This year, the Ford 3.5L PowerBoost V6 Hybrid engine and the Pro Power Onboard Generator, both available in the Ford F-150 have proved to be life-savers. To help those affected by Hurricane Ida, several 2021 F150 hybrids were sent to Louisiana. A PowerBoost pickup was able to save the day when the power went out during a summer wedding reception in Michigan. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the PowerBoost engine was named one of Ward’s 10 best engines in 2021.
Ward points out that the PowerBoost is Ford’s most powerful F-150 offering. The PowerBoost produces 430 horsepower and 570 pound-feet torque. It can tow 12,700 pounds. The PowerBoost is also one of the most efficient engines, with EPA fuel efficiency ratings up to 24 MPG. You can travel up to 700 miles with one tank of gas.
The PowerBoost seamlessly switches between ICE power and EV power, according to 2021 Ward’s Top 10 engines List jurors. There is very little or no noise from the electric motor. The hybrid powertrain upgrade can be expensive, but it could save you money depending on how your vehicle is driven.
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