Video: Is this Ford 2020 F-150 XL FX4 Work Truck A Good Deal, Or Just Too Bare Bones?

Is this 2020 Ford F-150 XL 4X4 Crew Cab worth $45,000?

Sure this 2020 Ford F-150 XL 4X4 Crew Cab costs about $45,000, but a base model 2021 F-150 starts at $28,940. The model in this video has the 325 horsepower, 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 that makes 400 lb-ft of torque connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission. It’s also a crew cab equipped with the FX4 off-road package. Still, compared to other trims, this 2020 F-150 4×4 FX4 work truck is fairly bare bones.

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In this configuration, the tow rating is 7,600 pounds, with a payload capacity of 1,538 pounds. This model has a 3.55 rear axle rating and a locking rear diff. You can tow more with the optional 3.73 rear axle. It also comes with hill-decent control. This package also has Pro Trailer Backup Assist – the rotary-dial trailer backing system.

Our tester has a 5-1/2-foot bed with no other frills. It does not have a spray-in bedliner, fancy infotainment screen or high-end seats. It is, just a few steps up from a base model 4×4. With this setup, it is a popular combination for consumers who need 4X4 and decent overall performance.

Not all trucks are built the same.

We wanted to show you an example of an “affordable” truck, not just an inexpensive F-150. There are other new trucks out there that offer comparable equipment for a bit less. It depends on the packages you get and the timing, among other thigs. Right now, Ford is bringing out their nearly all-new 2021 F-150, so dealerships may be willing to wheel and deal to move these older models.

Andre has heard viewer’s request to review more trucks with lower prices. Sure, $45,000 isn’t cheap – but it is considered competitive in a market that has ridiculous prices everywhere. Some mid-size 4X4s cost more (with options). Check out this video and let us know what you think of the pricing vs. packaging.

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.