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NoelGzz
NoelGzz

ford sucks...I don't know how they do these tests, but the ones ive tried are too slow and sloppy...chevy rules

cadet58j
cadet58j

"Second why not compare it to the chevy 6.2 and the Tundra, duh it would not have won the battle is why."That wouldn't have been a fair comparison is why. To judge engines in performance the fair way is to compare engine displacement/size. Ford does more with less...that's the point being made. For a fair comparison of the engines you mentioned we need to bring out the Ford 6.2, which has more hp and torque than the Chevy 6.2 or Tundra...duh. Additionally, the Ford 5.0 would have competed here and it is positioned under the ecoboost in Fords engine line up.

cadet58j
cadet58j

The 5.0 liter in the F150 out performs the competition's similar sized v8s in hp and torque too. The Hemi to the ecoboost? Should have been the 4.7 to the 3.5 ecoboost or 5.0. Ford's standard 3.7 v6 would stand up to the Dodge 4.7.And then there's the Ford 6.2l. I'd say Ford blows the competition away.

vFeralLynXv
vFeralLynXv

@paul42Well the reason they tested the 5.3L is because the the EcoBoost is not the most powerfull engine option in the F-150, as they do have a 6.2L as well. Anyway, It was a good test, and all 3 are great trucksI'd love to know how they got that much torque out of that EcoBoost, wow.

svtklondike67
svtklondike67

I guess Chevy and Dodge didn't have any comparable V6 to run in the test?

lasvegascolonel
lasvegascolonel

Even without a more advantageous axle for the Chevy, the EcoBoost certainly was impressive. I would only add three things: One, how will a V6 pulling a heavy vehicle hold up long-term over a V8? Two,do you want to pay $5K more for the Ford over the Chevy to get a bit more performance and a bit better gas mileage? Three, if ride comfort is of paramount to you and your family, the Ram still rides the best with its superior suspension.

paul42
paul42

I find the comparison to the Chevy 5.3 interesting, but I'd also like to see a comparison to the GM 6.2L. I think these two motors are likely to be cross shopped as much or more than the 5.3 and eco-boost.I do have to say I'm a bit surprised that the eco-boost times were not better vs the Hemi considering its torque curve and extra gear.

leff82
leff82

I agree it would have been nice to see the Silverado with the 3.73 rear end, however true to what the coordinater said I looked it up on the Chevy website and you can't get a 5.3L Crew Cab 4x4 with anything lower than a 3.42 rear end. Even with the 3.73's the torque deficit is pretty big between the 5.3 and the Ecoboost. I'm more impressed with the fact that it held it's own against the Hemi in the Ram, even though the tranny gearing was a little different and 5 spd vs 6 spd the Ram had a lower 3.92 rear advantage. It would have been nice to see the Tundra 5.7 and heck even the Titan 5.6 in the mix too.

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