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William Rappe
William Rappe

It can & Then some! Unless you've owned an ecoboost you can't understand how powerful they really are!! Those Toyota lovers are only fooling themselves, Toyota is about ready to get out of the truck business.

JS Daugherty
JS Daugherty

How about an Ecoboost 5.0 or 6.2 V8.I hate the "buzzy" exhaust sound of 6 cylinders. And check out the 3.5 Ecoboost vs 5.0 V8 cold start on youtube.

Maximiano Molina
Maximiano Molina

I've a Colorado 2.9 l4, but really I think it spend a lot of gas! Like 6km/lt. I live in Chile. Here the gas it's rounding about 890 pesos the liter( like 1.80 dollars just the liter!!). So it could be a very helpful idea to bring that truck here and really prove how much it spend.

Taylor Howard
Taylor Howard

At the service department where I used to work cars/trucks with the 3.5L were very rarely in for engine problems. Also, Fords willing to bet a 30-something year long best selling title on this engine... clearly they know something GM and Dodge don't.

John Barnes
John Barnes

There's no replacement for displacement.

Stephane Jean
Stephane Jean

Nothing Will ever replace displacement never ,,,, when working with it not playing around kids

Adam Jacob
Adam Jacob

It only has a steeper torque curve and the torque comes in sooner than the non turbo v8s and not only does it have v8 power but it also has worse gas mileage than a v8.

Robert A Price
Robert A Price

Nope they cannot. No matter what they (ford) does they cant ever seem to get reliability figured out. To them it seems like as long as the person can drive it off the lot, their reliability is ok. Straight garbage.

Cody Corle
Cody Corle

Doesn;t outperform or beat the fuel mileage of the Chevy V8 and DOES NOT outperform the Hemi. But keep on believing Ford propaganda but I'll rely on experience with the engines.

Leon Walker
Leon Walker

Spent a lot time driving an ecoboost for work and it's a nice engine but when i get a new truck next year it will be a V8.

Jordan Longino
Jordan Longino

It's a simple concept....take a big block and a small block build them to the same power numbers the big block will out tow the small block and it will last longer....same with v6 and v8. I had a 4 cylinder car pushing 300+ hp on 20lbs of boost more power than my truck but put it in my truck and it wouldn't preform like my 50 less hp v8 would.

Michael Scholl
Michael Scholl

Americans need to finally learn how to downsize. You can't keep V8's vorever. I think its a step in the right direction.

Lonie Brown
Lonie Brown

V10 Fords are a tritons, pos garbage 3v crap...How ever I do like the new 50 engines.

Lonie Brown
Lonie Brown

Tritons are phased out of the F150, but in use in the Expedition..

Ben Boatright
Ben Boatright

Toyotas I force v8 would eat this alive. Also notice ford still has the tritonv8 as an option still becaust the ecoboost is just crap.....

Lonie Brown
Lonie Brown

Its laughable to compare any engine to the piss poor tritons. Technology can make power from smaller displacement, and credit to Ford for putting the fat basterd F150 on a diet. But eco fryers are not for me, all the wizardry is dead when truck owners are tricked into accepting they need two less cylinders powering a two ton truck. . 5.0 will last indefinitely and I suspect weighs less than the v6.

Kurt Muzio
Kurt Muzio

no, they just require you warm up and cool properly, change the oil. the 2.3L SVO turbo motor in one of my Jeeps has been through absolute hell, its seen 30psi when it was in the Thunderbird (killed mustangs btw), its been in lots of low oil pressure situations, high boost, stalling with a spooled hot turbo, and just generally beating the crap out of it. ok, it leaks like a siv, smoke a little on startup, but it still runs like a champ at 15psi. Ford knows how to build a turbocharged gasser and theyve been doing it since 1979.

Jordan Lloyd
Jordan Lloyd

Lol replacement for displacement.. Yea right #fordjunk

Aaron Albon
Aaron Albon

Drew Carey that's why it is twin turbocharged with smaller turbos. Less turbo lag and a longer torque band

Adam Walton
Adam Walton

Umm, they require no maintenance Stephen, and if you drive it normally, the mpg is fine. If you keep it in the boost, you are going to drink more. My supercrew Eco, 4x4 with 3.73 gears consistently got 21-22 mpg, oh and it would a run a 6 second boosted launch to 60, oh and it would legally tow over 11,000lbs easily. I would say that performance is exemplary. I only got rid of it to move to a Super Duty Diesel.

Stephen Bagnell
Stephen Bagnell

The turbos are very unreliable and require a LOT of maintenance.

Stephen Bagnell
Stephen Bagnell

These tiny turbo v6s get worse fuel economy tan the V8s. The turbos are very unreliable and require a LOT of maintenance.

Kenneth Carroll
Kenneth Carroll

Torque at low rpm is what the ecoboost engines give you, pulling power. The newer v-8's torque is getting higher and higher in the rpm range. That's why ecoboost pulls better than the high strung v8's from fiat and government motors.

Oscar Millan
Oscar Millan

They are the most reliable, V8 or EcoBoost!!

Oscar Millan
Oscar Millan

That is the most stupid comment I have read in a very long time "boosted".

Harold Thibodaux
Harold Thibodaux

My 2014 direct injection V8 High Country Silverado does all i want it to.

Tim Manning
Tim Manning

So much ignorance in this thread. The turbos on these trucks have been a non-issue. They're not just going to blow up like everyone is saying they will. 90% of pick up trucks do fine day to day with 4 and 6 cylinders. 3.5 ecoboost>any other 1/2 V-8. Except the Blown lightning 5.4

Ryan Barker
Ryan Barker

It actually does out perform the Hemi.

Joe Lach
Joe Lach

Doesn't out perform the Hemi.

Ratko Jankovic
Ratko Jankovic

Not fully convinced on the turbo 6. Still prefer a V8.

Simon Bonin
Simon Bonin

Recently, i talk with my Ford saleman and he said the Tremor couldn't compete with the former SVT Lightning, even if they have close of the same hp and tq

Latony Woods
Latony Woods

Really????????????????????????? 90% of medium and heavy diesel engines use force induction (turbocharges) many go well beyond 1 millions without a turbo repair. The average turbocharger life with today technology is 300,000 miles to 400,000 miles when use with a gasoline engine.

Latony Woods
Latony Woods

The triton v-8 is only current use in the ford e series vans,  expeditions, and navigators. The triton engines are about to be phased out, the expedition and navigator are switching to the 3.5L ecoboost v-6. The e-series are going to be replace by the new ford transit, show me proof of ecoboost engine failures and I mean pistons, rings, camshafts, VVT components, turbos, direction injection system, timing chain, etc. The systems that have had problems are the intercoolers and so transmission issues, of which are support systems not the engine itself.

Latony Woods
Latony Woods

Really???????????????????????????????they are manufactured by Honeywell, who also makes turbos for class A trucks engines manufacturers such as, cummins, hino, Detroit diesel, international, and many automotives manufactures. Name one insistence of a modern turbocharger failure, caused by poor design. Most class A trucks designed turbos go will over 1 million miles without repairs, and autos are designed to last on average 300,000 miles are more. When turbos are put in custom design applications, there life can be dramatically shorten, large engine manufactures design there engines with the turbo as a designed in part, which greatly increase the reliability of the unit. Ford has done its homework.

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