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5.0 or 2.7 ecoboost - anyone have experience w/these? #13363157 12/06/19 01:57 PM
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I’m getting ready to buy another truck. Reviews seem good on the 2.7. The extra mpgs when not towing would be nice I drive a little bit for work.

Can’t decide? Any thoughts

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OP there's dozens of pages of discussion on Ford's engine options. I have the 3.5 Ecoboost. I've driven the 2.7 and pulled my 7k lb camper with both. The 2.7 isn't bad but I would go with the 3.5 over the 2.7. I average 20 mpg driving roughly 65% highway 35% city and 24 highway in the 3.5. If I was planning on driving it 200k plus then I'd get the 5.0.


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Re: 5.0 or 2.7 ecoboost - anyone have experience w/these? [Re: d] #13363198 12/06/19 02:29 PM
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I have a 2014 F150 SCREW , 5.0L , with 119k and still purrs like a kitten . Gas average in town is 15.9 , out on hwy it averages 17-18 mpg . Reason i bought it cause I don’t trust the newer model 6 cyl . Plus alot of research from mechanics saying the 5.0 was the best , easiest engine to work on if needed with plenty pull power . Mine is 2wd but the 4x4 is alot popular . But if your doing light towing and just running around town the 6 maybe right up your alley . But if pulling a travel trailer or large boat consider the 5.0 at minimum .


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I have 2017 with the 2.7l. It's a stout engine. Been a great truck. Pulls my Tahoe boat easily.

Re: 5.0 or 2.7 ecoboost - anyone have experience w/these? [Re: d] #13363956 12/07/19 04:13 AM
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I have not driven the 5.0 or 3.5, but I don’t have any complaints with my 2.7. If you only pull occasionally, it’s a perfect combination.

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I have a 2018 F-150 with 5.0 with a 10 speed. I love it. Almost 400 HP. Will pull anything. 23 MPG on the road 19 in town. I went with the 5.0 because I plan on driving it at least 200K.


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Re: 5.0 or 2.7 ecoboost - anyone have experience w/these? [Re: d] #13365296 12/08/19 05:06 PM
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When I bought my 2015 I went with the 5.0 because one of the techs told me if I was going to keep it for a long time that’s the one to have but if I was trading in a couple years the 3.5 was the one to get. I ended up trading it in March for another one with the 5.0 and 10 speed trans. I drive 75 miles round trip for work on the Bush and some around town and average 19-20 mpg and 23-24 all highway not towing.


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You guys are getting great mileage with the 5.0, are y’all’s both 4wd’s?

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Originally Posted by grout-scout
You guys are getting great mileage with the 5.0, are y’all’s both 4wd’s?


mine's not, I just have a heavy foot sometimes.


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Originally Posted by grout-scout
You guys are getting great mileage with the 5.0, are y’all’s both 4wd’s?

Mine is 2 wd.


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Originally Posted by grout-scout
You guys are getting great mileage with the 5.0, are y’all’s both 4wd’s?


4WD for me too. The key is the 10 speed transmission which came out in 2017 for the F-150's. Keeping it below 75 helps too. My 2017 also has the auto stop/start. It's a pain in the arse but it does help a little on the fuel milage.


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Re: 5.0 or 2.7 ecoboost - anyone have experience w/these? [Re: fordnut] #13366696 12/09/19 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by fordnut
When I bought my 2015 I went with the 5.0 because one of the techs told me if I was going to keep it for a long time that’s the one to have but if I was trading in a couple years the 3.5 was the one to get. I ended up trading it in March for another one with the 5.0 and 10 speed trans. I drive 75 miles round trip for work on the Bush and some around town and average 19-20 mpg and 23-24 all highway not towing.

How fast are you driving to get mid 20's? For hwy driving the 10 speed should make almost no difference depending on final drive ratio.

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This is real world tracked mileage 170+ 2018 5.0 fords over 6,200 fuel ups. popcorn
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Re: 5.0 or 2.7 ecoboost - anyone have experience w/these? [Re: d] #13367109 12/10/19 03:41 AM
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My 2018 4wd 2.7 will get 23mpg in the right conditions at 70mph, but I am averaging 18.5-19mpg overall (City & Hwy). If I could get the same mpg with the 5.0, I would have went that route, but I wasn’t reading numbers that high.

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When I bought my 2015 I went with the 5.0 because one of the techs told me if I was going to keep it for a long time that’s the one to have but if I was trading in a couple years the 3.5 was the one to get. I ended up trading it in March for another one with the 5.0 and 10 speed trans. I drive 75 miles round trip for work on the Bush and some around town and average 19-20 mpg and 23-24 all highway not towing.

How fast are you driving to get mid 20's? For hwy driving the 10 speed should make almost no difference depending on final drive ratio.


was sticking to speed limit was 60-65 for 70% of the trip an 70 for the other 30% this was in normal drive mode I have yet tried the economy mode, get 2-3 mpg less in sport mode.


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