We at Team Ford Edmonton know how important it is for you to get the most powerful truck available to handle all the difficult heavy duty tasks you put yourself and your vehicle through. Alberta is home to one of the largest trade markets in the country, so we know you’re gonna need a top-performing truck to get the job done. And we know that the one thing you definitely need to consider when purchasing truck is the engine. Luckily, we at Team Ford Edmonton compiled a comparison between all of Ford’s available truck models for you to make the decision when choosing the truck you want, along with the engine that works best for you!
For our engine comparison, we’ll be looking at sheer size. This comparison is fairly simple, and dare I say, a little obvious. As opposed to comparing a bunch of models in Ford’s truck lineup, we will only be looking at the maximum engine options available for both the Ford F-150 and the SuperDuty trucks. We won’t be comparing each of the SuperDuty models,as the available options for engines are all the same for each one, so whether you choose between a F-250 or 450, you’re getting the same engine.
To make things a little easier for you, not only did we make a table for you to make your comparisons, but we also made a list of definitions to make sure you understand the metrics that are being compared for each engine.
- Horsepower: @ Revolutions per Minute (RPM)
- Torque: lb.-ft. @ RPM
- Bore/Stroke ratio: the term to describe the ration between the cylinder bore & piston stroke. The higher the bore and the lower the stroke, the better the fuel efficiency.
- Compression Ratio: the ratio of the volume of its combustion chamber from its largest capacity, to its smallest. The higher the ratio, the more mechanical energy the engine can extract.
|Truck||Ford F-150 (5.0L Ti-VCT V8)||Ford SuperDuty [6.7L 4-Valve Power Stroke® Diesel V8 (B20) Engine]|
|Horsepower/RPM||385 @ 5750 rpm||440 @ 2800|
|Torque (lb-ft. @ rpm)||397 @ 3850 rpm||925 @ 1800|
It’s no contest and an obvious choice. The Ford SuperDuty’s 6.7L engine is clearly the largest engine between the two models. Aside from the fact that its 1.7L larger than its competitor, it also puts out more horsepower and torque for the vehicle’s size. In addition, the bore/stroke ratio and the compression ratio are also higher to give better fuel efficiency and performance to compensate for the power and output the engine is using.
Although the size of the engine is an important factor, having the biggest one isn’t as important as we’d thought. There are other factors to consider such as its fuel efficiency, capacity, and more. That’s why we recommend building and pricing your own Ford vehicle at our Edmonton dealership to fit your personal preferences, whether you want something with a larger engine, or with a little more power from one of our EcoBoost engines—why not both? Treat yourself! Otherwise, we’ve got a lot of Ford used cars for you to choose from as well.