Ford F-150 Has Six Engine Choices: Let’s Compare!
You’re eager to get your hands on a Ford F-150, but which of the Ford engines should you get? From the hundreds of features and variations to choose from, such as cab configurations, packages, paints, etc., there are also six engines.
Which Ford engine is the best? Let’s compare:
1. 3.3-Liter V-6
This is the base engine in the F-150 lineup. It can produce 290 horsepower and 265 lb-foot of torque with help from Ti-VCT or twin independent variable cam timing. Ford’s direct-injection and port fuel system significantly improves the vehicle’s power and efficiency. The Ford engine is backed by a 6-speed automatic transmission with an all-wheel-drive as an option and rear-wheel drive as a standard feature. It can two up to 7,700 pounds.
2. 2.7-Liter EcoBoost V-6
You can get the F-150 with a 2.5-liter, V-6 engine, with twin-turbo gasoline. This small engine can give an amazing 325 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. It relies on PFDI and Ti-VCT technology as well as two intercooled turbochargers to get this power. The auto stop-start feature will help save on fuel. This Ford engine is equipped with a ten-speed automatic transmission. It’s capable of towing nearly 8,500 pounds and hauling 2,470 pounds. You can opt for this engine configuration on the F-150 XLT, XL, or Lariat.
3. 3.5-Liter EcoBoost V-6
This engine relies on EcoBoost turbocharger tech to increase displacement for higher production. This particular Ford engine can produce 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. Auto stop and start, PFDI, and Ti-VCT are also added. This is one of the best engines for hauling and towing. It can haul 3,230 pounds and tow up to 13,200 pounds. It’s paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission. You can get this engine configuration in the Lariat, King Ranch, or Platinum models.
4. High-Output 3.5-Liter EcoBoost V-6
This Ford engine has enormous strength of 450 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque, resulting in a vehicle with a sporty character. Features such as auto stop and start, PFDI, and VCT boost power and efficiency. This engine is geared towards a sporty experience rather than maximum hauling/towing capabilities. Nevertheless, it can haul up to 1,520 pounds and tow nearly 11,000 pounds. You can get this engine in the Raptor and Limited.
5. 3.0-Liter Power Stroke Turbodiesel V-6
In this engine variant, Ford has implemented its Power Stroke tech to its engine. It can churn out up to 250 horsepower and 440 lb-ft of torque. These numbers are not better than their previous engine versions, but the torque is supplied at a lower rpm. Backed with a ten-speed automatic transmission, this Ford engine can tow up to 11,500 pounds and haul nearly 1,940 pounds. You can opt for this engine configuration in the King Ranch, Platinum, and Lariat trims.
6. 5.0-Liter Ti-VCT V-8
Last but not least, the V-8 is equipped with a 5.0-liter engine, capable of producing 395 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque. You can convert these Ford engines to run on compressed natural gas or propane. Equipped with a ten-speed automatic transmission, this engine can tow nearly 10,600 pounds and haul 3,270 pounds. The V-8 is available in the XL, XLT, King Ranch, Platinum, and Lariat trim.
Are you ready to test drive these Ford engines? Visit the Parkway Ford dealership in Winston-Salem, NC, which also caters to customers from Gum Tree, Wallburg, and Union Cross.