No interested truck buyer and truck critique can deny how powerful the engines or the Ford F–150 are. The F–150 is a full-size pickup truck with high towing and hauling capability, a wide selection of powerful engines, diesel engine options, and its beautiful rating of 8.7 out of 10.

The Ford F–150 has different engine options for all truck buyers in terms of horsepower & torque, fuel efficiency, towing capability (from hybrid version), and ample power, all depending on the customer’s choice to take home.

Another advantage of this pickup truck is its spacious seats, powertrains (which include V6 and V8), and a large 12-inch screen option. Each F-150 engine comes with a ten-speed automatic transmission.

Horsepower, Capability & Efficiency

Each engine varies in the power that it produces. These are the three essential features you can find in an F-150 engine. They all work together to provide a pickup truck that is up to the task.

As a pickup truck owner, you will need a truck that is up to the task of carrying your goods (either large or tiny) hence, the towing capability. Each engine has a different hauling capacity.

Every engine option has fuel efficiency that allows you to save both money and time at the gas station due to the new engineering solutions.

Different F150 Engines

 

  • 3.5L EcoBoost V6

With a horsepower of 400 HP, a torque of 500 lb-ft, a maximum towing capacity of 14,000 pounds, a maximum payload capacity of 3,250 pounds, a city MPG of 18, and a highway MPG of 24, the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 is the strongest engine out of all others.

It’s the best engine for towing and has a twin-turbo V6 engine. To activate its towing capacity, buyers can get the optional Max Trailer Tow Package on the F-150 platinum 4×2 model (SuperCrew 4×2 and SuperCab 8’Box 4×2 configurations).

It provides a PFDI system giving users the availability of two injectors per cylinder. Due to its features, this engine can take up the most difficult tasks.

  • 3.3L Ti-VCT V6

This engine has a horsepower of 290 HP, a torque of 265 lb-ft, a maximum towing capacity of 8,200 pounds, a maximum payload capacity of 1,985 pounds, a city MPG of 20, and a highway MPG of 24. It is the first engine out of all other engines.

Due to its horsepower of 290, it is not the strongest engine available therefore is perfect for pickup owners who do not need to carry much and whose needs are satisfied using a smaller power plant.

As stated earlier, this engine does not come with a ten-speed automatic transmission, but it comes with the Ford 6R80 6 speed automatic transmission. It also provides a PFDI system with two injectors per cylinder (one inside the cylinder and one in the air intake port).

  • 2.7L EcoBoost V6

It has a horsepower of 325 HP, a torque of 400 lb-ft, a maximum towing capacity of 10,100 pounds, a maximum payload capacity of 2,480 pounds, a city MPG of 20, and a highway MPG of 26. This engine offers more power than the previous one.

It is a twin-turbocharged, direct-injection gasoline engine with a ten-speed automatic transmission. This engine requires to be maintained with quality synthetic oil; else, it dies quickly.

It has a new lightweight cam and a solid dual chain cam drive system. The technology used in this engine (2.7 liter EcoBoost fuel efficiency) turns the engine off when the car is brought to a stop and turns it on the minute the car starts again. It delivers both performance and power.

  • 3.0L Power Stroke V6

An impressive turbo diesel engine that offers up to 250 horsepower. It has a torque of 440 lb-ft, a maximum towing capacity of 12,100 pounds, a maximum payload capacity of 1,840 pounds, a city MPG of 20, and a highway MPG of 27.

The 3.0L Power Stroke V6 comes with a ten-speed automatic transmission. It is a high-pressure common rail fuel injection system with two turbochargers.

It comes in both SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations and is the most expensive engine out of all other engines. There are dual fuel filters that are used for an improved break-in. A cast-aluminum oil pan and a two-stage oil pump to increase fuel efficiency.

  • 5.0L Ti-VCT V8

The 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 in the Ford F-150 is good for 400 horsepower and a torque of 410 lb-ft. It has a twin-turbo. It has a maximum towing capacity of 13,000 pounds and a maximum payload capacity of 3,325 pounds. Its city MPG is 17, and highway MPG, 24.

It has a Ford port fuel and a PFDI (direct injection) system with two injectors for each cylinder (one injector inside the cylinder and one in the air intake port). This is used to increase the power.

It comes with the Variable Displacement Engine (VDE), which is a technology that allows for the turning off of half of the cylinders when full power is not needed.

  • 3.5L PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6

This engine is awe-inspiring when it comes to fuel efficiency, amongst others. It offers up to 430 horsepower and a torque of 570 lb-ft. It has an EPA estimated range of 700 miles for one gas tank.

With a maximum towing capacity of 12,700 pounds, a maximum payload capacity of 2,120 pounds, a city MPG of 25, and a highway MPG of 26, the engine can power full-sized pickup trucks. It has a 35 kW electric motor.

It comes with a dual overhead cam design in a V configuration.

Conclusion

Ford F-150 is quite impressive as it provides you with all the diverse engine choices you probably did not know you needed. This overview includes information about the Ford F-150 engines, which is expected to help you understand better.

It is no doubt that the F-150 engines are something to look forward to as they offer top quality. Remember, when purchasing an F-150 engine, pick something perfect for your purpose.

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