People don’t buy pickups for speed, but it’s nice to know your truck can leave behind other trucks and even passenger cars at the traffic lights.
The folks from Consumer Reports were curious to see which of the turbocharged V6-powered 2015 Ford F-150s (the 2.7-liter and the 3.5-liter) is quicker. As a reminder, the 2.7-liter V6 produces 325hp and 375lb-ft (508Nm) of torque, while the larger 3.5-liter V6 delivers 365hp and 420lb-ft (569Nm) of torque.
At a first glance, everyone would bet on the more powerful engine, but the 0-60 acceleration tests revealed a surprise.
The 2.7-liter model proved faster every time, although not by a large margin. It covered the 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) sprint in 7.0 seconds, while the 3.5-liter model did it in 7.2 seconds.
Unfortunately the video doesn’t explain why this happens, but it surely hasn’t got anything to do with magic.