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2020 Ford F-150: Here’s What’s New And Different

The last time the Ford F-150 was completely overhauled (redesigned and re-engineered) was for the 2015 model year, which saw the arrival of the aluminum-alloy body, considerable weight savings, and various new features, creature comforts and increases in capability. But now, the current, 13th-generation F-150 is in its sixth year on the market (for the 2020 model year), and it’s starting to show its age. Luckily, an all-new F-150 is on its way for 2021, but before we see the overhauled 14th-gen model, we’re getting the final model year of the current model gets a few updates and changes.

Ford Authority has compiled all the changes and updates to FoMoCo’s bread-and-butter pickup truck for the 2020 model year.

Model Line

The model line for the 2020 Ford F-150 remains the same as before, with XL being the base model, followed by XLT, Lariat, and King Ranch in the middle of the line. Platinum, Limited, and Raptor continue to top out the range.


Mechanically, there are no changes to the 2020 F-150, with the powertrain lineup consisting of six engines, five of which drink gasoline while one sips diesel. Six- and ten-speed automatic transmissions continue to be on offer.

2020 Ford F-150 Powertrain Summary
Engine Configuration Aspiration Fuel Power (hp @ RPM) Torque (lb-ft @ RPM) Transmission
3.3L V6 DOHC Atmospheric Gasoline 290 @6,500 265 @ 4000 6-speed auto
2.7L EcoBoost V6 DOHC Turbocharged Gasoline 325 @ 5000 400 @ 2750 10-speed auto
5.0L Coyote V8 DOHC Atmospheric Gasoline 395 @ 5750 400 @ 4500 10-speed auto
3.5L EcoBoost V6 DOHC Turbocharged Gasoline 375 @ 5000 470 @ 3500 10-speed auto
3.5L EcoBoost V6 HO DOHC Turbocharged Gasoline 450 @ 5000 510 @ 3500 10-speed auto
3.0L Power Stroke V6 DOHC Turbocharged Diesel 250 @ 3250 440 @ 1750 10-speed auto


The only changes to the exterior of the 2020 Ford F-150 is the replacement of three existing colors with three new ones, as follows:

New colors:

  • Iconic Silver
  • Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Star White Metallic Tri-Coat

Deleted colors:

  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Ruby Red Tinted Clearcoat
  • White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat


No changes are taking place inside the 2020 F-150, but there are changes to the driver assist tech.

Driver Assist Technology

The 2020 Ford F-150 makes the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite of active safety technologies standard on Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited. Ford Co-Pilot 360 includes the following features:

  • Auto high-beam headlamps
  • BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert and Trailer Tow Monitoring
  • Lane-Keeping System:
    • Lane-Keeping Aid
    • Lane-Keeping Alert
    • Driver Alert
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB):
    • Pedestrian Detection
    • Forward Collision Warning
    • Dynamic Brake Support
  • Rear View Camera

Meanwhile, Platinum and Limited models get the Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist, which includes:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go
  • Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System with Pinch-to-Zoom Capability
  • SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link
    • Includes five-year prepaid subscription
    • Not available in Alaska or Hawaii


Lastly, there are a few package-level changes (click/tap on each block to expand):

Optional on XL on SuperCab and SuperCrew models, the package includes:

  • STX Appearance Package:
    • 20-inch Machined-Aluminum wheels with Flash Gray Painted Pockets
    • 275/55R20 BSW all-season tires (A/S) on 4×2 models or 275/55R20 BSW all-terrain tires (A/T) on 4×4 models
    • Body-color Surround with Black Mesh Insert Grille
    • Body-color front fascia
    • Body-color front and rear bumpers
    • Box Side Decal (not available with FX4 Off-Road Package)
    • Electronic Rear-window defroster
    • Fog Lamps
    • Manual Driver/Passenger Lumbar adjustment
    • Privacy Glass
    • Seat Back Pocket on Driver and Passenger
    • SYNC 3:
      • Enhanced Voice Recognition Communications and Entertainment System
      • 8-inch LCD Capacitive Touchscreen in Center Stack with Swipe Capability
      • AppLink
      • 911 Assist
      • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
      • Two Smart-Charging USB ports
      • Unique Black Sport Cloth 40/20/40 seats with steering column mounted shift
  • Items unique to STX Sport Appearance Special Edition, including:
    • 20-inch Unique Premium Tarnished Dark Painted Wheels (these replace the aforementioned wheels)
    • Box side decal
    • Chrome exhaust extension
    • Sport B/S accents stripe
    • Unique black sport cloth 40/console/40 seats with flow through console and steering column mounted shifter (optional)

Optional on XLT Mid and Luxury models, includes:

  • 20-inch Unique Premium Tarnished Dark Painted Wheels
  • Black running boards
  • Body-color surround with black mesh insert grille
  • Headlamps with dark housing

Available on Lariat and Mid models, standard on Lariat Luxury models. Includes:

  • BoxLink, including four premium locking cleats
  • LED Box Lighting

Optional on Lariat Mid and Luxury models, includes:

  • 20-inch Unique Premium Tarnished Dark Painted Wheels
  • Black running boards
  • Grille with body-color surround and tarnished dark mesh insert
  • Headlamps with dark housing
    • Halogen on Mid models
    • LED on Luxury models

Previously optional on Raptor Luxury model, the package included:

  • Lane-keeping system (Alert and Assist)
  • Heated Wiper Park
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go

And that’s all that’s new and different for the 2020 Ford F-150, as the all-new, next-generation model is just around the corner. In the meantime, subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford F-150 news as well as the latest Ford news coverage.

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