If you want a Ford F-150 with the Power Stroke diesel engine, then you better hurry! You might not be able to order your Ford F-150 with the 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine as Ford focuses more on hybrid and electric technology.
The Ford F-150 drops the Power Stroke diesel engine
Say goodbye to the Power Stroke diesel engine in the Ford F-150. The 3.0-liter V6 option with 250 hp and 440 lb-ft of torque is being discontinued. This information was reported by a leaked dealer bulletin. You have until July 16 to order a 2021 Ford F-150 with the diesel engine.
The diesel engine is being canceled due to overwhelming orders for the EcoBoost V6 gasoline engines. Also, a Ford spokesperson shared that the F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid is the ideal option for maxim towing torque.
It features the ideal combination of power, capability, and fuel efficiency. The PowerBoost Hybrid wasn’t an option when the Power Stroke diesel was first introduced. But now, it provides a few benefits over the diesel option.
How much power does the F-150 PowerBoost have?
The Ford F-150 PowerBoost Hybrid uses the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost engine and an electric motor to generate 430 hp and 570 lb-ft of torque. With this beast, you can tow up to 12,700 lbs. With the Power Stroke diesel, you can tow up to 11,500 lbs.
With the Hybrid, you get an EPA-estimated 25 mpg combined, while the Power Stroke provides 23 mpg combined. Also, the PowerBoost Hybrid has a range of up to 700 miles on a single tank of gas.
But not to worry, the PowerBoost is actually cheaper than the Power Stroke diesel. It costs about $5,000 to add the diesel engine to compatible trims, while the PowerBoost is $500 cheaper where offered.
Plus, the Pro Power Onboard generator is standard on the PowerBoost F-150. It provides 2.4 kilowatts of exportable power at all times with the outlets found in the cabin and carbo box. The optional 7.2-kilowatt output offers up to 18 times more exportable power than the nearest competitor.
It has enough juice to power tools at a construction site, to everything at your tailgate event, and 72 hours’ worth of power for camping. When we put the F-150 PowerBoost to work, it was very impressive.
What about the F-150 Lightning?
With the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning debut, it’s not too surprising that the Power Stroke diesel is being discontinued. Ford is working toward a more environmentally friendly lineup across the board.
The F-150 Lightning Pro begins at about $39,974. With the standard battery, you get 426 hp and 775 lb-ft of torque. You can upgrade to the extended range battery for 563 hp and 775 lb-ft of torque.
When properly equipped, you can tow up to 10,000 lbs and carry a payload of up to 2,000 lbs. The standard range battery provides an EPA-estimated 230 miles and the extended range battery ups the ante to a 300-mile range.
If you’re sad about the Power Stroke diesel engine going away, you can still get it for a few more days. Otherwise, it might be time to consider different techs such as the PowerBoost Hybrid or Lightning. You could always switch truck brands too.