2020 Ford F-150

MSRP $29,045 - $41,080

Ranked #3 in Midsize Pickup-truck

7.9

Overall Rating

2020 Ford F-150 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 16, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Ford F-150 is perhaps the most popular pickup in the States right now and is one of the few vehicles to survive Ford's production shut down. The 2020 F-150 Regular Cab comes with a couple of changes which mostly includes more package on offer and an improved version of the older infotainment system. The F-150 Regular Cab is more of a workhorse than a lifestyle pickup yet it isn't sans creature comfort. The F-150 Regular Cab is only offered in a couple of trims and two bed length choices while there is a long list of available engine options with the base one being a V6 mated to an old-school six-speed automatic.

2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab

The 2020 Ford F-150 though a capable workhorse doesn't boast class-leading towing capacities like the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 or the GMC Sierra 1500 but offers a fine balance of pulling and hauling power with best-in-class gas mileage. With an all-new full-aluminum lightweight body construction the 2020 F-150 Regular Cab has a starting MSRP of $28,745, an approximately $600 price bump from last year.

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Pros

Powerful engine options

Smooth shifting gearbox

Interiors are spacious and comfy

High towing capacity

Cons

Expensive optional extras

Fuel efficiency is below par

What's New?

The 2020 F-150 lineup now ditches the Ford SYNC Connect in favor of the FordPass Connect onboard Wi-Fi system.

The 2020 F-150 lineup gets a couple of Appearance package for XL, XLT, and Lariat trim.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$34385

bodystyle

2dr Regular Cab

passenger capacity

3

top speed

130 mph

drivetrain

four wheel drive

engine type

displacement

204 cu.in.

horsepower

395 hp @ 5750 rpm

torque

400 lb-ft. @ 4500 rpm

transmission

10 speed Automatic

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

13.8/13.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

64.6 cu ft.

cargo volume

44.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

9700 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.9 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.4 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

19/22/25 mpg

highway range

575.0 mi.

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

XL$29,045 onwards

XLT$34,760 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Ford F-150 in Agate Black Metallic color
Agate Black Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Features

7.5

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

8.0

Interior

8.5

Exterior

7.0

Safety

7.9

Competition

8.0

Final Verdict

7.9

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.9

Overall Rating


Ford F-150 is one of the best-selling trucks in the market currently. With the F-150 Regular Cab being the top choice for those requiring a workhorse. The Regular Cab is offered in two variants only to keep prices in check with a choice of two-bed size options to suit different needs. Apart from that, the now-standard 10-speed automatic gearbox isn't available on the base V6 engine of the F-150 Regular Cab instead you get a 6-speed automatic here. That said, the 2020 F-150 packs in a lot of space and comfort along with a significant road presence.

The Ford F-150 may be the best-selling pickup, but that doesn't mean that it's without competition. Several other manufacturers have caught up and offer quite a stunning range of features, making them adept not only for hauling cargo but also for comfortable commutes. The RAM 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and GMC Sierra 1500 are among such rivals. Let's see if the F-150 has still got what it takes to keep the competition at bay.

2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab front view
2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab rear view

7.5/10
Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.5/10
Interior

7.0/10
Exterior

7.9/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition

7.9/10
Final Verdict


2020 Ford F-150 Features

7.5/10

The F-150 has a lot of different variations you can have. The Regular Cab version, the variant in question here, gets two trims, and both these trims get two box sizes in the back. The XLT upgrades a lot on the base XL trim but sees a steep price bump for the changes it offers. In terms of safety, both the trims fare pretty well with similar driver aids and safety features.

Both the XL and XLT trim offers three special packages each and a couple of standalone options. The package for XL trim includes XL Chrome package, XL STX package, and XL Sport package. While for the XLT trim you have XLT Special Edition package and Chrome and Sport package like the one seen on XL trim. All the trims offer exterior enhancement and different alloy wheel options for varying prices.

Apart from the package, there are optional features available which include a tailgate step, power windows and door locks, SYNC infotainment system with voice activation, trailer brake assist, MyKey, etc for the XL trim. While for the XLT trim can be added with navigation, rear parking sensors, power-adjustable driver's seat, integrated loading ramps, Pro Trailer Backup Assist, etc.

Trim

XL

XLT

MSRP (2WD) (6.5 ft)

$28,745

$34,760

MSRP (4WD) (6.5 ft)

$33,390

$38,185

MSRP (2WD) (8 ft.)

$29,045

$35,060

MSRP (4WD) (8 ft.)

$33,690

$38,485

Key Features

Three engine options: 3.3-liter V6 (standard), 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, 5.0-liter V8

Adds or upgrades to 'XL'

  Rearview camera w/ Dynamic hitch assist

Chrome Bumpers

 

Cloth 40/20/40-split folding Front Seats with 2-Way Manual Driver/Passenger Armrest

Cloth 40/20/40 Front Seats with Folding Armrest

  Pedestrian detection

Cruise Control

  Curve Control

Flooring - Color-coordinated Carpet with Carpeted Matching Floor Mats

  Forward collision warning w/ automatic emergency braking

FordPass Connect w/ 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot

 

Side Mirrors - Manual Folding and Adjust

SYNC3 infotainment system w/ an 8-inch touchscreen

We Recommend

The XLT trim is the one you should look out for if you want any sort of passenger comfort in your truck. The XL variant focuses more on the workable aspects of the truck rather than the luxury.

2020 Ford F-150 Engine and Performance

7.0/10

"The F-150 offers a pair of twin-turbo V-6 engines in the quest for V-8 power with better-than-V-8 fuel economy."  -Car and Driver

2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Engine and Transmission

The default engine on the 2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab is the rather modest 3.3-liter V6 motor, capable of producing 290 horsepower, and more importantly, 265 lb-ft of torque. All this grunt is harnessed via a 6-speed automatic transmission with Tow/Haul and Sport Modes for easier driving. The engine pulls neatly from a standstill in a very calm fashion but struggles to get to highway speeds.

2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Engine

The optional V8 is much more powerful, rated at 395 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. The smallest engine on the 2020 F-150 is the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, which is, rather surprisingly, more powerful than the 3.3-liter V6, producing 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. These optional engines get a 10-speed automatic transmission, with tow/haul mode, snow/wet mode, EcoSelect mode, and a Sport mode as well.

Models

2020 Ford-150

2020 RAM 1500

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2020 GMC Sierra 1500

MSRP

$28,745

$28,200

$28,500

$29,600

Engine

3.3-liter V6 3.6-liter V6 4.3-liter V6 4.3-liter V6

Transmission

6-speed automatic

8-speed automatic 6-speed automatic 6-speed automatic

Power

290 hp @ 6,500 rpm

305 hp @ 6,400 rpm

285 hp @ 5,300 rpm

285 hp @ 5,300 rpm

Torque

265 lbs.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm

269 lbs.-ft. @ 4,800 rpm

305 lbs.-ft. @ 3,900 rpm

305 lbs.-ft. @ 3,900 rpm

In this comparison, all the pickups are closely priced with the Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500 offering bigger capacity V6 engines compared to the F-150. The RAM 1500 beats the F-150 by putting out 15 hp more to be the one with the best power figures while the Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500 are the ones with the best torque on offer.

2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Acceleration

Even in its least powerful avatar, the 2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab motivated by a V6 does a 0 to 60 mph run in 6.5 seconds and covers a quarter-mile in 16.5 seconds, which is respectable for a vehicle of this size. Because when it comes to rapid acceleration, trucks don't fare as well as smaller, nimbler cars. Even if you put in the monstrous V8 engine, you won't see the needle rise too fast on the speedo.

Models

2020 Ford-150

2020 RAM 1500

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2020 GMC Sierra 1500

0-60 MPH (sec)

6.5 7.5 7.5 7.3

Quarter-mile (sec)

16.5 15.8 15.5 15.5

Engine

3.3-liter V6 3.6-liter V6 4.3-liter V6 4.3-liter V6

The fastest truck in the segment is the F-150 which completes the 0-60 mph run in 6.5 seconds. The second is the Sierra 1500 while the third spot is shared by the RAM 1500 and the Silverado 1500 both requiring a second more than the F-150 to hit the 60 mph mark. 

2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Ride and Handling

The 2020 Ford F-150 is an extremely potent handler, much better than its bulk should allow. Sure, there is quite a bit of body roll and ride quality does turn a little bouncy at speed, but this truck has everything under control. The F-150 can carry plenty of speed around a corner and still come out alive on the other side. Even when compared to the rivals, the Ford comes out on top as the best handling truck in its segment.

With the upgraded suspension, the ride quality has improved immensely. The truck soaks up bumps and rough terrain easily. There are a few rattle and road noises inside the cabin, which isn't surprising for an American Regular Cab pickup. The truck exercises a lot of stability even with a loaded bed. It can feel like anything from a luxury cruiser to a comfortable land yacht, depending on how you configured the interior.

2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Braking

The 2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab took 119 feet to stop from 60-0 mph. Just like everything else on the F-150, the brakes are quite big as well. The front wheels sport a set of 13.8-inch rotors, and the rear has a pair of 13.7-inch rotors. The pedal feel is fine, neither too spongy nor too hard, with just the right length of travel.

Model

2020 Ford-150

2020 RAM 1500

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2020 GMC Sierra 1500

Brake Front (in.)

13.8

13.2

13.5

13.5

Brake Rear (in.)

13.7

13.8

13.6

13.6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4,069

4,520 4,520 4,520

60-0 MPH (ft.)

119

125

126

126

The Ford F-150 features the best-in-class stopping distance of 119 feet. The rest of the trucks are heavier than the F-150, which does hurt their braking performance a little. The Silverado's and Sierra's heavier chassis coupled with smaller brakes refrain them from beating the F-150.

2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Towing Capacity and Payload Capacity

The 2020 F-150 Regular Cab powered by a V6 has a towing capacity of 5,000 lbs, which is good enough for all your non-commercial needs, and a few commercial ones as well. You have the option of either a trailer hitch or a trailer tow, so choose accordingly. The F-150 Regular Cab has an impressive payload capacity of 1,990 lbs, which means you can throw almost a ton's worth of cargo in the back and go about your work.

Model

2020 Ford-150

2020 RAM 1500

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2020 GMC Sierra 1500

Towing Capacity (lbs.)

5,000

4,960 10,000 10,000

Payload Capacity (lbs.)

1,990

1,930

2,250

2,250

In comparison with rivals, Silverado 1500 and Sierra 1500 emerges victorious with their class-leading towing & payload capacity of 10,000 lbs and 2,250 lbs respectively. Ford has a smaller towing capacity of 5,000 lbs from the smaller V6 engine, and a staggering 8,500 lbs from the EcoBoost V6, and 11,600 lbs from the V8. That said, other vehicles in the segment offer nearly the same payload capacity.

2020 Ford F-150 Fuel Economy

8.0/10

The 2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab with a V6 returns 19 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 22 mpg combined. While the 4WD version sees a drop of 1 mpg in the city and 2 mpg on the highway gas mileage. This large truck sure does burn a lot of oil. The fuel economy numbers on the Ford-150 aren't too good, but still fine for the size. A 23-gallon fuel tank grants it a decent range, so you don't have to refuel like crazy when you are out on a long haul.

Model

2020 Ford-150

2020 RAM 1500

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2020 GMC Sierra 1500

MPG (City)

19

17

16

16

MPG (Highway)

25

25

21

21

MPG (Combined)

22

20

17

17

Fuel Capacity (gallons) 23.0 26.0 28.0 28.0
Range (City / Highway) (mi.) 437 / 575 442 / 650 448 / 588 448 / 588

The F-150 Ford leads the way in fuel efficiency, owing to its lovely engine, which is less powerful and torquey than others. Of course, efficiency figures go down if the engine puts out more power and torque. That said, in the city, the RAM 1500 is close to the F-150 's gas mileage by returning 17 mpg while on the highway it matches the F-150's gas mileage figures.

2020 Ford F-150 Interior

8.5/10

"There's a lot to like about the F-150. All seats provide both appropriate support and all-day comfort, and the climate control system is a model of effectiveness. Plus the cabin environment is quiet and calm."  -Edmunds

2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Seating and Comfort

The 2020 F-150 Regular Cab has a lot of space on the inside, courtesy of its large dimensions. Two people have much more space than they would ever need, while three will be a squeeze. The seats are extremely comfortable, and not only does the Ford offer a lot of space, but a lot of equipment as well on all except the base trim. On the base trim, there are hardly any luxury features on offer, heck even the door locks and windows aren't powered.

2020 Ford F-150 basic Regular Cab front seats

There are plenty of cubby holes around as well, and the doors have bottle-holding spaces too. Overall, the cabin is lovely to be in. You also get interior lighting and lighting for the bed behind as well, which are some practical and nifty touches.

Model

2020 Ford-150

2020 RAM 1500

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2020 GMC Sierra 1500

Passenger capacity

3

3

3

3

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.8/ 66.7/ 43.9

39.9/ 66.0/ 41.0

43.1/ 66.0/ 44.5

43.1/ 66.1/ 44.5
Rear (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) N/A N/A N/A N/A

In comparison with rivals, the Chevrolet Silverado is in the top spot with the most amount of legroom and headroom on offer. While the RAM 1500 is on the other end of the spectrum with the least amount of cabin space on offer. With the F-150 slotting right in between the Silverado 1500 and the RAM 1500 in terms of cabin space.

​​​​2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Infotainment System

As standard, the 2020 F-150 Regular Cab gets a 4.2-inch LCD display in the center console, and a 2.3-inch screen in between the dials in the driver's console as well. While the onboard Wi-Fi system has been replaced with an updated 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot setup, the Infotainment system hasn't. You'll find the voice-activated Sync system still on duty in the base trim but that too is an optional extra.

2020 Ford F-150 basic Regular Cab infotainment screen

If you wish for an update, you can have the Ford SYNC3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen on the XLT trim, which is much better. The touch response time would have certainly been better but the overall system is really good to use. 

  • AM/FM Stereo with seek/scan
  • Sirius XM Satellite Radio (6-month trial)
  • 4-speaker sound system
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • Voice Recognition System
  • USB Port
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility

2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Cargo Capacity

The 2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab offers a cargo volume of 62.3 cubic feet in its bed.

2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Cargo Bed

While the 6.5 feet bed measures 77.8-inches in length, 60.3-inches wide, and has a depth of 21.4-inches.

Model

2020 Ford-150

2020 RAM 1500

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2020 GMC Sierra 1500

Cargo Volume (ft³.)

62.3 57.5 89.1 89.1

In this comparison, the longer in length Silervardo 1500 and Sierra 1500 packs in more space in its bed offering a class-leading 89.1 cubic feet of cargo volume.

2020 Ford F-150 Exterior

7.0/10

"The first step to picking out your [F-150] truck is deciding which cab style and bed length you want. Since not every trim is available with every cab/bed combination, your choice of trims is whittled down, making life a little easier for you as a buyer."  -Cars, US News

2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Dimensions and Weight

The 2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab full-size truck has had the same body for a few years now, which means the dimensions have remained identical for quite a few years. The Standard Box (6 and a half feet) variant is just 209 inches long, while the Long Box (8 feet) variant is substantially longer at 227 inches. Weight may have altered a bit though, but not enough to be noticeable under practical situations, mainly due to the updated engines and transmission. Ford F-150 weighs in at 4,069 lbs for the lightest model (LX Standard box with 3.3-liter V6).

2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab Front Three-Quarter View

The Ford F-series has always been a looker, even back in the 50s. Fast forward a few decades, and we have ourselves the modern iteration of this vehicle, in its glorious thirteenth generation. It's a big, bulky-looking pick-up with a massive front grille, two shapely dual headlights on each side of the face. The vehicle gets 17-inch steel wheels as standard, with 17-inch alloys as an option. You also get LED DRLs and Chrome front grille on the equipment list by default.

Model

2020 Ford-150

2020 RAM 1500

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2020 GMC Sierra 1500

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4,069

4,520 4,520 4,520

Length (in)

209.3

209.0 229.5

229.6

Width (in)

79.9

79.4 81.1 81.2

Height (in)

75.5

74.6 75.6 75.6

Ground clearance (in)

8.8

N/A

8.2 8.1

Wheelbase (in)

122.4

120.0

139.6

139.6

With a curb weight of just a little over 2 tons, the F-150 truck is lighter than its rivals. All three trucks are heavier trucks in the segment weighing at over 2-and-a-three-quarter tons. Coming to the dimensions the Silverado 1500 and the Sierra 1500 measure the longest, widest, tallest, and ones with the longest wheelbase. While the F-150 has the highest ground clearance among all.

Exterior Features:

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Fog Lamps
  • Pop-out Stairs
  • Box Rail and Tailgate Moldings
  • Intermittent Windshield Wipers with Washers

2020 Ford F-150 Safety

7.9/10

The Ford F-150 is one of the top-selling vehicles for the manufacture and Ford has ensured that the sales are not let down by substandard safety measures. The truck has been well-equipped with a host of safety features and has earned respectable scores from federal agencies. Unlike previous years, all the advanced safety systems are now standard for all trims, part of Ford's Co-Pilot 360 suite of safety systems. That said, the F-150 Regular Cab has only been crash-tested by NHTSA where it got an overall safety rating of four out of five stars which is decent for a pickup. 

Safety Features:

  • Front Collision Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Curve Control
  • Available rear parking sensors

2020 Ford F-150 Competition

8.0/10

2020 Ford F-150 vs 2020 RAM 1500

The RAM 1500 has always been a tough rival for the F-150. The RAM 1500 has butch looks and when well-equipped can prove to be a very competent workhorse. Although the priority of the RAM 1500 is more towards comfort and style thus making them more of a lifestyle pick and less of a workhorse.

2020 RAM1500 Regular Cab

The reason we say so is that neither the RAM 1500 can tow nor haul as much as the F-150 and yet delivers lesser gas mileage, especially in pure city driving conditions. That said, both the trucks have their own strong points and the choice boils down to personal preference rather than individual merit. 

2020 Ford F-150 vs 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is one of the more futuristic-looking trucks amongst the rivals. The vehicle features a rock-solid and sturdy built. The cabin is nice to look at and even comfortable for the passengers, but, the F-150's cabin is certainly the more modern one, both inside and outside.

2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular Cab

The Silverado 1500 is a capable workhorse and even in the base form can tow and carry more load than a similar specced F-150. This can be attributed to the fact that the Silverado 1500 gets a more torquey engine than the F-150 but on the downside, the F-150 offers better gas mileage. So choosing one over the other definitely depends on your requirements.

2020 Ford F-150 Final Verdict

7.9/10

The 2020 Ford F-150 is one of the top trucks currently on sale on American soil and is home-bred too. It's an extremely capable truck, the best in the class actually, owing to its long list of features, a spacious and comfortable cabin, several engine options, and last but not least, capturing looks. If you want a comfortable yet rugged vehicle for your needs, the F-150 thus remains a great choice.


FAQs on the 2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab:

Is the 2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab reliable?

The 2020 Ford F-150 has a predicted reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 and a reliability score of 84 out of 100 with the sixth position in the top ten reliable pickup trucks.

What is the towing capacity of the 2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab?

The 2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab varies between 5,000 to 12,100 depending on the engine and bed length configuration.

What configuration is offered on the 2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab?

The 2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab is offered in two configurations XL and XLT with a choice of 2WD and 4WD while a bed length option includes 6.5 feet and 8 feet.

What is the bed length of the 2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab?

The 2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab is available in two bed lengths 6.5 feet and 8 feet.

How much does the 2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab cost?

The 2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab price starts at XL (2WD with 6.5 feet) $28,745 and goes up to $38,485 for the XLT (4WD with 8 feet).

Is Ford redesigning the 2020 Ford F-150 Regular Cab?

Going by the recent spy shots, the upcoming Ford F-150 is expected to get some minor exterior facelift. That said, to comment on anything concrete here we need to wait till the last quarter of 2020 when the 2021 F-150 will be unveiled.

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