We've got our hands on the 2019 Ford F-150, Canada's best-selling light duty pickup truck with Ford's new for the F-Series 3.0L Turbo-Diesel PowerStroke® V6 engine.

We've had the chance to feature two other pickup trucks on TestDrive so far this year, and it's been our goal to get more in the garage each chance we get. Ford's 2019 F-Series pickup truck doesn't change much for this model year, with the addition of the Raptor and Lincoln Navigator's 3.5L TT EcoBoost engine for the Limited trim being the biggest change.

But this 2019 F-150 Platinum comes with Ford's smaller 3.0L PowerStroke V6 Turbo-Diesel engine, producing 250 horsepower, 440 lb-ft of torque, and a fuel consumption of 10.4L/100km during our 1,250km week with this vehicle.

Historically an episode of TestDrive like this would just be a Snapshot, since we've already featured the 2018 Ford F-150 XLT with the 2.7L TwinTurbo EcoBoost V6 earlier this year, but the Platinum trim adds enough to this truck that we felt it warranted a full episode. We go in-depth with our full tour and review, talking about the exterior features such as full LED headlights, LED side lights & bed lights, rear and side parking sensors, but lacking front parking sensors, a 360º camera system, power folding mirrors, a soft opening tailgate, and side steps to get into the truck.

We also go in-depth with the interior, such as the full leather seating and dashboard, Ford's high-detail cluster computer, Sync3® with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, heated and ventilated front seats with massage, the panoramic sunroof, and technology package.

We also take this PowerStroke V6 Turbo-Diesel engine on an extensive road test, talking about it's overall performance and efficiency during one of the longest driving weeks we've put a vehicle through here on TestDrive. We wrap up with a quick synopsis of what we felt about this truck, and how it might stack up against the new 2019 RAM 1500 Limited and 2019 GMC Sierra Denali.

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Comments

    • kronlundace
      kronlundace

      Thank you for the review, would have like to see more views of the panoramic sunroof, when you started driving the total inside look like it had the feel of a being open, a much larger feeling then not having a sunroof at all. It really seemed like it opened it up. 2 things I think people like me really appreciate that were not mentioned (Which I think it would have, my 2018 F250 6.7L does) Towing, being able to put in trailer names and record which trailer you are using, it will record the miles you put on the trailer as well as the blind spot adaption, really nice feature for towing. Something I really like as well is the number pad on the door for opening up your doors or locking them as well without keys. Towing with the 3.5L vs 3.0L diesel would fantastic to see. I'm a big diesel guy and torque is where it is at. But the 3.5L has more torque than the diesel. It would have been nice to hear about the towing difference. Thank you again.

      about 1 month ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to kronlundace

      We’d love to be better equipped to talk about towing aspects of these trucks, it’s a goal we have for the long-term future of TestDrive.

      about 1 month ago
    • MR Bloom
      MR Bloom

      So after 6months and 20000km. I live in bc in a mountain area. Average 9.8 liters.

      about 1 month ago
    • MR Bloom
      MR Bloom In reply to MR Bloom

      +PRN_TestDrive i do 60 % highway 20% country road and 20% city

      about 1 month ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to MR Bloom

      Very impressive fuel economy! Do you do mostly highway driving with it?

      about 1 month ago
    • christian König
      christian König

      Beautiful car,the only pick up, that comes into question for me, I d like to mention that Ford makes very reliable cars, recently came into contact with a guy, whose Ford Escort had run 290.000 kilometres without any bigger repairs.
      Good video as always

      about 3 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to christian König

      We've heard a lot from both sides in terms of reliability, the engines themselves seem to be pretty solid. My first car was a 1983 Ford LTD Crown Victoria, and if it weren't for the stupidity of my teenage years I bet I'd still be driving that car today.

      about 3 months ago
    • Reid Kennedy
      Reid Kennedy

      Love your reviews man! Don’t listen to those haters. Great video!

      about 4 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Reid Kennedy

      Thanks! We definitely ignore the hate, there's no room for it in life. Cheers!

      about 4 months ago
    • Ahmad Al Ameer
      Ahmad Al Ameer

      Wow you made me miss Canada where is the best people in world. Where you always feel welcome. Love you Canada 🇨🇦❤️

      about 4 months ago
    • rockn rolla
      rockn rolla In reply to Ahmad Al Ameer

      Lol you didn’t stay too long - there’s a lot of places where you will not feel welcome as a minority

      about 2 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Ahmad Al Ameer

      Glad to hear that! We're 100% Canadian produced content, and that wont change!

      about 4 months ago
    • Robert Eiler
      Robert Eiler

      What is the fuel tank size.

      about 4 months ago
    • Robert Eiler
      Robert Eiler In reply to Robert Eiler

      +PRN_TestDrive thank you, Brother

      about 4 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Robert Eiler

      This one had the default 98L fuel tank.

      about 4 months ago
    • O. Clinton L. Callaway
      O. Clinton L. Callaway

      I’ve waited for Ford to come out with a diesel in an F-150 for a very long time. However, my issue with it is two things... 1. The price is crazy! Need I say more? 2. Instead of a timing chain, they’ve put a timing belt in that engine. That, right there, kills it for me. My wife has been driving Subaru’s for a long time, and we love them! Thankfully, Subaru went to a timing chain as opposed to the belt. Much better and better for maintenance. The 3.0 Power Stroke, however, will need a timing belt replacement after 150K miles... As someone who would use it for long-cross driving across the states (not towing), I want fuel economy. I also want longevity, as well. Replacement of that timing belt will cost a fortune, no doubt. So, I think the F-150 with the 2.7 is the best option.

      about 4 months ago
    • MR Bloom
      MR Bloom In reply to O. Clinton L. Callaway

      Timing belt is just fine...no need to he scared of it. Its an opportunity to check the engine and do some maintenance as required

      about 1 month ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to O. Clinton L. Callaway

      The cost is definitely a bit of a problem, it'll take a lot of driving over the course of the warranty period just to make up the difference you'd have saved. We do miss the fuel economy though, we just wrapped up filming the 2019 RAM 1500 Limited with the non-eTorque 5.7L Hemi, fuel economy was significantly higher, even compared to the 2.7TT we featured in the F-150 earlier this year.

      about 4 months ago
    • FSEVENMAN
      FSEVENMAN

      There was a very nice review except you mentioned what type of engine it had at least 5 times and I didn't hear you say what transmission it was mated to, it would be nice to know what transmission goes with the diesel engine whistle dick....

      about 5 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to FSEVENMAN

      +rockn rolla Kids think they're funny when they learn to type, eh.

      about 2 months ago
    • rockn rolla
      rockn rolla In reply to FSEVENMAN

      Whistle dick? Are you 12 years old

      about 2 months ago
    • FSEVENMAN
      FSEVENMAN In reply to FSEVENMAN

      Perpetual Radio Networks
      Don't get your panties in such a bunch Nancy you so sensitive

      about 5 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to FSEVENMAN

      Your comment was almost worth liking until the last two words. I definitely don’t need to waste anymore time with you, but the specs at the start of the video clearly showed this being Ford’s 10 Speed automatic.

      about 5 months ago
    • F-150 KING OF TRUCKS
      F-150 KING OF TRUCKS

      big leen

      about 6 months ago
    • Ralph Hardwick
      Ralph Hardwick

      F150's are so big now. You look like a child standing next to this one. As for people talking about your weight? Fuck those people. You can lose weight if you want to, they are stuck with that mentality.

      about 6 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Ralph Hardwick

      I know right! This truck is HUGE! We ignore the hate, people need to move on.

      about 5 months ago
    • Tony
      Tony

      for a comparison, pickup sold in europe, with 4 cylinder diesel engines (between 140 and 200 hp) or the only v6 (vw amarok), has an average consumption between 10 and 12 km/l for mixed driving conditions

      about 6 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Tony

      Nothing's fair with this plug-in Volvo! We went all out with the episode on this car, looking forward to October 29th when we publish it!

      about 5 months ago
    • Tony
      Tony In reply to Tony

      Perpetual Radio Networks if i hypermile on flat road our small diesel car i can get an average of 3.0 L/100km according trip computer :D meanwhile average consumption with mountain and short trips is 4.1
      But is not fair with plugin Hybrid Volvo t8...

      about 6 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Tony

      That's not too bad at all! We did a lot of short, in-town driving with this truck over the 8 days we had it, but we mentioned on a comment on the Cruze Diesel video that we've just developed our own little TestDrive Circuit, a 100km loop that will give us a consistent way to test fuel economy for every vehicle we have moving forward. We'll still talk about our overall fuel consumption, but there's so many factors that can go into that number. This benchmark we're hoping to set will allow us to use the same distance and route for every car, much like MotorWeek does for their videos. Our 2019 Volvo S90L T8 Inscription was the first today to go through the test, and did 5.8L/100km. I'm hoping this helps moving forward!

      about 6 months ago
    • Tony
      Tony

      if 440 lb/ft seems awesome for a 3.0 look at the overkill 4 turbos 3 liter bmw M550d with 580 lb/ft and 400hp stock :D
      but im not sure about his market, if someone need big payload and towing there's the heavy duty series and the 6.7 powerstroke
      if not, the 3.5 ecoboost is more than enought, faster and cheaper to buy

      about 6 months ago
    • Tony
      Tony In reply to Tony

      Perpetual Radio Networks certanly m550d should be impressive, i never see one of them on the road.
      But the top craziest diesel car ever made was the old generetion Audi q7 with 6.0 v12 TDI and 500hp
      But the golden age of diesel engines is gone, probably thankfully...

      about 6 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Tony

      I'd love nothing more than to drive that M550d! I have seen the M550i here in Montreal, but I'll have to save my pennies and book a trip to Germany one day to feature the diesel :D


      The 6.7L PowerStroke is the go-to engine out here in our town, almost half the F-Series trucks we see are F-250 or F-350 Super Duties. We really liked the overall efficiency and power of the smaller engine, but if money wasn't an option we'd be special ordering an F-450 Platinum dually with that 6.7L!

      about 6 months ago
    • Sony H K
      Sony H K

      WOW that's another great video, thanks a lot. Cheers

      about 6 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Sony H K

      Hoping to always make great content, thanks for always watching!

      about 6 months ago
    • Darryl James
      Darryl James

      Wow I'm the first view. Just wanted to tell you good job like always and don't listen to people about weight.

      about 6 months ago
    • Darryl James
      Darryl James In reply to Darryl James

      +PRN_TestDrive any time sir I appreciate your videos

      about 6 months ago
    • PRN_TestDrive
      PRN_TestDrive In reply to Darryl James

      I appreciate that, thanks!

      about 6 months ago