Remember when Ford Philippines brought back the F-150? Launched last year, the thirteenth generation pick-up served as the brand's biggest truck in the country. However, its local debut came at an odd time.
Just a few weeks after the pick-up returned to the Philippine market in an official capacity, Ford launched the all-new fourteenth generation F-150 in the US. Sleeker, meaner, and more high-tech, we wondered why Ford did not wait for the all-new pick-up truck.
After more than a year of waiting, however, the 2022 F-150 has officially arrived in the country. But what difference does it have over the 2020 model apart from a new turbo-diesel engine under the hood?
To give you a better idea, we'll be comparing the top-of-the-line 2020 F-150 4x4 Platinum and the 2022 F-150 4x4 Lariat Sport.
If there's one thing that's similar with the 2020 and 2022 models of the F-150, it's their gargantuan size. Serving as the brand's full-size pick-up truck, the F-150 is leaps and bounds bigger than the midsize Ranger. But is the all-new F-150 larger than the model it replaced?
2020 Ford F-150 dimensions
Starting with the previous generation of the pick-up, it measures 5890mm long, 2029mm wide, and 1961mm tall. As for the 2022 model, it's 5885mm long, 2029mm wide, and 1961mm tall. Despite the 5mm difference in length and being a generation behind, it seems Ford was content with the F-150's current size. Its wheelbase, on the other hand, is now slightly longer by 10mm – extending from 3683mm to 3693mm.
2022 Ford F-150 dimensions
For those looking to get an F-150 and are concerned about a difference in exterior dimensions, there's no need because both generations are similarly-sized. Just double-check if your garage can fit this piece of Americana with ease.
Jampacked to the brim
Apart from making big pick-up trucks, Ford is also known for packing in lots of features on their vehicles. The F-150 is no different and it's fully loaded with tons of features and amenities.
Starting with the 2022 model, it gets a big 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system that runs on the latest SYNC 4 system. It gets wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, and USB connectivity. It also comes with an 8-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system that audiophiles will surely like, along with 6 USB charging ports.
2022 Ford F-150 interior
Complementing the large touchscreen is an equally massive 12-inch instrument panel. Aside from showing the speedometer and tachometer, the new display can also show satellite navigation, the media system, as well as a bigger multi-info screen.
Other key features available in the all-new F-150 are power-adjustable seats (with driver memory function), a power tilt/telescopic steering column, electrically-adjustable pedals, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated/ventilated front seats, a twin-panel moonroof, and LED ambient lighting.
2020 Ford F-150 interior
As for the 2020 F-150, it gets almost similar appointments such as the power-adjustable front seats/pedals/steering column with memory function, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated/ventilated front seats, and LED ambient lighting.
However, it only gets traditional gauges on the instrument panel, a separate multi-info display, and a smaller 8-inch touchscreen media system that runs on SYNC 3. Strangely, the previous F-150 comes with a better sound system thanks to a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen.
With the 2022 packing more high-tech amenities, it seems you do get more bang for your back in the latest F-150.
EcoBoost vs Powerstroke
Perhaps the biggest difference between the previous generation and the all-new model is what's under the hood. Whereas the 2020 model came with a gasoline-powered twin-turbo V6, the 2022 F-150 gets a turbo-diesel V6 instead.
Beginning with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, the twin-turbo V6 cranked out 380 PS at 5000 rpm along with 637 Nm of torque at 3500 rpm. Meanwhile, the new 3.0-liter Powerstroke turbo-diesel V6 makes 253 PS and 596 Nm of torque. Despite the difference in power outputs, both engines are connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission with 4WD.
With customers clamoring for a diesel-powered F-150, it seems the folks from Ford were listening and instead brought the 3.0-liter Powerstroke. But will the Powerstroke version be more fuel-efficient than the gas-powered EcoBoost engine? We plan to find out once we get our hands on an F-150 diesel.
Like most Fords, the F-150 is no stranger when it comes to safety features. Both the 2020 and 2022 models come with anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, brake assist, hill-start assist, trailer assist, hill-descent control, roll stability control, traction control, electronic stability control, tire pressure monitoring system, and a 360-degree camera system.
But what is perhaps its most important safety feature is the Ford Co-Pilot 360 2.0. This serves as the pick-up's intelligent safety systems that aim to give both driver and passengers extra peace of mind while on the road. Available in both the EcoBoost and Powerstroke versions, the pick-up comes with the following; pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go, lane-keep assist, automatic high beam, automatic parking assist, and blind-spot information with rear-cross traffic alert.
The two vehicles may be a generation apart, but Ford made sure that both are equally safe on the road. Hopefully, Ford makes the Co-Pilot 360 2.0 available to lesser models in the future.
Show me the money
After running the numbers and checking out its features, we now come to the suggested retail prices of the two. When the F-150 first returned last year, the top-of-the-line 4x4 Platinum retailed for PHP 2,998,000. Pricey, yes, but the new 4x4 Lariat Sport has a bigger sticker price of PHP 3,398,000.
Sure it gets new and upgraded features (plus a turbo-diesel engine), but the jump in price might surprise F-150 buyers should they be interested in getting one. But for those that are looking for everything in a full-size pick-up truck, the Ford F-150 does cover pretty much everything.
Do you think the price of the 2022 F-150 4x4 Lariat Sport is justified? Let us know in the comments below.