However, I have it on good authority that burnouts are possible in an F-150 EcoBoost. Question for you, how is your trailer loaded? With the ability to power adjust the pedals and the seat and to manually adjust the tilt and telescope of the steering wheel it would be a challenge to be in an uncomfortable driving position. Last Name: Last Name is required. Our updates are available here: and on Twitter autosavantkg Before I get to all of the details, allow me to pull back the curtain a bit and share with you the struggle I had while outlining my thoughts about this truck. Here is the result: I drove the truck for a total of 1,022. The engine is friggin amazing.
Do wish I had the 135 l tank. Great overall review… Agree on almost all counts. I have always been a v8 man but this ecoboost technology has made me a fan! During my time with the truck I found myself describing the engine to people who knew nothing about the motor as a diesel design that runs on gasoline. I was impressed with the ability to step on the throttle and it just kept on pulling in the passing lane, every time. Here again is where that shorter rear end made a difference.
The backup camera with zoom makes connecting a snap, and once hooked up, the trailer brake controller is simple to adjust. I frequently left it on the instant mile per gallon bar graph, which does a decent job of coaching to be light on the gas. The max tow package equips the F-150 with the shortest ratio rear axle available on a standard F-150 which is more focused on pulling power and not highway efficiency. Ford took a new approach and put a small displacement direct injected V6 with two turbos into the 2011 F-150 and have branded it the F-150 EcoBoost. I did some research and the 3. Finally, the interior of the F-150 is greatly improved compared to their previous models and current competitors, but during times of warm weather the contrast in temperature between the hot dashboard and cool air conditioning cause a noticeable squeak in the main panel that covered the gauge pod.
It is very quick off the line, and there is plenty of pull at higher rpm as well. If you loose engine rpm you would see more turbo lag in the acceleration I think. I know you said it is as level as possible, but it sounds to me like it is a little tongue heavy. I have a friend that just bought a 5. I would ask for some engine sound…. Next, at this price point there were two things missing from this truck. For that money, you only add five horsepower which peaks at a lower rpm.
I do miss the sound from the 5. That being said, I do have a couple of gripes. And I think its because your always in and out of the turbos, this week I installed 4 inch exhaust, my city milage improved but my highway went back to 22 with a leveling kit and 20 inch rims and tires. So for those whose who need a half ton pickup for work or hobbies, the F-150 EcoBoost is a required test drive. And, depending on the engine, the transmission was either a four- or six-speed automatic.
It was banging and jumping on the down shift from 6-5 then after the tear down at fourth and third on down shift and slip and grap on the up shift with lite throttle. I make a trip from tennesse to florida once a month. I include consent to receive phone calls at the mobile phone number I provided. The last time we tested a 5. The gearbox has a similar feel to the one in the Powerstroke trucks, in the manner of shift. Really like the style and interior of the new Ford!!! Always getting compliments on it! Plus Dodge is advertising their Hemis getting 20! A few tenths of a mile per gallon might not sound like a lot, but in some cases it could add up to a five percent improvement. Against that standard, they have accomplished their goal.
On the way back I get 19. The truck was running for a little over 34 hours to travel this many miles, which means I averaged a measly 29. One of the most intersting things I have noticed is how quickly the transmission shifts through the gears, especially 1-3, from a stop. If so, does it go into a higher contrast mode almost night vision looking at night? But acceleration is not a problem, the little 3. See how the long termer you guys picked up goes.
I have know about it since it was a very early rumor on the Internet and have spent an unhealthy amount of time watching it progress into a mass produced product. I hereby consent to receive text messages from or on behalf of dealer at the mobile phone number I provided above. So does the well-crafted interior, which combines black leather captain's chairs, light-hued wood on the dash, and an extremely roomy second row, which would seem to suggest this truck isn't ready for hard work. I took a few two-plus hour trips and never found myself uncomfortable or needing a break for a stretch. . Makes me step in it harder…hence the terrible mileage I guess lol.
It seemed like the 4. I get an average of 25 mpg Yup! I started with about 2,000 miles on the truck leaving California. That is an absolute bargain, and in that truck, 0-60 times would be even faster than in the SuperCrew. © Provided by MotorTrend MotorTrend Image The dark blue and beige paint combination looks good on this truck. Have the same issue with the camera, loses the lines sometimes for no reason, still works though.