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Which 2020 Ford F-150 Trim Is the Best Value for Your Money?

Which 2020 Ford F-150 Trim Is the Best Value for Your Money?


At River City Ford, we know that sometimes choosing between multiple models of the same vehicle can be difficult. Is it really worth the extra money for added features? What exactly are you getting with that price increase? It's confusing, we know. That's why we've created this helpful 2020 F-150 trim comparison to bring you some clarity. Keep reading to find out more about each of these great 2020 F-150 trims!

 

Breaking it Down to Basics

 

First, let's take a quick look at the trims, their MSRPs, and fuel efficiency so that we have a starting point for our comparison.

 

 

Trim MSRP Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km)
XL $28,093 12.1 city / 9.3 highway
XLT $30,286 12.1 city / 9.3 highway
Lariat $40,115 12.0 city / 8.9 highway
King Ranch $59,116 14.3 city / 10.6 highway
Platinum $59,847 14.3 city / 10.6 highway
Limited $69,548 13.8 city / 11.2 highway
Raptor $76,699 15.3 city / 13.1 highway

 

 

Of the 6 engines to choose from, most end up being optional on all trims, save for the 3.5 L V6 engine for the Raptor and Limited. Personally, we find that the best middle of the road engine options are the 2.7 L V6, the 3.5L V6, or the 3.0 L V6 turbodiesel in terms of capabilities and extra cost.

 

Important Factors to ConsiderĀ 

 

When trying to decide between trim levels, it helps to make a list of what you need your pickup for. Do you own a boat or a trailer that you'll need to be hauling? Are you planning on using this as a work pickup? What about off-roading? Your needs will help determine what trim is best for your lifestyle. Obviously, if you're an off-road enthusiast, you'll want to seriously consider the Raptor. If you're looking for a high-end pickup for the farm, choose the King Ranch. The Platinum and Limited trims are really nice for people who are going to be spending a lot of time on the road - think hauling a trailer on a cross-country road trip. They're luxurious, so if you're not fussy about interiors accoutrements and want to get a great deal, try a trim level like the XLT which is virtually the same as the XL with one more engine option.

 

River City Ford's Top Pick

 

You'll notice that we haven't mentioned the Lariat yet. This trim falls right in the middle of the price range for the Ford F-150 and has arguably the best fuel efficiency which is important to note when factoring in the rising prices at the pumps. The standard engine option is the 2.7 L EcoBoost with 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. It's paired with a 10-speed transmission with an upper block and cylinders that are made of the same high-strength compacted graphite iron used in the Super Duty 6.7 L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel.

 

Of course, like all F-150 trims, the Lariat comes with an 8-inch LCD productivity screen to provide you with useful information such as fuel economy and towing data. This is standard in the Lariat, unlike the lower-level trims where it'll cost extra.

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