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Ford EcoBoost V6 Engine  (Source: Ford)
EcoBoost is proving very popular with truck buyers

With automakers focused on increased fuel efficiency these days, the move to smaller displacement engines with turbochargers is happening at a rapid pace. Ford was one of the first to head in that direction on the domestic market with its EcoBoost V6 engine that has so far been used in the Taurus, F-150, Flex and several other Lincoln vehicles.
The F-150 with the EcoBoost twin turbo V6 engine has proven to be very popular. In fact, the combination of the F-150 and the EcoBoost is so popular that Ford is raising the sales forecast for the truck. Ford says the reason for the forecast upgrade is that the market demand for the EcoBoost F-150 has been greater than expected. 
Previously Ford had expected about 40% of the F-150 trucks sold to use the EcoBoost 3.5L engine. Ford is now predicting that about 45% of the F-150 trucks it sells to have the EcoBoost with a total retail sales number of about 100,000 in 2011. Ford full-size pickup sales -- including HD vehicles and fleet vehicles – are up almost 8% to 416,488 units through September 30.
Traditionally, the V8 is the engine of choice in the F-150 and truck market overall. Ford does provide a version of the 5.0-liter V8 used in the Mustang GT for F-150 buyers that still want eight cylinders on tap.
During the last few months, the WSJ reports that the EcoBoost has accounted for 42% of F-150 sales. This is in part thanks to the robust power and towing capacity mixed with fuel economy averaging 18 mpg compared to the 14-17 mpg for V8-equipped trucks.

Source: WSJ

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RE: I'd pick the V6
By blueaurora on 10/17/2011 7:30:00 AM , Rating: -1
..... To step on Petal and go WEEEE!!!!!!
Seriously Ford trucks don't really through you back in the seat like the Tundras, Nissans and Chevy's. Crappy sound system to. The bad radio literary made me by something else.

RE: I'd pick the V6
By amanojaku on 10/17/2011 8:55:40 AM , Rating: 5
..... To step on Petal and go WEEEE!!!!!!
"He's havin' a go at the flowers, now!"

A truck shouldn't throw you through the back of the seat. That's great for a sports car, but risky for a vehicle carrying a heavy load. Trucks generally have smooth acceleration, deceptively so for their weight. And what the hell does the sound system have to do with the vehicle's performance? You sound like someone prejudiced, not someone performing an objective analysis.

Or, maybe you're just killing time to hide from some Romans?

RE: I'd pick the V6
By wyrmslair on 10/17/2011 1:38:08 PM , Rating: 1
Dude, you picked truck based on the stereo? If you're really that serious about the SQ, you'd be putting an aftermarket setup in there anyway. For $300 you can get an Alpine with bluetooth and another $100 will get you a solid set of front co-axials. So for $400 or $500 bucks worth of factory stereo crap (and I've yet to hear a factory system that sounded truly "good"), you disregarded towing capacity, fuel economy, etc. in a truck? /FAIL

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