The number of the models trackmakers offer continues to multiply and the same is with the powertrain options. The Ram 1500 was the only light-duty full-sizer with the turbodiesel option up until now. The diesel trend influenced other class members and the top-selling F-150 brought the Power Stroke diesel to the play for the refreshed 2018 version. However, the 2019 Silverado and Sierra will also have the diesel mill in the offer.
Ford also announced the hybridized powertrain and scheduled its arrival for the 2020 model year. The 2019 version will, however, come mostly unchanged and the 2019 Ford F-150 Diesel will also take the same form. It remains to see what performance will have Ram’s EcoDiesel and GM’s turbodiesel to see will Ford’s Power Stroke remain the best-in-class regarding the towing, fuel economy and torque.
2019 Ford F-150 Diesel: Performance
As it was expected the turbodiesel engine that found the way in the best-selling Ford F-150 has the roots from the Lion turbodiesel V-6 engine design by the PSA Peugeot Citron partnership more than the decade ago. The newer variant of the engine is also the part of the Land Rover family but Ford claims it spent much time upgrading and fitting the engine for its use.
The 3.0-liter V-6 Power Stroke has the Compacted Graphite Iron block and internal while uses aluminum heads. The engine uses Ford’s unique engine mounts and the die-cast structural oil pan. It makes 250 hp at 3, 250 rpm and torque of 444 lb-ft from 1, 750 to 2, 250 rpm.
The engine is the pair with Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission. Ford claims the maximum towing capacity of 11, 400 pounds. The max payload will meet 2, 020 pounds.
As for the fuel economy, Ford achieved promised 30 mpg on the highway but that will be the case for the two-wheel drive versions. The same configuration will provide 20 mpg city or 25 mpg combined. Upgrading to the four-wheel drive will bring significant efficiency reduction. With the power on all wheels, the F-150 Power Stroke will return 20 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.
2019 Ford F-150 Diesel: Styling
The 2019 Ford F-150 Diesel will have the same look as the gas-powered versions. As the things now stand, Ford will offer the Power Stroke V-6 with the Lariat, King Ranch and Limited trim. The fleet version will be delivered in XL and XLT trims.
The truck will have twin-bar style grille bracketed with the C-shaped headlights. The grille will be finished differently depending on the trim version and we will see body-colored or chromed versions with the diesel engine under the hood. The Limited version will also bring changes to the rear section for the new model year. The new bumper will come with integrated dual exhaust setup. The King Ranch will have unique styled exterior as well.
The interior won’t change from the current, refreshed form. Ford will provide great material quality and different textures depending on the trim. The level of the equipment will vary but all version with the Power Stroke engine will have the long list of the available features.
All models will have the SYNC3 infotainment system with the smartphone compatibility. The Lariat also provides the navigation, leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, memory setting, heated and 10-position power front seats. The King Ranch has Western-themed interior and large 20-inch wheels. The Limited will get more brightwork, upgraded upholstery, 22-inch wheels and standard active safety systems.
Ford offers advanced safety equipment in the upper grades. Available will be optional safety packages below the top trim version. The Lariat will add the surround view cameras and lane departure warning as an option. Upper grades will have most of these systems as the standard equipment.
There will also be there cab styles and the same number of the cargo bed configurations to choose from.
2019 Ford F-150 Diesel: Arrival, Price
Ford estimated that a long-awaited diesel option won’t actually go in large numbers. According to Ford just around 5 percent of the customers will pick the diesel-powered F-150. Four gasoline versions will split the rest.
The 2019 Ford F-150 Diesel will go to the showrooms by the end of 2018. The diesel engine will add $4000 to the price of the model and the least expensive F-150 Diesel will cost above $45, 000. Extra options and upper trims will jump over $50k instantly.