How hot is the Ford F-150 EcoBoost V-6? The 365-horsepower, 3.5-liter twin-turbo engine is outselling all other competing six-cylinder trucks combined, Ford says.
Ford’s 302-hp, 3.7-liter V-6 is also outselling full-size six-cylinder competitors from Chevrolet, GMC, Dodge and Toyota. Both engines accounted for 79.5 percent market share of V-6 full-size trucks sold in July, according to sales data from J.D. Power and associates.
Behind Ford are the Chevy Silverado (12.1 percent market share), GMC Sierra (4 percent), Ram trucks (3.5 percent) and Toyota Tundra (0.9 percent).
The F-Series led July sales, selling 49,104 units, with the EcoBoost making up 40 percent of them and the 3.7-liter making up 16 percent. Ford’s V-6 models outsold its V-8s for the third straight month, something that hasn’t happened since 1985. So far this year, Ford’s sales are up 8 percent, at 313,183 units.
"Both of our new V-6 power plants are changing the way customers think about truck engines," said Doug Scott, Ford’s truck group marketing manager, said in a statement. “The 3.7-liter has more horsepower than two of the three V-8 engines we offered in last year’s F-150. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine, at 365 hp and 420 pounds-feet of torque, is in a class of its own – no one has anything even remotely close to this engine, which can tow as much as 11,300 pounds and deliver 22 mpg.”
We're fans of both new six-cylinder mills. We selected the naturally aspirated 3.7-liter as our V-6 Work Truck Shootout winner and drove twin EcoBoost F-150s 2,000 miles to find the 3.5-liter twin-turbo gasoline direct-injection engine provides excellent unloaded fuel economy and V-8-like performance hitched to a trailer.