POWER AND PERFORMANCE
Theused 2010 Ford F-150 truck delivered impressive max tow ratings, but without the panache and fuel-economy we see for 2016. The new 2016 Ford F-150 truck can be had with one of four heavyweight engines, the most impressive of which are the EcoBoost models.
The first, a turbocharged 2.7-liter V6, obtains the line's most impressive fuel economy ratings. According to the EPA, this engine achieves up to 19 city/26 highway mpg. Compare that to the 2010 F-150's best fuel economy numbers: 15/21 mpg. This figure, by the way, is achieved with the 2010 model's least powerful engine, a 4.6-liter V8 that produced 248 horsepower and 293 pound-feet of torque. By contrast, the modern 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine delivers a robust output of 325 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque. Therefore, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine outclasses the 2010's base engine in terms of both power and fuel economy.
When most consumers think of V6 power, they might be initially unimpressed. However, the turbocharged, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine is here to change that. It offers 365 horses and 420 pound-feet of torque to enhance overall performance. This rugged powertrain not only optimizes towing and hauling capabilities, giving you the power to tow up to 12,000 pounds, but also delivers excellent fuel economy. With two-wheel drive, this engine offers 17/24 mpg. In 2010, the F-150's top workhorse engine was a 5.4-liter V8 that produced 320 horses and 390 pound-feet of torque. It earned a paltry 14/20 mpg. Once again, these new EcoBoost engines prove themselves to be both more powerful and more fuel-efficient than the V8s of old.
Many drivers may not care as much for stats and ratings as they do for old school driving dynamics. There, too, the EcoBoost line has you covered. The EcoBoost powertrains' main benefits include immediate, copious power for swift acceleration, even under heavy loads. Compare that to the used 2010 Ford F-150, which was capable of towing bulky loads, but felt somewhat stifled by the work.
The newly redesigned, 2016 Ford F-150 truck offers another big step up from used 2010 Ford trucks: aluminum body panels. These decrease overall vehicle weight by 700 pounds, thereby boosting fuel economy ratings and helping the F-150 tow and haul bigger loads than ever before. This isn't your mama's aluminum foil, either - the 2016 Ford F-150 body panels consist of heavy-duty, military-grade alloys for maximum protection. They're lighter, yet tougher, than steel.
Whenit comes to towing, hauling, and overall performance, the 2016 Ford F-150 truck shines. The EcoBoost engine offerings make America's best-loved truck especially capable. On the road, ample acceleration is at your command - no matter how much weight you're carrying. New aluminum body panels enhance performance by reducing vehicle weight and optimizing performance capabilities. Don't take our word for it - test-drive the 2016 Ford F-150 today and experience its rugged performance firsthand.