A TFLtruck reader reached out to us this week with the following question: The 3.0-liter PowerStroke diesel V-6 is no longer an option on the 2020 Ford F-150 configurator site. Is the 2020 Ford F-150 Diesel being discontinued? What’s going on? We reached out to Ford, and here is what we found out.
Ford says, the 3.0L diesel V6 engine is still available for the 2020 F-150, and their configurator is showing it. Here is a screenshot Ford sent to us.
We (at TFLtruck) went through the 2020 Ford F-150 configurator and could NOT find a 3.0L V6 Diesel option no matter which trim level, zip code, or optional package we chose.
The engine is available as a $4,000 option on Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum models, but is now entirely absent this year.
The EPA has yet to publish official ratings for the 3.0-liter diesel V-6. As a point of reference, the EPA rated the diesel engine at 22 City / 30 Highway / 25 Combined mpg for 2019. Power figures stood at 250 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque.
There may also be another, as-yet unknown reason why you can’t build a 2020 Ford F-150 with a PowerStroke diesel. At the moment, it does not make a great deal of sense to pull the engine, at a time when both of Ford’s rivals just started offering their own diesel alternatives. Against the likes of GM’s 3.0-liter Duramax inline-six and Ram’s 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V-6 options.