2020 Ford F-450 SuperDuty Diesel

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2020 Ford F-450 SuperDuty diesel Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


CARHP Editorial Updated on: November 26, 2019


One of the few plus 1-tonne trucks that are available to the widespread public this truck wearing the F badge does have some good amount of weight on its shoulder and it delivers. With the chrome injected grille the aggressive front face fascia is sure to bewilder onlookers, to say the least.

Providing 935 lbs-ft of torque with the turbodiesel V8 the Ford F-450 manages to put a formidable competition to its purebred American brethren. The Ford still manages to be one of the most bought trucks in America but will that stay the same for 2020?

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Pros

Sheer towing prowess

Large size

Spacious and luxurious interiors

Class-leading in almost every aspect

Cons

F 350’s variant may offer better-towing capacity in a smaller size

Large size compromises urban maneuverability

Tires are expensive to replace

What's New?

The 2020 Ford F 450 has a few new tricks up its sleeve and is not afraid to show them off.

New Regular Cab variant for XL and XLT trim

New Bang and Olufsen sound system

Lariat sport package


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$51795

bodystyle

4dr Crew Cab

passenger capacity

6

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

406 cu.in.

horsepower

450 hp @ 2800 rpm

torque

935 lbs.-ft @ 1800 rpm

transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Ladder Frame

suspension front

Independent front suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear leaf suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

74.8/74.7

dimensions

wheelbase

176 in.

length

266.2 in.

width

96 in.

height

81 in.

curb weight

8260 lbs.

ground clearance

8.6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

39.1 cu ft.

cargo volume

78.5 cu ft.

towing capacity

21000 lbs.

payload capacity

5630 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.9 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr. / 36000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr. / 100000 mi.

powertrain warranty

60 months. / 60000

corrosion warranty

5 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

5 yr. / 60000 mi.



Styles

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Agate Black

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Ford F-450 SuperDuty diesel XL

XL

power
450 hp @ 2800 rpm
fuel
Diesel
mpg
TBD

$51,795 - $54,560


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XL 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $51,795 MSRP TBD 450 hp @ 2800 rpm, 6.7 L, V-8, diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6
XL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $54,560 MSRP TBD 450 hp @ 2800 rpm, 6.7 L, V-8, diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6

 2020 Ford F-450 SuperDuty diesel XLT

XLT

power
450 hp @ 2800 rpm
fuel
Diesel
mpg
TBD

$56,680 - $59,440


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
XLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $59,440 MSRP TBD 450 hp @ 2800 rpm, 6.7 L, V-8, diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 6
XLT 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $56,680 MSRP TBD 450 hp @ 2800 rpm, 6.7 L, V-8, diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 6

 2020 Ford F-450 SuperDuty diesel Lariat

Lariat

power
450 hp @ 2800 rpm
fuel
Diesel
mpg
TBD

$63,905 - $66,670


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Lariat 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $63,905 MSRP TBD 450 hp @ 2800 rpm, 6.7 L, V-8, diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
Lariat 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $66,670 MSRP TBD 450 hp @ 2800 rpm, 6.7 L, V-8, diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2020 Ford F-450 SuperDuty diesel King Ranch

King Ranch

power
450 hp @ 2800 rpm
fuel
Diesel
mpg
TBD

$70,840 - $73,605


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
King Ranch 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $70,840 MSRP TBD 450 hp @ 2800 rpm, 6.7 L, V-8, diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
King Ranch 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $73,605 MSRP TBD 450 hp @ 2800 rpm, 6.7 L, V-8, diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2020 Ford F-450 SuperDuty diesel Platinum

Platinum

power
450 hp @ 2800 rpm
fuel
Diesel
mpg
TBD

$75,585 - $78,350


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Platinum 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $75,585 MSRP TBD 450 hp @ 2800 rpm, 6.7 L, V-8, diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 5
Platinum 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $78,350 MSRP TBD 450 hp @ 2800 rpm, 6.7 L, V-8, diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5

 2020 Ford F-450 SuperDuty diesel Limited

Limited

power
450 hp @ 2800 rpm
fuel
Diesel
mpg
TBD

$86,505


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A) Starting at $86,505 MSRP TBD 450 hp @ 2800 rpm, 6.7 L, V-8, diesel
6-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5   Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clear Coat
  Magma Red Metallic
  Stone Gray Metallic
  White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat

Expert Review


Equipped with a dura torque engine the Ford F 450 is a class leader of yesteryear. With Ram's inline 6 churning out torque in 4 digit ballpark the Ford and other competitors have some catching up to do.

2020 Ford F-450 SuperDuty diesel Features

Available in 6 trims the F 450 as compared to the little brother(350) only sports a single engine option with Dually configuration and an 8ft bed. The XL variant shall satisfy most of the working class people's needs but if you want a luxury studio apartment on wheels then the Platinum or the Limited trim will make you feel right at home.

Trim

F-450 XL

F-450 XLT

F-450 LARIAT

F-450 King Ranch

F-450 Platinum

F-450 Limited

MSRP

$51,795

$56,620

$63,685

$70,620

$75,365

$86,285

Key Features

LED Roof Clearance Lights

Headlamps - Quad-Dual beam halogen

Splash Guards front

Headlamps - Quad-Dual beam halogen

Mirrors PowerScope Trailer Tow, Power Heated Glass/Power Telescoping/Power Fold-away/LED Spot Lights

LED Roof Clearance Lights

 

Tailgate - Tailgate Assist and quick-release

Tailgate - Tailgate Assist and quick-release

Mirrors - PowerScope Trailer Tow, Power Heated Glass/Power Telescoping/Power Fold-away/LED Spot Lights

Mirrors - PowerScope Trailer Tow, Power Heated Glass/Power Telescoping/Power Fold-away/LED Spot Lights

Visors with driver- and passenger-side illuminated, covered mirrors

Tailgate - Tailgate Step with Tailgate Assist

 

Individual Trailer TPMS/Customer-Placed Trailer Camera

LED Roof Clearance Lights

LED Roof Clearance Lights

LED Roof Clearance Lights

Individual Trailer TPMS/Customer-Placed Trailer Camera

Customer-Placed Trailer Camera

 

Air Conditioning Manual Temperature Control

Air Conditioning Manual Temperature Control

Air Conditioning - Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control

Air Conditioning - Dual-Zone Electronic automatic Temperature Control

Air Conditioning - Dual-Zone Electronic
Automatic Temperature Control

Air Conditioning - Dual-Zone Electronic
Automatic Temperature Control

 

Operator-Commanded Regeneration

Remote Start System

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility

BLIS (Blind Spot Monitoring System) with Cross-traffic Alert and Trailer Tow

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Compatibility

 

Remote Start System

Window - rear, power sliding with privacy glass

Reverse Sensing System

Navigation System

Navigation System

Navigation System

 

Audio - Auxiliary Audio Input Jack

Power Equipment - Power door locks and windows

Lockable Under-Seat Storage Box

Window - rear, power sliding with privacy glass

Instrument panel 8" Productivity Screen

Steering Wheel - Audio Controls

 

Audio - AM/FM Stereo, (4 Speakers regular cab, 6 speakers Super Cab and Crew Cab)

Audio - AM/FM Stereo, Single-CD with MP3 Capability, (4 Speakers regular cab, 6 speakers Super Cab and Crew Cab)

Audio - Sony Single-CD/MP3 Player with HD Radio (incl. 10 speakers and subwoofer Crew Cab)

Powerpoint - auxiliary, 1 in media bin

SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Audio - Sony Single-CD/MP3 Player with HD Radio (incl. 10 speakers and subwoofer Crew Cab)

   

Steering Wheel - Audio Controls

Window - rear, power sliding with privacy glass

Steering Wheel - Audio Controls

 

BLIS (Blind Spot Monitoring System) with Cross-traffic Alert and Trailer Tow

    SiriusXM Satellite Radio  

Splash Guards front

 

Ultimate Trailer Tow Camera System (Includes 360 Camera plus rear CHMSL camera)

   

 

   

 

SiriusXM Satellite Radio

We recommend

The XL variant shall satisfy your hauling needs and if you want the extra pizzazz and panache in the interior then you should go for the King Ranch, Limited or Platinum trim. The extra plush leather seating shall make the ride posh but will make your pocket equally light.

2020 Ford F-450 SuperDuty diesel Engine and Performance

"On paper, the advantage of the 2018 Ford F-450 Super Duty over its sibling, the F-350, doesn't seem all that significant. In fact, depending on the configuration, the F-450 can actually have a lower maximum payload weight rating than an F-350. And that's OK because drivers who frequently tow heavy loads know there's more to it than numbers." - Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

The bellowing and attention demanding 450 hp engine makes an aggressive sound that is a testimonial to the overworking and hard-hitting ponies under the hood that churns out a massive 935 lb-ft. of power, unmatched by others in its class which was the case in 2018 but this year RAM has upped the ante and introduced a Cummins Inline 6 engine that just outclasses the others.

Models

Ford F-450 XL super duty

Ram 4500

GMC Sierra 3500HD Turbodiesel

Nissan Titan XD

MSRP

$51,795

$53,940

$42,195

$42,490

Engine

6.7L V8

6.7L I6

6.0L V8

5.0L V8

Transmission

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Horsepower

450 hp

325 hp

445hp

394 hp

Torque

935 lb-ft

1000 lb-ft

910 lb-ft

555 lb-ft

A purely numbers game the.Ram takes the cake on this one. Ram started this trend in 2007 and was the class leader until the arrival of Duramax and Duratorque with these it lost its crown. But with the 2020 update of the Cummins, it reclaims it

Acceleration

Judging a truck's ability to race to 60 mph might seem futile at first but it certainly does help in planning overtaking maneuvers on the highway. With such monstrosities roaming on the streets its natural to assume that the sheer size and weight may act as an antagonist to the real hero "Speed".

Models

Ford F-450 XL super duty

Ram 4500

GMC Sierra 3500HD Crew cab

Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab S

0-60 MPH

8.0 sec

8.6sec

7.7 sec

7.4 sec

Quarter mile

16.1 sec

NA NA

15.7 sec

Engine

6.7L

6.4L

6.0L

5.0L

The 8s time on the clock may not be the most jaw-dropping but keeping in mind it does better than the other 1.5-tonne only adds to its accolades. The be tonnes manage to shave 0.5s off the clock.

Braking

The humongous size of the behemoth makes it hard to brake when it gains momentum. This translates to a longer braking distance and a need of sturdy hands on the wheels.For what it's worth Ford's stopping distance is in the same league as the GMC which is a be tonne truck.

Model

Ford F-450

Ram 4500

GMC Sierra 3500HD

Nissan Titan XD

Brake Front (in.)

15.4

14.2

13.8

14.2

Brake Rear (in.)

15.7

14.1

14.1

14.4

Curb Weight (lbs.)

8,260

7,044

6,551

6,710

60-0 MPH (ft.)

135

NA

132

124

Not for the faint-hearted, this grand chariot graces its rider with the maximum towing capacity but that also translates to a large stopping distance. At 135 feet the Ford F-450 might be worse off than its brethren but when all things considered(especially the weight) it is safe to say that the brakes do their part very well.

Ride and Handling

The ride might be a little numb and non-responsive but on the plus side, you'll get an eagle eye view of the whole road thanks to its height. A ride befitting a king at least by its size this truck is surprisingly comfortable and inviting for a long ride. The steering response leaves much to be desired and the braking seems stiff too. For a truck with the price tag of a Corvette the Ride and handling aspect maybe the only thing that maybe disappointing if we are being extremely picky.

For the average Joe, the ride and handling is surprisingly comfortable for a lugger but urban mobility is severely restricted due to its size. Overtaking maneuvers need to be planned in advance due to the long acceleration time and the 22 feet length of the truck does not make it easy to overtake. For what its worth this is a for the countryside haulers and luggers who rarely make it past the suburbs. If you're planning to use this in the city you're going to have a hard time.

Towing Capacity

The defining trait the deciding factor whilst buying a truck it all boils down to this section because at the end of the day no one wants to buy a truck that can't lug and get the job done.

Model

Ford F-450 XL super duty

Ram 4500

GMC Sierra 3500HD Crew cab

Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab S

Maximum Towing Capacity

21000 lbs

19010 lbs

14500 lbs

12310 lbs

Leading the class again the American powerhouse steamrolls over the be trucks with ease. The massive dually crushes its competition and there's a sizable difference between the nearest competition called Ram 4500.

2020 Ford F-450 SuperDuty diesel Fuel Economy

EPA does not rate Truck's mpg.

2020 Ford F-450 SuperDuty diesel Interior

"The Super Duty's interior is not only comfortable but also very functional. Its digital display is customizable, and you can check tire pressures for both the truck and trailer right from the cab." - Edmunds

The plush interiors grace its rider with a feeling of opulence and royalty while entering the cabin. This feeling is maintained throughout the 6 seater cabin. There's no lack of interior space in this cabin the rear is as comfortable as the front seating. The retractable steps on a few models also aid in the entry and exit from the truck.

Model

Ford F-450 XL super duty

Ram 4500

GMC Sierra 3500HD Crew cab

Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab S

Passenger capacity

6

6

6

6

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

40.8/66.7/43.9

41.0/66.0/41.0

42.8/64.8/45.2

41.0/63.3/41.8

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

40.4/65.9/43.6

39.9/65.7/40.3

40.5/64.3/40.9

40.4/63.6/38.5

The F 450 is a class leader in almost all of the parameters in the above-mentioned table. Offering the roomiest of cabins the 22x8 dually does know how to spoil its handler. The rear seating is also class leading and offers more legroom than it's competitors front leg room. Now that is something you don't see every day.

Cargo volume

The Ford racks up the most impressive number of 78.5 cubic feet amongst its competition. This should be enough to satiate most people's needs and desires.

Model

Ford F-450 XL super duty

Ram 4500

GMC Sierra 3500HD Crew cab

Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab S

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

78.5

75

76.3

74

The cargo capacity is won by the class leader F 450. It is fascinating to know that the space for storage is similar in the class with the lowest being 74 and highest being 78.5.

2020 Ford F-450 SuperDuty diesel Exterior

The king of the road also looks like one, finesse, class and power all combined in one is what takes to be a royal. Opulence inducing, aesthetically pleasing the Ford F-450 is a kind of like a hard worker that even after achieving success hasn't lost touch with its roots.

Model

Ford F-450 XL super duty

Ram 4500

GMC Sierra 3500HD Crew cab

Nissan Titan XD Crew Cab S

Curb weight (lbs.)

8,260

7,044

6,551

6,710

Length(in)

266.2

NA

258.4

242.7

Width(in)

96.0

79.1

80.5

79.5

Height(in)

81.3

81.0

77.9

78.0

Ground clearance (in)

8.6

8.3

8.4

8.1

Wheelbase (in)

176.0

149.0

167.7

151.6

Intimidating, daunting and bold the Model T makers gave the f 450 everything they had. Largest wheelbase check, segment leader in length, width and height check, biggest ground clearance. With the contenders to the throne falling short the F 450 tightens its reign on the crown.

2020 Ford F-450 SuperDuty diesel Safety

Below are the safety features that come with the Ford  F-450.

  • Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point and Height Adjusters
  • Back-Up Camera
  • SOS Post Crash Alert System

NHTSA and IIHS have not yet rated the Ford F-450.

2020 Ford F-450 SuperDuty diesel Competition

F 450 vs Ram 4500

The chariot on wheels overpowers the Ram in almost every aspect and does so with class. The Ram has outdated interiors and tech that won't please someone dropping north of 50k on a vehicle. The 4500 may make up for it in the towing department but the sheer size and the not so pleasing price tag make it unappealing.

F 450 vs GMC Sierra 3500 HD

The be tonne trucks are barely a match for the behemoth. Rivaling its towing capacity all thanks to the Duramax engine the GMC gives F 450 stiff competition but in the end, is triumphed by the monstrosity called the Ford F-450.

F 450 vs Nissan Titan XD

An anomaly in the segment owing it to the large payload capacity but low towing capacity the Japanese is in for a hard time on the American soil. The Ford counterpart absolutely crushes the Nissan in every segment without mercy.

2020 Ford F-450 SuperDuty diesel Final Verdict

The 900+ lbs-ft housing monstrosity we call the F 450 is no joke and it is not here for fun and frolic either. A truck with 22 feet of length is not to be taken lightly and is one of the few one-tonne trucks available that comes pre-assembled from the factory. With severely compromised urban maneuverability the F 450 poses a challenge that is as interesting as its towing capacity.