The ecoboost twin turbo 6 will kill our titans in a tow contest even with big tow.just watched the videos. ford has done some amazing things this year. i guess they were saving their $ for research and development all this time they've been using the 5.4. obviously the ecotech, 5.0, and 6.2 are amazing but honestly, their little 3.7 v6 seems pretty stout for what it is. they can supposedly tow close to what non bigtow Ts can. perfect fleet truck for sure. the rest of the crowd...especially nissan better get on their ****.
Drive an 08+. The upgrades are worthwhile.I found myself to be very impressed with the videos expecially for an engine that size to out tow the big V-8's. I did notice Ford didn't choose the Titan or Tundra as competition.
I bought my truck back in 2004 and only regret not having the power rear window. I enjoy not only the drive but just walking up to the truck but in my opinion there really hasn't been too many changes/updates aside from badges and package names in the past seven years.
The ecoboost twin turbo 6 will kill our titans in a tow contest even with big tow.
That truck has an extra gear in the box, and makes 420Lb ft right off idle.
At high altitudes and hot temps the twin turbo V6 will make full power where our naturally aspirated v8 will nose down big time.
Ive driven one - Its highly impressive.
Let me start by saying I love my titan and am a big fan and have had 7 years of fun putting away my buddies chevies and fords and dodges.Have you driven them back to back? I mean how they feel unloaded compared to each other? A 30 lb ft difference of torque should be noticeable.
I give Ford props for doing a hot Turbo V6 in a fullsized truck. The only thing that came close in concept was the GMC Syclone back in the early 90's, but that was for a different market with an ancient engine.
Don't all the F-150's (except for the N/A 3.7L) have the 6sp auto tranny now?
It would have better if Ford did a small V8 with a turbo instead of a V6. However, the V6 will get a few mpg more which will help to sell it with looming $4.00+ gallon gas prices. At least it gives consumers a choice in the half ton segement other than going full tilt boogie to the more expensive 1 ton turbo diesels.
The only thing I could see that could hurt sales is that the market is brainwashed by people who want only a big V8 engine for their truck. The thoughts of having a small highly stressed V6 that sounds like a Honda in their big macho 1/2 ton might give them chills.
I don't how much mod potential the turbo 3.7L would have either since Ford probably maxed out the power ratings for advertised figures. With today's engines being as efficient as they are, there may not be much performance potential to be had like with the other engines.
I've never driven a turbo rig that built boost as low as this rig did.Dave, You said you drove one. Is there any noticeable lag from the turbos? I drove a 350 the other day and was/wasn't impressed with the interior. It was nice and extremely comfortable. But for a crew cab, I swear my T had more legroom front and back. How's the 150 compare?
The 4x4 3:73 super cab Ecoboost WILL NOT get 20 much less 26 on the freeway.The GM and Dodge will soon follow in Ford's steps with turbo'd v6's. It's only a matter of time. Supposedly the EcoBoost will get 26 hwy....If I could do an even trade for one I would gladly do so.
I like Ford, GM, and Nissan equally. I've never had problems with my Stang and Ford won me over on that one. Their quality has only been getting better.
Nissan really needs to step it up though. We're losing the fuel economy war and a truck that's looked the same for 7 years now just isn't selling very well. Add more engine options to the Titan and change the appearance a bit. If Nissan doesn't do something quickly, there won't be a Titan much longer.