2020 Ford F-250 - Driven
The Ford F-Series has been the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. for over four decades now, and this legacy seems sufficient to introduce it. The company has a range of pickup trucks, ranging from light-duty to heavy-duty and for varied purposes. The list is exhaustive, but the bottom line is that if you need a full-size pickup truck, no matter what the budget or usage pattern, Ford has an offering for you, right from F-150 to the F-750.
While the F-150 is the best-seller of the lot and suffices for most of the needs, people looking for a little heavy-duty work tend to hop on to the next available option – the F-250. The F-250 is the entry-level model pf the Super Duty series that also includes the F-350 and F-450. This isn’t outright expensive, comes with strong specs, and fits the bill for most people looking to use it as a work truck. It is offered even with premium features on the top trim.
Recently, the 2020 Ford F-250 arrived at the Top Speed headquarters in the mid-Lariat trim, and here are our impressions of this beast:
This Radio-Controlled Ford F450 Dually Is The Workhorse of the RC World
Electrification has struck the pickup truck segment, but heavy-duty trucks are yet to be powered by batteries. However, CEN Racing has ‘developed’ an electric F-450 and we are loving it. It comes with all the heavy-duty goodies you’d expect, like a four-wheel-drive system, dually-rear-wheel setup, all-terrain tires, etc. But, the catch is that it is one-tenth the size of the actual truck. Say what?
Will you Pay $80,000 for a Fully-Loaded 2021 Ford F-150?
Kim Kardashian went about ‘breaking the internet’ a couple of years ago and her husband could do the same if he becomes the President of the U.S. In between these things came the Ford Bronco, which has been the talk of the town ever since it was unveiled and is a worthy candidate for the same award. Such is the off-roader’s hype that many have forgotten the fourteenth-gen 2021 Ford F-150 was also unveiled just a couple of weeks before it.
If it was any other time, America’s best-selling vehicle would’ve garnered all the attention; but not this time. However, there is some news on that front as well. According to a report from CarsDirect, the 2021 F-150 could go north of $80,000. How about that!
Chevy’s Pushrod LS Crate Engine Finally Has Some Competition From Ford
Ford’s iconic pushrod V-8 engine, the Windsor, was discontinued in 2000 after almost 40 years on the market, leaving the Modular engine as the main mill across the entire lineup. From the Mustang to the F-Series trucks, this engine has powered almost every vehicle with a Ford or Lincoln badge since 1990.
The Blue Oval then revived the pushrod engine in 2019 in the form of a 7.3-liter V-8 dubbed Godzilla. Originally offered in the fourth-generation F-250 truck, the mill is now available as a crate engine. And it’s Ford’s long-awaited answer to General Motor’s LS crate engine, also a cam-in-block pushrod design.
Can a First-Gen Tesla Roadster Really Pull a Massive Ford F-650?
Tug-of-war became a super hit after Tesla released a video of the Cybertruck towing the F-150 with ease. Since then, we’ve seen all sorts of such wars involving cars; some that are on par with each other, and some radically different. We even saw one vehicle take on three other cars at a time
The two vehicles in question are a Tesla Roadster and a Ford F-650. There is nothing in common between them. It’s more like a family feud that’s still not over. Will the F-650 get the redemption for Ford, or will the Roadster push the scoreboard to 2-0 for Tesla?
2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty Highboy Package by Long McArthur Ford
Trucks seem to the hot favorites for aftermarket companies to work on. For people with deep pockets, there are companies like Hennessey and Roush. But, when you’re on a budget, you’d prefer to stick to the accessories and packages sold by the automaker itself. One Ford dealer that has gone above and beyond the factory packages is Long McArthur. The Salina, Kansas-based dealership has created many special editions in the past, like the F-150 Cattleman Edition and the F-150 Sidewinder.
Now, the company has revived one of its old packages that would give the perfect, evocative feel to the 2020 F-250. Called the Highboy, this package is based on the namesake Ford trucks sold in the 60s and 70s. This year didn’t start on a good note anyway; so, why not dial it back and live with the retro vibes?
Ken Block Drifts An 8,000-Pound Ford F-450 Dually Because Of Course He Can
Ken Block is the G.O.A.T when it comes to drifting. Give this man any vehicle with four wheels, an engine, a transmission, and a steering wheel and he’ll drift it; in this case, six wheels. It doesn’t matter how big or small the vehicle is. For some reason, Ken Block thought drifting an F-450 dually would be fun. It sounds absurd and laughable, but he managed to drift an 8,000-pound truck like it was some customized hatch.
This Is What The Infamous ’Death Wobble’ is Like On A Newer Ford F-350
Have you heard of ’Death Wobble’? If you are a truck owner or truck enthusiast, you would’ve come across this term often. Jeep came under scrutiny for this, but Ford customers have also reported this issue on the Super Duty trucks.
There are multiple videos and complaints on the internet where the drivers experience violent jostling and shaking from the whole front end and it feels like the vehicle is just going to tear apart. To get an idea of how it feels, check out this video of a 2018 Ford F-350 experiencing a death wobble on the highway out of nowhere.
Godzilla Engine In the Ford Super Duty Could Receive A Mighty Boost Thanks To A New Whipple Supercharger
Not long ago Ford launched the 7.3-liter Godzilla engine for its Super Duty pickup truck series. The engine provides the best-in-class power and torque figures, but it looks like things are about to get even better.
Ford’s long-time supplier Whipple is working on a supercharger for the Godzilla engine that could give it mad levels of power. Photos of the supercharger surfaced online, but the final unit will look slightly different. Even more important, the supercharger is going to arrive eventually and we could have a Godzilla engine that’s churning out 700 horses! Does this mean the engine will be used in other Ford products as well?
30,000-Pound Towing Comparison: GMC Sierra 3500 vs Ford F-350 Tow Test
The folks at TFL came up with the ultimate tests when it comes to heavy-duty trucks. The current crop of top-of-the-line heavy-duty trucks boasts of towing capacity in excess of 30,000 pounds, but how many of them actually use it to full capacity?
What’s worse is that these ratings aren’t tested by external agencies either. So, how well do the trucks fare when pushed to their limits? The TFL team decided to conduct this test on the 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali and the 2020 Ford F-350 King Ranch.Oh, and they also took these trucks to the drag strip for a fun race. Are these big boys allowed to have this kind of fun? If yes, why weren’t we exposed to this kind of sacrilege before?
Video: Would You Treat Your $100,000 Ford F-350 Like This?
My break-up didn’t hurt as much as watching this video did. Here’s a heavily customized Ford F-350, valued at roughly $100,000, going through mud and slush until its unrecognizable. Well, these heavy-duty monster trucks can sure tackle whatever gets thrown at them, but this is simply brutal. However, such “tests” also show how much the trucks can withstand.
2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty Baja Forged by LGE-CTS Motorsports
One of the baddest and meanest trucks to have graced this year’s SEMA Show is this Ford F-250 Super Duty Baja Forged by LGE-CTS Motorsports, a California-based aftermarket company. There is nothing to not like about this truck. It looks vintage, it has the ‘Baja’ identity, and it has the old-school persona attached to it. The Baja Forged Super Duty is an all-in-one mobile command center, workshop, and campsite that will be utilized as a chase truck for the Baja Forged Ford Ranger that was launched by the company at last year’s SEMA Show. Such is the versatility of the truck that even Ford calls this the “Swiss army knife for the modern adventurer.” Need we say anything more about it?
Following the Ranger-Rave, Ford Has Now Announced a Custom Super Duty 2019 SEMA Lineup
Ford recently announced its custom Ranger lineup for the 2019 SEMA. The trucks were really impressive in terms of products, but in the bigger picture, it showed that Ford is ready to get out of its comfort zone. This will play a big role for Ford moving forward because the American automaker is not known to be a mod-friendly brand as, say, Jeep or Land Rover. To further strengthen this, Ford has now revealed that it will be bringing to SEMA a series of Super Duty truck concepts as well. I was impressed a lot with the Ranger lineup, so let’s see how the Super Duty range turns out.
How Much Can the 2020 Ford Super Duty Tow? A lot!
After just three years on the market, the fourth-generation Ford Super Duty has been issued a commanding update, the most noticeable of which comes in the form of an updated 6.7-liter, Turbodiesel, V-8 that now delivers 475 horsepower and 1,050 pound-feet of torque right off the production line without the need for any upgrades. This positions the Ford Super Duty at the top of its class in terms of power and torque, towing capacity, and payload capacity. So what is the Ford Super Duty capable of now?
Ford Introduces An All-New 7.3-liter, V-8 Engine For The F-Series Truck
With sedan sales going down and truck sales going up, automakers are shifting their focus on these big, brutish machines. All of them are trying to snatch a share of the pie from Ford – a company that has been ruling the segment for over four decades. Being at the top, Ford is under immense pressure to save its crown, and to be honest, the Blue Oval is actually doing quite well. From introducing the new Bronco, to unveiling the new electric F-150’s prowess, Ford has its hands full here. Amidst all this, the company revealed the all-new 7.3-liter V-8 engine that will make its way under the hood of the F-Series pickup truck. This is not a simple engine addition to the lineup. This new engine will don many hats and will help Ford get out of a lot of sticky wickets moving forward.
2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty STX
Heard of the Ford F-Series? Okay, that’s a pretty stupid question to begin with. The F-Series has been a top-seller for decades. So, unless you live under the rock, you have definitely seen and heard about it. But, what about the Ford F-250 Super Duty STX? Now, this is not a variant of the truck. It is merely a package to make your truck look prettier. However, the STX package is one of the cheapest ones out there and is actually a value-for-money proposition.