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Ford F-150 V6s Are Outselling V8 Models

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Published on June 03, 2016 with No Comments

In May, Ford sold more F-150 full-size pickups with V6 engines than traditional V8 power plants. As gas prices hover near $4.00 in many parts of the country, more truck buyers appear to be gravitating toward Ford’s more fuel-efficient offering.

According to PickupTrucks.com, Ford’s new 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo gasoline direct-injection V6 engine made up 41 percent of F-150 retail sales in May, up 4 percent from April. Sales were also up last month for models equipped with Ford’s 3.7-liter naturally aspirated six-cylinder. These units outsold F-150s equipped with the new 5.0-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8 engines.

Customers continue to praise the EcoBoost engine not only for its fuel-efficiency, but for its ruggedness. A two-wheel drive EcoBoost F-150 has an EPA-rated fuel economy of 16/22 mpg city/highway, but it can still tow up to 11,300 pounds. For truck buyers looking for the right balance of efficiency and power, the EcoBoost truly stands out.

Lastly, Ford has priced the EcoBoost just right. Although it’s more expensive than the standard 3.7-liter V6, it still costs $1,245 less than the premium 411 horsepower, 6.2-liter V8. That’s aggressive pricing for an engine that lets buyers have their cake, and eat it too.

Article Source: www.fordinthenews.com

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