F-150 Pickup Ditches Power Stroke Engine

July 15, 2021

Ford’s F-150 pickup truck will no longer be available with the Power Stroke 3.0-liter V-6 diesel due to the popularity of other engines, such as the EcoBoost V-6 options. Customers who want towing ability and efficiency should now go for the PowerBoost hybrid, according to Car and Driver. This makes more torque than the diesel while returning better fuel economy. 

The power stroke can be ordered until July 16. 

According to Ford, customers “overwhelmingly order” the EcoBoost V-6 gasoline engines. The Power Stroke engine only produced 250 horsepower, easily surpassed by the 290 horsepower V-6 and the 325 horsepower EcoBoost V-6. The Power Stroke’s “calling card” as a diesel had been its 440 lb.-ft. Of torque, according to the article, making it a great option for those who wanted to tow. 

Customers who need max towing torque should now opt for the PowerBoost V-6 with 430 horsepower and 570 lb.-ft.