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  • Welcoming Our 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year Winning Ford F-250

Welcoming Our 2020 Pickup Truck of the Year Winning Ford F-250

Our Year with A $90,000 Pickup Begins Now!

Jul 21, 2020
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As part of our Pickup Truck of the Year program the winning manufacturer sends us a vehicle, outfitted just like the one that won our test, to evaluate for the period of one year. This gives us the opportunity to report back to you, our loyal readers, about issues that may arise beyond our one week of testing. Of course, it also gives us an outlet to reaffirm our decision, report on all the good test all of the features at length, and provide a real-world look at the cost of ownership. All of these are things we'd be hard pressed to complete during our Pickup Truck of the Year testing.
For 2020, the winning truck was Ford's F-250 Super Duty. After working through a series of virus-related delays, our test vehicle has finally arrived at the Truck Trend World Headquarters in Los Angeles. Like truck we tested, our long-term test Ford F-250 is equipped with the company's potent 6.7L Power Stroke diesel engine, which boasts 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque. Backing the diesel engine is Ford's 10-speed automatic transmission. Axle gears are 3.31:1 with an electronic locking rear differential. Naturally, the truck is four-wheel drive.
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The 2020 Super Duty arrived in top-spec Limited trim, meaning not many options were left on the table. We opted for Rapid Red for the color because of its great photography ability, which was a $395 upcharge. The truck also has the FX4 off-road package and all-weather floor mats, which added $535 to the price tag. The fifth-wheel prep package added $500, while wheel-well liners tacked on another $325. Ford's Tough Bed spray-in bedliner cost $595 (and is worth every penny), and stowable loading ramps tacked on $695. The roof clearance lights cost just $95. All in, the MSRP of our 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty Limited to $87,460. After destination and delivery charges the final sticker price bumps up to $89,155.
The list of standard features is nearly a mile long. A few of the high points include LED head, fog, and taillights, illuminated scuff plates, a large twin-panel moonroof, MultiContour massaging seats, and massive chrome tow hooks. The truck is also equipped with adaptive cruise control, adaptive steering, and ProTrailer backup assist. It's equipped with Sync 3 and an 8-inch touchscreen, has a wireless phone charging pad, voice activated navigation, and offers Apple CarPlay compatibility. There's also a 360-degree camera and Ford's FordPass Connect 4G WiFi hotspot, which we're excited to also test.
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So far, we've had the truck for about a week and have put nearly 400 miles on it. Ford put 2,000 miles on the truck before delivering it to us, at our request, in an effort to help the engine break-in period. Thus far, the onboard computer is indicated better than 18 mpg. We'll see what that really is once we fill the tank for the first time and do the math, but so far, it's quite encouraging. The truck is just as quiet and comfortable as we remember, and the power from the 6.7L diesel V-8 engine is quite impressive, even unloaded. We've been getting plenty of glares, and even a couple compliments, so if this is any indication it's going to be a great year.
Check back soon, and throughout the next 12 months as we work through all of the things a -ton truck should be used for. We've got long highway drives, heavy towing, lots of hauling, and daily commuting planned, and that's just the start. In addition, if there are any questions we can answer or things we should test, feel free to reach out and we'll try our best to get to all of them.
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Previous reports: N/A
Base price: $83,930
Price as tested: $89,155
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Maintenance
This period: None
Problem areas: None
Logbook Quotes
"We are beyond excited to begin our year testing this amazing pickup!"
"Nearly $90,000 for a -ton pickup kind of takes our breath away at first glance, and shocks most we have told."

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