► 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost "Head to Head" Towing Competition
2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost won a powertrain performance exercise against the competition towing a trailer up the Davis Dam in Arizona. It's the latest phase of the new 3.5-liter EcoBoost truck engine's "Torture Test" web-based series.
► 2011 Ford F-150 Ecoboost Hero Engine - part 2
Ford powertrain engineers will tear down an engine that has gone a distance equal to six times around the earth and three quarters of the way to the moon. Or put another way: the engine has the equivalent of 160,000 miles and 10 years of rugged use. Now, Ford engineers want to see how the engine's parts and components held up. They will examine it for long-term durability in front of the public at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 15, 2011 at 11 a.m.
► Ford F-150 Hero Engine Tear Down
The block, pistons, turbos, crankshaft, valves and other internal parts of the 3.5-liter F-150 EcoBoost "hero" engine are still within rigid factory specifications after enduring testing that simulated 10 years of wear or about 160,000 miles. In an unprecedented -- and high-stakes -- public reveal, Ford engineers disassembled the engine for the first time in front of a live audience of nearly 1,000 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.
Ford F-150 Ecoboost vs Chevy Silverado Duramax Pick-up Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Ford expects to sell almost 100,000 brand new EcoBoost twin turbo F-150s this year. With a towing capacity of just over 11,000 pounds and 360 HP, the F-150 is a class leading pick-up truck. But how will it do when stacked up against a Chevy Silverado 2500 HD (heavy duty) with the Duramax turbo diesel engine? And perhaps even more importantly how do both classic American pick-ups do when used the way that many people use pick-ups...as their daily drivers? We took two of America's newest and most popular turbo-charged pick-ups and put them to the everyman test of comfort, ease of use, and combined that with a very unusual drag race to see which pick-up was the better daily driver.
Extreme Traction-Control Test
As part of the 2008 PickupTrucks.com Half-Ton Shootout, PickupTrucks.com put six half-ton pickups from Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Nissan and Toyota through an extreme traction-control test that simulated icy road conditions to find out which trucks had the best traction control. For more information, visit PickupTrucks.com.
2013 Ram 1500 vs Ford F-150 vs Chevy Silverado 0-60 MPH Mashup Test & Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Ram 1500 Pick-up ( you may remember it as a Dodge) is virtually all new. OK, the HEMI engine option remains but same as the new Ram 1500 is now available with the Chrysler Pentastar V-6 engine and a HEMI V-8. But for 2013 the Ram also gets a new and class first 8 speed transmission, and optional self-leveling air suspension and (according to Ram) best in class fuel economy. Of course we wanted to know know just how fast the new Ram 1500 is to 60 MPH and perhaps more importantly how it competes with the best selling vehicle in America...the Ford F-150. We also wanted to know how it stacks up against the Chevy Silverado. If you are curious as well, watch this exclusive TFLcar mashup review as we test and review all three classic American pick-up trucks and see which one is fastest to 60 MPH.
Test Drive: 2011 Ford F150 Lariat EcoBoost
For this test drive, we go out in the all new 2011 Ford F150 Lariat, equipped with the new 3.5L EcoBoost Twin turbo V6. The purpose of the drive is to demonstrate the new EcoBoost engine in varied road conditions. A small portion of the drive also explains the "Torture Test" that Ford put the engine through, before releasing it onto the market.
2011 Ford F-150 Mashup review: Ecoboost V6 Twin Turbo vs 5.0L V8
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Twin turbo has been a surprise grand slam for Ford. Not only has this V6 Twin turbo pick-up proved to be the most popular engine choice in the country's most popular vehicle but it also surprised many automotive journalist and buyers with it's fuel economy, towing capacity and 365 horsepower. So which is the better F-150? The traditional V8 or the brand new twin turbo V6 EcoBoost? Check out this video as we compare the two Ford best selling pick-ups to each other.
2011 Ford F-150 Ecoboost V6 twin turbo first drive review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) It may be a cliche but since almost the beginning of time the Ford F-150 has been the best selling pick-up in America...in fact it's the best selling vehicle of any kind in America. So now meet the new boss...same as the old boss except that new Ford F-150 has a 365 HP V6 with two turbo chargers that Ford says is better and more fuel efficient than the old V8. Can this be possible? Watch the video as we take the F-150 with the new V6 EcoBoost engine for a first drive around the block.