Ford Reveals Powertrains for the 2015 Ford F-150

The Ford Motor Co. this week gave us a little more detail into the all-new 2015 Ford F-150s. A new standard V6 engine and all-new 2.7-liter EcoBoost will be among four choices under the hood when the all-new F-150 hits the dealership.

The all-new standard 3.5 liter V-6 engine will produce 283 horsepower from twin independent variable camshaft timing. A towing capacity of 7,600, 1,910 pounds of payload and 255-lb ft. torque are some of the other details from Ford’s release.

Also new under hood comes a 2.7-liter EcoBoost, with standard Auto Start-Stop. Ford says the new engine “broadens the engine lineup by providing a mid-range V-8 like towing capacity of 8,500 pounds.”

Payload comes in a 2,250 pounds, 325 horsepower and 375-lb-ft of torque.

Auto Start-Stop technology for the F-150 is another major addition worth mentioning. This technology, specially tuned for truck customers, shuts off the engine when the vehicle is at a stop. When the brake is released, the engine restarts quickly. Auto Start-Stop helps reduce fuel consumption and emissions when the truck is stopped and the engine is off. The technology is off when towing or in four-wheel-drive mode.

Fuel economy hasn’t been announced yet.

The Ford F-150 may be the most exciting vehicle to hit the dealership this year. It was completely redesigned inside and out, using high-strength steel and high-strength military-grade aluminum to reduce 700 pounds from this year’s model. This allows for better economy, towing and performance.

Learn more from our visit to the Cleveland Auto Show. 


COMPARE ENGINES: 2015 Ford F-150

Engine Horsepower Torque (lb.-ft.) Payload (lbs.) Towing (lbs.)
2015 Ford F-150 4×4
2.7-liter EcoBoost
325 375 2,160 8,400
2014 Toyota Tacoma 4×4
2.7-liter four-cylinder
159 180 1,335 3,500
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4×4
5.3-liter V8
355 383 2,007 11,200
2014 Ram 1500 4×4 3.0-liter
V6 EcoDiesel
240 420 1,620 9,050

Source: Ford Motor Co. 

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Lead blogger and content writer for the Waikem Auto Family in Massillon, Ohio. Product specialist in Ford, Nissan, Subaru, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and Mitsubishi models. 2008 Graduate of Kent State University with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Married to wife Christina. Resides in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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