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The Ford F-150 Wins a Big Fuel Economy Challenge Thanks to Its 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6

The Ford F-150 Wins a Big Pickup Challenge with Its 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6



We know Ford has been evaluating the performance of a diesel engine in an F-150, but one power plant that's already in the half-ton, the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, has already passed a big test.

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Here's a link to the article on PUT.com for those who don't need to read the article about the article.

Texas Truck Showdown 2016: MPG Overview - PickupTrucks.com News


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Finish order was unchanged, even with 1,500 pounds of rock salt bags over the rear axle. We kept the weight even from truck to truck to see how well they each carried a heavy load. Again, the F-150's power-to-weight ratio proved unstoppable. It ran the zero-to-60 in 7.80 seconds and the quarter-mile in 16.1 seconds at 89.5 mph. In fact, it set the pace and was faster than many of the trucks tested in our Max Towing Showdown.
 
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I try to read PUtrucks.com once a week, but that website has become so bad and worthless. This test is the perfect example of how they're just doing crap to drive web traffic. So they host a MPG test and then run a bunch of performance tests and only drive 120 miles for the actual MPG results. Great job guys. MPG testing with a load is interesting. Scoring 0-60mph times unloaded are exactly the opposite to a MPG-focused test. Noise levels and complaints about stereos are have nothing to do with MPG. Besides, if you want a high MPG test truck from an OEM, they're going to send you an unloaded version to save weight. They even included the EPA estimates in the scoring. How about those as a penalties for being the furthest from real-world tests?

If they ran this test honestly and stayed focused on MPG, the Chevy and Ram should have crushed the Ford and Toyota entry. Just saying...
 
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But Lord that cartridge oil filter is beautiful isn't it? I still can't figure out why those aren't more popular, even my 1949 Farmall had one. No mess to change, no crawling under the car and dripping everywhere, definitely no stupid drip ramp off the IFS, just cap off-cap on done.
 
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But Lord that cartridge oil filter is beautiful isn't it? I still can't figure out why those aren't more popular, even my 1949 Farmall had one. No mess to change, no crawling under the car and dripping everywhere, definitely no stupid drip ramp off the IFS, just cap off-cap on done.
Completely agree with that, one other reason I sometimes wish I got the 2.7L. My 6.4L truck was the easiest vehicle to change the oil that I've ever had.
 
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Originally Posted by texastech_diesel View Post
But Lord that cartridge oil filter is beautiful isn't it? I still can't figure out why those aren't more popular, even my 1949 Farmall had one. No mess to change, no crawling under the car and dripping everywhere, definitely no stupid drip ramp off the IFS, just cap off-cap on done.

My SIL's Aveo has the cartridge filter, it's literally a 10 minute oil change.
 
 
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