Rio Rancho, NM -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/21/2011 -- The Ford F-150 was named Motor Trend’s Truck of the year, beating out competitors like the Ram HD Laramie Longhorn and the Toyota Tacoma. It was Ford’s all-new 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine that gave the F-150 an edge over the competition and helped them win the prestigious award.
Automakers are pushing for better fuel economy in the pickup segment where muscle has been measured in displacement until volatile gas prices and a turbulent economy changed the priorities of consumers. The EcoBoost equipped F-150’s average 18 mpg combined city/ highway is much more appealing than the 14 mpg city / 17 mpg highway that competitor’s eight cylinder models offer.
Truck Trend Editor Allyson Harwood stated, “On the road, the EcoBoost makes the 5.0-liter look like obsolete technology. The twin turbo V6 is incredibly quick and eager, power is abundant throughout the rpm range, and I didn’t really notice any lag.” Motor Trend testers had similar remarks about the EcoBoost, and for good reason. The EcoBoost delivers more torque to the ground than the big 6.2-liter up to roughly 5000 rpm and more than the 5.0-liter all the way up to 6000 rpm.
The F-150 also excelled in handling tests, where it felt more planted and better balanced with a payload than its competitors. You can always tell that the F-150 is using both rear tires to put power down, even in fast race-like turns.
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