Ford F-150 trucks have long been one of the most popular trucks in the United States. These trucks are many driver’s first choice when they’re looking for a commuter truck, farm truck, or a hard-working work truck. The power and durability of the Ford F-150 engines are one of the reasons the trucks have been so popular.
There are currently 6 different Ford F-150 engines to choose from. Let’s take a look at each one ranked by horsepower.
The 3.5L High Output EcoBoost V6 F-150 engine
If you want a truck that provides you with a great deal of speed and power, you can’t go wrong with the 3.5L High Output EcoBoost V6 F-150 engine. This engine provides you with an astonishing 450 horsepower and 510 pounds of torque.
There isn’t much you won’t be able to do with this twin-turbo engine. The only problem with this engine is the price tag. The lowest you can expect to pay for this engine is $54,450.
The 5.0L Coyote V8 F-150 engine
The 5.0L Coyote V8 engine is the only V8 engine currently in the Ford F-150 lineup. Drivers who choose this engine enjoy 395 horsepower and 400 pounds of torque. That’s a lot of power for a F-150.
This is a great choice for anyone who prefers a larger engine and who needs a solid reliable work vehicle that can tow a heavy load. This engine adds about $2,000 to the purchase price. The towing capacity of the engine is 3,270 lbs. In addition to the powerful engine, drivers also benefit from a heavy payload suspension package.
The 3.5-liter EcoBoost F-150 engine
If you need a truck with a lot of power, you can’t go wrong with an F-150 that’s equipped with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine. This engine provides you with 375 horsepower paired with 470 pounds of torque. If you plan on doing a great deal of towing and don’t want to spend big bucks on an F-250, this is the truck for you. The maximum tow rating for F-150s with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine is 13,200 pounds.
While the additional power will cost you, most consumers feel that the additional $1,600 is worthwhile.
The 2.7L EcoBoost V6 F-150 engine
The 2.7L EcoBoost V6 engine is a considerable step up from the most basic Ford F-150 engine. This engine provides drivers with 325 horsepower and 400 pounds of torque.
The dual injection engine is a good choice for someone who wants a truck that gets good enough gas mileage to use it for daily commuting, but also has enough power to double as a work truck.
This engine is a great choice for doing things like hauling wagon loads of hay or towing light construction equipment. This engine adds about $1,000 to the purchase price of a new F-150.
The 3.3L V6 F-150 engine
The 3.3L V6 engine is found the base models of current Ford F-150s. As a base engine, this isn’t a bad engine. This engine provides you with 290 horsepower and 265 pounds of torque.
It doesn’t have enough power to provide you with much pulling potential, but it’s a good enough engine for anyone who simply wants the convenience of owning a reliable truck. It’s a good choice for anyone who is looking for a vehicle that can haul landscaping equipment or the occasional small camper trailer.
The 3.0L Power Stroke Diesel V6 F-150 Engine
If you love how long diesel engines last and prefer a half-ton truck to larger versions, you’ll want to set your sights on Ford F-150s that are equipped with the 3.0L Power Stroke Diesel V6 engine. Surprisingly, with 250 horsepower and 440 pounds of torque, this isn’t the most powerful engine in the F-150 lineup.
However, that doesn’t mean it’s not a good choice. Driving this engine means you don’t need a high rpm in order to obtain maximum torque. Plus, with the ability to pull 11,400 pounds, this is a great choice when you need to upgrade your work truck. The biggest drawback is the purchase price, which is a full $4,000 over the base engine.
Knowing the type of driving and towing you want to do with your F-150 will help you determine which of the six engines is the best option for you.