The Ford F-150 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are the nation’s number one and number two best-selling trucks — in that order, and for a reason. For 2020, the F-150 beats the Silverado in nearly every category.
The biggest win for the 2020 Ford F-150? The inclusion of the Ford F-150 Raptor, the off-road-ready high-performance truck. Chevy does not offer a competitor in the Silverado lineup.
Ford’s available diesel engine, the 3.0-liter Power Stroke® is capable of towing up to 11,500 pounds. The Silverado’s new diesel engine, which was due for 2019 but was delayed until the 2020 model year, only enables towing up to 9,300 pounds.
The 2020 F-150’s most powerful engine is the 3.5-liter EcoBoost®, which pumps out 470 lb-ft of torque. That’s a best-in-class rating, which means — you guessed it — it outperforms the Silverado.
The 2020 Ford F-150 also delivers superior safety technologies. The new Ford Co-Pilot360™ suite of safety features includes Pro Trailer Backup Assist™, BLIS® (Blind Spot Information) with Trailer Coverage, Hill Descent Control™, Auto High-Beam Headlamps, the Lane-Keeping System, Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, a Rear View Camera, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go.
You can test-drive and purchase the 2020 Ford F-150 here at Westland Ford in Ogden, Utah.
Until now, there haven’t been many options for drivers who want an electric vehicle but still need something that can tow and haul. However, at the beginning of this year, Ford announced that they’d be releasing an all-electric version of their Ford F-150. Since then, that announcement has inspired lots of excitement in the eco-conscious community.
Though Ford has yet to announce exactly when the all-electric F-150 will go into production, it has done a great job of keeping fans excited. This summer, Ford released a video that demonstrated the immense towing capabilities of the electric Ford F-150 prototype. In it, the chief engineer of the F-150, Linda Zhang, shows off the electric F-150 prototype’s towing power by pulling 42 2019 Ford F-150 trucks as well as 10 double-decker rail cars. Altogether, the electric Ford F-150 prototype tows 1 million pounds in the video.
Granted, the prototype boasts a greater capability than what the production version of the electric truck will offer. But whatever capability it does provide is sure to be enough to meet, and perhaps exceed, the needs of electric-truck consumers.
Contact us at Westland Ford for more news from the automaker. Or stop by in person to experience the capability and high-tech amenities of a shiny new 2020 Ford truck.
Getting the perfect combination of power and luxury has never been easier in a Ford pickup truck. The American automaker recently announced that the F-150 Raptor’s popular powertrain will now come standard on the premium Limited trim level.
The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor engine is a turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 model that will give the Limited model the ability to produce 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque. Along with this powerful powertrain, the Limited will also be the only Ford F-150 to boast a dual-exhaust system. With this engine, there’s no doubt that the 2019 F-150 Limited model will be able to complete nearly any task with ease.
Along with the Raptor engine, the Limited trim will also come with a variety of innovative features. An integrated trailer brake controller comes standard, along with a 360-degree camera with a split-view display that helps you hook up your trailer. You will also have the option of adding Pro Trailer Backup Assist.
Inside the Limited, you will have access to the FordPass Connect 4G LTE modem, which allows up to 10 devices to access the truck’s Wi-Fi hotspot with ease. You can also opt for a new Camel Back two-tone color combination that also gives you heated, ventilated, and massaging leather front seats, plus genuine ash swirl wood trim and aluminum-wrapped bezels.
Pricing for the 2019 Ford F-150 Limited has yet to be announced, so make sure you check back with Westland Ford in the future to learn more.