Ford claimed several best-in-class titles today for its 2020 F-Series Super Duty pickups.
While at the State Fair of Texas, Ford announced that its 2020 F-250, F-350 and F-450 topped six competitive benchmarks for heavy-duty trucks over 8,500 pounds:
- Best-in-class maximum available diesel gooseneck towing of up to 37,000 pounds
- Best-in-class maximum available diesel fifth-wheel towing of 32,500 pounds
- Best-in-class maximum available diesel conventional towing of 24,200 pounds
- Best-in-class diesel power and torque with available 6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel V8 delivering 475 horsepower and 1,050 ft.-lbs.
- Best-in-class gas power and torque from all-new available 7.3-liter V8 delivering 430 horsepower and 475 ft.-lbs.
- Best-in-class maximum payload capacity of 7,850 pounds with standard 6.2-liter gas engine
“Ford truck customers are building a better world with Super Duty and we’re helping them work even harder with the most available diesel towing, payload, torque and power you can get in a heavy-duty pickup,” said Mike Pruitt, Super Duty chief engineer. “We’re excited to be in the nation’s largest truck market at the State Fair of Texas announcing we’ve surpassed the kilo-torque barrier and made it standard with every pickup truck featuring a Power Stroke diesel engine.”
For 2020, maximum towing capacity increases across all Super Duty pickup series – F-250, F-350 and F-450 – versus the outgoing model.
The 2020 Super Duty with Tremor Off-Road Package is the most capable off-road Super Duty ever. Maximum towing is rated up to 15,000 pounds for conventional trailers and 21,900 pounds for gooseneck trailers with the available diesel, in addition to 4,210 pounds maximum payload capacity with the all-new 7.3-liter gas engine.
Super Duty also introduces new technology to help improve towing convenience and confidence. New class-exclusive available Pro Trailer Backup Assist allows drivers to turn a dial instead of the steering wheel to help better guide the trailer into tight spaces while using the reverse camera.
Trailer Reverse Guidance shows trailer angle and direction and provides steering suggestions to most efficiently direct a trailer backward. Ford is the only OEM to provide Pro Trailer Backup Assist and Trailer Reverse Guidance technology that accommodates all trailer types – conventional, fifth-wheel and gooseneck designs.
2020 Super Duty is the only heavy-duty pickup to make connectivity standard with a FordPass ConnectTM embedded 4G LTE modem with Wi-Fi access for up to 10 devices to keep crews in communication no matter where the job might take them. Modern touches include the addition of wireless charging for compatible mobile phones and USB-C ports to power your devices.
Standard features on XLT and above Super Duty trim levels include Lane-Keeping Alert to help you stay in your lane and Blind Spot Information System with Trailer Coverage to monitor for vehicles in blind spots – even with one next to your trailer. Also standard on XLT and above is Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking to alert you of potential collisions with vehicles in your path. Should an accident occur, class-exclusive second-row seat belt pretensioners, standard on all Super Duty models, are activated.
2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty is built at Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville, Kentucky, and Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake, Ohio. Trucks start shipping to dealers by year-end.