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Old 05-28-2015, 03:29 PM   #1
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Test drove a 2015 F-150 2.7 litre eco-boost

Today I had about 2 hours to kill and was close to a Ford dealership So I stopped in and test drove a new F-150.
I will have to say I was impressed with the little 2.7 litre eco-boost engine. The truck drive much lighter than the 5,000lbs it weighed. The power from the engine was very impressive as the truck had no trouble accelerating.

Anyone else test drive any 2015 Ford F-150?. The larger 3.5litre eco-boost would be a beast in this aluminum alloy bodied truck.
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:07 PM   #2
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I havent driven one but my brother loves his 2013 f150.
For towing, i like my heavy '99 f350 cc drw. I literally had a deer broadside me in upstate ny, traveling 60 mph and my truck didnt budge. Looking in my driver side mirror, i saw the deer bouncing down the hwy.
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I havent driven one but my brother loves his 2013 f150.
For towing, i like my heavy '99 f350 cc drw. I literally had a deer broadside me in upstate ny, traveling 60 mph and my truck didnt budge. Looking in my driver side mirror, i saw the deer bouncing down the hwy.
Happened to my F250 also. Just 2 little dimple in the passenger door where the fresh new horns hit. These Fords are well build.
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Early this year, Ford took one of their new aluminum F150's and put it up against the Ram Ecodiesel. The 2.7 was substantially faster in a drag race.

Towing identical maximum weight trailers up a test mountain in California, the 2.7 Ecoboost ate the Ecodiesel alive in speed. It's all on Utube.com.

Most people that have driven the 2.7 swear they were driving the 3.5 engine, as both have a flat torque curve come in at very low rpm's. And with 325 horsepower, they're no slouch.

The Ecodiesel does well on fuel, but we all know diesel is often as much as 40-50 cents more expensive. And the oil changes in the diesel are also expensive--partially offsetting diesel fuel mileage advantage. i wouldn't be surprised if the 2.7 was less expensive to run mile per mile than the Ram diesel.

For towing a 4000 lb. bass boat, the 2.7 will certainly do the job more efficiently than the 3.5 or 5.0 big brothers.
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I need to watch 'Fast Lane Trucks' again on YouTube. I watched about a month ago and they just had the 2.7 F-150 timing in a straight dash either 0 - 60 or 1/4 mile...I forget but they were impressed.

In 2011, I test drove a 6.2 litre F-150 then a 5.0 litre F-150. When driving the 5.0 I thought the salesman made a mistake and gave me another 6.2. I could not tell the difference. I bought the 5.0. I really liked that truck until the 3.5 litre eco-boost came out a month later.

It will be interesting to see how well the aluminum F-150 sells now with everyone making nice 1/2 trucks. If I only had a bass boat or small TT I would look hard at the 2.7litre F-150.
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My opinion is that the 5 liter will be more reliable in the long run as compared to the Eco Boost 3.5.
The Eco is a very complex engine and since I keep my vehicles for at least 10 years the chance of problems increases each year. Cost of turbos and related items are spendy.
Since I would prefer to have more truck than I need I will be ordering a Super Duty with the 6.2 in the Spring. They are bullet proof.
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The Ecodiesel does well on fuel, but we all know diesel is often as much as 40-50 cents more expensive. And the oil changes in the diesel are also expensive--partially offsetting diesel fuel mileage advantage. i wouldn't be surprised if the 2.7 was less expensive to run mile per mile than the Ram diesel.
Doesn't the 2.7 require premium fuel for peak rated HP? I know it will run on 87 octane.

I haven't been in the ecoboost yet. I have driven the Ram ecodiesel a lot - I like the motor and like the efficiency (29 mpg highway). It IS a complicated motor, but it seems to be proven over in Europe first... I'm not sure that it's more complicated than a pretty highly tweaked Ford turbo gas motor though...
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Doesn't the 2.7 require premium fuel for peak rated HP? I know it will run on 87 octane.

I haven't been in the ecoboost yet. I have driven the Ram ecodiesel a lot - I like the motor and like the efficiency (29 mpg highway). It IS a complicated motor, but it seems to be proven over in Europe first... I'm not sure that it's more complicated than a pretty highly tweaked Ford turbo gas motor though...
I'm just 125K miles into a F250 with a 7.3 diesel--almost 13 years old and it looks like new.

The Ram Ecodiesel is built by a Fiat company in a very modern, high tech factory in Northern Italy. Many don't realize that Fiat's by far the largest builder of diesel engines in the world. I'm sure it's a fine engine.

But I would think the 2.7 Ecoboost is equally high tech. With Tier 4 EPA standards, there's no such thing as a low tech engine on the road.
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In most cases the manufacture of engines has exceeded the ability to keep the rest of the vehicle together. With regular oil changes the engines will outlast the rest of the vehicle.
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I'm waiting on the 2016 for a test drive. That back up assist looks amazing!

https://media.ford.com/content/fordm...akes-back.html

This looks amazing for my bass boat
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In most cases the manufacture of engines has exceeded the ability to keep the rest of the vehicle together. With regular oil changes the engines will outlast the rest of the vehicle.
You're right. There's nothing to fear with the 2.7 ecoboost. It's a great engine that will last longer than the truck and it runs great. The old V8s are just that, old - pushrod, two valve, very heavy, and can't get out of their own way. I have one of the old engines and it is very tired.
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I agree...some of the old truck engines were dogs. The Ford 5.4 litre engine is one example of an engine that makes more noise then acceleration. Engines now have taken a huge leap forward with a much better balance between noise, harsness, vibration (NHV) and acceleration.
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