I just feel Ford is making a blunder not offering the engine in at least a limited production truck, even in this day and age, there are still folks that purchase a vehicle for the way it makes them feel, and driving experience and not MPG stats, etc.
I have no doubt Ford trucks will remain on top, but I feel it will be a smaller margin, the above mentioned consumer will swap to a Ram or a GM with 6.2L.
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i say keep the 6.2L i regret i was not allowed to factory order my 2014
i love the 5.0L dont get me wrong it owns my 1995 5.Slow but i want to know that if i Step on her there is no question im flying... people who buy a 6.2 need it to haul heavy or haul a$$ why else would u buy one its not a cruise the slow shopping mall scene kinda engine...
as for ford i love ford and will continue to buy one i just wish i had a 6.2L but hey we cant win them all right...
6.2L Hennessy tuned - just a suggestion
2014 F150 XLT XTR Blue Jean CCSB 5.0L 4x4
I agree with those who state it should be an option at the very least.
With a few simple upgrades like direct injection and DOHC setup it could easily outperform GM's new 6.2L, and if Ford really wanted to invest in it, they could go from cast iron to all aluminum and essentially it would become a 6.2L Coyote, which would be bad ***.
I stand strongly for having more options instead of less.
Someone stated in an earlier post that they believe the 3.5L N/A V6 is pretty useless, and other than its likely use in fleet vehicles I tend to agree. People who prefer N/A engine's in their trucks will almost always choose the V8 over the V6,
As they essentially stated I think the engine lineup should go,
The V6 NA engines attract a certain type of buyer. My brother owns a 2014 V6 F150 and my dad owns a 2001 V6 F150. They both work in the steel industry and like vehicles that have ground clearance to get around the snow ruts semi truck leave in the lots. They like a vehicle that can haul what they need, tow a utility trail and make an occasional hunting trip. If Ford didn't have a V6 they both would be driving some thing else.
Today's V6 puts down better performance numbers than the V8's of yesterday all while getting better mileage. I would guess the demand for a V6 is much greater than the demand for the 6.2L V8.
I do hate to see the 6.2 go. There's nothing like the sound of a big inch V8. Back when I was young our motto was "There's no substitute for displacement". I'll probably always stick with the EcoBoost V6 however, there is some sort of satisfaction knowing that your brand has a big V8 in it's lineup. I hope the 6.2 returns.
I vote no, only because if you need an engine that big, you should get a more capable truck to go with it, like an F250, which will soon have the same cab as the F150. There's never been a huge price gap to move up to the higher class, and if it were an option in the F150, it would be a $3,000 option anyway. I can see why Ford chose not to offer it. GM is hardly pushing their 6.2 either. Late availability, only optional on LTZ, High Country, and Denali.
I think the 6.2l or a suitable replacement should have been left as an option almost exclusively because you're competitors offer a big v8 in their trucks. There is always going to be a certain group of people out there who aren't going to buy into the eco boost over a v8 as evidenced by the constant debates I see on here and f150forum.com over what's better the 5.0 or the ecoboost. I have to admit I feel still feel a little silly sometimes telling someone I have a 3.5l v6 in my truck because to me a full size truck and a v8 go together like biscuits and gravy or bacon and eggs. Obviously that is changing with the rise of the ecoboost but everyone still figures I have a big v8 under the hood until I tell them otherwise. The 6.2 wasn't an option in the king ranch so I went with the ecoboost max tow package once I decided that I didn't need a f250 with the 6.2. I do a lot more towing and hauling than I initially thought I would when I bought my truck and If I could do it over I would go 350 with the 6.2 but the eco boost gets the job done. I love having the power of the 6.2 when I need to tow something but not having the mileage of the 6.2 when I'm driving around unloaded.
2013 F-150 King Ranch 4x4 Ecoboost Max Tow 6.5ft bed
The 6.2 is rare in the 150s...................But I bought a 2013, with the 6.2.(used) I simply wanted the 6.2 because I tow quite a bit. but I don't drive the truck everyday. Should have they kept it as an option? probably not. very few were built.
Ford makes too many engines as it is. I would like them to use no more than 2 engine options for any vehicle. Imagine how much money could be saved by everyone if parts inventories could be cut in half?
I saw a RAM commercial last night touting the 2015 Hemi 5.7L with 395 HP and up to 22 MPG's. It can be done with some technology but the 6.2L wasn't the answer.
The Hemi is a strong motor, but not without issues. The cylinder deactivation is absolutely terrible. Not to mention the very common "Hemi Valve Tick". Also the shift algorithms that always keep it in a higher gear makes it sluggish as heck whenever you stomp on it unless you are manually holding the truck in lower gears. Not to mention that it comes wrapped in a truck with all kinds of quality issues.
I just traded my 2014 Hemi ram because I couldn't take it anymore and bought a 2015 F-250 with 6.2.
The Ram would leave this 250 sitting at a light it was so quick, but that's not what the 250 is for. I have no regrets.
Back on point - I see why Ford dropped the 6.2 from the F-150, but think they still should have updated the valve train at the same time for the 250's.
if you need the 6.2, you can get one on the base f250 for little more than the up-charge would cost on an f150. Also, if you need more than the 3.5 can put out, you're really in SuperDuty territory anyhow.
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