job of muting wind and road noise on the highway, but all models—even those with the optional adaptive steering that Ford says is "more connected and engaging"—have a ponderous feeling on the highway that is exacerbated by the helm's disconnected feedback. Still, the trucks we drove benefited from firm and responsive brake pedals, and their steering was manageable at low speeds and in tight spaces where maneuvering the longest models can be difficult.
 
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