2020 Ford F-150 Engine Guide at Joe Rizza Ford

More impressive than at any point in its history, the Ford F-150 now offers the most diverse selection of impressive engine choices which are perfectly matched to the needs of just about any truck buyer. The debut of the 3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel V6 expands the proven reliability and performance has further enhanced the award-winning reputation of the F-150. Along with the available Power Stroke® diesel, shoppers can also choose from a total of five distinctive engine options to help you cross the toughest tasks off your to-do list. Joe Rizza Ford has created this informative overview which should help you get a better understanding of the individual strengths and benefits of every F-150 engine. You'll learn all about the durability, efficiency, and capability features for each powertrain to help you make an informed decision.

Ford F-150 Towing

Horsepower & Torque

Engineered to fulfill the requirements of any type of driver, the F-150 has a comprehensive engine lineup which offers an unparalleled combination of horsepower, torque, and efficiency to conquer any obstacle which stands in your way. Listed below, you'll find the horsepower and torque figures which correspond with each individual F-150 engine.

3.3L Ti-VCT V6290 HP265 lb-ft
2.7L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6325 HP400 lb-ft
3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel V6250 HP440 lb-ft
5.0L Ti-VCT V8395 HP400 lb-ft
3.5L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6375 HP470 lb-ft
H.O. EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V6450 HP510 lb-ft
Ford F-150 Payload


Payload and towing capacity are two fundamental components which truck buyers take into consideration before making their next purchase. Regardless of whether you're hauling items to the work site or are towing your camping trailer up the mountain for a weekend getaway - it's only natural that you would want a truck that's up to the task. Listed in the table below, you'll discover the capabilities that each individual F-150 engine choice has to offer (when properly equipped).

EngineMaximum Towing Capacity*Maximum Payload Capacity*
3.3L Ti-VCT V67,700 pounds1,990 pounds
2.7L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V69,000 pounds2,470 pounds
3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel V611,400 pounds2,020 pounds
5.0L Ti-VCT V811,600 pounds3,270 pounds
3.5L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V613,200 pounds3,230 pounds
H.O. EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V68,000 pounds1,200 pounds
Ford F-150 Engine Lineup


Looking to save both time and money at the gas station? Innovative engineering solutions help make the Ford F-150 engine lineup both powerful and fuel efficient. In fact, the available EcoBoost® and Power Stroke® diesel engine options lead their respective classes in terms of efficiency.

EngineCity MPG**Highway MPG**
3.3L Ti-VCT V619 MPG25 MPG
2.7L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V620 MPG26 MPG
3.0L Power Stroke® Turbo Diesel V623 MPG30 MPG
5.0L Ti-VCT V817 MPG23 MPG
3.5L EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V618 MPG25 MPG
H.O. EcoBoost® Twin-Turbocharged V615 MPG18 MPG
Ford F-150 Super Cab

Ford F-150 Diesel vs. Gas vs. EcoBoost®

While it's certainly true that gasoline and diesel have several things in common, there are a number of key distinctions between the two. This is especially true in the cases of both fuel economy and how they operate. First, let's investigate how each of them achieve combustion. Gasoline engines rely on a blend of fuel and air compression which uses spark plugs to ignite the mixture. Conversely, diesel engines use air compression alone to ignite the fuel. Compared to gas, diesel fuel is noticeably more energy-dense which allows it to make more power with a smaller quantity of fuel.

As a result of combining high compression and energy-dense fuel, diesel operates more efficiently as a whole. While EcoBoost® engines narrow the gap between gasoline models and diesel engines by using a blend of direct fuel injection and innovative turbocharging technology, diesels are still better suited for towing and hauling due to their torque-heavy nature.

Joe Rizza Ford welcomes you to check out our massive inventory of both new and used Ford F-150 models. After you've found the one you're most interested in, our team is standing by to help you discover the tremendous capability and performance characteristics of the F-150. Once you drive one, you'll quickly understand how the Ford F-150 has held the title of America's Best-Selling Truck for over 4 decades.

*Max payload on F-150 XL Regular Cab, 8' box, 5.0L V8 4X2, Heavy-Duty Payload Package and 18" heavy-duty wheels (not shown). Max towing on F-150 XL SuperCrew®? , 6.5' box, 3.5L EcoBoost®? 4X2, and Max Trailer Tow Package (not shown). Class is Full-Size Pickups under 8,500 lbs. GVWR based on Ford segmentation.

**EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. On plug-in hybrid models and electric models, fuel economy is stated in MPGe. MPGe is the EPA equivalent measure of gasoline fuel efficiency for electric mode operation.