Here we have three Ford trucks showing us which engine is best in the best way possible: a three-way drag race.
We talked about the F-150’s numerous engine options before, and while that time we basically just threw out a bunch of numbers, there are plenty of people that think numbers are meaningless and not worth paying attention to. Those people only care about results.
We don’t blame them, but results are a lot harder to write about than a bunch of numbers.
They’re also harder to get unless we actually start pitting trucks against one another to see how well they compare relative to the other. Luckily, The Fast Lane Truck was able to obtain not two, but three different Ford pickups to show us how they all compare in real-world performance tests. And by that we mean a three-way drag race.
First, we have the venerable 5.0-L Coyote V8 in a Lariat trim. This engine produces 395 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque, comes mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission with four-wheel-drive, and clocks in at about 5,300 lbs. It’s also the more expensive of the F-150s, coming in at $64,555.
Next is the new 2.7-L EcoBoost turbo V6, the engine that TFL Truck says is the most popular of the F-150s. Power is less than the V8 at just 325 hp, but torque remains the same at 400 lb-ft. Once again, a 10-speed automatic turns either four or two wheels at a time and the whole thing clocks in at just 5,200 lbs.
Finally, we have the big F-250 Super Duty equipped with the 6.7-L Power Stroke turbodiesel. This engine produces 450 hp and an amazing 935 lb-ft of torque through a 6-speed automatic transmission. It's easily the heaviest of the three, however, at roughly 8,000 lbs.
TFL Truck also performed their own 0-60 tests and found the V8 took 8 seconds, the V6 7 seconds and the turbodiesel 7.23 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill. To find out which one came out on top, check out the video above.