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Ford PowerBoost vs EcoBoost vs PowerStroke vs 5.0L V8 vs 3.3L V6 | 2021 Ford F-150 Engine Comparison

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We're looking at all 6 available engines for the 2021 Ford F-150 and comparing the specs, payload, and towing numbers to see which might be the best for your needs.

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We’d like to thank Yergeau Ford in Acton Vale for providing us with their 2021 Ford F-150s for this episode. They have a wide selection of new, Certified Pre-Owned, and used vehicles, along with a top-notch service department which is where I take my own 2006 Ford Focus for service. For more information about their dealership along with their current inventory you can visit their website here: https://www.yergeauford.ca/eng/

As a follow-up to our hugely successful Showdown on the 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty engines, comparing the 6.7L PowerStroke Turbodiesel V8 versus the 7.3L gas V8, we're looking at the all-new 2021 Ford F-150 engine lineup including all available engines for the North American market and how they compare specs wise to one another.

We start off with the 3.3L Cyclone V6 engine, available as the entry-level engine on the XL and XLT trims, and unavailable on the higher trims. We go over the engine specs including horsepower and torque, along with the transmission information. For comparison purposes we're looking at the Curb Weight, Payload, and Towing numbers for a SuperCrew with the 5'5" bed, and 4x4 drive configuration, and using a 3.73:1 rear axle ratio unless otherwise noted. We discuss the curb weight of the Cyclone V6, it's maximum payload numbers, and it's maximum towing numbers.

Our next engine is represented by a 2021 Ford F-150 Lariat with the 2.7L Twin-Turbo EcoBoost V6 engine. We go over the engine specifications including horsepower and torque, followed by the base curb weight, maximum payload numbers and the maximum towing capacity for this engine. We also talk about our independent real-world fuel economy test results as we've driven this engine previously.

Up next is a 2021 Ford F-150 XLT with the upgraded 3.5L Twin-Turbo EcoBoost V6 engine. We go over the updated engine specifications as this V6 received a bump in horsepower and torque for 2021. We go over the base curb weight for this EcoBoost engine, along with the maximum payload and maximum conventional towing numbers when configured with our SuperCrew, 5.5 foot bed, 4x4 model. We've also driven this engine before so we go over our fuel economy numbers.

The next engine on our video is on a 2021 Ford F-150 Lariat with the 5.0L Coyote V8 engine, Ford's Modular V8 with a CID of 307. This engine has been around for a while now, and is considered to be a tried-and-true reliable option for those who want an affordable daily driver. We go over the horsepower and torque for this engine along with the curb weight, maximum payload numbers, and maximum towing capacity. We report the price/cost of the engines when configuring them on a Lariat trim, it is important to note that this engine is considerably cheaper for US customers than it is in Canada, but also compared to the 2.7L EcoBoost V6.

The fifth engine in Ford's F-150 lineup is the 3.0L PowerStroke Turbodiesel V6 engine, however it's a bit of a controversial engine as Ford is in the process of discontinuing its use on the F-Series pickup trucks. While it's possible to configure a new 2021 Ford F-150 as of filming this with the engine, Ford will no longer fill orders for the diesel. Some have been ordered and will be delivered to customers by the end of the year, but it doesn't seem like this engine will be available beyond this model year. We wanted to include it on this video for those who may be able to find one down the road, so they know what the specifications and technical details are for it.

Our final truck is a 2021 Ford F-150 Lariat with the new 3.5L EcoBoost Full Hybrid V6 engine, one of many unique selling features of this 14th generation F-Series pickup. The hybrid engine produces the best horsepower and torque numbers for 2021 and can be configured with the best towing numbers for this truck. The hybrid also comes with the Pro Power Onboard 2.4 kW system standard which allows owners to power a multitude of items via outlets in the bed and/or cab. Our truck is upgraded with the 7.2 kW version, allowing for more power and more continuous use.

We take the 2021 Ford F-150 Lariat PowerBoost on a road test to talk about how this engine performs, as well as our thoughts on the other current engines we've driven on this pickup truck.

Table of Contents

Timecode Title
00:00 Introduction
01:07 3.3L Ti-VCT V6 Engine Specifications
02:39 2.7L EcoBoost V6 Engine Specifications
03:49 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Engine Specifications
05:16 5.0L Coyote V8 Engine Specifications
06:32 3.0L PowerStroke Turbodiesel V6 Engine Specifications
08:09 3.5L PowerBoost Full Hybrid V6 Engine Specifications
10:37 Driving Test with PowerBoost V6
14:57 Wrap-Up & Conclusion
16:03 End Screen & Credits

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Perpetual Radio Networks launched as Canada's first podcast network. PRN is now focused on delivering the highest quality video content. We launched our flagship automotive review show TestDrive in November of 2015 with our first video on our own 2001 BMW 740iL.


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