When it comes to full-size trucks, there are some review suggestions and annual awards that speak directly to the consumers. Every year, the latest model trucks get rated on performance, safety, and off-road capabilities, all of which are essential for truck buyers. But, there is one accolade that many consumers rely on most when deciding which new truck to buy — The Kelley Blue Book Best Buy. The winner, which may not be a surprise, is the 2020 Ford F-150.
It’s not a shock, considering it’s the most popular pickup in the U.S. However, you may not realize that this is the sixth year the F-150 has earned this achievement. Today, we’ll dive into to see what makes the 2020 Ford F-150 a ‘Best Buy’ and king of the trucks for six years in a row.
What Kelley Blue Book considers for the award
To decide which pickup earns the ‘Best Buy’ recognition, KBB looks at a variety of key areas. They evaluate a truck’s ability to offer power under the hood and payload capacity. They consider towing, working, and daily drive experiences behind the wheel. Interior features contribute as well, like tech, amenities, and driver assistance options. Safety features and crash test ratings also play a significant role, too.
Among all the full-size trucks in the running for 2020, the Ford F-150 excels in each of these categories. Here’s how.
The 2020 Ford F-150 brings functional performance
At the core of everything the F-150 offers, it is a truck designed to get to work. Before the options and features, there first must be a capable pickup that excels at being a full-size performer.
F-150 is just that. Under the hood, it offers a variety of engine sizes for anyone to find just the right combination of power for the job. All of these are perfectly married to the 10-speed automatic transmission. Ford has done a great job of remembering that people need their trucks for work.
Options, features, and configurations galore
With half a dozen engine options, and even more in trim levels and additional packages, there can essentially be an F-150 for everyone. For the budget-conscious or those looking for base fleet work trucks, Ford F-150 base model is perfect.
For anyone else, more interested in cabin room for families, fuel economy for lifestyle driving, and plushy interiors for comfort 24/7, F-150 has the configuration for them as well. Find a trim level with suitable features that make sense for your needs. New for 2020, appearance package upgrades are available for the XL, XLT and Lariat trims.
Safety, tech, and driver assistance
Safety features and occupant protection go well beyond industry standards with the 2020 F-150. The NHTSA gives the SuperCrew models five stars. The 2020 F-150 has a rearview camera, with Dynamic Hitch Assist, and a host of other features as part of Ford’s Co-Pilot360.
Also available is Ford’s MyKey system, which allows for controls for speed and audio volume for secondary drivers. Available SYNC 3 for ultimate in connectivity, an 8-inch touchscreen, and Bang & Olufsen audio system enhance the occupant experience. Bluetooth, USB, Wi-Fi hot spot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto capabilities mean you’ll always be available and connected.
Price points that make sense
Another reason the 2020 Ford F-150 earns the KBB ‘Best Buy’ recognition, is its ability to fit almost any budget. Consumers can find and configure precisely the pickup they need, within a price range that makes sense. Pricing can vary with packages and extras, but range from around $30,000 all the way up to almost $70,000.
If you’re in the market this year for a new Ford truck, consider taking a closer look at F-150. Find a variation that fits your workload, lifestyle, and budget. You’ll find it’s every bit the ‘Best Buy’ that Kelley Blue Book says it is.