2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty

2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty Review: Go Big Or Go Home

Ford is the undeniable king of pickup trucks in the US and outsells all its competitors by an impressive margin. The heaviest hitter in its line of full-size pickup trucks is the 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty, a fourth-generation truck whose inclination for hard work is made obvious by the fact that its exclusively available in dual rear wheel configuration, despite the availability of two lengths of cargo bed and either 2-door or 4-door cab variants with various cabin sizes. 2020 sees a few minor changes that help it stay as competitive as ever. Under the hood, you'll find a re-tuned PowerStroke turbo-diesel V8 churning out 475 horsepower and a massive 1,050 lb-ft of torque. 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive options are available, as is the standard among rivals including the Ram 3500 and Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD. With this much power, the Ford F-450 can tow up to 37,000 lbs. When it comes to heavy-duty vehicles, they really don't get much bigger or better than this.

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2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty Changes: 🚙What's the difference vs. 2019 Ford F-450 Super Duty?

Unlike leading rivals such as GMC and Ram, Ford has not fully redesigned its heavy-duty king for the 2020 model year. It does look a little different, though, with an updated front fascia and new wheel designs for the dual rear wheels. Several features have also filtered down through the trim levels, such as automatic high beam assist coming standard, while more advanced driver-assistance features are available earlier. And while the 2020 F-450 doesn't get access to the new, stronger V8 gas engine that other Super Duty pickups do, it does get the updated turbo diesel V8 that develops 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft, which now comes mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. There have been some changes to the available paint options, too, with Ingot Silver, White Platinum, Ruby Red, and Magma Red being deleted in favor of Iconic Silver, Star White, Velocity Blue, and Rapid Red.

Pros and Cons

  • Insane V8 diesel engine
  • Premium upper trim levels
  • Huge towing capacity
  • It's still affordable
  • Fuel economy not a priority - as expected
  • Dated interior
  • Nearly-six-figure price when fully maxed out

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2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty Trims and Prices

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
XL
6.7L Turbo V8 Diesel
10-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$50,210
XLT
6.7L Turbo V8 Diesel
10-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$55,985
Lariat
6.7L Turbo V8 Diesel
10-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$66,980
King Ranch
6.7L Turbo V8 Diesel
10-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$75,545
Platinum
6.7L Turbo V8 Diesel
10-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Four-Wheel Drive
$80,755

F-450 Super Duty Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 231.8 in
  • Wheelbase 142.0 in
  • Height 81.7 in
  • Max Width 96.0 in

Exterior Colors

  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Star White Metallic Tri-Coat
  • Stone Gray Metallic
  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Jeans Metallic
  • Race Red
  • Oxford White
  • Silver Spruce Metallic
  • Velocity Blue Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic

F-450 Super Duty Performance

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Engine and Transmission

The first thing you need to know from any review of the 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty is that it's absolutely gargantuan. Something of this size needs a mighty power plant, and for 2020 is available with just a single engine option: a 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8. For 2020, this beast of a motor has received an update and now produces 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of twist. The old-school 6-speed automatic transmission has also been dumped in favor of a more efficient 10-speed automatic. 2-wheel drive is standard on all trims except the top-tier Limited, which received 4-wheel drive as standard. On all other trims, 4WD is optional. Despite its size, the F-450 pickup truck still feels plucky, but more importantly, it has a towing capacity of 37,000 pounds with a gooseneck hitch and 24,200 lbs with conventional hitches.

  • Engine
    6.7L Turbo V8 Diesel
  • Transmission
    10-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrains
    4X4, RWD

F-450 Super Duty Gas Mileage

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    29.0 Gallons
* 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 2WD Regular Cab 8' Box DRW

F-450 Super Duty Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    3-seater
  • Front Leg Room 43.9 in
  • Front Head Room 40.8 in

F-450 Super Duty Trunk and Cargo Space

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F-450 Super Duty Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    5 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty a good truck?

Everyone knows someone who drives or has driven an F-Series Ford pickup truck, and that's all you need to know. The Ford F-450 continues to deliver on the 'Built Ford Tough' promise by offering massive performance and reliability and can still be considered the class leader, despite storing competition from fully-redesigned competitors such as the Ram 3500 and GMC Sierra 3500HD. One of the biggest reasons this truck is so impressive lies under the hood: that turbodiesel V8 engine delivers incredible performance and allows the F-450 to haul crazy amounts of weight. Sure, fuel economy goes down the toilet, but that comes with the territory. On the inside, the F-450 is starting to show its age but can feel truly luxurious in higher trim levels. Simply put, this is a well-balanced truck that performs well in almost every category, something the competition can't live up to.

🚗What 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty Model Should I Buy?

The F-450 is all about getting the job done, but interestingly enough, it has become a status symbol for many with a blue-collar. If you're after a work truck, the base-model XL, equipped with the Regular Cab, will do the heaviest lifting but sacrifices luxury features. If you're after a family truck, we'd suggest going for the Lariat, which adds features such as ten-way power front seats, a 110-volt power outlet, and automatic dual-zone climate control. The sky's the limit here, and the price of a 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty truck can quickly near $100k when fully specced.

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