Over Half of Ford F-150 Buyers Pick V6

Over Half of Ford F-150 Buyers Pick V6

It seems even the V8 isn’t long for the pickup truck world.

Ford has revealed that over half of F-150 buyers are opting for a V6, marking the first time in about five decades that truck consumers don’t regard a V6 as a downgrade. According to the American automaker, approximately 57 percent of Ford F-150s are being shipped with V6 powerplants, with 47 percent of those buyers opting for the 3.5-liter turbocharged EcoBoost V6 with 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque. The remaining 10 percent go with the entry-level 3.7-liter V6 with 302 hp and 278 lb-ft of torque.

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Last year, Ford’s 5.0-liter V8 accounted for over half of the F-150 sales, but by December, the V8 was taking a backseat to the turbocharged V6 in terms of production and output. Even more telling, Ford expects over 70 percent of the all-new 2015 F-150 pickup will leave the lots with a V6 under the hood.

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[Source: New York Times]

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  • desync0

    That believable since most dealers seem to only order ecoboost’s for the lot

  • Anonymous

    Kind of a misleading title considering only 10% are actually the base v6 model. The owner is still throwing down $1400 more for the ecoboost over the 5.0. It’s true numbers can’t lie, but liars can figure.

  • J Mac

    Are you, like, THE Anonymous?