The battle for domination in the half-ton pickup segment escalated with the arrival of the all-new Ram, Chevy and GMC models but the light-duty Ford F-150 continues to be a perennial bestseller. The 2020 version is on sale with some changes in the equipment organization and several new options while the prototype model of the new-generation F-150 was spotted on several occasions and should hit the stage for the 2021 version.
So, the 2020 F-150 is the last iteration of the 13th generation version introduced in 2015. The newest version is available with the new appearance packages for XL. XLT and Lariat trims while Wi-Fi hotspot is now standard on all trims. For the 2020 model year, Ford organizes advance safety gear in packages. The 2020 version is again on offer in many configurations and styles and the trim range includes XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited options.
The 2020 Ford F-150 King Ranch gets attention with the Western-style exterior and interior while packing many top-shelf comfort and safety features. The model comes in the crew cab style only with the standard V-8 engine but buyers can also switch to the turbocharged petrol or diesel power.
2020 Ford F-150 King Ranch: Design
The 2020 Ford F-150 King Ranch shares the aluminum-intensive underpinning and body paneling with other variants while gets unique exterior treatment.
The King Ranch version builds its specific identity with the chrome two-bar style grille with chrome surround and mesh insert. The front and rear bumpers get also accent-color treatment. It comes standard with quad beam LED headlights, daytime running lights and LED fog lights. Other standard exterior features include 18-inch wheels, body-color door and tailgate handles, LED box lighting, two-tone paint treatment, accent-color wheel lip moldings, etc.
Optionally, buyers can switch to chrome bumpers and handles, box side steps, body-color wheel lip moldings, etc.
Additionally, the model can be had with Chrome or Monochromatic Paint Appearance packages which comes with specific 20-inch wheels, bright beltline moldings, tailgate applique, etc.
The cabin of the F-150 King Ranch gets also premium materials and tech equipment by default with available options and packages for an additional level of customization.
The model uses premium leather upholstery combined with unique stitching and trim inserts. The front seating row is are bucket seats heated and ventilated and 10-way power-adjustable. The rear seats are also heated.
Standard features include also leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient lighting, etc.
At the technology level, the King Ranch trim relies on the responsive and easy-to-use SYNC 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple Car Play, Android Auto, navigation, voice commands, etc. The part of the standard package is also Bang & Olufsen sound system, Wi-fi hotspot, SiriusXM satellite radio, an 8-inch productivity screen, etc.
Advanced safety systems such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, surround-view cameras with split-view display and Pro Trailer Backup Assist are optional. Blind-spot monitoring and Tire pressure monitoring system are standard.
2020 Ford F-150 King Ranch: Powertrains
A uniquely styled and well-equipped 2020 Ford F-150 King Ranch can be had with various powertrain options including turbocharged petrol and diesel power.
By default, the model gets power from the non-turbo 5.0-liter V-8 engine equipped with twin independent variable cam timing, port fuel and direct injection system. It makes 395 hp and torque of 400 lb-ft. This engine and other options are paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Buyers can switch to the turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine which makes impressive 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque.
For better fuel economy up to 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highways, a 3.0-liter PowerStroke diesel V-6 engine is also available. The diesel-burner delivers 250 hp and torque of 440 lb-ft at low 1750 rpm. With this engine under the hood, the towing limit is 11, 500 pounds and 1940 pounds of payload capability.
2020 Ford F-150 King Ranch: Availability, Price
The 2020 Ford F-150 King Ranch is on sale starting at $52, 740. A turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 engine is a $600 option while the PowerStroke V-6 turbodiesel demands an additional $3000.
The new-generation F-150 is undergoing testing with what seems evolutionary styling changes, an upgraded interior with massive touchscreen option and electrified powertrain options.