The Ford F-150 is being graced with a new, second-generation 3.5L EcoBoost V6 for the 2017 model year, and Ford has just released some numbers to help quantify the impact of the new design.
According to the automaker, the Ford F-150’s new EcoBoost is good for a total of 375 horsepower, with a class-leading 470 lb-ft of torque. That means the engine is 10 HP and 50 lb-ft stronger than its predecessor, and out-twists everything else in the half-ton market – including large-displacement V8s and diesel engines.
“The 2017 Ford F-150 now delivers the best torque in the segment,” says Ford Executive VP of Product Development and CTO Raj Nair. “This class-leading torque arrives with a transformative 10-speed automatic that improves nearly every aspect of F-150 performance.”
Official fuel economy estimates aren’t yet out for the 2017 Ford F-150 with 3.5-liter EcoBoost and 10-speed automatic, but miles-per-gallon should be up considerably from the first-generation engine’s best of 20 mpg combined (for a 4×2 model, without the available Payload Package). The truck ought to prove a heavy-hitter in showrooms, regardless; Ford says that the smaller 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 and first-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost have accounted for 60 percent of Ford F-150 sales thus far.