The Ford Super Duty lineup has always been known for its superior capability — and that’s not changing any time soon. The revised 2020 Super Duty pickup now has more torque, payload, and towing power than ever before.
The 2020 Ford Super Duty has raised the bar in its segment, boasting an increase in capability to more than 680 kilograms more towing power than its competitors. The new F-450 can tow up to 16,783 kilograms for a goose-neck — nearly four times what your driver’s license will allow in the majority of provinces. And this increase is across the lineup. For instance, the F-350 boasts a maximum 16,215 kilograms of goose-neck towing.
For the 2020 model year, the Ford Super Duty lineup also comes available with a 6.7-litre Power Stroke® diesel V8 engine. With this engine, the Ford pickup can achieve up to 1,050 lb-ft of torque. That’s 50 lb-ft more than the Ram 3500’s 1,000 lb-ft option. The Ford Super Duty lineup also comes available with a 6.2-litre engine that produces 385 horsepower and gets a class-leading payload of 7,850 pounds, and an all-new 7.3-litre V8, which produces 430 horsepower and 475 lb-ft of torque.
If this extra power isn’t enough, you can also get the new Ford Pro Trailer Backup Assist technology, which will allow you to take advantage of all this trailering capability. This tech works to help you reverse when you have a trailer on your hitch, whether it’s a fifth-wheel, goose-neck, or conventional one.
According to Ford, the muscular new 2020 Super Duty should start rolling in at dealership lots across Canada by the end of the year — including here at Downtown Ford.
Ford is looking to shake things up with the 2020 Ford Escape. The American carmaker recently introduced the redesigned crossover, and it will offer a larger interior and more powertrains than before — including two eco-friendly options.
The newest Escape continues to come in four trim levels — S, SE, SEL, and Titanium — but it will also offer a slew of changes to appeal to Canadian drivers.
This crossover arrives with a wheelbase and track that are each 20 millimetres longer, giving consumers more interior space than before. The interior has also received an upgrade, including a classier design that will appeal to more people.
One of the biggest changes to the Escape is its powertrain lineup. The first option is a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder EcoBoost® engine that puts out 180 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. A re-engineered 2.0-litre EcoBoost® four-cylinder will also be available, putting out 250 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. Each engine comes with a new eight-speed automatic transmission.
The most notable powertrain is the new hybrid and plug-in hybrid option. These models use the same 2.5-litre Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine, combining it with an Electronic Continuously Variable Transmission. The normal hybrid pairs this powertrain with a 1.1-kWh batter that gives it a total system output of 198 horsepower.
For the plug-in hybrid model, this powertrain comes paired to a 14.4-kWh batter that will recharge in 3.5 hours using a 220-volt outlet. It can drive up to 58 electric-only kilometres and produces a total system output of 209 horsepower.
If you’d like to take the all-new 2020 Ford Escape for a test drive, it should be available at Downtown Ford sometime this fall (spring 2020 for the plug-in hybrid).