WESTLAND, Mich. - The Ford EcoBoost engine comes optional on many of the Ford vehicles on our lot. However, we find that it really shines and is the most impressive and rewarding in our Ford trucks. While many have stepped up their game and tried to reproduce the fantastic results seen on our Ford Trucks with the EcoBoost engine, none have even come close - the EcoBoost engine technology is unique. To give you a better idea of how the engine works, we've decided to compare one of our F-series vehicles with one of its competitors: the F-150 EcoBoost vs. EcoDiesel Dodge Ram.
Round 1: Torque. The Dodge Ram 3.0-L EcoDiesel claims they have the best-in-class torque with 420 lb.-ft. - it's true, they do! It's important to note however that no other competitor, including Ford, offers vehicles in the Class 1 light-duty diesel pickup class (class 1 means that the Dodge Ram falls somewhere in between the 0-6,000 lb weight range). So it's true that the Ram has best-in-class torque, but only because it has no competition. If you take a look at the more populated light-duty pickup class, the 3.5L EcoBoost matches the 3.0L EcoDiesel's torque while delivering more horsepower. Speaking of horsepower..
Round 2: Horsepower. The 3.5L EcoBoost engine uses the same amount of torque as the 3.0L EcoDiesel's but produces more horsepower. The EcoBoost engine produces 365 HP and 420 lb.-ft. of torque, while the EcoDiesel only produces 240 HP with the same amount of torque. This means that the EcoBoost engine is able to create more power at higher vehicle speeds.
Round 3: Towing. If you own a truck, you will most likely tow something at some point during your vehicle's life. Since you'll be using your truck to tow, you want to know that your vehicle will be able to handle a massive load without strain. When you compare the Ram 3.0L EcoDiesel and the Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost, Ford pushes Ram to the curb. The Ram is rated to tow 9,200 lbs., while the F-150 can tow up to 11,300 lbs. when equipped with the Max. Trailer Tow Package or Heavy-Duty Payload Package - that's an impressive 2,100 lbs. more!
Round 4: Fuel. Trucks aren't typically known for their fuel efficiency. However, with the EcoBoost engine the F-150 has an EPA rating of 16 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on the highway and a solid 18 mpg combined. The EcoDiesel does appear to be more fuel efficient with a 22 mpg rating overall, however, the EcoDiesel uses diesel fuel - a more expensive fuel than the regular unleaded that fuels the 3.5L EcoBoost. So while you think you're saving money on gas with the better gas mileage, on average you'll actually pay more for the more expensive fuel.
While it's really up to you who the winner is in this F-150 EcoBoost vs. EcoDiesel Dodge Ram faceoff, we think it's pretty clear that Ford wins on horsepower, towing and payload. If you'd like to test drive the F-150 and see for yourself the superior handling of this great Ford truck, stop by our dealership! We are proud to be a Downriver Area Ford Dealer, offering everything from Auto Loan assistance to Low Mileage Used Cars to information on the Ford Early Bird Lease Turn In.
North Brothers Ford, located at 33300 Ford Rd Westland, MI 48185, is proud to be one of the premier dealerships in Southeast Michigan committed to exceptional customer service! Stop by or give us a call at (888) 806-7163, our knowledgeable sales team will be happy to help!
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