Is the Ford F-150 EcoBoost an Economical Choice?


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The 2015 Ford F-150 features two available EcoBoost turbocharged V-6 engines offering strong fuel efficiency relative to other full-size trucks with similar performance. Ford's truck sees a full redesign for the 2015 model year, so Ford has not yet determined overall long-term reliability as of April 2015.

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Ford added a new 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine to its F-150 line for 2015. Making 325 horsepower and 375 foot-pounds of torque, this compact and direct-injected engine earns 19 city and 26 highway miles per gallon. That figure makes the 2.7 more efficient than the F-150's less-powerful, non-turbocharged V-6, although the EcoBoost costs more.

The larger 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 carries over from the previous F-150 with minor updates, giving it 365 horsepower and 420 foot-pounds of torque. Its fuel economy ratings of 17 city and 24 highway miles per gallon make it an efficient choice as a work truck that needs to tow and haul.

The pre-redesign 2014 F-150 achieved strong scores in J.D. Power's Vehicle Dependability Study, earning a five out of five rating in nearly every category.

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