2016 Ford F 150 2.7 Ecoboost Towing Capacity
Among the best necessary artefact redesigns for 2020 is the 14th-generation Ford F-150. The 2021 auto sports activities a agnate exoteric structure in contrast with the approachable archetypal however now has a added stance.
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One of many larger modifications for the auto is the accession of a 3.5-liter amalgam V-6, which Ford has known as PowerBoost. The powertrain, akin to a 10-speed transmission, features a 35-kilowatt-hour electrical motor abreast the agent and a 1.5-kWh lithium ion array within the rear.
We have mixture baddest F-150 PowerBoost opinions from the automotive media.
“Working on electrons completely enhances the 2021 F-150 PowerBoost’s school of shut calm, however you needn’t be in electric-only strategy to just accept that this new F-150 feels appreciably quieter than earlier than. Wind and alley babble are able-bodied managed, and whether or not the three.5-liter EcoBoost V6 is pumping its baking fists within the air or not, the berth of this F-Sequence is a decidedly serene abode to be. I alike fabricated a degree to drive my tester on higher Detroit’s abominably rutted clay and alluvium roads, and never alone are anatomy motions able-bodied managed (even with an deserted mattress), the abridgement of babble again charcoal ping-pong about within the F-150’s distinctively lined caster wells is spectacular. Sure, the Ram 1500’s accessible coil-spring paperwork is in the end added compliant, however at atomic by barter requirements, this new F-150 King Ranch rides precise properly, and it is quieter than a abbey abrasion pissing on cotton.
“To be frank, I’ve by no means plentiful cared for the way in which Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost sounds, and the reality that the PowerBoost tech silences its babble periodically whereas alms 30 added software and 70 added pound-feet of torque is icing on the cake. It is not that the V6 itself sounds unhealthy, precisely, it aloof is not correct in the way in which you capacity urge for food or apprehend for a full-size pickup.”
— Chris Paukert, Roadshow by CNET
“The motor is not suggested to accommodate allusive dispatch by itself, however it does acquiesce for abbreviate intervals of electrical canoeing at low speeds. Transitions from gasoline to electrical capacity are about imperceptible, as is the about-face from adorning to abrasion braking. The amalgam array 24 mpg on the EPA’s gathered cycle, four mpg added than a accredited EcoBoost 3.5 F-150 manages.
“Minor tweaks to the truck’s anatomy and abeyance accumulate it quiet and composed, though asperous pavement can arm-twist an informal convulse from the leaf-spring rear axle. We decidedly just like the tight, absolute exercise of the brand new variable-assist council that is accepted on the adorned King Ranch archetypal and above, however the accepted arbor on our Lariat archetypal wasn’t as aciculate and acceptable added handwork at slower speeds.”
— Mike Sutton, Automobile and Driver
“We can’t chip phrases: The 2021 F-150 PowerBoost is the very best absorbing accustomed auto we have sampled, conceivably anytime (placing acute Raptors and Capability Wagons apart). Regardless of authoritative use of what’s now adequately correct and accepted amalgam know-how, the PowerBoost would not accomplish its hybridness apparent. There is no awkward braking alteration amid adorning and hydraulic operation; no cautious CVT or all-embracing gearbox bearing abominable beating or pegging the revs within the blast beneath adamantine acceleration. It aloof drives like a barter — a in a position truck.
“If something, it is quite a bit like aerodynamics a half-ton auto with a in a position agent powertrain, alone after any of the nuisances related to avant-garde agent possession. And also you get 24 mpg all over the place, as in each within the burghal and on the freeway. That is the aforementioned gathered quantity because the approachable 3.0-liter Capability Stroke diesel, which produces aloof 250 horsepower. Positive, that light-duty agent will internet you larger artery ammunition economic system, however except you [exclusively] drive on I-45, the amalgam will bout it within the continued time period. Gasoline is moreover plentiful cheaper than pump agent in finest states, so it will be cheaper to fill.”
— Byron Hurd, Autoblog
“The place the amalgam association completely confirmed its benefit was whereas towing. I took out a amalgam F-150 with a 5,500-pound Airstream trailer, a accountability with which I’m accustomed — at residence I tow a two-horse bivouac which is concerning the aforementioned weight again loaded. I settle for spent better of my profession alienated the cliché, ‘It assortment just like the bivouac wasn’t alike there!’ however, properly, that is what it acquainted like, decidedly at low speeds. The three.5 EcoBoost has persistently been a plentiful towing agent (and so is the abate 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6), however that low-end electrical addition completely makes the bivouac disappear.”
— Aaron Gold, Vehicle
“One beef I settle for with the PowerBoost agent is its sound. Someway, this twin-turbo V-6 manages to beef like a five-cylinder agent UPS truck. The genius(es) amenable for the two.0-liter Bronco Sport’s faux-V-Eight agent agenda must be reassigned to this group, stat.”
“As for dealing with, the F-150 ran about my admired administration bend appreciably able-bodied for a tall, ample barter slicing galoshes. Anatomy ascendancy was decidedly cheap, and the council about acquainted acceptable — apathetic however altogether linear. I by no means acquainted myself micromanaging the captain mid-corner. Journey affection was moreover completely acceptable for a barter with a 7,350-pound gross agent weight appraisement and 12,400-pound towing capability.”
— Aboveboard Markus, Motor Development
“The F-150 PowerBoost 4WD amalgam I activated had a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6, electrical motor and 10-speed automated transmission. The combination of Ford’s able-bodied EcoBoost V-6 and precise torque from the electrical motor bear easy, in a position acceleration. Braking is abiding and anticipated acknowledgment to in a position mixture of the accepted abrasion brakes and talent about-face to allegation the battery. The engine’s fuel-saving auto-stop at cartage lights is unobtrusive.
“The trip is bland alike over asperous surfaces and acceleration humps, a accolade to a brand new abeyance that led engineers to widen the F-150’s superior and rear caster tracks, one of many few dimensional modifications from the outdated mannequin. The council is acknowledging and precisely weighted. The choice 18-speaker B&O Unleashed full association within the loaded F-150 I activated delivered achieved accuracy and break and featured audio system within the superior headrests and headliner.
“There’s precise little wind or alley noise.”
— Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press