2016 Ford F-150 engine comparison

How do the 2016 Ford F-150 engines compare to one another?

Pickup trucks offer a number of options, including trim levels, cab sizes, bed lengths, drivetrains, and more. Truck shoppers must also decide which engine option is best for them. In an effort to assist pickup shoppers during the decision-making process, we have put together an engine comparison for the 2016 Ford F-150.

2016 Ford F-150 engine comparison

  Horsepower Torque (lb-ft) Max. Towing (kg) Max. Payload (kg) Fuel Consumption - 4x2 (L/100km) Fuel Consumption - 4x4 (L/100km)
2.7L EcoBoost V6 325 375 3,856 1,002* 12.3 city/9.2 highway 13.1 city/10.1 highway
3.5L EcoBoost V6 365 420 5,534 1,470* 13.5 city/9.8 highway 14.7 city/10.7 highway
3.5L Ti-VCT V6 282 253 3,447 866 13.2 city/9.6 highway 14.0 city/10.6 highway
5.0L Ti-VCT V8 385 387 5,035 1,483* 15.3 city/10.6 highway 16.0 city/11.3 highway

*Requires Payload Package or Heavy Duty Payload Package


The table above should give you a better idea of what to expect from each F-150 engine. All but the 3.5-litre Ti-VCT V6 engine are available with the F-150 Payload Package, which allows for a greater payload capacity.

3.5L EcoBoost V6

2016 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost engine

3.5L Ti-VCT V6

2016 Ford F-150 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine

5.0L Ti-VCT V8

2016 Ford F-150 5.0L Ti-VCT engine

Which F-150 engine is right for you?

Now that you have a better idea of what to expect from each 2016 F-150 engine option, you can begin to decide which one is right for you. First, you should consider what you will be using your truck for. Will you tow a trailer, boat, or camper? Will you also haul large equipment? Then, you should determine how much your trailer and/or equipment will weigh to find out which engine option is capable of towing and/or hauling it. Before you make a final decision, you also might consider which engine options are available with each trim level. For instance, the F-150 XL and XLT offer all engines, while the Limited only comes with the 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6.

Read more: 13 Questions to ask before towing or hauling

If you would like to learn more about the F-150 engine options, we encourage you to get in touch with our team at Sherwood Ford. We would be happy to sit down with you and discuss the different features and capabilities available with each engine. You can also browse our new F-150 inventory and schedule a time to get behind the wheel.