How EcoBoost Engines Compare Against V8 Engines
|Engine (using a F-150 King Ranch as reference)||3.5L EcoBoost V6||5.0L Ti-VCT V8 Engine|
|Maximum horsepower (hp)||375||385|
|Maximum torque (lb.-ft.)||470||397|
|Transmission||6-speed automatic||6-speed automatic|
|Towing (kg)||4,000 (braked)||4,000 (braked)|
|Fuel economy – city/hwy/combined (L/100km)||14.3/10.5/12.6||15.1/11/13.3|
While the traditional V8 engines from Ford offer reliable power and performance that you would expect from a pickup truck, its EcoBoost equivalent has no problem going toe-to-toe for performance. While the EcoBoost V6 on the F-150 King Ranch produces 20hp less, it manages to produce significantly fewer emissions in comparison to the V8 throughout the city, highway, and combined measurements. Additionally, the EcoBoost V6 has the upper edge when it comes to torque, giving you the ability to handle sharp corners at higher speeds. The EcoBoost engine’s main goal is to provide as much power as possible with the least amount of gas possible. If you’re looking for versatility, an EcoBoost engine for your Ford vehicle is the perfect choice for you.