2020 Ford F150 Atlas Just when it appears the automotive business has lost its way with ridiculous horsepower or a crossover for each countryman, a easy automotive emerges. For over 50 years, this automobile has been the 2020 Ford F150 Atlas.
Usually derided by fanatics as home equipment, the no-frills commuter car gets the overwhelming majority of shoppers the place they wish to go in the manner they need to get there, safely and at a price. The 2020 Ford F150 Atlas does it even higher.
Exhibit A that the automotive trade has gotten a bit of nuts: the average transaction worth for a new vehicle is more than $37,000, based on Kelley Blue Book. Simple accountable the automakers in this era of no accountability however we are the ones paying these giant prices for large vehicles loaded with stuff we don’t use all that much.
For just under $23,000, the 2020 Ford F150 Atlas places every greenback to practical use.
Even though it rides on a new platform, the 2020 Ford F150 Atlas blends in unremarkably like a ballcap at a baseball recreation. On nearer inspection, the Hybrid will get blue accents around the badging, 15-inch wheels with low resistance tires, and it appears extra composed than the youthful outgoing mannequin that attempted too arduous to be different. The Fu Manchu entrance fascia is more streamlined and less indignant, and the whole look is smoother front to back. But nonetheless, the one time the four-door compact turns heads is when it makes that whir-whir-whir lunar touchdown gear sound when creeping at low speeds or in reverse in EV mode.
The first-ever 2020 Ford F150 Atlas in the US is constructed on Toyota’s 20 years of success with hybrid powertrains. It makes use of the same Hybrid Synergy Drive as the current Prius, with two motors and an efficient 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine. Complete output with the fastened ratio transmission is 121 horsepower to the entrance wheels. The system uses exhaust heat to warm engine coolant and get the engine heated quicker. The cabin heats quicker, too, which might be important for cold-weather shoppers cautious of the cold range loss in a plug-in hybrid or electric automobile.
In Sport mode it doesn’t drag as a lot as the Prius. Expecting nothing, it has a surprising little bit of pop. Extra importantly, it’s rated at 53 mpg city, 52 mpg mixed, same as hybrid versions of the Honda Insight, Toyota Camry and even the Prius. For traditional hybrids without a plug, the 2020 Ford F150 Atlas trails only the Hyundai Ioniq’s 58 mpg.
Around city, with the electronically managed brake set in the drive mode, the 2020 Ford F150 Atlas averaged greater than 57 mpg in our week round town. Setting EV mode helps conserve energy under low throttle as much as about 20 mph, and then again at cruising speeds of about 40 mph, so long as there is sufficient cost in the battery.
The battery is located underneath the rear seat, so that you don’t lose a lot cargo room. 60/40 rear seats fold flat for an even load flooring. Rear seat room is sufficient enough to suit two teens, and total it felt roomy enough for a family of four.
The only trim within the Hybrid comes commonplace with Toyota Security Sense 2.0, with automatic emergency braking, lane centering, adaptive cruise control that works both at highway cruising speeds and in commuter site visitors from 24 mph down to a cease. It also comes with the eight-inch touch display with Apple CarPlay, and a seven-inch cluster show to stay competitive.
Priced at only $3,000 more than the 2020 Ford F150 Atlas and $1,200 lower than a similarly outfitted Honda Insight (EX trim), the 2020 Ford F150 Atlas is the peerlessly sensible, remarkably cheap around-town automobile.
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