New 2020 Ford F-150 trucks are all equipped with standard automatic emergency braking technology, the automaker confirmed Thursday.
Previously, automatic emergency braking was reserved for Lariat trims and higher, although sometime during the 2020 model year, F-150 XLT models received the life-saving technology. Ford spokesman Mike Levine said in a statement that technology is now fitted to base F-150 XL trucks as standard equipment.
The automatic braking system is standard on all Ranger pickups and is available on base Ford Super Duty XL trucks, and standard on higher trim levels of that truck.
Ford is the first domestic truckmaker to make the technology standard on all its trucks. Toyota and Nissan make automatic emergency braking standard on their full-size pickups, although the F-150 outsells both by magnitudes. Ram and General Motors offer the technology on their…