The factory downpipe can be replaced on your F-150 for one that either has catalytic converters or an off-road, uncatted version. The moral of the story is, if you're seeking a truck and can't spec out an F-150 to suit your needs, you may want to look into buying your own personal freight train. Storage cubbies abound throughout the interior, along with such other thoughtful design touches as extra power outlets and wide-opening doors. You Know that feeling you get when you see a supercar sitting in the parking lot of the local six-buck-a-cup coffee shop? Provided the engine power remains constant which it largely has , less weight built into the truck means more weight that it can bring around with it. The two transmission choices are six-speed automatics with the higher-end option offering select-shift manual modes.
We'd be confident to throw one of these, even loaded, through an emergency lane change. Were the performance between the two the same, we'd agree, but the smaller engine's performance is closer to the 6. Both the SuperCrew and SuperCab body styles offer plenty of room in front and back. The truck is also available with 3. To be fair, the testers who drove the 5. It was hard finding fault with design elements or overall execution of any of the F-150s.
This is often the problem with advancement: People don't know what they've always wanted until after they've experienced it. One way you can improve the fuel economy of your EcoBoost F-150 is by adding a custom tune. However, our performance driving translates directly to how an F-150 will handle in emergency situations. The EcoBoost F-150 functions mechanically just like any other turbocharged application and needs to use an intercooler to get the most out of its turbo. The cat-back on your EcoBoost F-150 really helps to define the entire sound of it. The EcoBoost is the obvious orange in the apple crate here. We still have mixed feelings about Ford's Sync system, but it seems to be evolving into something more useable than the first iteration.
That rating can be achieved on any cab configuration as long as you choose 3. While there is no definitive amount of mileage for how long an EcoBoost engine can or will last, especially a modded one, there has been growing information on how current ones are doing based on independent research. The 3,270 number is achieved with a regular cab, the SuperCab can handle up to 3,070 and the SuperCrew can handle up to 2,930 pounds. Swapping out the will add some power while also enhancing throttle response. . The takes the hot air produced from the turbocharger and cools it down before feeding it back into the engine.
The new gauge cluster features a 4. This hybrid fuel injection system is designed to keep the valves clean and not allow excess carbon to build up. While there is no official word how much power an EcoBoost engine can hold, some forum users have reported the 2. Not bad, as you are still matching the capabilities of the base V6 with the 3. A lot of this comes down to the quality of the tune, but it is still a testament to the build quality of EcoBoost F-150s.
All told, the new F-150 sounds like it will live up to its reputation, and fellow automakers will have a fresh challenge to face in the coming months. The Platinum edition includes power runningboards that swing out when the door is opened. In addition to its leading payload weight of 3,300 pounds, the V8 can tow a not-insignificant 11,500 pounds. What's even more shocking is that an engine that looks like it would be at home mid-mounted in a sports car is actually better than any of the eight-piston offerings in maybe any company's lineup. While that might be a stretch, we agree the Platinum is certainly nicer than the standard truck, although we'd still go for something more utilitarian. Others more accustomed to cars deemed it sporty and familiar. Ford's throwing a gasoline direct-injection, twin-turbo-fed V-6 under the hood of a full-size truck is almost enough to knock the earth off its axis.
All these things are true for the F-150 the company is expecting fuel efficiency gains to at least 5 percent and as much as 20 percent better than the existing model , but when it comes to trucks, significant figures that buyers will be looking at is the payload and towing capacity, which Ford just revealed on Monday. If you want the more efficient 3. Twin-scroll turbochargers have two input lines from the exhaust manifold that lead to the turbine that suck in the exhaust gases. New for this year, but not on hand, are 's entry-level 302-horsepower, 3. Losing pounds can help boost braking and handling, and cut fuel consumption.
We aren't delusional about how people will use these trucks; no one is buying one as a sports car. The EcoBoost delivers more torque to the ground than the big 6. The stock y-pipe on your EcoBoost F-150 can be a choke point in your exhaust system as it merges the two exhaust banks worth of gases into one pipe and feeds it through the rest of the exhaust system. Upgrading your EcoBoost and pairing it with a custom tune will allow it to take in more air, which will help the turbocharger work harder, produce more power, and also improve throttle response as well as fuel economy. Correction: the 05 focus either 2. Entry and exit are relatively easy, though still require a step on the runningboard or a good pull on the steering wheel or O. Common Problems with the EcoBoost F-150 The EcoBoost F-150 is built Ford tough, is very well put together, and fairly low maintenance.
Changing out the will improve acceleration while not adding any horsepower. If you want the most capable and most powerful engine in the lineup, this is the one to get. An off-road downpipe will not have a catalytic converter and will not pass emissions testing, however it will add more power than a catted downpipe and sound much louder as well. If you do replace the stock EcoBoost turbo with an aftermarket one, you will also need to upgrade some other things on your F-150 such as the fuel injectors, intake, spark plugs, intercooler, throttle body, downpipe, and tune to get the most out of it. It has a goal in life, and the people who never use it as it was intended are squandering the truck's ability and a heritage that goes back to 1948. So that makes for quite a range of towing and payload capacities as well. It seems as though Ford's big marketing push with the EcoBoost is centered on fuel economy.
Adding a leveling kit to your F-150 will give you a small bump in ride height while also removing the factory rake, giving your truck a level appearance. The testers who drove the 5. After that we get into the 3. The twin-turbo V-6 is incredibly quick and eager, power is abundant throughout the rpm range, and I didn't really notice any lag. Regardless of the drivetrain, the judges were unanimously impressed with the F-150's ability to earn its keep. Steeper gears do sacrifice your top end speed to pull this off however, but if you're looking for a pick-me-up, a set of gears will do the job. Clearly, Ford's marketing department has missed a golden opportunity for yet another acronym with this feature.