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#12721143 - 04/18/18 06:53 AM Ford 2.7 twin turbo
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Anybody have a Ford with the 2.7? How do you like it? Pros and cons. Thanking about buying one. Thanks for the help.
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#12721520 - 04/18/18 11:10 AM Re: Ford 2.7 twin turbo [Re: slim1]
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Love it. Only put about a thousand miles on it so far, though. It spends most of it's time parked or teaching my son's drivers ed. Mine's a 2017 STX, Ext cab, 2wd, 3.73 rear end. It runs surprisingly stout and gets great economy for a truck. I can't imagine the 2018 with more power and a 10 speed tranny.

If there are any cons to the engine, I haven't found it yet. The auto start-stop function is annoying.

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#12721758 - 04/18/18 02:14 PM Re: Ford 2.7 twin turbo [Re: slim1]
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What kind of mileage are you getting out of it sam?

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#12721767 - 04/18/18 02:21 PM Re: Ford 2.7 twin turbo [Re: slim1]
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Like I've mentioned, I got over 22mpg coming back from Oklahoma at 75mph. I can get about 20 mpg around town. Last I looked it was on 18mpg with tons of stop and go, including backing and parking drills. That's impressive to me.

I guess it's all relative but beats the other two trucks and similar to the GC 3.6l pentastar, which also feels like a slug in comparison.

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#12721830 - 04/18/18 03:26 PM Re: Ford 2.7 twin turbo [Re: slim1]
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Sounds good, I knew you had one but didn't remember seeing anything mentioned about mpg's. Seems like I remember reading a while back that the 2.7 ecoboost is fords top selling motor, so it seems it must be going over pretty well.

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#12721920 - 04/18/18 04:27 PM Re: Ford 2.7 twin turbo [Re: Samsonsworld]
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Originally Posted By: Samsonsworld
Love it. Only put about a thousand miles on it so far, though. It spends most of it's time parked or teaching my son's drivers ed. Mine's a 2017 STX, Ext cab, 2wd, 3.73 rear end. It runs surprisingly stout and gets great economy for a truck. I can't imagine the 2018 with more power and a 10 speed tranny.

If there are any cons to the engine, I haven't found it yet. The auto start-stop function is annoying.


You need to drive a Raptor then or for that matter an f150 with the 3.5EB

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#12721932 - 04/18/18 04:35 PM Re: Ford 2.7 twin turbo [Re: tmd11111]
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Originally Posted By: tmd11111
Originally Posted By: Samsonsworld
Love it. Only put about a thousand miles on it so far, though. It spends most of it's time parked or teaching my son's drivers ed. Mine's a 2017 STX, Ext cab, 2wd, 3.73 rear end. It runs surprisingly stout and gets great economy for a truck. I can't imagine the 2018 with more power and a 10 speed tranny.

If there are any cons to the engine, I haven't found it yet. The auto start-stop function is annoying.


You need to drive a Raptor then or for that matter an f150 with the 3.5EB


I know several tests proved at least on the first few production years of the 2.7 that it was faster 0-60 than the 3.5 ecoboost.

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#12721952 - 04/18/18 04:59 PM Re: Ford 2.7 twin turbo [Re: slim1]
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I test drove a couple when I bought my 2016 F150. You would never guess it was a V6. I got a better deal on one with the 5.0. Happy with the 5.0, The lowest I've seen on the computer for a tank is 16.5 if it's just back and forth to work, all stop and go traffic on side streets. I've see 22 on the highway running at or above the speed limit.

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#12722072 - 04/18/18 07:32 PM Re: Ford 2.7 twin turbo [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Originally Posted By: tmd11111
Originally Posted By: Samsonsworld
Love it. Only put about a thousand miles on it so far, though. It spends most of it's time parked or teaching my son's drivers ed. Mine's a 2017 STX, Ext cab, 2wd, 3.73 rear end. It runs surprisingly stout and gets great economy for a truck. I can't imagine the 2018 with more power and a 10 speed tranny.



If there are any cons to the engine, I haven't found it yet. The auto start-stop function is annoying.


You need to drive a Raptor then or for that matter an f150 with the 3.5EB


I know several tests proved at least on the first few production years of the 2.7 that it was faster 0-60 than the 3.5 ecoboost.


Yep. The first generation 3.5l, depending on configuration. I think it'll outrun my 2013 3.5l but it's kind of hard to race yourself. wink

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#12722402 - 04/19/18 06:45 AM Re: Ford 2.7 twin turbo [Re: Samsonsworld]
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Originally Posted By: Samsonsworld
Love it. Only put about a thousand miles on it so far, though. It spends most of it's time parked or teaching my son's drivers ed. Mine's a 2017 STX, Ext cab, 2wd, 3.73 rear end. It runs surprisingly stout and gets great economy for a truck. I can't imagine the 2018 with more power and a 10 speed tranny.

If there are any cons to the engine, I haven't found it yet. The auto start-stop function is annoying.

Thanks for the info. Can you turn off the auto start-stop?
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#12722429 - 04/19/18 07:19 AM Re: Ford 2.7 twin turbo [Re: slim1]
Samsonsworld Offline
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Yes, there is a button on the dash to turn it off but it defaults to 'on' every time you start the vehicle.

Word is, Ford fixed some of the issues with the 1st generation 3.5l when designing the 2.7l. No more condensation issues and I'm hoping it won't go through spark plugs every 40k miles. We also have a 2015 in our fleet that has been problem free. I feel good about the engine.

I did hear they have a recall on the 10-speed tranny. Don't know what the issue is.

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#12722678 - 04/19/18 10:21 AM Re: Ford 2.7 twin turbo [Re: slim1]
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Depends on gearing as well.....I have a 15 2.7/6speed/3.73 gears Ecoboost and an 18 3.5/10 speed 3.55 gears speed ecoboost....the 2.7 is much more rev happy which is fun, and better at non-towing MPG....but the 3.5 gets better MPG while towing cause you are using less throttle.....

Recall is for a clip on the 10 speed that may allow the truck to move forward after placing it in park.


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#12727419 - 04/23/18 01:07 PM Re: Ford 2.7 twin turbo [Re: slim1]
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Registered: 12/30/16
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Originally Posted By: slim1
Anybody have a Ford with the 2.7? How do you like it? Pros and cons. Thanking about buying one. Thanks for the help.


Got an '18 2.7 with 3.55 electronic locking diff. About 1k miles on it. So far so good, getting a little over 20mpg avg. Have only towed my boat twice - short trips, no highway. Really recommend the elec lock diff, truck shot up the ramp with ease both trips.

Drove tundras since 2004, this was a big change but getting used to it.

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#12751172 - 05/10/18 09:22 PM Re: Ford 2.7 twin turbo [Re: slim1]
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We didn't go with the Baby Boost in our '17 we went with the big brother!

Ours is a '17 XLT Screw FX4 Max Tow with 3.55 rears and 10 speed transmission.

My wife drives it daily on her 50 mile round trip to work and back and averages 21 mpg in it.

We have gotten a high of 27 once but most of the trips we take it gets 24-25 if we keep it at or near the speed limit.

Well the trip we took to Amarillo into the 85 MPH zones made it drop to right at 20.

The secret to good mpg's on any of the EcoBoost engines is to keep the turbos from spooling but that is true with any force feed engine. wink cool
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#12759906 - 05/17/18 09:06 PM Re: Ford 2.7 twin turbo [Re: slim1]
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We test drove both... and both my wife and I thought the 2.7 EB was quicker (as I'm sure it's a lighter engine package). But when it came time to buy and we felt with a full family in the truck and the bed loaded up that the 3.5 EB would suite us better.

So we went with the 3.5 EB and have been very pleased. We also considered resale and felt the 3.5 EB would have an edge.

However, if I was looking for a daily driver to role up miles on and wasn't worried about towing and resale.. that 2.7 sure was nice.

I did recall some conversation about the older years having issues with the way the injection was configured. Can't remember... just remember enough to ask the question.
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