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The 5 Engines That Are The Best Ford Has Ever Put In A Truck
Inline Six
The iconic Ford 300 Inline Six engine, developed in 1965, helped build the backbone of American infrastructure and is one of the most trusted engines for work trucks.
It was primarily used in F-series trucks until being replaced in 1996, but the Inline Six engine is also used for other purposes, like UPS trucks and generators.
5.8L 351 Windsor
The Windsor engine is one of Ford’s most impressive feats of modern engineering. It was initially found in the Mustang Mach 1 before making its way to Ford’s trucks.
The high-torque engine remained an integral part of the F-150 as an option for selective buyers until 1997. However, the Windsor engine has returned in the Ford Lightning models.
3.5L EcoBoost V6
Called the most reliable F-150 engine, the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 is a shining example of engineering that combines power and fuel efficiency.
The first generation in 2011 produced 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque, while the 2017 second-generation EcoBoost V6 registered 400 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque.
Powerstroke V8 Diesel
The 7.3L Powerstroke V8 Diesel is one of the most durable and reliable engines out there, providing improved performance in heavy workload-bearing vehicles.
The diesel engine’s success can be seen in Ford’s sales figures, with over 2 million Super Duty trucks that used the engine being sold until it was replaced in 2003.
390 FE V8
The 390 FE V8 was a prominent feature in vintage Ford trucks, but the engine initially found a home in other cars, such as the Mustang and Thunderbird.
The engine produces 335 horsepower and 427 lb-ft of torque in the 1967 and ’69 models. While the 390 FE V8’s time has passed, it's become a favorite among classic car collectors.