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Comments

    • Anthony Vaninetti
      Anthony Vaninetti

      Absolutely love the ike gauntlet towing test. One thing I would be very interested in, would not just be the times it takes to get up the mountain and how many brake applications coming down but... whats the ambient temperature outside, what are the engine and transmission temps. I dont care if I get there slowly. But I would seriously not consider a vehicle if during this towing test the engine temp rises uncomfortably, and a big one being the transmission temp getting scary. Ive seen the transmission temp gauge move quite a bit on some of your other ike gauntlets and I've never heard you guys mention it. But thanks for these amazing reviews! Your ike gauntlets are my favorite to watch.

      about 1 hour ago
    • Me Here
      Me Here

      You mean that all a FORD needs to stay running (and not break down) is by installing ANOTHER $50 circuit to keep it from stopping or let it start? LOL In earlier models I have heard owners, who tow campers, were REALLY unhappy with the eco bust (as they called it). If you have never taken an eco boost engine apart after years of using the e-85 fuel you haven't seen how corn holed your engine is getting by using corn in your engine. You proved that anyone who is DRIVING long distance .5 MPG is the much better choice. Just turbo your V-8 and then you can have the best of both worlds.

      about 18 hours ago
    • Joseph Cosgrove
      Joseph Cosgrove

      I like the research these guys do buy they are so annoying

      about 1 day ago
    • centralems40736
      centralems40736

      That .5mpg advantage goes to the fact the truck was 2wd over 4wd. If you did it both 4wd or both 2wd i think the eco would of beat the 5.0... just my 2cents

      about 1 day ago
    • Cody P
      Cody P

      I’d just like a transmission that actually works in my new f150.

      about 2 days ago
    • Bradford Bradington
      Bradford Bradington In reply to Cody P

      what happened

      about 2 days ago
    • fban305
      fban305

      Buy a 5.0, lease an EcoBoost

      about 7 days ago
    • Teddybear46324
      Teddybear46324

      Hmmm, 4x2 VS 4x4, this isn't a fair fight

      about 7 days ago
    • Oslec Liedbag
      Oslec Liedbag

      My ecoshit died after 7months of ownership! I got the 5.0 now. Ecoshit is fast tho

      about 8 days ago
    • P Hapgood
      P Hapgood

      Die hard ford guy here. I’ve owned a ecobost! Never again!!!

      about 8 days ago
    • Deuce -
      Deuce -

      An LS out of a van and a chinese turbo will out pull and out run these things all day. And you can stick the 50 grand you save in the market. Lol

      Edit: The only NEW truck worth buying besides a work truck/revenue generator, is a Raptor. It's the only full size besides a few select Cummins, TRDs, etc., that holds its value well and has good depreciation. Dropping 65K on these 'lariats' and trimmed out regular trucks is just throwing your money away. I never understood the rationale, when you can get a 2 year old lariat for half the price of new. The profit margins on those dolled up work trucks has to be just absolutely astronomical. The Raptor still holds its value well years down the line provided you take care of it. Just look at the prices on the first gen 6.2 trucks still. All things considered, think I'll stick with my Tacoma. 14 years amd 220k miles with nothing but regular maintenance. It's got cloth seats, a manual transmission, and it's absolutely bulletproof. Just cannot beat reliability and longevity, and NO American truck can compete with Toyota on that front. I can't tow 9,000 pounds, but I can still take my truck places and park it without a damn camera drone lol.

      about 8 days ago
    • Michael P
      Michael P

      These guys are useless. Seeing which can tow better in the snow and one is a 4x4. You guys are a waste of time.

      about 8 days ago
    • patriotgame
      patriotgame

      Funny that the v6 is more money upfront and in the long run since it’s more complicated and less reliable

      about 8 days ago
    • Gera Ortiz
      Gera Ortiz

      I love my ecoboost v6

      about 8 days ago
    • Joseph Mojo
      Joseph Mojo

      Need to be same everything but the engine. But love the v8

      about 10 days ago
    • Ed Grigsby
      Ed Grigsby

      What is the percent is the grade on this hill?

      about 10 days ago
    • Chris Coker
      Chris Coker

      so would you rather tow running 3,000 rpm with more power or 4500 rpm with less power longevity wise. And the v8 had a 700 lb weight advantage.

      about 13 days ago
    • Edward Stasik
      Edward Stasik In reply to Chris Coker

      It's the gear ratio not the engine if the 5.0 had the same gear ratio ot would have done a lot better. Also open up the 5.0 with a free flow aircleaner and a set of magnaflows and see the difference

      about 7 days ago
    • C Schmi
      C Schmi

      I think it would be cool to see the 3.5L and 5.0L head to head at sea level or close to it.

      about 14 days ago
    • 89gymratt
      89gymratt

      In Canada we have one of the most dangerous mountain passes called the Coquihalla Highway that leads to and from Vancouver extreme elevations at some parts , lots of steep hills 12-4% grade , and I heard stories of people hauling trailers up there with eco boost and the engine gets so hot that some parts of the ecoboost engine melt !
      so I would stick with the 5.0 v8 !

      about 15 days ago
    • Daljit Singh
      Daljit Singh In reply to 89gymratt

      boi

      about 15 days ago
    • David Hyde
      David Hyde

      The Coyote and the old 302 basically only have the displacement in common, it's not an old engine.

      about 16 days ago
    • K. R. V.
      K. R. V.

      Hello again gang! But I have to add having two very different gear ratios on an uphill towing test, that I bet if equal the times would favor the V8 in time, but maybe not as high with the mileage. I would personally go with the V8!!!

      about 17 days ago
    • Norm T
      Norm T

      Tundra who?

      about 18 days ago
    • Josue Sanchez
      Josue Sanchez

      Of course they are not exactly apples to apples but you can still learn something. The coyote is still a good tow vehicle even with 3.15 axle and a lot cheaper.

      about 19 days ago
    • Scoobby
      Scoobby

      The guy in the middle looks like he's wearing a big white bra

      about 21 day ago
    • American Logistician
      American Logistician

      Mpg, V8 or eco boost?

      about 25 days ago
    • Acro Stars
      Acro Stars

      How about parts and maintenance comparison after 250,000 miles. I imagine the v8 is lower cost to keep alive

      about 27 days ago
    • Brandon Dreher
      Brandon Dreher

      Every damn video you make has vehicles with specs that don’t match up.

      about 1 month ago
    • Tyler Lee
      Tyler Lee

      And that test was immediately ruined when you chose 2x4 against 4x4 🤦🏻‍♂️

      about 1 month ago
    • josh
      josh

      2017 4x4 5.0 with 3.55 here, love it, came from a ram with the 5.7, better power management love the power, reliability and of course sound, pulled campers back from PA to TX with my brother-in-law, power and gas mileage the same but 5.0 didn't struggle at all.

      about 1 month ago
    • Leon Wagner
      Leon Wagner

      Just got a 2019 f150 with the 3.5. Haven't towed yet but the power and fuel economy is waaay better than my previous 2011 with the 5.0. The 10 speed is smoother than the old 6 speed too.

      about 1 month ago
    • dewdorama
      dewdorama

      Why don't you guys include reliability in you rankings? Be nice to know between trucks.

      about 1 month ago