Status: Unchanged for 2020 - Ford continues to dominate the light-duty pickup segment and will likely maintain that position with continuous improvements to the F-150. Most recently was the arrival of Ford's Power Stroke V-6 turbo-diesel to the lineup. It's rated at 440 pound-feet of torque and 22 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway and 25 mpg, combined. Doubtless aiding the conservation of fuel is the auto-stop/start program that shuts off the engine when briefly stopped. The rest of the powertrain lineup includes a V-6, two turbocharged V-6s and a non-turbo V-8. All choices are connected to 10-speed automatic transmissions, other than the base non-turbo V-6 that uses a six-speed automatic. The returning F-150-based 450-horsepower Raptor comes with electronically controlled Fox-brand shocks, a Trail Control system that keeps the pickup from breaking loose when heading downhill, and available Recaro-brand front seats. A new F-150 is slated for the 2021 model year. Will Ford make it out aluminum like the current version? Stay tuned.
Base price (incl. destination): $30,100; $54,450 (Raptor)
Type: Full-size pickup
Engines (h.p.): 3.3-liter V-6 (290); 2.7-liter V-6; turbocharged (325); 3.5-liter V-6, turbocharged (375/450); 5.0-liter V-8 (395); 3.0-liter V-6 turbo-diesel (250)
Transmissions: Six-speed automatic (base V-6); 10-speed automatic
Layout: Rear- /four-wheel-drive
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 15/22/17 (base V-6)
Base weight (lb.): 5,000