EcoBoost V6 vs. 5.0-liter V8: Understanding the F-150's Popular Powerplant Options

Traditionally, the most popular engines for the Ford F-150 have been big, naturally-aspirated V8 engines. These engines have proved to be sturdy, powerful tools under the hoods of America's most popular trucks. However, there's a new powerplant option available that rivals the stalwart V8 in terms of power and capability.

A few years ago, Ford introduced its EcoBoost line of engines. These engines start with a smaller displacement design and add features like turbocharging and direct fuel injection. The goal for these engines is to provide impressive power without diminishing fuel efficiency.

Naturally, Ford saw a perfect opportunity to enhance performance in the F-150. Nowadays, the truck is available both with a traditional naturally aspirated V8 engine and two EcoBoost V6 engines. Each engine has its own strengths.

2.7-Liter EcoBoost V6: This smaller EcoBoost V6 still puts out big numbers. It makes 325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque and can reach up to 26 mpg highway.

5.0-Liter V8: This engine will provide the traditional large-displacement driving experience that many truck drivers look for. Plus, it produces 395 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque.

3.5-Liter EcoBoost V6: For maximum towing capacity, you'll want to pick the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6. This engine produces 375 horsepower and 475 pound-feet of torque. It helps the F-150 achieve its class-leading maximum tow rating of 13,200 pounds.

You can try any of these engines for yourself here at Griffin Ford Lincoln. Just stop by during business hours and let us know that you're interested in a test drive.

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