2.7 EB or 5.0?

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    buck_master_2001 Elite Refuge Member

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    I know this has been discussed before. I haven't heard much on the 2.7 though. I test drove two 17' f150's. The 2.7 was definitely livelier and quicker. However, the 5.0 has got to be the best sounding engine I've ever driven. That sucker has a ton of power as well, just up higher in the rpm's. The 2.7 is about $1500 cheaper. Part of me is leaning towards the 5.0 for simplicity and it's more trucklike. MPG's were identical although the 2.7 is rated higher. It's a tough call.
     
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    I'd take the 5.0 myself. Getting rid of your Ecodiesel? Sent mine down the river 2 weeks ago.
     
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    95k miles on it. Warranty is coming to an end soon. She's been 100% trouble free. I love the truck. I've always liked the F150's. I'm tossing around my options now.
     
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    I bought a RAM Hemi a couple of months ago because the Ecodiesel was temporarily off the market and no one knew when it would clear the EPA review and be back. Well, it's back...just my luck. I really wanted the Ecodiesel but have to say I love the roar and the power of the Hemi...until I look at the gas gauge.
     
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    Hemi is a good engine. My past two trucks were Rams. Zero issues between the two. Good trucks. I'm just ready for a change. Those new F150's are soooooooo nice. Jesus are they quick. Don't turn off the traction control you will burn them tires off without even trying. The 5.0 in sport mode actually scared my daughter. Lol.
     
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    I still feel the Ram 8 speed is the best performing tranny out there. No huntinf, barely a delay and always in the right gear.
     
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    I went down to a 2010 Silverado. 5.3l. Best of all no payments. It's not my daily driver only a hunting/fishing truck

    I liked that 8 speed. The rest of the truck was a giant POS in my opinion.
     
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    Sounds like you had bad luck. My dad and I both have ecodiesel Rams. Both have been great.

    I test drive sikverados yesterday as well. Gutless as all hell compared to everything else.
     
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    2017 Ford F-150 Towing Performance

    The towing performance of the 2017 F-150 varies based on which engine is powering the truck. When powered by the base 282-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 engine, the truck can tow up to 7,600 pounds when properly equipped.

    Moving up to the first of the F-150’s available EcoBoost engines, the 325-horsepower 2.7-liter V-6, increases the towing rating to 8,500 pounds.

    Next on the list is the only V-8 engine offered on the F-150, a 385-horsepower 5.0-liter. When equipped with this engine, the F-150 offers a maximum towing capacity of 11,100 pounds.

    The highest towing ratings available on the standard F-150 come when the truck is equipped with the 375 horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine. This engine is able to tow up to 12,200 pounds, when properly equipped.

    Towing numbers are not available for the final engine offered on the 2017 F-150, Ford’s high-performance EcoBoost 3.5-liter V-6. This engine is exclusive to the special Raptor trim level, which is optimized for off-road performance.

    http://www.akinsford.com/blog/2017-ford-f-150-towing-ratings/


     
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    Pretty sure that's all from the engine, but many auto makers are installing a program that plays engine noise over the sound system as you accelerate. In some SUV's the speaker is in the back cargo area.

    It wouldn't hurt my feelings if there were no sound from the engine whatsoever, but the noise level for my 3.5 Ecoboost and the wife's 2.0 Ecoboost is very pleasant.
     

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