6.2-liter V-8 Harley-Davidson Edition AWD

So why isn't the 6.2-liter V-8 considered the best in the line? It didn't perform as well at the track, though the scant difference is probably attributable to the weight and friction of its 4WD system. It also achieved less impressive numbers at the dyno. Overall, it seems the EcoBoost has a lot more to offer as a daily driver. But the Harley-Davidson does truly shine: It is a big, raucous V-8--the last of the two-valves -- with a nasty grumble at idle and fantastic seat-of-the-pants feel. Its 6.4-second 0-to-60 time is nothing to sneeze at, and its braking is best of test -- it stopped in 117 feet from 60 mph, which can be attributed primarily to its 45-series Pirelli Scorpion Zero tires. When it accelerates, it gets to speed right away, and there is never a question about how many cylinders are under the hood here, based on how it drives and what it sounds like.

Anyone who likes Harley-Davidson motorcycles will love the attitude this truck has -- even if you don't care for the styling. We're okay with the 19 different Harley-Davidson logos and branding on the truck, but wish that for $53,125 as tested, the orange decals were actual pinstripes. Another way to make this truck even more special would be to add a supercharger. There's plenty of room under the hood for one.

It went through the quarter mile in 15 seconds flat at 94.6 mph, and the dyno runs showed 329 horsepower at 5745 rpm and 335 pound-feet at 4548 rpm. Peak horsepower is about 13 higher than that of the EcoBoost, but at a significantly higher rpm. Torque is 15 lower, also at a higher rpm. Its fuel economy on the road was 13.5 mpg combined, which is about what you would expect from the largest-displacement engine here.