Ford has been on an F-150 offensive as of recent. It’s consistently been updated alongside the aging Ram 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and this time, its engines out-muscle the competition from Chevrolet.
Ford revealed official horsepower and torque ratings for its 3.3-liter V6, 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6, 5.0-liter V8 and the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engines. Each produces more power than a comparable engine offered in the Chevrolet Silverado, according to Ford Authority.
The 3.3L V6 makes 290 horsepower; the Silverado’s 4.3L V6 makes 285 hp. The 2.7L EcoBoost V6 pushes 325 hp, handily outdoing the 4.3L V6 offered in the Silverado. Though, the Silverado’s 5.3-liter V8 engine does manage 355 hp.
Ford outdoes it again with the 5.0L V8, which now makes 395 hp, however. Only the optional (and expensive) 6.2-liter V8 engine outdoes the F-150 with 420 hp on tap.
So, where does this leave GM and Chevrolet? Well, thankfully, a new generation of full-size trucks is just around the corner. Chevrolet has seen Silverado sales continue to slide over the past year and the truck could seriously use a shot in the arm. Ford has made its move, but Chevrolet is primed to strike back.