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Old 03-07-2015, 12:30 PM   #1
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Tow Test-2015 F-150 2.7 Twin Turbo

Well, we all wanted to see how the new aluminum F-150 2.7 twin turbo actually tows, so here is a real world test on I-70 out of Denver headed west to the tunnel.

2015 Ford F-150 2.7L EcoBoost: Ike Gauntlet Extreme Towing [Video] - TFLTruck.com: Truck News, Views & Reviews | The Fast Lane TruckTFLTruck.com: Truck News, Views & Reviews | The Fast Lane Truck
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I laughed when they called it the baby Ecoboost. The "baby" Ecoboost is a sub one litre three cylinder used in the Fiesta/Focus. Then there are the four 4 cylinder Ecoboost engines. This is the second largest displacement Ecoboost.

This 2.7 litre has 45 hp/50 lb-ft more than my first Expedition (5.4) had, and 110 hp/90 lb-ft more than my second Expedition (4.6) had. They were both 4 speed automatics as well; this is a six speed. The first truck was rated to tow 8100 lb. Times have changed.

Seems like lots of power and good performance. Cue the "no substitute for cubic inches" responses

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I wish they performed the tow test with their box trailer. This would simulate towing an RV better adding more drag.

An XLT Sport Supercab has 1900 - 2000lbs payload.

A 3.73 axle should give you about 8000lbs tow capacity.

Wonder how it would tow a 25fb?

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