What do you think of the Ford F-150 EcoBoost?

What do you think of the Ford F-150 EcoBoost?

I just got a Ford F-150 XLT with a 2.7 liter Ecoboost engine and I would like to know your opinion on it.


Hello Farid,

The Ford F-150 is basically an excellent truck. But as with all full-size pickup trucks, it’s difficult to speak in general terms, since several factors can vary the ultimate choice of a vehicle. Of course, according to the desired mechanical configuration, but also according to the needs of the buyer.

In your case, since I have very little information about your use of it, it is difficult for me to make an informed judgment. On the other hand, let me tell you that Ford is far ahead of the competition in terms of smaller engines. Indeed, if GM and Ram are popular with their large V8s, Ford sets itself apart by offering efficient, powerful V6s that have proven their reliability over the years.

I am referring here to the naturally aspirated 3.3-liter engine, but especially this 2.7-liter V6 producing 325 horsepower. It is exceptionally pleasant, more reliable than the other larger displacement Ecoboost V6, and offers the advantage of low fuel consumption. To me, an engine far ahead of GM’s four or six cylinders, and technologically more interesting than the Pentastar V6 on Ram trucks.

By choosing the 2020 F-150, you have therefore made the right choice. Unless of course your truck has to tow too heavy loads constantly, which would result in overuse of power. On that count, you would have been better served by the Ecoboost 3.5-liter V6, the 5.0-liter V8, or the frankly impressive 3.0-liter PowerStroke diesel V6.

In closing, note that for 2021, Ford is significantly revamping its F-150 pickup truck. New dress, new driving position, as well as an even superior mechanical offer, since a PowerBoost version with 430 horsepower hybrid engine is added to the catalog.


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