Ford 3.5L Ti-VCT V-6

3.5L V-6 Engine Specs

The 3.5L Ti-VCT V-6 was added to the F-150 engine lineup for the 2015 model year, replacing the previous 3.7L V-6. It shares the same bore and stroke combination as the popular 3.5L EcoBoost, however this does not suggest that engines have similar characteristics in any category other than the basic structure. The 3.5L V-6 has been used in various Ford and Lincoln applications since the 2007 model year and appeared on Ward's "10 Best Engines" following its introduction. The engine is slightly smaller and consequently slightly less powerful than the 3.7L V-6 it replaced. At 282 horsepower and 253 lb-ft of torque, the 3.5L produces 7 percent less horsepower and 9 percent less torque than the 3.7L V-6. However, the 3.5L V-6 features a 5% greater fuel economy rating than the outgoing 3.7L, which likely influenced Ford's decision to bring it to the aluminum bodied F-150 platform, which was also introduced for the 2015 model year.

Ford 3.5L Ti-VCT V-6 Specs

Engine:

Ford 3.5L Ti-VCT V-6

Production Plant:

Lima Engine Plant, Lima, Ohio

Applications:

2015 - current Ford F-150, various Ford & Lincoln car/SUV applications beginning in 2007

Displacement:

213 cid, 3.5 liters

Engine Block Material:

Aluminum

Cylinder Head Material:

Aluminum

Cylinder Bore:

3.64" (92.5 mm)

Cylinder Stroke:

3.41" (86.6 mm)

Compression Ratio:

1-4-2-5-3-6

Aspiration:

Naturally aspirated

Valvetrain:

Twin independent variable camshaft timing

Cooling System Capacity:

15.1 qts (14.25 liters, 3.76 gallons), Ford F-150 only

Ignition System:

Coil on plug (COP)

Fuel System:

Sequential multi-port fuel injection

Engine Oil Capacity:

6.3 qts w/ filter

Peak Horsepower:

282 hp @ 6,250 rpm

Peak Torque:

253 lb-ft @ 4,250 rpm

Fuel Economy:

4x2 Pickups

18 city, 24 hwy, 20 combined mpg

4x4 Pickups

17 city, 23 hwy, 19 combined mpg

 

Ford 3.5L Ti-VCT V-6 vs 3.7L Ti-VCT-V-6

 

3.7L Ti-VCT V-6

3.5L Ti-VCT V-6

% Difference

Displacement:

230 cid

213 cid

- 7%

Bore x Stroke:

3.76" x 3.45"

3.64" x 3.41"

N/A

Compression Ratio:

10.5 : 1

10.8 : 1

3%

Aspiration:

Naturally aspirated

Naturally aspirated

N/A

Fuel System:

Sequential multi-port fuel injection

Sequential multi-port fuel injection

N/A

Peak Horsepower:

302 hp @ 6,500 rpm

282 hp @ 6,250 rpm

-7%

Peak Torque:

278 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

253 lb-ft @ 4,250 rpm

-9%

Fuel Economy*:

17 city/23 hwy/19 combined

18 city/24 hwy/20 combined

5%

*Maximum EPA rated fuel economy for 2 wheel drive F-150, 2014 MY 3.7L, 2016 MY 3.5L