2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty

MSRP range: $54,630 - $90,860
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MSRP$67,550
Edmunds suggests you pay$61,721

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2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty Review

  • Turbodiesel V8 generates immense power and torque
  • The towing champion in Ford’s Super Duty lineup
  • Spacious cab offers many convenience and technology options
  • Extra-wide front axle helps it turn tighter than Ford's other HD models
  • Price tag starts high and soars with options
  • 19.5-inch commercial tires can be expensive to replace
  • F-450's heavier weight means lower payload compared to F-350
  • Next-generation 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8 engine
  • New heavy-duty 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Improved towing technologies
  • Upgraded infotainment and safety systems

Ford's pickup truck lineup is relatively simple to understand. As the numbers get progressively bigger, the trucks get more capable. The 2020 Ford F-450 represents the pinnacle of the non-commercial fleet. Properly equipped, it can tow up to 37,000 pounds thanks to 1,050 lb-ft of stump-pulling torque delivered by a next-generation 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8 engine.

On the inside, supportive seats, abundant space, and plenty of features make it easy to live with the F-450. Hook up your trailer and load up all your heaviest gear and you'll still have a vehicle that can pamper you on the longest of road trips. For maximum towing and hauling, though, you'll need the less accommodating regular-cab configuration instead of the more popular crew cab.

You might not expect it from such a massive vehicle, but the F-450 is available with many technology and safety features. Infotainment highlights include newly standard FordPass Connect with 4G LTE Wi-Fi service and available wireless smartphone charging, while the list of driving aids expands to include automatic emergency braking. Ford also makes its driving assistance and collision avoidance tech standard on all F-450s except for the base XL trim.

Towing is the name of this truck's game, and the 2020 F-450 Super Duty adds two critically important pieces of technology to support that role. The first is improved Trailer Reverse Guidance, which now works with both fifth-wheel and gooseneck trailers. The second is Pro Trailer Backup Assist, which is a semi-automated steering technology that makes reversing a trailer easier.

You do have to pay more for the 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty compared to other heavy-duty trucks. But if you need maximum capability, it's pretty much in a class of its own.

Which F-450 Super Duty does Edmunds recommend?

Our recommendation for most F-450 buyers is the XLT trim level. Available in regular-cab or crew-cab configuration, XLT trim delivers maximum towing and hauling capability combined with most of the features you'll really want, such as Sync 3 infotainment and Ford's CoPilot360 safety systems.

Ford F-450 Super Duty models

The 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty is a full-size heavy-duty pickup available in six trim levels: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch, Platinum and Limited. Cab configurations include regular cab (XL and XLT only) and crew cab, each equipped with an 8.2-foot bed and a dual rear-wheel axle. The only engine is a turbocharged 6.7-liter diesel V8 that puts out an impressive 475 horsepower and 1,050 lb-ft of torque. A 10-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive are standard, and four-wheel drive is optional.

Base XL models come standard with 19.5-inch commercial tires mounted on polished forged aluminum wheels, which bring the only real bling to the truck's exterior. Inside, the F-450 XL is equipped with air conditioning, vinyl seat and floor coverings, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and manual windows and door locks. A rearview camera is standard, along with Sync Bluetooth connectivity and FordPass Connect including Wi-Fi service for up to 10 devices. Every F-450 also has a trailer-towing preparation package for fifth-wheel and gooseneck trailers.

Step up to the XLT and you get chrome exterior trim, cloth upholstery, carpeted floors, and power-operated mirrors, windows and door locks. Sync 3 infotainment is standard with XLT trim, adding an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Ford also equips the F-450 XLT with its Co-Pilot360 suite of driving assistance and collision avoidance systems.

The midrange Lariat adds power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable pedals, and a 10-speaker premium sound system. This version also includes power-telescoping and -folding side mirrors, a power-sliding rear window, and rear parking sensors.

Western-themed King Ranch models add special exterior and interior trim, along with unique leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. This trim also equips the F-450 with remote engine starting, automatic wipers with a de-icing function, a power-remote tailgate release, wireless device charging, a navigation system, and camera-based trailer towing aids.

Platinum models throw in adaptive steering, adaptive cruise control, LED headlights and foglights, power-deploying side steps, and a built-in tailgate step. Premium leather and heated rear seats are also standard.

At the top of the lineup is the Limited trim level. It comes only with four-wheel drive and includes a fancy grille, massaging front seats wrapped in exclusive two-tone leather, leather-wrapped dashboard and door armrest trim, a faux suede headliner, and a dual-panel sunroof.

Many standard features offered on upper trim levels are available as options on the rest of the lineup. Other noteworthy add-ons include fifth-wheel and gooseneck trailer hitch kits, a power takeoff feature to power accessories using the engine, stowable loading ramps, a supplemental rapid cab heater, trailer tire-pressure monitoring and a spray-in bedliner.

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    XL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A)
    So last year I purchased a 2020 ford f-450 in the last week of August, from crossroads Ford in Sanford NC, for my hotshot trucking company. From the start I have had the worst experience with ford. The most recent event was my on January 12, 2020 you truck in which I purchased less than a year ago has broken down. Turns out the truck has a faulty transmission and apparently after a lot of research this is common , so common that Ford is in the process of arbitration because of it. but instead of pulling their truck they continue to see these trucks to the public. today is now February 22,2021 and after 40 plus days and numerous phone calls where I was hung up on by the cooperate office (resolution center), told I would be called back and never called back and treated like a factory defect was my fault. I have almost lost my business because of this. To be a startup company and already be loosing my transportation account is a nightmare. The unprofessionalism of Ford is ridiculous. I will never Purchase another ford. I'm currently still without my truck.

    Features & Specs

    Base MSRP
    $57,395
    MPG & Fuel
    N/A City / N/A Hwy / N/A Combined
    Fuel Tank Capacity: 48.0 gal. capacity
    Seating
    6 seats
    Drivetrain
    Type: four wheel drive
    Transmission: 10-speed shiftable automatic
    Engine
    V8 cylinder
    Horsepower: 475 hp @ 2800 rpm
    Torque: 1050 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
    Basic Warranty
    3 yr./ 36000 mi.
    Dimensions
    Length: 266.2 in. / Height: 82.1 in. / Width: 96.0 in.
    Curb Weight: 8587 lbs.
    Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: N/A
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    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite F-450 Super Duty safety features:

    Automatic Emergency Braking
    Automatically applies the brakes if the driver does not respond to the forward collision warning system.
    Blind-Spot Warning with Trailer Coverage
    Monitors the vehicle's or trailer's blind spots, alerting the driver when a lane change is unsafe.
    Lane Departure Warning
    Warns the driver when the vehicle unintentionally drifts too close to or over the lane markings.

    Ford F-450 Super Duty vs. the competition

    2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty

    2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty

    2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty

    2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty

    Ford F-450 Super Duty vs. Ford F-350 Super Duty

    The F-450 gives Ford maximum trailering-capacity bragging rights, at 37,000 pounds. But that capability exceeds the F-350's only with a regular-cab configuration. When it comes to towing, the F-450 Crew Cab is actually less capable than a properly outfitted F-350 Crew Cab. The F-350 also hauls more payload regardless of cab style.

    Compare Ford F-450 Super Duty & Ford F-350 Super Duty features 

    Ford F-450 Super Duty vs. Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD

    Chevrolet redesigned the Silverado HD for 2020, substantially increasing the truck's towing capacity with the optional turbodiesel engine. Chevy also adds numerous trailer towing technologies to the 2020 Silverado HD, including a camera that lets you virtually see through the trailer. But Ford's Super Duty still supplies superior towing and payload ratings.

    Compare Ford F-450 Super Duty & Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD features 

    Ford F-450 Super Duty vs. Ram 3500

    Ram pushed engine development to a new level with the 3500 Heavy Duty's complete reengineering for 2019. That included the optional turbodiesel engine cranking out 1,000 lb-ft of torque. For 2020, Ford one-ups its rival while delivering superior towing and payload ratings. Still, the Ram's signature styling and more upscale, luxurious cabin are mighty appealing.

    Compare Ford F-450 Super Duty & Ram 3500 features 

    FAQ

    Is the Ford F-450 Super Duty a good car?

    The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 F-450 Super Duty both on the road and at the track. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Ford F-450 Super Duty. Learn more

    What's new in the 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty:

    • Next-generation 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8 engine
    • New heavy-duty 10-speed automatic transmission
    • Improved towing technologies
    • Upgraded infotainment and safety systems
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    Is the Ford F-450 Super Duty reliable?

    To determine whether the Ford F-450 Super Duty is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the F-450 Super Duty. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the F-450 Super Duty's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

    Is the 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 F-450 Super Duty is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

    How much should I pay for a 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty?

    The least-expensive 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty is the 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $54,630.

    Other versions include:

    • Platinum 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) which starts at $83,520
    • XL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) which starts at $57,395
    • King Ranch 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) which starts at $75,545
    • Platinum 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) which starts at $80,755
    • XL 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) which starts at $54,630
    • Lariat 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) which starts at $69,745
    • XLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) which starts at $63,170
    • XLT 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) which starts at $60,410
    • Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) which starts at $90,860
    • King Ranch 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) which starts at $78,310
    • Lariat 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) which starts at $66,980
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    What are the different models of Ford F-450 Super Duty?

    If you're interested in the Ford F-450 Super Duty, the next question is, which F-450 Super Duty model is right for you? F-450 Super Duty variants include Platinum 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A), XL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A), King Ranch 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A), and Platinum 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A). For a full list of F-450 Super Duty models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty

    2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty Overview

    The 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty is offered in the following submodels: F-450 Super Duty Crew Cab, F-450 Super Duty Regular Cab. Available styles include Platinum 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A), XL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A), King Ranch 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A), Platinum 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A), XL 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A), Lariat 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A), XLT 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A), XLT 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A), XL 2dr Regular Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A), XLT 2dr Regular Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A), Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A), XLT 2dr Regular Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A), King Ranch 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A), Lariat 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A), and XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A).

    What do people think of the 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty?

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    What's a good price for a New 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty?

    2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A)

    The 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $67,550. The average price paid for a new 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) is trending $5,829 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $5,829 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $61,721.

    The average savings for the 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty XL 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) is 8.6% below the MSRP.

    2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A)

    The 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $69,335. The average price paid for a new 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) is trending $6,044 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $6,044 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $63,291.

    The average savings for the 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty XLT 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) is 8.7% below the MSRP.

    2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A)

    The 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $74,365. The average price paid for a new 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) is trending $6,493 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $6,493 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $67,872.

    The average savings for the 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty Lariat 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) is 8.7% below the MSRP.

    2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty King Ranch 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A)

    The 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty King Ranch 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $84,005. The average price paid for a new 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty King Ranch 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) is trending $7,356 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $7,356 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $76,649.

    The average savings for the 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty King Ranch 4dr Crew Cab DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) is 8.8% below the MSRP.

    2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty Platinum 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A)

    The 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty Platinum 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $88,220. The average price paid for a new 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty Platinum 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) is trending $7,657 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $7,657 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $80,563.

    The average savings for the 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty Platinum 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) is 8.7% below the MSRP.

    2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A)

    The 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $94,465. The average price paid for a new 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) is trending $8,210 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $8,210 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $86,255.

    The average savings for the 2020 Ford F-450 Super Duty Limited 4dr Crew Cab 4WD DRW (6.7L 8cyl Turbodiesel 10A) is 8.7% below the MSRP.

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