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Comments

    • AG Sx1
      AG Sx1

      Guys, they have to test what they get from ford. I don’t think ford gave them a 4x4 eco boost to test. I think the safer way is to go v8. It has been out longer than the eco boost

      about 2 days ago
    • ril850
      ril850

      The specs for the red truck we're too high for that model. I think it's closer to 10,700. 12,700 is a 2WD with a long bed.

      about 3 days ago
    • Frankie Teague
      Frankie Teague

      Without watching, ill say this, the more stress you put on smaller displacement, the less reliable it will be. The bigger and heavier the higher the reliability. Just saying. When im towing, give me deisel.

      about 3 days ago
    • Jose Garcia
      Jose Garcia

      5.0 is better. Way more reliable

      about 5 days ago
    • relicaro21
      relicaro21

      3.55 vs 3.15 big difference

      about 6 days ago
    • jds o
      jds o

      Just get an Ecoboost with a Flowmaster or Corsa catback and SPD resonated Catless Downpipes. Sounds amazing, drives fast AF!

      about 8 days ago
    • TEAST23
      TEAST23

      3.15 axle ratio?? Wtc. It's not even a pulling truck!! Not a fair test

      about 9 days ago
    • OG1
      OG1

      For all of you who just look at the rear gear ratio, you seem to forget that this 2wd F150 has a 29.5 inch tire (265/60/18) whereas the 4wd F150 has a 31.9 inch tire (275/55/20), so when you take this into consideration, the 3.15 gears on the 2wd are the equivalent of 3.40 gears on the 4wd which is only a 4.3% difference with 3.55 gears, so not enough to make a significant difference. The 700lbs weight advantage that the 5.0 has does make a huge difference though, much more than a 4.3% longer effective gearing ratio. My point is, in this test, the 3.5 easily beat the 5.0, fair and square (even with a major weight disadvantage that easily outweighs the tiny gearing advantage the 3.5 had).

      about 10 days ago
    • matthew williams
      matthew williams

      v8 is big boss doesnt struggle has more meat the v6 is like a steroided up lightweight. someone needs to put a supercharger on that v8 make it a even match.

      about 14 days ago
    • Todd just Todd
      Todd just Todd

      Little known fact. If you make more power with a smaller package you wind up with dynamite. I'll take the V8. You get fewer troubles in the long haul.

      about 16 days ago
    • Je P
      Je P

      Why does the 5.0 tow less?

      about 18 days ago
    • michael lee
      michael lee

      3.15 axle gears are a totally wrong application for towing far more weight than the truck weighs.

      about 18 days ago
    • yote yeet
      yote yeet

      which engine will make you broke went the powertrain out of warranty?

      about 19 days ago
    • Dalton Hill
      Dalton Hill

      I'll take the raw power of the EcoBoost over the sound, I've drove both engines and you could floor the V6 it wouldn't even scream.

      about 21 day ago
    • scarhart53
      scarhart53

      What are those stupid strobe lights? Is it their camera that makes it look like the running lights are strobes?

      about 23 days ago
    • R34 Drift Train
      R34 Drift Train

      This test is basically pointless in the area your testing it in the truck with the 5.0 is rwd,Yes it May tow more that the EcoBoost but the EcoBoost has awd which makes towing easier because you won’t spin if your towing heavy trailers.

      about 24 days ago
    • Army truth
      Army truth

      5.4 Triton all the way

      about 25 days ago
    • behexen250
      behexen250

      Hasn't anyone heard about the huge problems they are having with the 5.0's? They burn a ton of oil from day 1. I'm a Ford tech, and I can tell you first hand that we are constantly putting long blocks in these things. There's a TSB out if anyone wants the details. At the very least, wait until they fix the problem before you buy one. It doesn't look like too many people are going to get lucky and get a good motor.

      about 28 days ago
    • Arthur Bernal
      Arthur Bernal

      You guys should do a supercharged coyote on the ike gauntlet

      about 29 days ago
    • Mark
      Mark

      Come on! Less than a minute in to the video, and I’m out! 2WD vs 4WD? Thanks. Bye.

      about 1 month ago
    • Mickster
      Mickster

      So what they're saying here is if you take the same 2 trucks and put them towing near sea level, the 5.0 would smoke that Ecoboost? The v8 would have all that lost HP back.

      about 1 month ago
    • Merica Freedomland
      Merica Freedomland

      They both need 373 final drive I think...

      about 1 month ago
    • Mr Mellow Crafty
      Mr Mellow Crafty

      I'm annoyed that it is not 4x4 vs 4x4. Its not comparable.

      about 1 month ago
    • JDB1978
      JDB1978

      I'd take the turbo any day of the week over the 5.0. The 5.0 is worthless in the mountains of the northwest.

      about 1 month ago
    • evo
      evo

      You guys are doing all the tough tests everyone wants to see. You got my subscription with this one! Keep up the good work fellas, keep showing us who's building the best trucks!

      about 1 month ago
    • David Cameron
      David Cameron

      EcoBoost (Twinturbo) the 5.0L and then we'll see real power and economy!

      about 1 month ago
    • Cole Redmond
      Cole Redmond

      You guys NEED to do a matchup with the 03 5.4 SUPERCHARGED LIGHTNING and the new 3.5 TURBO ECOBOOST!

      about 1 month ago
    • Jesus Zesati
      Jesus Zesati

      I have a 16 2.7 EB. Hauled 3 horses to a rodeo over an one hour drive with hilly terrain without a problem. Love my EB getting over 22mpg without the trailer

      about 1 month ago
    • Cdrakotic
      Cdrakotic

      All these people bitching about 4x4 dont realize 2wd tow more and 2wd figures are posted all over every commercial #doyourhomework #googleit

      about 1 month ago
    • James Van Riper
      James Van Riper

      700 Lbs and 2 wheel drive, so not much difference in the end. If they had added 700 lbs to the lighter vehicle, then it would have been sort of a fair test. Unfortunately they had the trucks they got sent to test with.

      about 1 month ago