For 2017, the F-150’s 3.5 liter EcoBoost engine is getting a little more Eco’er with a slight Boost in fuel economy.
Pickups equipped with the all-new 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, and matched to Ford’s first volume-production 10-speed automatic transmission, get an EPA-estimated city, highway and combined fuel economy increase of 1 mpg. The combined rating for 2017 F-150 4×4 jumps 2 mpg.
This second-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine also delivers better acceleration and 50 lb.-ft. more peak torque compared with the first-generation 3.5-liter EcoBoost. The segment-best 470 lb.-ft. beats all diesel- and gasoline-powered competitors, including V8 engines with nearly twice the displacement.
Horsepower jumps 10 over the previous version to 375 horsepower.
The new generation 3.5 liter EcoBoost features a new twin-port and direct-injection fuel strategy, lighter and stronger crank and valvetrain components, redesigned twin turbocharger with electronic wastegate, and redesigned valvetrain and variable-displacement oil pump.
The all-new 10-speed automatic transmission available for 2017 F-150 4×2 and 4×4 models optimizes engine power and torque ranges, with closer ratios between gears and patented hydraulic controls.
Smarter shift logic helps customers tow with improved confidence using tow/haul mode. All-new adaptive shift-scheduling algorithms monitor more than a dozen powertrain and driver control signals in real time – ensuring the right gear at the right time for an engaging driving experience, including in sport mode. In addition, a unique high-speed one-way clutch allows for non-sequential shifting.
The 10-speed gearbox – the first from Ford not to employ cast-iron components – uses advanced materials and alloys and an integrated torque converter/turbine clutch helps shave more than two pounds and reduces the packaging footprint.