Featured Ford Engine Tech
Following the success of the 3.5L, the 2.7L EcoBoost was introduced for the 2015 model year when the completely redesigned, all aluminum F-150 became available. With twin turbochargers, the smaller engine packs a solid punch while delivering greater fuel economy than its larger sibling.
Ford's 6.2L V-8 was only available in the F-150 for a few model years, save for the SVT Raptor. However, it continues to be used extensively in the Ford Super Duty and commercial chassis cab applications.
The naturally aspirated 3.5L Ti-VCT replaced the larger 3.7L V-6 for the 2015 model year. While the 3.5L is significantly less powerful, it provides greater fuel economy than the previous engine option.
The 6.8L Modular V-10 engine by Ford has been used extensively in Ford Super Duty and medium duty truck applications since the 1997 model year. The engine offers impressive power, but isn't exactly praised for its fuel economy. Then again, what can be expected from a 400+ cid V-10?
Ford's 4.2L Essex V-6 was offered in the Ford F-150 for the 1997 to 2008 model years before being replaced by a small, more fuel efficient 6 cylinder.
The venerable 300 CID, 4.9L straight six from Ford was used in various light, medium, and heavy duty applications beginning in 1965. It was not until the 1996 model year that the engine was retired altogether. 4.9L Ford F-150s are renowned for their reliability and capability.
Exclusive to the Boss 302 Mustang for 2012 and 2013, the 5.0L Road Runner V-8 is an upgraded version of Ford's standard 5.0L featuring a slight increase in horsepower.
For 2013 and 2014 model years, the Shelby Mustang GT500 received a rare 5.8L supercharged engine that Ford engineers named the Trinity V-8. The engine platform, although short lived, produced over 650 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque.
Ford's reboot of the Mustang GT350 introduced the wicked "Voodoo" V-8. The high revving 5.2L features a flat plane crankshaft and produces over 500 horsepower without the help of forced induction.